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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Thursday, January 29th, 2015.

Israeli troops invade West Bank communities and kidnap civilians and in Gaza Israeli navy attack Palestinian fishermen. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.

Israeli soldiers demolished on Thursday morning a water line under construction that connects the Tubas city in northern West Bank with the Jordan valley.
According to residents, and army bulldozer and troops stormed the area and started to destroy the line without any explanation.

The Israeli army refuses to allow the Palestinian communities on the Jordan valley to develop any kind of infrastructure and continue to build more illegal Israeli settlements in the area and provide them with all sorts of development and infrastructure.

In other news, Israeli soldiers, accompanied by a number of security officers, invaded on late Wednesday night and Thursday at dawn, several Palestinian homes and stores in different parts of occupied East Jerusalem, and kidnapped three Palestinians. One Palestinian kidnapped in Bethlehem.

Later on Thursday morning, Israeli soldiers detained four children, including a Jordanian child, and two with special needs, in Zabbouba village, near the northern West Bank city of Jenin. The Palestinian District Coordination Office (DCO) in Jenin said it contacted its Israeli counterpart, and managed to secure the release of the four detained children.

In the Gaza Strip, Israeli navy boats attacked on Thursday morning Palestinian fishermen while sailing off the shore line of northern Gaza Strip.

Fishermen said that they were fishing in the six nautical mile limit when Israeli navy ships opened fire at them causing damage but no injuries. All fishing boats were forced back to coast fearing attacks.

Local sources announced that the Israeli navy escalated their attacks against Palestinian fishermen this week. Four attacks were reported this week, local sources added.

And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Thursday, January 29th, 2015, news round-up from the Occupied Palestinian Territories. For more news and updates, please visit our website at www.imemc.org. Today’s report has been brought to you by George Rishmawi and me Ghassan Bannoura.

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