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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Wednesday, April 15th, 2015.
Israeli soldiers invade West Bank communities and kidnap 30 civilians, and in Gaza tanks invade border areas. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Israeli soldiers invaded various parts of the northern West Bank district of Nablus, stormed and violently searched dozens of homes, and kidnapped 27 Palestinians, including a journalist. The army also kidnapped three Palestinians in the West Bank district of Bethlehem.
The Nablus office of the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said dozens of armored Israeli military jeeps invaded Nablus, after sealing off several neighborhoods, and nearby towns, and broke into dozens of homes before violently searching them, causing excessive property damage.
In addition, soldiers invaded Hussan town, west of Bethlehem, broke into and searched several homes, and kidnapped two teenagers. Also in Bethlehem, soldiers invaded Doha town, and kidnapped a woman.
The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian Prisoners Society said the kidnapped woman is a mother of three children, and that the soldiers violently searched the home, terrifying her children, and took her to an unknown destination.
In Gaza, a number of Israeli military vehicles carried out, on Wednesday morning, a limited invasion into areas east of Rafah and Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.
Media sources in Gaza said several armored vehicles, and four military bulldozers, invaded the an-Nahda neighborhood, east of Rafah, and moved towards the northern part of the district before bulldozing lands in the Sharab al-‘Asal area, east of the al-Fakhary area, east of Khan Younis.
The soldiers also opened fire on Palestinian agricultural lands near Abu Reeda area, southeast of Khuza’a area, east of Khan Younis; no injuries were reported, but the farmers had to leave their lands seeking shelter, and fearing additional Israeli violations, and escalation.
Moreover, Israeli fighter jets also flew over different areas of the coastal region, repeatedly breaking the sound barrier, and causing panic among the residents, especially the children.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Wednesday, April 15th, 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.