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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Monday, April 27th, 2015.
Israeli troops attack and search homes in different West Bank communities and Israel’s government announced more settlements homes. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Monday at dawn, two young Palestinian men, and a child, in occupied East Jerusalem, and violently searched homes before attacking several family members, causing injuries.
The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan said the soldiers kidnapped a child from Jerusalem’s Old City, after violently searching his family’s home. Two more youth were kidnapped by troops from Jerusalem old city.
Troops attacked family members of the kidnapped civilians during the house searches causing various cuts and bruises.
Moreover, soldiers also kidnapped three Palestinians in the northern West Bank city of Nablus; the army said the three are members of the Hamas movement.
Also on Monday at dawn, the army kidnapped four Palestinians in the northern West Bank district of Jenin, while one Palestinian from the West Bank district of Bethlehem has been kidnapped in occupied Jerusalem.
In other news, a number of Israeli extremists cut and uprooted, Monday, dozens of olive and almond trees, and grapevines, in Wadi al-Amir area, in Halhoul town, near the southern West Bank city of Hebron. According to residents, the attackers came from Kermei Tzur illegal colony, built on Palestinian lands, north of Hebron.
Elsewhere, On Monday morning, soldiers demolished four residential structures in the al-Jiftlik village, in the Jordan Valley. The army claimed the area was a closed military zone.
At the political level, The Israeli government invited, Monday, tenders for constructing 77 new residential units in illegal colonies in occupied East Jerusalem, Israeli Peace Now Movement has reported.
Peace Now said the tenders are meant for the construction of 36 new units in Neve Yaakov, and 41 units in Pisgat Zeev. According to Peace Now data, the construction of illegal settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories has increased by 40% in 2014.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Monday, April 27th, 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 Ghassan Bannoura.