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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for Tuesday, May 5th, 2015.

Israeli troops invade West Bank communities and kidnap more than a dozen civilians. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.

Israeli troops conducted on Tuesday at dawn a wide scale search campaign targeting West Bank communities and kidnapped at least 21 Palestinian civilians.

Twelve men were kidnapped when soldiers stormed their homes in the town of Bier Zaiet near the central West Bank city of Ramallah.

Moreover five men were kidnapped when troops invaded a number of villagers near Nablus city in northern West Bank. According to local sources troops invaded Akraba, Beita, Qabalan and Nablus city.

Two more residents were kidnapped from the northern West Bank city of Jenin, one from Hebron and one from Bethlehem in southern West Bank.

In other News, the Palestinian Political Prisoners Society, announced on Tuesday that Israeli have moved five female detainees to solitary-confinement.
According to the society, the detainees are being held in the Hasharon military detention camp, and that the army accused them for attacking one of the gourds.

Israel keep Palestinian political prisoners in solitary-confinement for months on end as way of punishing them. Palestinian political prisoners conducts regular hunger strikes protesting the ill-treatment they face by their captives.

In related news, Palestinian families of political prisoners detained by Israeli held a protest in the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem.

The protesters held signs demanding the release of all political prisoners being held by the Israeli military and demanded better treatment.

There are currently 5600 Palestinians being held captive by the Israeli army, among them nearly 300 children.

And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 news round-up from the Occupied Palestinian Territories. For more news and updates, please visit our website at Today’s report has been brought to you by George Rishmawi and Ghassan Bannoura.