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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for Thursday July 23rd, 2015.

Palestinian man killed by Israeli troops gunfire during invasions and kidnappings targeting West Bank communities. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.

Israeli soldiers shot and killed, on Thursday at dawn, a Palestinian man who was in his own home, in Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron.

Falah Hamdi Abu Mariya, 53 years of age, was shot dead in his home, while two of his sons, Mohammad and Ahmad, were injured by Israeli army fire, after dozens of soldiers surrounded their home, and stormed it.

The family said soldiers fired two live rounds at Mohammad, one of Abu Mariya’s sons, wounding him in the pelvis. The father then rushed to help his wounded son, before the soldiers fired two more rounds, striking Abu Mariya in the chest.

Medical sources also stated that Falah’s son, Ahmad, 25 years of age, was hit by bullet shrapnel in the chest, and was also moved to the al-Ahli Hospital suffering minor injuries.

During the invasion, the soldiers also kidnapped a former political prisoner, identified as Hammad Ahmad Abu Mariya, 23 years of age, and took him to an unknown destination.

On Wednesday at dawn, Israeli soldiers shot and killed a young Palestinian man in Burqin village, west of the northern West Bank city of Jenin.

Also on Thursday , Israeli soldiers kidnapped three Palestinians from the northern West Bank districts of Qalqilia and Nablus. Two children have also been kidnapped in occupied Jerusalem.

Moreover, Israeli soldiers have kidnapped, earlier on Thursday, six Palestinians, including a father and his two sons, in the southern West Bank district of Hebron, and one in the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem.

Meanwhile Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, the al-Am’ari refugee camp, in the central West Bank district of Ramallah, and kidnapped two Palestinians following clashes that took place between the army and local youths. Soldiers also stormed homes in Husan town, west of Bethlehem, and photographed them.

And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Thursday July 23rd, 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.