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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for Thursday, December 17, 2015.

Israeli troops kill a Palestinian youth at a military checkpoint and invade West Bank communities injuring four. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.

Israeli soldiers shot and killed, on Thursday morning, a Palestinian child near the Huwwara roadblock, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, allegedly after he attempted to stab soldiers.

Israeli sources said the soldiers shot the Palestinian, and claimed that he ‘approached them while carrying a knife.’ Eyewitnesses said the child did not carry any weapon, and never attempted to attack the soldiers.

Ambulance driver Kamal Badran said the soldiers surrounded the Palestinian, and prevented the medics from approaching him.

The slain child was later identified as Abdullah Hussein Ahmad Nasasra, 15, from Beit Forik town, east of Nablus. The soldiers closed all military roadblocks, south of Nablus.

Elsewhere, four Palestinian youth were injured during clashes at the entrance of Beit Laqiya village near the central West Bank city of Ramallah. Residents said that soldiers invaded the village and clashes with local youth at the entrance.

Soldiers used live gunfire, tear gas and rubber-coated steel bullets. Four youth were injured, one was kidnapped by Israeli troops, local sources added.

Also on Thursday, At least three Palestinians were kidnapped in Hebron, on Thursday at dawn, one in Jenin, and a woman in occupied Jerusalem, after the Israeli military invaded many Palestinian areas in the occupied West Bank.

moreover Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, several villages and refugee camps, in the Ramallah and al-Biereh District, in the occupied West Bank, searched many homes causing excessive damage, and kidnapped five Palestinians. Clashes took place between the soldiers and local youths.

On Wednesday late night Israeli soldiers kidnapped, at least 23 Palestinians in different districts in the West Bank. homes searches and kidnappings were reported in Ramallah, Hebron, Jerusalem and Nablus.

And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Thursday, December 17, 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 me Ghassan Bannoura.