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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for Tuesday, January 5, 2016.

Israeli troops kill a Palestinian youth in the West Bank and attack residents’ homes in Gaza. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.

A Palestinian teenager was shoot and killed by Israeli soldiers on Tuesday near the southern West Bank city of Bethlehem.

Ahmad Kawazbah, 18, was shoot near the illegal Israeli settlement of Gush Atzion south of Bethlehem on Tuesday midday. Israeli soldiers accused him of trying to stab soldiers.

Palestinian sources said that Kawazbah was critically wounds by the soldiers and was left on the ground bleeding until he died. Soldiers did not allow Palestinian medics from reaching Kawazbah in time to provide him with medical care.

The Israeli army took Kawazbah body away to unknown location and handed it back to Palestinian medics later on Tuesday evening. His funeral will be held at his village, Sa’eer near Hebron, on Wednesday.

According to Palestinian medical sources with Kawazbah death the number of Palestinians killed by Israelis since October 1 has reached 145.

On Tuesday at dawn, Israeli soldiers invaded a number of West Bank communities searched homes and kidnapped 17 Palestinians.

Kidnappings and homes searches were reported in Jerusalem, Hebron, Jenin, Nablus and Tulkarem areas of the West Bank, Palestinian sources reported.

In the Gaza Strip, Israeli soldiers opened fire a Palestinian homes located in Al Maghazi Refugee camp in central Gaza Strip.

Soldiers station at the borders with Gaza targeted residents homes casing damage but no injuries, Palestinian sources reported.

And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Tuesday, January 5, 2016, news round-up from the Occupied Palestinian Territories. From more news and updates, please visit our website at Today’s report has been brought to you by George Rishmawi and me Ghassan Bannoura.