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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for Monday, January 18, 2016.

A Palestinian youth killed by a settlers and Israeli troops kidnap more than 30 Palestinians during invasions targeting West Bank communities. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.

Palestinian youth was killed and his brother was critically injured on Monday when a settler hit them with his car near the northern West Bank city of Salfit.

Palestinian sources said that Khalil Ammer, 19 and his brother Udai, 18, were on their bicycle near the main road of their village Massah when a settler hit them with his car and fled the scene.
Khalil was killed on spot and Udai was critically injured and moved to a nearby hospital in Salfit, Palestinian sources added.

In other news, Israeli soldiers have kidnapped overnight, and on Monday morning, 32 Palestinians in various invasions and extensive military searches of homes in different parts of the occupied West Bank, and occupied Jerusalem, the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported.

The PPS said dozens of soldiers invaded the Ramallah and al-Bireh District, in central West Bank, searched dozens of homes and kidnapped 14 Palestinians, after interrogating them and their families. The center added that 13 more were kidnapped from Silwad town, also near Ramallah.

The PPS added that the soldiers also invaded various Palestinian communities in the southern West Bank district of Hebron, stormed and searched many homes, and kidnapped eleven Palestinians. In Tulkarem, in the northern part of the West Bank, the soldiers kidnapped three.

Elsewhere, Israeli soldiers invaded, late on Sunday at night, the Kharbtha al-Misbah village, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and demolished a small room and a garage.

Local sources said several military vehicles, and army bulldozers, invaded the village before destroying a garage for trucks and a room owned by local residents.

In addition, the army destroyed property in a brick factory. The Israeli military claims the demolished properties were built without construction permits from the Israeli Authorities.

And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Monday, January 18, 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.