Audio Link After Text

Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for Wednesday, January 20, 2016.

Israeli troops demolish homes in the West Bank and attack farmers in the Gaza Strip. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.

Three Palestinians homes were demolished by the Israeli army on Wednesday during in deferent parts of occupied West Bank and Jerusalem.

Israeli soldiers demolished, Wednesday, an under construction Palestinian home, and its surrounding walls, in Beit ar-Roush village, south of Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West bank.

On Wednesday at dawn, the soldiers invaded Wad Qaddoum neighborhood in Silwan town, in occupied Jerusalem, and demolished an under construction home, after surrounding the area.

The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan said the demolished property belongs to Samer Nassar, and was leveled without any prior notice; the building as 300 square/meters.

After demolishing the home, the soldiers also bulldozed and destroyed its ground foundations. Nassar started building his property three months ago, with a cost of more than 180.000 Shekels.

Moreover, Israeli soldiers demolished, Wednesday, a newly-built Palestinian home in Beit Hanina neighborhood, north of occupied Jerusalem; the family was preparing to move into their residence next week.

The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic) said the soldiers surrounded the neighborhood before invading it, and demolished the property that belongs to a Palestinian woman, identified as Hiba Abu Assab, and her four children, 8 for 14 years of age.

In late December 2014, the family was forced to demolish its home, and was forced to pay a 20.000 Israeli shekels fine, allegedly for building it without a construction permit. The family is still repaying construction costs, fines and debts.

In other news, The Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS) said that Israeli soldiers have kidnapped, Wednesday, 31 Palestinians, including several children, in different parts of the occupied West Bank on Wednesday.

Dawn and morning invasions in addition to home searches and kidnappings were reported in Bethlehem and Hebron cities, in addition to Jenin and Jerusalem.

In the Gaza strip on Wednesday, Several Israeli military vehicles invaded Palestinian farmlands east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, bulldozed and uprooted lands close to the border fence, for the second consecutive day.

soldiers fired several live rounds to force the Palestinians out of their lands, Palestinian sources reported. Damage was reported but no injuries.

And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Wednesday, January 20, 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.