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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for Thursday, January 21, 2016.

Israeli troops invade West Bank communities, injuries right and kidnap 13 others. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.

Palestinian sources have reported that dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, various communities in the West Bank district of Bethlehem, injured two and kidnapped eight others.

The Red Crescent’s Emergency Unit in Bethlehem, announced that Israeli soldiers shot, in the Deheishe refugee camp, two Palestinians with live rounds in their thighs, before local medics rushed them to Beit Jala and the al-Yamama hospitals in Bethlehem. The soldiers also invaded and searched many homes, and kidnapped two Palestinians

Moreover, One Palestinian was kidnapped, and three others suffered moderate wounds, after Israeli soldiers invaded, overnight, the central West Bank city of Tubas, and stormed homes.

The invasion led to clashes between the local youths, and the soldiers, who fired live rounds, rubber-coated metal bullets and gas bombs, causing three Palestinians to suffer mild-to-moderate wounds.

Elsewhere, Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, several areas in the northern West Bank district of Nablus, injured three Palestinians, and kidnapped another.

Several Israeli military vehicles invaded Balata refugee camp, and Tal village, near Nablus, before violently searching many homes.

Troops injured three Palestinians during clashes that took place between invading troops and local youth in Balata refugee camp and Tal village, Palestinian sources reported.

Meanwhile, The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers have kidnapped, Thursday, thirteen Palestinians, in the West Bank districts of Hebron, Ramallah and Tulkarem, raising the number of kidnapped residents since Wednesday evening to at least 25.

Also on Thursday, the director of the Palestinian Commission for Political Prisoners Affairs, Issa Qaraqee, said that the Israeli army have kidnapped 2200 Palestinian children in 2015. According to Qaraqee currently the Israeli army is detaining 450 children.

And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Thursday, January 21, 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.