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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Monday, January 25, 2016.
Two youth killed in the West Bank by Israeli gunfire, and jetfighters target areas in Gaza. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Two Palestinian youth were killed on Monday evening by Israeli army gunfire near the central West Bank city of Ramallah.
Palestinian sources said that the two killed Palestinians are, Ibraheem ‘Allan, 23, from the village of Beit Or Al Tahta near Ramallah, and Hassan Abu Ghoush, 17, from Qalandiya Refugee camp in Ramallah.
The Israeli army said that the two entered the illegal settlement of Beit Huran near Ramallah city and tried to stab settlers before were shot and killed by Israeli soldiers.
According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health at least 162 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli gunfire since October 1, 2015
On Monday at dawn, Israeli soldiers invaded several districts in the occupied West Bank, searched many homes and kidnapped at least ten Palestinians.
Israeli invasions, homes searches and kidnappings were reported in Bethlehem, Hebron, Jerusalem and Jenin.
Elsewhere, Israeli war jets fired, on Monday at dawn, several missiles targeting two areas in the Gaza strip, causing damage.
Palestinian sources in Gaza said the Israeli bombardment caused property damage, but did not lead to any casualties. They added that the Air Force fired a missile into an open land, in the location of a former settlement, southwest of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.
In addition, the Air Force also fired a missile into an area, south of Deir al-Balah, in central Gaza, causing excessive property damage, and anxiety attacks among the residents. Israeli attacks comes shortly after a shell was fired from Gaza, on Sunday evening, landed in an open area in the Sha’ar HaNegev Regional Council of Settlements, causing no damage or injuries.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Monday, January 25, 2016, news round-up from the Occupied Palestinian Territories. From more news and updates, please visit our website at www.imemc.org Today’s report has been brought to you by George Rishmawi and me Ghassan Bannoura.