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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for Wednesday, January 27, 2016.

Israeli troops demolish two Palestinians homes and invade West Bank communities and kidnap civilians. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.

Israeli soldiers invaded, earlier Wednesday, a Palestinian home in Shu’fat neighborhood, north of occupied Jerusalem, and demolished the property that was built 15 years ago.

The soldiers, accompanied by bulldozers, invaded the neighborhood, surrounded a home belonging to Kefaya ar-Rishiq, and demolished it after forcing the family out in the cold. The demolition rendered 19 persons, including many children, homeless.

Al-Rishiq said the soldiers violently invaded her property, forcibly pushed the family out and demolished it.

The home is close to road #21 that links between many illegal Israeli colonies around occupied Jerusalem. The road poses threats to many Palestinian families in the area, who could have their homes demolished.

Also Wednesday, the soldiers demolished an under construction Palestinian home, in Jabal al-Mokabber town, in Jerusalem.

The demolished property belongs to a Palestinian, identified as Ibrahim Ali Mousa Sorri, in the Sal’a neighborhood.

Sorri said he was conducting the final works on the new property, and was getting ready to move in, with his wife and their six children, in the coming few weeks.

He added that, nearly six months ago, the army and employees of the City Council handed him an order to stop the construction, and since then, he has been trying to get all needed documents, and file appeals, but the city went ahead and demolished the property.

Elsewhere, Israeli soldiers kidnapped, overnight and at dawn Wednesday, eight Palestinians, including two children (12 and 15) after the army broke into their homes, and searched them, in different parts of the occupied West Bank.

Israeli home searches and kidnappings were reported in the districts of Jericho, Jenin, Hebron and Jerusalem.

And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Wednesday, January 27, 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.