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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Wednesday, February 24, 2016.

Israeli troops to demolish killed Palestinians homes in the West Bank and Navy attack fishers in Gaza. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.

Israeli soldiers invaded, earlier on Wednesday at dawn, several Palestinian districts in the occupied West Bank, stormed and violently searched homes, and kidnapped seventeen Palestinians, the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said.

The PPS stated that the soldiers invaded Hebron city, and several nearby communities, in the southern part of the West Bank, and kidnapped eight Palestinians.

The soldiers also kidnapped six Palestinians, during various invasions and searches of homes in the Ramallah and al-Biereh district.

Another Palestinian was kidnapped in the Qalandia refugee camp, north of Jerusalem, while a teenager was kidnapped from his home in Abu Dis town. One man was also kidnapped after soldiers searched homes in Nablus city, northern West Bank.

In other news, Israeli forces, Wednesday, handed the families of three Palestinian teenagers, who were recently killed by Israeli troops, notices of their intent to demolish their homes, located in Qabatia town, south of Jenin, according to security sources.

Forces broke into the homes of Ahmad Zakarneh, Tawfiq Abur-Rob, and Ahmad Abur-Rob, and notified their families about their intention to demolish the homes of their families on February 29 as a collective punishment against them.

The three were shot dead by Israeli police in Jerusalem, on February 3, after allegedly carrying out a stabbing and gunfire attack which killed one Israeli policeman.

Elsewhere, Israeli navy ships opened fire, Wednesday, on a number of Palestinian fishing boats near the shore, in the central part of the Gaza Strip, and northwest of Gaza city, causing damage.

The navy fired dozens of rounds at the fishing boats while they were only four nautical miles away from the Gaza shore, forcing the fishers back to shore, without being able to fish to provide for their families.

The navy also opened fire on fishing boats in the Sudaniyya Sea area, northwest of Gaza city, causing property damage, local sources reported.

The navy frequently attacks fishing boats in Gaza, and repeatedly kidnaps fishers and confiscates their boats. Such attacks led to dozens of casualties, including many fatalities, in addition to the abduction of many fishers.

And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Wednesday, February 24, 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.

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