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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for Monday, February, 20, 2017.

Israeli troops destroy a UN funded water pipeline, meanwhile in Gaza Israeli navy attack fishermen. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.

Israeli military bulldozers destroyed, Monday, a drinking water pipeline that was funded by The United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in the Central Plains of the occupied West Bank.

The pipeline provided clean drinking water to 47 families, and extended on 8.5 kilometers.  Israeli army jeeps and bulldozers invaded the area, during early morning hours, and destroyed a drinking water pipeline, providing water to Palestinian communities along the al-Hadeediyya and ar-Ras al-Ahmar areas.

The pipeline’s installation and equipment costs were little over 1milion euros, provided by the UNICEF to enable access to clean drinking water. Soldiers confiscated large sections of the pipeline. It is worth mentioning that this destruction is the second of its kind in one month.

Elsewhere, Israeli soldiers have abducted, overnight and at dawn Monday, at least twenty-two Palestinians, from various areas, in the occupied West Bank, and violently searched dozens of homes, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported.

Army home searches and abductions were reported in the West Bank districts of Nablus, Jenin, Qalqilia, Ramallah and Al-Biereh, Jerusalem and Hebron.

In the Gaza Strip, Israeli navy attacked Palestinian fishing boats in two separate incidents on Monday, local sources reported.

In the first attack Israeli navy forces opened live gunfire at Palestinian fishing boat while sailing off the Beit Lahyia coast, northern Gaza.

Meanwhile navy ships targeted Palestinian fishing boats near the coast of Rafah in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Damage was reported but no injuries in both attacks.

And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Monday, February, 20, 2017, 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.