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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for Monday, March, 27, 2017.

Troops storm West Bank communities and kidnap civilians including a Journalist and a local artist. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.

A Palestinian man was detained by Israeli troops at the Hewara military checkpoint near the northern West Bank city of Nablus on Monday after troops claimed he tried to stab one of them.

According to Israeli sources the Palestinian tried to stab soldiers at a bus stop near the checkpoint and that soldiers managed to detain him without shooting him. No further details were available up until the time of this report.

Earlier on Sunday night and Monday at dawn, Israeli soldiers abducted eighteen Palestinians, including a journalist and one woman, during invasions of homes and property, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, mainly from Bethlehem and Tulkarem, the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said.

Moreover, Many Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at dawn, the village of Kafr Ni’ma, west of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, before breaking into and searching the home of a Palestinian artist, and confiscated his Caricatures. The artist, Osama Nazzal, said the soldiers surrounded his family’s home, approximately at 4 at dawn, before invading it and ransacking its property.

Nazzal added that the soldiers damaged many of his drawings, and confiscated all the remaining caricatures, before withdrawing.

Later Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday morning, the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied East Jerusalem, and abducted two local guards.

According to local sources, many soldiers, and police officers, invaded the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and abducted two of its guards, before taking them to a detention and interrogation center, in the Jerusalem’s Old City.

The Al-Aqsa Mosque head, Sheikh Omar Kiswani, tried to prevent the soldiers from assaulting and abducting the two guards, but the officers kept pushing him away in a violent manner, the sources added. The soldiers were trying to illegally confiscate ancient stones from the Muslim holy site, to send them to an Israeli archeologist.

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