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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for Tuesday, April, 04, 2017.

Israeli troops demolish more than a dozen Palestinian homes in the West Bank and Attack Gaza farmlands. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.

Israeli soldiers demolished, on Tuesday morning, fourteen apartments, in addition to an agricultural room and four walls, in “Sheikh ‘Anbar” area, in Zaim village, east of occupied East Jerusalem, reportedly for being built without permits.

Dozens of soldiers, and personnel of the Jerusalem City Council, invaded the village and demolished three residential buildings and one flat.

The demolished properties were three residential buildings of thirteen apartments; one of the buildings had two apartments; in addition to three-story and four-story buildings, each floor had two apartments.

One of the buildings was ready for families to move in, and one was still under-construction, in addition to an already inhabited building where a family of eleven lived. Furthermore, Israeli bulldozers demolished five walls in addition to demolishing an agricultural shed, owned by local families.

While Israel continues to build, and expand, its illegal colonies in the occupied West Bank, especially in and around occupied East Jerusalem, the Palestinians remain restricted from building and expanding their properties under various allegations, in addition to the very high fines they encounter, and the extremely expensive construction costs.

In other news, Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight and at dawn, Tuesday, 17 Palestinians, including children, during extensive invasions and violent searches of homes, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem.

Moreover, Israeli soldiers, stationed across the border fence, east Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, fired dozens of live rounds at homes and lands, causing property damage.

And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Tuesday, April, 04, 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.