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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for Tuesday, May, 09, 2017.

Troops destroy Palestinian homes in the Jordan valley meanwhile settlers vandalize Palestinian property near Jerusalem. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday at dawn, many Palestinian communities in various parts of the occupied West Bank, searched and ransacked dozens of homes and abducted at least sixteen Palestinians.

In addition, the army invaded three lathe workshops in Balata refugee camp, in the northern West Bank governorate of Nablus, and confiscated their machines, reportedly for “manufacturing weapons.”

Furthermore, the soldiers shot and mildly injured two young Palestinian men, during clashes that erupted after the army invaded Azzoun town, east of Qalqilia, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank.

Moreover, an unknown number of Israeli fanatic extremists infiltrated, on Tuesday at dawn, Shoafat town, north of occupied East Jerusalem, and wrote racist graffiti in Hebrew on Palestinian cars and buildings.

Besides the insults against the Prophet Mohammad, the vandals also wrote ‘Price-tag’ and ‘Revenge’. They punctured the tires of 17 cars owned by Palestinian residents.

Elsewhere, the Israeli army destroyed four Palestinian structures in the Jordan valley on Tuesday morning. Troops and bulldozers invaded Al Jiftlek village in in the Jordan valley then destroyed two homes and two barns.

The army claimed that the structures were built without the army permission. The Israeli army never gives Palestinians building permissions in what in ranks as area c in a time Israeli settlers continue to build and expand illegal Israeli settlements all over the West Bank.

In other news, the Egyptian Authorities closed on Tuesday the Rafah border crossing with the Gaza Strip. Last Saturday the crossing was opened to allow Palestinians stranded on the Egyptian side of the borders to cross into the coastal enclave.

Since the Israeli siege on Gaza began in 2006 the Rafah crossing became the only way for Palestinians in or out of the Gaza Strip. Egypt keep the crossing closed for most days of the year and only allow critical medical cases though and some stranded people few days a year.

And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Tuesday, May, 09, 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.