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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for Thursday, May, 18, 2017.

One Palestinian killed, a journalist injured by settler gunfire as troops invade West Bank communities and search homes. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.

The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed that a young Palestinian man was killed, and a journalist was wounded, after an Israeli colonialist settler fired many live rounds at Palestinian protesters, in Huwwara town, south of Nablus, in the northern part of the West Bank.

The Ministry said that the slain young man, identified as Mo’taz Bani Shamsa, 23, from Beita town, east of Nablus, died shortly after he was shot. A Palestinian cameraman, identified as Majdi Eshteyya, was shot and moderately wounded with a live round fired by the settler.

Following the fatal shooting, the Israeli assailants’ car struck an ambulance, and rammed three Palestinians, causing mild wounds.

The incident took place after Israeli soldiers attacked dozens of Palestinians, marching in solidarity with the detainees, ongoing with the hunger strike they started on April 17th.

The soldiers fired gas bombs, causing many Palestinians to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, two of them, including a man, 49, were hospitalized.

The death of the Palestinian led to clashes between dozens of local youth and Israeli soldiers, who also closed Huwwara road.

It is worth mentioning that an Israeli settler “celebrated” the fatal shooting of the Palestinian, describing him as a terrorist, and distributed sweets to passing cars, while also using foul language against imprisoned Palestinian legislator, Marwan Barghouthi.

Elsewhere, Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, Kufur Qaddoum town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, searched homes and abducted one child.

The soldiers broke into and violently searched several homes, interrogated a number of Palestinians while inspecting their ID cards, and abducted one child.

And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Thursday, May, 18, 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.