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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for Tuesday, June 21, 2016.

A Palestinian Youth shot and killed by Israeli troops, meanwhile army bulldozers destroy a home and kidnap civilians during invasions targeting West Bank communities. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.

Israeli troops shot and killed Mahmoud Badran, 14, on Tuesday at down, meanwhile four other young Palestinians were injured, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah.

Mahmoud was returning back home, along with his friends, after swimming in a pool in Beit Sira nearby village when soldiers opened fire at them. The attack took place close to Beit Liqya nearby town.

The Israeli army claimed that the soldiers opened fire on several Palestinians, who reportedly hurled stones on military vehicles and settler’s cars, driving on a nearby bypass road. Later in the day the Israeli army admitted that the child was ‘likely’ just a bystander.

In other news, Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday at dawn, Nour Shams refugee camp, in the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem, kidnapped one Palestinian and injured at least three others. The injured Palestinians suffered moderate-to-severe wounds.

Moreover, Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday at dawn, various Palestinian communities in several districts in the occupied West Bank, stormed and searched dozens of homes, and kidnapped at eleven Palestinians, the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said.

Also on Tuesday at dawn, Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded Hijja village, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, and demolished the inner walls of a home of a Palestinian who was killed in March after carrying out a fatal stabbing attack in Jaffa.

Media sources in Qalqilia said the soldiers, accompanied by armored bulldozers, invaded the village, and surrounded the home of Bashar Masalha, 22, before forcing the family out, and demolished the inner walls of their property.

The army did not demolish the entire property because it is a three-story building, owned by several families, and instead demolish the inner walls of Masalha’s family home, rendering the family homeless.

And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 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.