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

Palestinian man dies of wounds he sustained earlier in the week as troops attack worshipers in Jerusalem injuring dozens. These stories, and more, coming up stay tuned.

The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that a young Palestinian man died, on Thursday evening, of serious wounds he suffered, three days ago, after Israeli soldiers shot him during an invasion into Hizma town, northeast of occupied East Jerusalem.

On Monday July 24, Mohammad Kanaan, 25, was shot with a live round in the head, before he was rushed to Palestine Medical Complex in Ramallah, and was instantly moved to the surgery ward. The Palestinian remained in a critical condition at the Intensive Care Unit, until he was official pronounced dead, on Thursday evening.

Moreover, Israeli soldiers injured, on Thursday evening at least 121 Palestinians in the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque, and the Old City, in occupied East Jerusalem. The soldiers assaulted the worshipers following evening prayers, held in Al-Aqsa Mosque, courtyards and near the gates of the old city, and fired dozens of concussion grenades and rubber-coated steel bullets. Hundreds of young Palestinian men, who were denied access to the mosque, prayed outside the holy sites near its gates and in the streets.

In other news, Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, several areas in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, illegally confiscated cash and a car, and abducted seven Palestinians, in addition to summoning a former political prisoner for interrogation.

In the meantime, Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, two Palestinian men, both former political prisoners, from their homes, in the West Bank governorate of Bethlehem. The soldiers also installed roadblocks in many areas in the northern West Bank governorate of Jenin.

In Nablus, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS), in northern West Bank, has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, four young Palestinian men, after invading their homes and violently searching them, in the governorate.

In other news, the Israeli army decided, Thursday, to keep the soldiers, who occupied a Palestinian home four weeks ago, in Azzoun town, east of the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, in the property until next Wednesday.

The property is owned by Mohammad Rasem Hussein, in the northeastern part of the town; it has been occupied by the soldiers, who turned it into a military post and a monitoring tower, since the begging of this month, after they forced Hussein and his family out.

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