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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for Wednesday, August, 17, 2016.

Israeli soldiers demolish Palestinian owned structures and kidnap more than two dozen civilians during invasions targeting West Bank communities. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.

Israeli forces, on Wednesday. demolished two rooms used for agricultural purposes and leveled stone walls in the villages of Khirbet al-Marajim and Qusra, near the occupied West Bank district of Nablus.

Meanwhile, Israeli forces delivered demolition notices to owners of several houses and properties in the area for being built without Israeli-issued building permits, which are nearly impossible for Palestinians to obtain.

Elsewhere, Israeli army bulldozers, on Wednesday morning, leveled Palestinian-owned lands near the southern West Bank Hebron province.

the Israeli army destroyed a water tank and bulldozed Palestinian lands covering an area of 15 dunams  in the western town of Beit Oula, in the southern occupied West Bank.

Over 300 olive trees were planted in the targeted tract. the lands, located near the Israeli apartheid wall, were reportedly razed without prior notification. Army troops went on to chase down Palestinian protesters in the area.

The incidents came just one day after some 70 Palestinians were left homeless by Israeli- enforced demolitions in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem.

On Wednesday at dawn, Israeli soldiers kidnapped 24 Palestinians in different parts of the occupied West Bank, during extensive invasions and violent searches of homes. 14 of the kidnapped Palestinians are from Hebron.

Other home searches and kidnappings were also reported in the northern West Bank cities of Tulkarem, Nablus and Jenin.

And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Wednesday, August, 17, 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.