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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for Thursday, August, 17, 2017.

Troops demolish one home and abduct eighteen Palestinians during invasions targeting the West Bank. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.

Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, Deir Abu Mashal village, northwest of Ramallah, and detonated the family home of Adel Ankoush, who was killed along two other Palestinians, on June 16th 2017, after attacking Police officers with knives and guns, killing a an Israeli border policewoman.

The soldiers isolated the village, after surrounding it, and wired the Palestinian home before detonating it, also causing damage to several surrounding homes. On August 10th, the soldiers detonated the family homes of the two other Palestinians.

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers have abducted, overnight and during the day Thursday, eighteen Palestinians from different parts of the occupied West Bank, during extensive and violent military searches of homes.

The Ramallah office of the PPS said the soldiers have abducted seven Palestinians from the governorate.

In occupied Jerusalem, the soldiers abducted four Palestinians, In Nablus governorate, in northern West Bank, the soldiers abducted two Palestinians. In Tulkarem, also in northern West Bank, the soldiers abducted one Palestinian.

In Jenin, also in northern West Bank, the soldiers abducted one civilian. Another man was taken prisoner from Bethlehem.

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