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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for Thursday, August, 31, 2017.

Israeli troops invade West Bank communities and shuts down a local TV station. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday at dawn, the southern West Bank city of Hebron, before storming into al-Hureyia radio and media network, in addition to the Nawras TV, violently searched them, causing excessive damage, and shut them down for six months.

Ayman al-Qawasmi, the executive head of the al-Hureyia Media Network, stated that this was the fourth consecutive time the army shuts it down, and added that Israel is trying to silence the media under the pretext of “harassment.” He added that 56 families earn their livelihood through this station.

Elsewhere, The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, at dawn Thursday, ten Palestinians, from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank.

It stated that the soldiers abducted a young man, after invading his home in the al-Am’ari refugee camp in the Ramallah and al-Biereh Governorate. The soldiers also invaded the home of a freed political detainee in Kafr Ein village, northwest of Ramallah, searched the property and confiscated recording equipment.

Clashes took place between the soldiers, who fired gas bombs and concussion grenades, and many local youngsters, who hurled stones at the invading military vehicles. In Nablus, in northern West Bank, the soldiers abducted a medicine graduate at the Najah University, from ‘Aseera ash-Shemaliyya town, northwest of Nablus.

In Hebron governorate, in the southern part of the West Bank, the troops searched homes and abducted four Palestinians. Furthermore, the soldiers invaded the village of Marka, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and abducted three siblings from their home. Also at dawn, the soldiers invaded Ya’bad town, west of Jenin, and abducted a young man.

And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Thursday, August, 31, 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.