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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for Thursday, September, 28, 2017.

Israeli troops close-off Palestinian villages and detain civilian as troops invade homes. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.

The Israeli army continued, for the third consecutive day, the complete isolation of sixteen Palestinian villages, northwest of occupied Jerusalem, in addition to closing various roads and continuing the state of curfew, imprisoning the villages in their homes, and causing the closure of fifty schools.

The latest Israeli violations are acts of collective punishment against thousands of Palestinians in the aftermath of the fatal shooting, which was carried out by Nimir Jamal, 37, who opened fire, on Tuesday morning, on a group of Israeli Border Police officers, and armed security guards, killing three and wounding a fourth at the main entrance of Har Hadar illegal Israeli colony.

Nimir was then shot and killed by the remaining Israeli border guards at the entrance of the settlement colony.

Hundreds of Israeli settlers stormed Joseph’s Tomb, in the city of Nablus, on Thursday, under the protection Israeli forces and the pretext of establishing Talmudic prayers. Another group of settlers stormed Al-Aqsa Mosque, in Jerusalem, under heavy guard protection from the Israeli forces on Thursday morning.

Elsewhere, Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, several Palestinians during invasions and searches of homes in the occupied West Bank, and clashed with many youngsters near Jerusalem.

Later on Thursday night, Israeli soldiers abducted four Palestinians from Ya’bad town, near  the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and one from Silat al-Harithiya, west of Jenin.

And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Thursday, September, 28, 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.