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

Israeli troops searches homes and kidnap civilians from the West Bank while settlers try to occupy church property in Jerusalem. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers have abducted, overnight and earlier Thursday, at least nineteen Palestinians, including two young men, and children, in different parts of the occupied West Bank.

The Jerusalem office of the PPS said the soldiers abducted six Palestinians from the al-‘Isawiyya town, and Jabal al-Mokabber neighborhood, in occupied Jerusalem, and took them to interrogation centers. In addition, the soldiers invaded Qalandia refugee camp, north of Jerusalem, and kidnapped one resident.

In Bethlehem, the soldiers stormed into and searched many homes, and abducted five Palestinians, including a young woman. In Hebron, in the southern part of the West Bank, the soldiers invaded and searched homes, and abducted three Palestinians, including a young woman.

In Jenin, in the northern part of the West Bank, the soldiers kidnapped three resident. In Tulkarem, also in the northern part of the West Bank, the soldiers abducted one resident after searching homes.

In other news, Many extremist illegal Israeli colonists, living in an outpost above the Church of Holy Sepulcher, in occupied Jerusalem, attacked the church property, causing damage, and attempted to occupy a room belonging to the church.

The attack caused excessive damage to the church property, while priests and church officials called the police, who later came to the church and were shown the damage.

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