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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Thursday June 13th, 2013.
The Israeli army opened fire at Palestinian farmers in Gaza, and settlers attack Palestinian graves. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Israeli military vehicles, stationed across the border with Gaza, opened fire at Palestinian farmers and homes in Abasan Al-Kabeera town, east of the southern Gaza strip district of Khan Younis.
Eyewitnesses have reported the soldiers, stationed on the eastern border of Abasan, fired several rounds of live ammunition in an attempt to force the residents out of their lands, close to the border.
The farmers left lands, and their agricultural equipment, as they ran for their lives. The area is one of many border areas, subject to frequent similar attacks targeting the farmers, their lands and their homes.
Soldiers also repeatedly carry out limited invasions into border areas, bulldoze and uproot farmlands and destroy property.
Also On Thursday , a number of armored Israeli military vehicles invaded an area east of the Al-Maghazi refugee camp, in central Gaza, no clashes or injuries were reported.
Elsewhere Israeli military sources claimed, on Thursday that gunmen opened fire at a settlement bus driving, close to the Huwwara military roadblock, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus.
The Bus driver stated that he heard a number of live rounds, and that dozens of soldiers rushed to the scene, and found some bullet holes, but no injuries. The army then closed the area, declared it a military zone and started a search campaign.
In other news, Israeli news sources reported that two Israeli settlers have been apprehended by the army on suspicion of throwing stones at a house in Burin Palestinian village, near Nablus.
Also on Thursday a number of extremist Israeli settlers carried out another Price Tag attack, this time targeting a Christian Cemetery in Jaffa, and spray-painted “Price Tag”, and “Revenge” on tombstones.
Moreover Israeli news reported that more Price Tag graffiti were discovered on a residential building close to the cemetery.
The Israeli Police revealed Wednesday that Israeli settlers carried out 165 Price Tag attacks against the Palestinians and their property, in the West Bank, and in the 1948 territories since the beginning of this year.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Thursday June 13th news round-up from the Occupied Palestinian Territories. For more news and updates please visit our website at www.imemc.org. Today’s report has been brought to you by Hussam Qassis and me, Ghassan Bannoura.