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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Monday June 9th, 2014.
Israeli troops open fire at Palestinian homes in Gaza and kidnap civilians during invasions targeting West Bank communities. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Israeli soldiers, stationed across the eastern border of Gaza City, fired dozens of rounds of live ammunition targeting a number of homes, and farmlands, east of the ash-Shujaeyya neighborhood, east of Gaza city.
Local news sources announced that Israeli troops, stationed near the Karni Crossing, fired dozens of rounds of live ammunition targeting several homes, and agricultural lands, causing damage but no injuries.
The army alleged that a homemade shell, fired from Gaza, landed near the border fence, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. The army frequently targets farmers and workers, in their own lands, in areas close to the border in the northern and eastern parts of the Gaza Strip, causing excessive property damage and dozens of casualties.
Also on Monday, Israel allowed the entry of 280 trucks into the besieged Gaza Strip. The trucks were allowed through the Karem Abu Salem (Kerem Shalom) Crossing. The trucks are loaded with supplies for the trade, agriculture, and transportation sectors.
Israel also said it will be pumping limited amounts of industrial fuel for the Gaza Power Plant, cooking gas, and intends to allow the entry of seven cement trucks for construction projects run by the UN. Karem Abu Salem is the only terminal used for the entry of goods and fuels into the coastal region.
On Sunday A Palestinian fisherman from Gaza died of his wounds according to media sources. He was shot and critically injured by the Israeli navy, off the coast of the northwest part of the Gaza Strip last week.
Elsewhere, Israeli soldiers kidnapped at least ten Palestinians in different parts of the occupied West Bank. Local sources reported invasions and kidnappings in the cities of Hebron and Bethlehem as well as Jenin and Nablus cities.
Moreover troops confiscated around 80 computers from two stores in Tulkarem city in the northern part of the West Bank. Also near Tulkarem, Several Israeli military jeeps and a number of armored bulldozers invaded Farâ€™oun town and demolished one home. The army said that the home was destroy because of its close proximity to the Annexation Wallâ€ť illegally built by Israel in the West Bank.
And thatâ€™s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Monday June 9th, 2014 news round-up from the Occupied Palestinian Territories. For more news and updates please visit our websiteatwww.imemc.org. Todayâ€™s report has been brought to you by George Rishmawi and me Ghassan Bannoura.