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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Monday, May 11th, 2015.
Israeli tanks invade areas in the Gaza Strip, meanwhile troops invade West Bank communities and kidnap civilians. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Monday at dawn, six Palestinians in different parts of the occupied West Bank, including in Jerusalem, after searching several homes. One Palestinian was kidnapped on Sunday evening.
Local sources said that Israeli police invaded a number of homes in occupied Jerusalem, and kidnapped three Palestinians, including a child. Three more residents were kidnapped during invasions targeting the northern West Bank cities of Jenin and Nablus.
In related news, The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported Monday that a recently detained Palestinian child has been subject to torture, and frequent violations, by Israeli soldiers and interrogators, in a military base, before being moved to the al-Maskobiyya interrogation facility, in occupied Jerusalem.
The PPS said that child was beaten with weapons and batons, while the soldiers also repeatedly kicked him, causing various cuts and bruises to his head, and other parts of his body. The child, Malek Emad Zayed, from Ramallah, told a PPS lawyer that he was bleeding from his head, after the soldiers repeatedly kicked and beat him, and that he was not allowed to have any food, or even water.
In the Gaza Strip on Monday, a number of Israeli military vehicles carried out a limited invasion into an area east of Gaza city, and fired a number of rounds of live ammunition on farmers in southern Gaza.
Media sources said the soldiers briefly advanced into Palestinian lands in the Shejaeyya area, east of Gaza city, fired several rounds of live ammunition, and withdrew back to their base, across the border fence.
In addition, soldiers stationed on military towers, across the border fence, opened fire on Palestinian farmers in their lands, east of the al-Qarara town, in Khan Younis, in the southern part of the coastal region, forcing them to leave. The army caries out repeated invasions, and attacks, targeting the Palestinians, their homes and lands, especially in areas close to the border fence.
Also on Monday morning, soldiers released two fishers, kidnapped on Sunday, while in Palestinian waters close to the shore, north of Gaza city.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Monday, May 11th, 2015 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 George Rishmawi and Ghassan Bannoura.