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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015.

Israeli navy attack fishing boats near Gaza shoreline and in the West Bank troops kidnap thirteen civilians. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.

Israeli navy ships attacked, Wednesday, several Palestinian fishing boats in Gaza territorial waters, and kidnapped five fishers. Israeli army vehicles carried out a limited invasion into southern Gaza, opened fire moderately wounding one Palestinian. Eyewitnesses said the navy ships fired rounds of live ammunition on Palestinian fishing boats, and surrounded them before kidnapping five fishers.

Also on Wednesday, soldiers opened fire on a number of Palestinian farmers in their own lands, east of Khuza’a town, east of the southern Gaza Strip city of Khan Younis. Medical sources said one Palestinian suffered a moderate injury, and was moved to a nearby hospital. In addition several armored military vehicles carried out a limited invasion into Rafah.

In the West Bank, Israeli soldiers invaded, Wednesday, dozens of Palestinian communities in different parts of the occupied West Bank, searched and ransacked homes, and kidnapped at least thirteen Palestinians.

Several Israeli military vehicles invaded Beit Ummar town, north of Hebron, and kidnapped two Palestinians, after violently searching their homes. Clashes took place between the invading soldiers and dozens of local youths, while many Palestinians suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation.

Similar invasions targeted Yatta town, south of Hebron, in addition to Tarqoumia and Beit Awwa towns, southwest of the city, leading to the abduction of two Palestinians

In addition, the army invaded various communities in the northern West Bank district of Nablus, searched and ransacked homes, and kidnapped three Palestinians. Soldiers also invaded Beit Rameen village, north of the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem, and kidnapped one man.

And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015 news round-up from the Occupied Palestinian Territories. For more news and updates, please visit our website at Today’s report has been brought to you by George Rishmawi and Ghassan Bannoura.