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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Tuesday, June 16 th, 2015.
A Palestinian youth injured by Israeli gunfire at the Gaza borders, and in the West Bank settlers destroy crops owned by local farmers. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
A Palestinian youth was shoot and injured, on Tuesday midday, by Israeli troops near the Zikiem military base at the Gaza Strip borders with Israel.
According to Israeli sources, the youth climbed the outer fence of the military site when troops ordered him to stop the youth did not adhere to the soldiers who shot him in his leg.
The youth was moved to an Israeli hospital where his wounds was described as moderate, Israeli sources added.
Elsewhere, Israeli soldiers cut and uprooted, on Tuesday morning, hundreds of evergreens, east of the central West Bank city of Tubas, Palestinian sources reported.
The soldiers, and personnel of the “Civil Administration Office,” run by the military in the occupied West Bank, invaded a natural reserve, accompanied by two bulldozers. According to Palestinian sources the destroyed are is 300 Dunams (74.13 Acres).
In related news, a group of Israeli settlers, late on Monday night and Tuesday at dawn, burned wheat crops owned by farmers from Kafr Al-Lebed village, near Tulkarem, in northern West Bank. The fire stretched over vast areas of Palestinian land and destroyed crops.
Also on Tuesday at dawn, Israeli soldiers kidnapped five Palestinians in the occupied West Bank, in addition to a woman and her son, while visiting her husband in the Eshil Israeli prison, and also kidnapped a physically challenged teen in Hebron.
Moreover, Israeli police officers kidnapped, Tuesday, two Palestinian women while leaving the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in occupied Jerusalem, and assaulted two elderly men.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Tuesday, June 16th, 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.