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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015.
Israeli troops open gunfire at Palestinian farmers in Gaza and in the West Bank kidnap civilians after searching homes. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Israeli soldiers, stationed across the border fence, opened fire, Tuesday, on Palestinian farmers in their own lands, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.
Media sources in Khan Younis said the soldiers, stationed on military towers across the border fence, fired several rounds of live ammunition at the farmers, and at a few homes, east of Khuza’a town.
The farmers had to leave their lands fearing additional Israeli military escalation; no injuries were reported. On Monday evening, two Palestinians were injured after the soldiers opened fire on residents, east of Khan Younis.
Elsewhere, Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Tuesday at dawn, four young Palestinian men in the ‘Aida refugee camp, north of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and handed three from Bethlehem, military warrants for interrogation.
Moreover, Israeli soldiers kidnapped, three Palestinian teens, and wounded many Palestinians, during clashes that took place in different neighborhoods, in occupied Jerusalem, and its Old City. The soldiers claimed the children hurled Molotov cocktails on the Beit Orit illegal outpost.
A large military force invaded the Suwwana neighborhood, shortly after the undercover soldiers infiltrated it, and clashed with local youths who hurled stones and empty bottles on them, while the soldiers fired rounds of live ammunition, gas bombs and concussion grenades.
Clashes also took place in at-Tour neighborhood, overlooking the Old City, and the soldiers fire several concussion grenades. Similar clashes took place in Bab al-‘Amoud area, extending to the Sultan Suleiman Street, and the Sahera Gate area; no injuries were reported.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Tuesday, June 23rd, 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.