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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Monday, July 6th, 2015.
Israeli soldiers ransacked homes in the West Bank and kidnap civilians; meanwhile political prisoner starts an open-ended hunger strike. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Israeli soldiers kidnapped, earlier on Monday, thirteen Palestinians in different parts of the occupied West Bank, including several teenagers in Jerusalem, in massive home invasions.
In addition, soldiers kidnapped two Palestinians near the Karem Abu Salem (Kerem Shalom) Crossing, after crossing the border fence with Gaza, and took them to an unknown destination.
Also, Monday, the Palestinian Political Prisoners Society said that Palestinian prisoner held by the Israeli army in the Negev detention center began a hunger strike.
Daoud Ham-dan began is hunger strike in protest of administrative detention policy of the Israeli military he is held under since June of last year.
Last week Khader Adnan, a political prisoner held by Israel, ended a 55-day hunger strike, also against the practice of administrative detention. The Israeli military agreed to release Adnan on July 12th.
Israel’s army uses the administrative detention policy to hold Palestinians from unlimited time without charges or trial.
In other news, Israel security forces has arrested six Palestinian Bedouins from the same family from the Negev, after accusing them of supporting the Islamic State group, the Israeli internal security service reported.
Two men who are relatives of those arrested have joined ISIS and are fighting in Syria, the sources added.
Israeli sources claim that more than 30 Palestinians with Israeli citizenship have joined ISIS in Syria.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Monday, July 6th, 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.