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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Monday, July 13th, 2015.

Israeli troops opened gunfire at Gaza Farmers and attack homes in the west Bank and kidnap civilians. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.

Israeli soldiers opened fire, earlier on Monday morning, on a number of Palestinian farmers, working in their lands east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip; the army also fired at nearby homes, while military bulldozers placed sand barriers.

According to Palestinians media sources, soldiers, stationed on military towers across the border fence, east of Khan Younis, fired several of rounds of live ammunition at the Palestinian farmers, forcing them to leave their lands. The soldiers also targeted a few nearby homes, and property, causing damage but no injuries.

In addition, Israeli military bulldozers placed sand barriers near the border fence, east of Khan Younis, while several armored vehicles were deployed across the border fence.

Elsewhere, Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at dawn, Bethlehem and the southern West Bank district of Hebron, broke into and searched several homes, and kidnapped six Palestinians in Hebron, and one in Bethlehem. The soldiers also summoned a Palestinian for interrogation.

In Bethlehem dozens of soldiers invaded Wadi Maaly area, in the center of the city, and kidnapped one Palestinian. Soldiers also invaded the Deheishe refugee camp, south of Bethlehem, and handed one man a military warrant for interrogation in the Gush Etzion military and security base.

In Hebron city, Soldiers invaded several homes, and violently searched them, before kidnapping three Palestinians. The army also invaded Ethna town, west of the city, and kidnapped one Palestinian, after breaking into his home and violently searching it, causing property damage.

In addition, several military vehicles invaded Doura town, south of Hebron, before the soldiers searched homes, and kidnapped one Palestinian. The army also invaded Shiokh town, northeast of Hebron, searched a number of homes, and kidnapped a Palestinian.

In other news, The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported, Monday, that administrative detainee Odai Steity, 24 years of age, is ongoing with his strike for the 26th consecutive day, and is facing constant violations and pressures by the prison authority, in an attempt to force him to quit his strike.

Steity was taken prisoner on November 16, 2014, and remained under Administrative Detention, without trial. He is currently in a small cell that does not even have a toilet, and lacks basic components of human use.

And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Monday, July 13th, 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.

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