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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Tuesday, December 15, 2015.
Israeli soldiers open gunfire at farmers near Gaza borders and invade West Bank communities. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Israeli soldiers opened fire, on Tuesday morning, on several Palestinian farmers in their lands, east of Deir al-Balah city, in central Gaza.
The soldiers, stationed near the Kissufim military base, across the border fence, southeast of Deir al-Balah, fired several live rounds on the farmers, forcing them to leave their own lands, fearing additional escalation.
The army frequently targets farmers and workers in Palestinian lands, close to the border fence, in addition to the numerous attacks targeting Gaza fishers and their boats in Gaza territorial waters, causing dozens of casualties, including fatalities, in addition to many arrests.
On Monday at dawn, the Israeli Air Force carried out two air strikes targeting a training camp for the Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, and the Palestinian Naval Police center, in Gaza. On Sunday, the army shot and injured a Palestinian farmer east of Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip.
Elsewhere, Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday at dawn, the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and several nearby towns, searched and ransacked many homes, and kidnapped four Palestinians, including a former political prisoner.
Also on Tuesday at dawn, Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday at dawn, the town of Silwad, east of the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and kidnapped four Palestinians, including the father of Anas Hammad, who was killed by army fire on Friday, December 4.
On Monday late night Israeli troops invaded Silwad and searched homes, in addition to confiscating electric equipment worth 3500 Shekels, from a car after stopping it on a military roadblock installed at the western entrance of the town.
Moreover, Israeli soldiers also invaded, on Tuesday at dawn, Beit Jala city, in the West Bank district of Bethlehem, searched homes and kidnapped a man from his home in the al-Jadayel area.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Tuesday, December 15, 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 me Ghassan Bannoura.