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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for Tuesday, May, 16, 2017.

Troops attack solidarity protest with the hunger striking Palestinian political detainees and in Gaza soldiers open fire at farmers. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.

Israeli soldiers used excessive force, Tuesday, against nonviolent Palestinian protesters, marching in solidarity with the hunger striking detainees in Israeli prisons, and abducted two Palestinians, including a journalist.

The procession was held in the eastern part of Nablus city, on the main road between Nablus and Tulkarem in northern West Bank.

The soldiers assaulted many nonviolent protesters, before abducting Dr. Sami Daghlas, and journalist Ja’far Eshteyya, and took them to an unknown destination.

They also assaulted several protesters with batons, and fired gas bombs, causing many to suffer the severe effects of teargas inhalation.

Earlier on Tuesday at dawn, Israeli soldiers abducted at least seventeen Palestinians, from various parts of the occupied West Bank, and confiscated large sums of cash. The army said it also confiscated a weapon from one of the invaded homes.

Elsewhere, Israeli soldiers opened fire, on Tuesday morning, into Palestinian agricultural lands, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the besieged Gaza Strip.

Media sources in Khan Younis said the soldiers fired many live rounds at farmers, working on their own lands, east of Khan Younis, forcing them away.

The attack is the latest of ongoing Israeli violations against the Palestinians, especially in areas close to the border fence, in the Gaza Strip, and against the fishermen in Gaza territorial waters.

On Monday evening, Israeli navy ships opened fire on Palestinian fishing boats, killing one fisher, and causing severe damage to many fishing boats and nets, in addition to abducting six fishermen.

And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Tuesday, May, 16, 2017, news round-up from the Occupied Palestinian Territories. From more news and updates, please visit our website at today’s report has been brought to you by George Rishmawi and me Ghassan Bannoura.