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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for Thursday, May 19, 2016.

Israeli army attack Gaza farmers and fishers, meanwhile troops attack schoolchildren in the West Bank. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.

Israeli soldiers opened fire, on Thursday morning, targeting several Palestinian farmers east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, while navy ships also opened fire on fishers in Palestinian territorial water, near Gaza city.

Palestinian news sources has reported that the soldiers, stationed on military towers near the border fence, east of Khuza’a town, east of Khan Younis, fired many live rounds at the farmers forcing them out of their lands.

It  added that Israeli navy ships also fired many live rounds on Palestinian fishing boats, less than six nautical miles from the Gaza coast. The attack led to property damage; no injuries or arrests were reported.

The attacks are part of repeated Israeli violations against the Palestinians in the besieged, war-torn and improvised Gaza Strip. They are carried out in direct violation of all previously-signed political agreements and cease-fire deals.

Elsewhere, Israeli soldiers invaded, earlier on Thursday, several Palestinian cities and towns in different parts of the occupied West Bank, and kidnapped six Palestinians.

Moreover, Israeli soldiers attacked and detained several schoolchildren in Teqoua’ town, east of the West Bank city of Bethlehem.

The children were walking on the main road, in the center of the town, when the soldiers attacked and detained them. The Palestinian District Coordination Office (DCO), contacted its Israeli counterpart in an attempt to release the children.

In related news, the soldiers kidnapped a Palestinian woman, in her, 50s, while visiting her son, who is being detained by the Israeli army at the Ramon Israeli military detention camp.

And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Thursday, May 19, 2016, 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.