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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for Monday, May 23, 2016.

Israel release the bodies to three killed Palestinians, meanwhile new reports show an increase of navy attacks targeting Palestinian fishers in Gaza. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.

The Israeli Authorities  transferred, Monday, the bodies of three Palestinians, including a brother and his sister, who have been killed by Israeli army fire in March and April of this year.

The bodies of Maram Abu Ismael, 23, and her brother, Ibrahim, 16, from Qotna town, near Jerusalem, were handed to the Palestinian side at the Qalandia terminal.

Maram was five months pregnant, and a mother of two children. She was killed along with her brother at the Qalandia terminal separating Jerusalem from Ramallah.

In the meantime the body of Fuad Abu Rajab, from the al-Jadeera village, in Jerusalem, was transferred to his family on Monday evening.

Earlier on Monday at dawn, Israeli soldiers have kidnapped at least nine Palestinians from their homes, in different parts of the occupied West Bank.

The Israeli army said it located a workshop for manufacturing weapons in Surif town, north of Hebron, and confiscated a lathe machine and a rifle; no arrests were made.

In other news, a recent study The Al-Mezan Center for Human Rights showed that the Israeli navy has carried out at least 17 attacks against Gaza fishers, since the beginning of this year, and kidnapped 65 fishers.

Al-Mezan said that the navy has escalated its violations against the fishers in the coastal region, despite Israel’s claims of allowing them to fish within 9 nautical miles in the central and southern areas of the Gaza Strip, starting on April 3.

he attacks range between the use of live fire, the abduction of fishers, and the confiscation of boats and fishing tools. Israel is also still banning the entry of fiberglass and other materials that are essential for building and maintaining boats, due to its illegal siege on Gaza since 2007.

And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Monday, May 23, 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.