Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Tuesday, May 31, 2016.
A Palestinian fisher injured by navy fire near Gaza, meanwhile in the West Bank Israeli troops kidnap civilians. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Palestinian medical sources have reported that one fisher was shot and injured by Israeli navy fire, and four others were kidnapped, after the navy ships attacked them in Gaza waters, near the shore of Wadi Gaza area, southwest of Gaza city.
A similar attack took place in Palestinian waters in Deir al-Balah, in central Gaza, forcing the fishers back to shore.
In addition, the navy ships surrounded two fishing boats in Gaza Sea, and boarded them before kidnapping four fishers, and confiscating their boats.
On Monday, Israel unilaterally decreased the fishing zone in the areas extending between Gaza Valley and Rafah to six nautical miles, less than two months after increasing it to nine.
Staying in the coastal region, Several Israeli military vehicles and tanks invaded, on Tuesday morning, Palestinian agricultural lands, north of Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the coastal region, and fired many rounds of live ammunition.
Israeli tanks fired several smoke bombs during the invasion, and while the bulldozers were uprooting the invaded lands.
The Israeli army conducts daily invasions into Palestinian lands, in border areas in the northern and eastern parts of the coastal region, and prevents the villagers from entering them.
Elsewhere, Israeli soldiers have kidnapped, on Tuesday, fourteen Palestinians, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported.
Israeli forces searched homes and kidnaped civilians from the northern West Bank city of Tulkarem, the southern West Bank city of Hebron in addition to East Jerusalem. Kidnappings were also reported in Salfit city in central West Bank.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Tuesday, May 31, 2016, news round-up from the Occupied Palestinian Territories. From 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.