Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Wednesday, June 8, 2016.
Israeli navy attacks fishers in Gaza and detain three of them, meanwhile in the West Bank settlers destroy Palestinian farmlands. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Israeli navy ship attacked, on Wednesday at dawn, a number of Palestinian fishing boats, in the Sudaniyya Sea area, northwest of Gaza city, and kidnapped three fishers.
The navy used automatic fire against the fishing boats, causing damage, before kidnapping the three fishers, and took them to the Ashdod Port.
The attack is the latest of ongoing violations against the fishers, and their boats, in the besieged and improvised coastal region.
Elsewhere, A number of extremist Israeli settlers invaded, on Wednesday morning, Palestinian agricultural lands, in the al-Khader town, south of Bethlehem, and bulldozed them while many soldiers were deployed around the area. Israeli colonizers invaded approximately 15 Dunams of Palestinian lands, and started bulldozing them.
The lands are located near the main Hebron-Jerusalem road, close to the Daniel illegal Israeli colony, and are owned by Palestinians from the Salah family in al-Khader. The colony itself was also built on illegally confiscated property.
Moreover, The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers have kidnapped, on Wednesday at dawn, at least sixteen Palestinians in different parts of the occupied West Bank.
The PPS said the soldiers kidnapped five Palestinians from their homes in various towns, in the Ramallah and al-Biereh district, in Central West Bank. It added that the soldiers also kidnapped three Palestinians in the northern West Bank district of Jenin. In occupied Jerusalem, the soldiers stormed and searched homes, and kidnapped two Palestinians
The PPS also stated that the soldiers kidnapped two Palestinians in Beit Fajjar town, south of Bethlehem. In Hebron, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, the soldiers also invaded and searched homes and kidnapped three Palestinians.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Wednesday, June 8, 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.