Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Monday, June 27, 2016.
Troops attack farmers and navy attack fishermen in Gaza, meanwhile in Jerusalem Israeli soldiers attack worshipers in Al Aqsa Mosque. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Israeli soldiers, stationed on military towers across the border fence, opened fire, on Monday morning, into Palestinian agricultural lands across the border fence, in the Gaza Strip, while navy ships fired live rounds targeting fishing boats northwest of Gaza city.
Palestinian news sources reported that the soldiers fired many live rounds into Palestinian agricultural lands, east of Gaza city, forcing the farmers to leave. The attack caused no casualties.
It added that a similar attack targeted farmers on their own lands, east of Deir al-Balah in central Gaza. In addition, Israeli navy ships fired many live rounds targeting Palestinian fishing boats in the Sudaniyya Sea area, northwest of Gaza City, causing damage to two boats, and forcing the fishers back to shore.
Elsewhere, Dozens of Israeli soldiers, and undercover officers, stormed on Monday morning that courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque through the al-Magharba Gate, attacked many Palestinian worshipers before closing the Al-Qibli Mosque, in preparation to allow dozens of Israeli extremists to tour the holy site.
The soldiers and undercover officers forced all the Palestinian worshipers out of the mosque and its courtyards, in addition to assaulting and wounding many of them. The army closed the al-Qibli mosque with chains, and removed the worshipers from it and its courtyards. The soldiers also fired gas bombs, causing several Palestinians to suffer the effects of tear gas inhalation, while a number of Palestinians hurled stones on the invading soldiers.
In other news, Israeli soldiers invaded, overnight and on Monday morning, several Palestinian districts in different parts of the occupied West Bank, and kidnapped at least Thirteen Palestinians, the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said.
Home searches and kidnaping were reported in the southern West Bank cities of Bethlehem and Hebron in addition to northern West Bank city of Nablus and Jerusalem.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Monday, June 27, 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.