Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Monday, July 24, 2017.
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Israeli soldiers fired, on Monday at dawn, several artillery shells into a few areas, east of Deir al-Balah, in central Gaza, causing damage. Palestinian sources in Gaza said the soldiers fired shells into monitoring sites used by fighters of the Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas.
Meanwhile, the Israeli army said a shell, allegedly fired from the Gaza Strip, landed and exploded in an open area in the Sha’ar HaNegev Regional Council of Settlements, causing no injuries or damage.
Elsewhere, Dozens of Israeli settlers broke into the village of Dahr al-Maleh, to the west of Jenin in the West Bank, and terrorized residents, according to local sources. The extremist settlers, armed with rifles, forced their way into the village and opened gunfire in the air in the yard of one house, causing panic among the local residents. They knocked on the doors of houses in the village and chanted racist and anti-Arab slogans.
The Palestinian Military Liaison office said that it was able to coordinate with the Israeli military to pull out the attacking settlers from the village. Meanwhile, extremist settlers assaulted Palestinian vehicles at Nablus-Qalqilia road.
settlers also marched at Beit Enon junction, east of Hebron in southern West Bank, and outside the nearby town of Samou, where they pelted Palestinian vehicles with stones. There were no reports of casualties in the three incidents.
Israeli soldiers shot and seriously injured, on Monday evening, a young Palestinian man with a live round to the head, during clashes that took place after the army invaded Hizma town, northeast of occupied East Jerusalem.
Moreover Israeli soldiers and police officers assaulted, on Sunday evening, dozens of Palestinians who gathered for evening prayers near the Bab al-Asbat (The Gate of the Tribes), in occupied East Jerusalem, wounding 21 of them, after preventing them from entering Al-Aqsa Mosque.
In addition Israeli soldiers shot and abducted, on Sunday evening, two Palestinians with live fire, during clashes near the Annexation Wall in Jayyous town, east of Qalqilia, and at the al-Hamra roadblock, in the West Bank’s Northern plains.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Monday, July, 24, 2017, 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.