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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Monday, August, 1, 2016.

Three Palestinians injured at least two dozen other kidnapped as Israeli troops invade West Bank communities. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.

Undercover Israeli soldiers infiltrated, earlier on Monday morning, into the Deheishe refugee camp, south of the West Bank city of Bethlehem, shot and injured three Palestinians, and kidnapped two others.

Local sources said that undercover soldiers infiltrated into the refugee camp using a civilian car with Palestinian license plates, but were soon discovered by many youngsters who hurled stones on them. The soldiers fired many live rounds, wounding three Palestinians

In addition, the soldiers invaded Teqoua’ town, east of Bethlehem, searched homes and kidnapped two Palestinians.

Moreover, Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at dawn, the towns of Doura and Surif, south of the southern West Bank district of Hebron, stormed and violently searched dozens of homes, before kidnapping 16 Palestinians in Doura, three in Sa’ir and one in Surif.

Also on Monday, Israeli soldiers kidnapped, Monday, five Palestinians in the West Bank districts of Nablus, Jenin, and Jerusalem, and claimed to locate gas bombs, homemade guns, magazines and a workshop for manufacturing weapons.

Furthermore, the soldiers, invaded Qalqilia city, in the northern part of the West Bank, invaded three workshops, and confiscated lathe machines reportedly used for manufacturing homemade weapons.

In Gaza, Israeli navy ships attacked Palestinian fishing boats near the Gaza city shoreline on Monday.

Local sources said that the fishermen had to sail back to shore fearing from the navy gunfire, damage to the boats were reported.

Also in Gaza, Israeli troops stationed at the southern borders of the coastal enclave, opened fire at Palestinian farmers working on their lands.

The famers were forced to leave the area in fear of being injured. Palestinian human rights groups say that since the beginning of this year, seven Palestinian were killed including two children in addition to 155 injured among them 26 children by army gunfire at border areas of Gaza while working their lands.

And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Monday, August 1, 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.

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