Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Thursday, September, 29, 2016.
Israeli troops remove families from their homes in central West Bank, meanwhile in Gaza soldiers attack farmers. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Dozens of Israeli soldiers invaded, Thursday, the Hamsa al-Fouqa area, near Tubas in central West Bank, and removed 19 Bedouin families from their dwelling, so that the army can conduct life fire training in their community.
The planned military drills, which will use live fire and artillery shells, will be held on Thursday, and again on Friday morning for five hours, starting at six in the morning.
The army frequently conducts live fire drills after displacing many Palestinian communities in the Jordan Valley and central West Bank. Many Palestinians, including children have been injured, some killed, by unexploded objects dropped by the military during training.
Moreover, The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers have kidnapped overnight and on Thursday morning, thirteen Palestinians in different parts of the occupied West Bank.
Elsewhere, Israeli soldiers opened fire, on Thursday morning, on several Palestinian farmers, working on their own lands, east of Deir al-Balah, in central Gaza.
The farmers said the soldiers, stationed across the border fence, fired many live rounds, forcing them to leave their lands in fear of additional escalation and army fire.
The soldiers attacked the farmers while stationed on their military towers, across the border fence surrounding the Kissufim army base, southeast of Deir al-Balah.
The attack is part of frequent violations targeting Gaza farmers, working and fishers, in different parts of the besieged and impoverished coastal region.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Thursday, September, 29, 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.