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Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center,, for Thursday, October, 06, 2016.

Israeli tanks shells areas in Gaza and in the West Bank Israeli troops invade communities and kidnap civilians. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.

The Israeli army shelled a site allegedly used by Palestinian militant groups in the central Gaza Strip, on Thursday, after a rocket reportedly fired from the Gaza Strip hit an “open” area of southern Israel.

Israeli military vehicles stationed along the border between Gaza and Israel were said to have shelled an area east of the Maghazi refugee camp, without causing any injuries.

Earlier in the day, an Israeli army spokesperson said that a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip hit an open area designated as the “Eshkol regional council”, causing no injuries.

Meanwhile, Israeli army vehicles crossed the Gaza border near Rafah, in the south, and razed lands there. Witnesses informed that six military vehicles, including two bulldozers, crossed the border, reaching more than 150 meters inside Rafah.

Drones were also reported to be flying in the area. The bulldozers razed border land and erected dirt barriers along the border area.

Elsewhere, The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers have kidnapped, on Thursday at dawn, eight Palestinians, in several communities, in the central West Bank district of Ramallah. 36 Palestinians, including several children, have been kidnapped in different parts of the West Bank at dawn.

Elsewhere, Israeli soldiers, accompanied by a number of armored bulldozers, invaded Thursday the farm lands near Kharas town, west of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, before bulldozing and uprooting nearly 10 Acres of Palestinian lands. Soldiers also demolished several water wells in the invaded and uprooted lands.

And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Thursday, October, 06, 2016, news round-up from the Occupied Palestinian Territories. From more news and updates, please visit our website at Today’s report has been brought to you by George Rishmawi and me Ghassan Bannoura.