Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Thursday, October, 12, 2016.
Israeli troops and navy ships attack farmers and fishers in Gaza, and in the West Bank Israeli troops kidnap civilians during invasions. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Israeli soldiers, stationed on military towers across the border fence, opened fire, on Thursday morning, at several Palestinian homes, and agricultural lands, east of Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Damage was reported but no injuries.
Moreover, Israeli navy ships attacked Palestinian fishing boats sailing near the northern Gaza strip shoreline on Thursday morning. The fishing boats were forced to sail back to shore fearing the army attacks.
Elsewhere, Israeli soldiers kidnapped, on Thursday at dawn, a young Palestinian man from Silwan town, in occupied East Jerusalem, and released five, who were previously detained, after issuing orders denying them access to the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
The soldiers invaded the family home of Mohammad Shiokhi, 20, searched the property and abducted him. Mohammad is the twin brother of Ali Shiokhi, who was killed by the army on Tuesday evening, October 11, 2016.
Also on Thursday at dawn, Israeli soldiers invaded Nahhalin village and Teqoua’ town, in the West Bank district of Bethlehem, and kidnapped five Palestinians, including three children. The soldiers also invaded Beit Fajjar town, searched homes and threatened collective punishment, locals told media.
In other news, Israeli forces, on Thursday morning, have destroyed a road that leads to a Bedouin community site named Khirbet Hadidiya, in the northern Jordan Valley.
An army bulldozer, accompanied with four military jeeps, broke into the area and destroyed, for the second time, the 2-kilometer-long road leading to the community where 120 citizens are living.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Thursday, October, 13, 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.