Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Tuesday, November, 29, 2016.
Israeli troops kidnap civilians during invasions targeting the West Bank, and army tanks invade areas in Gaza. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned.
Several armored Israeli military vehicles, and bulldozers, invaded on Tuesday morning Palestinian agricultural lands, close to the border fence, in Rafah, in the southern part of the coastal region.
Eyewitnesses said at least five armored bulldozers, and several vehicles, invaded the lands, east of Rafah city, while military drones hovered overhead.
They added that the invading vehicles came from Sofa Israeli military base, close to the border fence. The attack is part of frequent invasion and violations carried out by the army, and the navy, against the Palestinians, their lands, and properties, in the besieged and impoverished coastal region.
Elsewhere, Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, at least eleven Palestinians in various district in the occupied West Bank, during extensive military invasions and searches of homes, the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said.
The PPS office in Salfit district, in central West Bank, said the soldiers abducted five men after searching their homes. In Ramallah, the soldiers abducted on man, from Silwad town, east of the city.
Another man was taken by soldiers from his home in ‘Orif town near Nablus, in the northern part of the West Bank.
In the southern West Bank district, Israeli troops kidnapped four Palestinians after searching homes in the city and nearby town.
At the political level, after a two-year delay, Fateh’s seventh congress kicked off in Ramallah, Tuesday, where the movement has re-elected President Mahmoud Abbas to a new five-year term. Abbas said that 60 delegations from 28 countries will be joining the conference.
The five-day conference is expected to cement Abbas’ control of Fateh and lock out his chief rival, the exiled Mohamed Dahlan. Fatah is the largest Palestinian political faction.
And that’s all for today from the IMEMC News; this was the Tuesday, November, 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.