Sunday, May 16, 2010

IOF Kills an Elderly Man east of Jabalia


Al Mezan 

On Friday evening 14 May 2010, Israeli occupation forces (IOF), positioned at the eastern separation fence, opened fire on Fouad Abu Mattar, 75, who was near the separation fence.
According to Al Mezan's field investigations, on the morning of Saturday 15 May 2010, the Accident and Emergency department of the Ministry of Health in North Gaza District was informed about the existence of a dead body at the Islamic Martyrs Cemetery in the east of Jabalia. On the same day, medical teams found the dead body of Fouad Abu Mattar. According to medical sources at Kamal Odwan Hospital, Abu Mattar was shot in different parts of the body.

IOF troops kill Palestinian old man, settlers assault shepherds
[ 15/05/2010 - 04:16 PM ]

GAZA, (PIC)-- Palestinian paramedics on Saturday evacuated the body of a Palestinian old man, who was killed by Israeli occupation forces (IOF) to the north of Gaza Strip on Friday night.
Director of the health ministry's ambulance and emergency Dr. Muawiya Hasanein said that the paramedics recovered the body of a 65-year-old man east of Jabalia north of the Strip.
The Israeli liaison had informed the ambulance department that a Palestinian was killed in that area, Hasanein added.
IOF troops had raided the area backed by armored vehicles and bulldozed Palestinian fields on Friday night.
Meanwhile, Jewish settlers assaulted Palestinian shepherds in the Jordan Valley in the West Bank on Friday night and took away some of the sheep as part of their routine attacks on Bedouins in the area to block the sheep grazing, local sources reported on Saturday.

Gaza medics: Elderly man killed by Israel forces
Published Saturday 15/05/2010 (updated) 16/05/2010 10:07
Gaza - Ma'an - A Palestine Red Crescent Society ambulance retrieved the body of an elderly man on Saturday after he was reportedly shot dead by Israeli forces east of Gaza City, medics said.

Muawiya Hassanein, chief of ambulance and emergency services in Gaza, identified the deceased as 78-year-old Fuad Ahmad Matar, and that the evacuation was coordinated by Israeli forces who told Palestinian officials that the man had opened fire near the border area.

Hassanein said Matar's body was "riddled with gunshot wounds."

An Israeli military spokesman said he would look into the report.

On Friday, an Israeli force opened fire at a Palestinian man approaching the Gaza-Israel border near the northern Karni crossing.

Israel's Army Radio said an armed Palestinian man was killed after an exchange of fire, apparently quoting sources in the Gaza Strip

According to the Israeli daily Yedioth Ahronoth Israel forces on lookout spotted a Palestinian approaching the border area, opened fire and searched the area, confirming that the Palestinian was hit. There were no injuries among the soldiers.

An Israeli military spokesman told Ma'an that an Israeli force identified a suspicious person approaching the security border near the Karni crossing, confirming that the man was shot.

The army representative said Israeli forces consider the no-go area a combat zone and that Palestinian fighters "use civilians to cover their activities."