Friday, September 27, 2013

Israel injures 5 Palestinians at Gaza demonstration

Published Friday 27/09/2013 (updated) 01/10/2013 13:32
Palestinian youths wave flags and light tyres during clashes with
Israeli soldiers at the border fence near Gaza City on
March 17, 2010 (Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images)
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Five Palestinians including a photographer were injured after a demonstration was fired upon by Israeli forces east of Gaza City on Friday.

Dozens of Palestinians had marched toward the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel east of Gaza City in solidarity with Jerusalem after Israel repeatedly limited Palestinian access to Jerusalem's al-Aqsa Mosque over the past weeks. The call for the march was reportedly issued by a group called "The Intifada Youth Coalition."

The group's march led to clashes with Israeli forces near Nahal Oz military camp.

An Israeli military spokeswoman told Ma'an that "approximately 300 Palestinians" attended the demonstration but were "dispersed" by Israeli forces after they gathered close to the border fence.

The five Palestinians were injured due to high levels of tear-gas inhalation after Israeli forces launched tear-gas canisters at the march. The injured were taken to Shifa hospital in Gaza City.

The al-Aqsa Mosque sits atop a site considered holy for Muslims as well as Jews. It is in East Jerusalem, part of the internationally recognized Palestinian territories, but has been under Israeli occupation since 1967.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Israeli military vehicles, bulldozers enter Gaza border area

Published Tuesday 24/09/2013 (updated) 25/09/2013 10:22
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israeli military vehicles entered a border area in the central Gaza Strip on Tuesday, witnesses said.

Military vehicles escorted six bulldozers into an area east of Deir al-Balah and leveled Palestinian agricultural land before setting fire to a dump, locals said.

An Israeli army spokeswoman did not return calls seeking comment.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Medics: Israeli forces shoot 2 Palestinians in north Gaza

Published Friday 20/09/2013 (updated) 24/09/2013 14:02
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Two people were shot and injured by Israeli forces on Friday in the northern Gaza Strip, witnesses said.

Israeli forces in a watchtower north of Beit Lahiya shot at people walking in the area, injuring two, the witnesses said.

Medics said that one person was shot in the foot while another was shot in the thigh. Both suffered moderate injuries.

An Israeli army spokeswoman said soldiers opened fire after several Palestinians approached a security fence and hurled rocks in an attempt to damage it.

She said soldiers first fired warning shots to disperse the scene and later fired at the Palestinians when they refused to respond. She said two hits were identified.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Limited Israeli incursion southern Gaza Strip

[ 19/09/2013 - 02:22 PM ]

GAZA, (PIC)-- Israeli Occupation Forces raided an area to the east of Joher Dik town southern Gaza Strip on Thursday morning.
Israeli armored vehicles, including bulldozers and tanks, pushed into Joher Dik town and moved in 300 meters along the borderline, eyewitnesses said.
The Israeli vehicles opened fire indiscriminately on the agricultural lands of the Palestinian citizens in order to force them to leave their lands. No injuries were reported.
The sources added that the Israeli military conducted combing and leveling operations.
The IOF soldiers carry out almost daily violations to the Egypt-brokered calm agreement between the Palestinian resistance and Israeli occupation following November 2012 offensive.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Israeli limited incursion east Khan Younis

Israeli limited incursion east Khan Younis

Gaza - A number of Israeli tanks and bulldozers crossed on Thursday morning the Khan Younis eastern borders in the southern Gaza Strip in a limited way.
Local media reported that several bulldozers came out of the Abu Rida gate east of the town of Khuza'a and pushed into the agricultural lands of citizens, moving along the border.
Witnesses said the Israeli occupation forces are razing near Erez (Beit Hanoun) crossing in the northern Gaza Strip.
Israeli warplanes including F16s, Apache helicopters, and drones have been frequently flying the Gaza skies for the past few days.
This comes in the context of tightened Israeli, Egyptian border restrictions with the Egyptian military reported to have destroyed more than 90% of the tunnels along the border with Gaza, citing security concerns.
The campaign against tunnels put the Gaza Strip at a tipping crisis point as the entry of fuel, building materials, food stuffs among others used to come from Egypt has not been possible.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Limited incursion east Deir El-Balah in central Gaza

Limited incursion east Deir El-Balah in central Gaza

Al Qassam website- Gaza- Several Israeli bulldozers backed by military vehicles reportedly invaded on Tuesday morning east of Deir El-Balah city in the central Gaza Strip near the Kosofem checkpoint, witnesses reported.
According to Alray correspondent, nine Israeli bulldozers pushed into the area and razed 70m of farming lands.
Israeli reconnaissance aircrafts were  flying at low levels during the incursion, the source added.
This invasion is added to a series of violations committed by Israel since singing the ceasefire agreement between Israel and Palestinian factions in November 2012.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Medics: Israeli forces shoot farmer in Gaza

GAZA (Ma'an) -- A Palestinian farmer was shot and injured on Friday East of Jabalia north of the Gaza Strip, medics said.

Israeli forces opened fire at Yousef Saad, 20, injuring him in the thigh.

He was taken to Kamal Edwan hospital in Jabalia.

An army representative did not immediately return calls.


Palestinian farmer hit with IOF bullet
[ 31/08/2013 - 06:52 AM ]

GAZA, (PIC)-- A Palestinian farmer was moderately wounded when Israeli occupation forces (IOF) opened fire at him to the east of Jabaliya, north of Gaza Strip, on Friday night.
Medical sources told the PIC reporter that the 20-year-old farmer, Yousef Saad, was hit with a bullet in his thigh.
The sources said that Saad was taken to hospital where his injury was described as moderate.