Sunday, 30 October 2011

Israel breaks ceasefire - kills another Palestinian fighter

(Relatives of Islamic Jihad militant Muhammad Ashour mourn during his funeral in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip on Oct. 30, 2011. - REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa)

GAZA CITY (Ma’an) -- A fighter from the armed wing of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine was killed, and another critically injured, as Israel launched an airstrike on the Gaza Strip hours after a ceasefire truce was agreed upon by Gaza militants.

Medical spokesman in the Gaza Strip Adham Abu Salmiya said that one man was killed in the airstrike on Rafah. The victim was identified as Ahmad Jarkhoun.

Another man was critically wounded and rushed to hospital, he added. more

One Israeli killed as rockets hit Ashkelon while Egypt tries to broker ceasefire

One Israeli man died on Saturday from shrapnel wounds following rocket fire on Ashkelon by Palestinian fighters. Egypt is reported to be trying to organise a ceasefire as panic spread in southern Israel. So far nine Palestinians have been killed by Israel.
Egyptian officials said on Sunday that efforts were still being made to persuade Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip to hold their fire on Israel, after more than two dozen rockets and mortars were launched over the course of the weekend.

The officials denied earlier reports that their efforts to secure an overnight cease-fire had failed. At least 11 rockets were fired at Israel overnight, in addition to the 20 launched on Saturday toward the southern cities of Ashdod, Ashkelon, Gan Yavne, and around Be'er Sheva. more

Saudi prince puts up $900,000 reward for capture of Israeli soldier

RIYADH, (PIC)-- Saudi prince Khaled Al-Saud declared a financial reward of $900,000 for anyone capturing one Israeli soldier in order to swap him with Palestinian prisoners.

The prince told Daleel satellite channel over the phone that his reward was a response to Israeli death threats received by Saudi preacher Awad Al-Qarni who previously announced a $100, 000 reward for the capture of one Israeli soldier.

"Qarni offered 100 thousands dollars for anyone who can capture a soldier and they responded by earmarking one million bounty on his head, but I say to Qarni I am with you and I will pay 900 thousands dollars so that the total can be one million dollars for the capture of one Israeli soldier in order to have Palestinian prisoners freed," the prince stated to the channel.

Prince Khaled is the third son of prince Talal bin-Abdul Aziz Al-Saud and the brother of prince Al-Waleed bin-Talal. more