Sunday, 10 June 2012

Gaza-bound aid convoy arrives at Rafah crossing

EL-ARISH, Egypt (Ma’an) -- An international aid convoy arrived at the Rafah land crossing between Egypt and the Gaza Strip on Sunday, an Egyptian medical official said.

Head of the Egyptian Red Crescent, Jaber al-Arabi, told Ma'an that the aid convoy, which arrived from el-Arish, contains 10 tons of medicine and medical equipment.

Over 100 activists from 17 Arab countries were on board the convoy, which was led by Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood leader Humam Saed. more

Soldiers prevent reconstruction of mosque near Hebron demolished last year

Israeli soldiers prevented, Saturday, residents of khirbit Al-Mafqara, a small village near the southern West bank city of Hebron, from rebuilding a mosque that was demolished by the army in late December last year.

Rateb Al-Jabour, coordinator of the Popular Committee Against the Wall and Settlements, in Yatta town south of Hebron, stated that the at least twenty armored military vehicles and jeeps invaded, on Saturday at noon, the Khirbit Al-Mafqara, east of Yatta town, south of Hebron, and surrounded dozens of residents and international peace activists participating in the reconstruction of the mosque.

The mosque was demolished after the army claimed that it was built without a construction permit. The village does not need a permit from Israel as the construction was approved by the local council. more