Thursday, 16 August 2012

Witnesses: Israeli forces fire on eastern Gaza


GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israeli military vehicles crossed into the Gaza Strip east of Rafah on Thursday, as residents heard heavy gunfire but no injuries were reported.

Three tanks and four bulldozers crossed near the al-Nahda neighborhood east of al-Shouka, witnesses said. They said forces fired guns and launched smoke bombs.

A Palestinian militant escaped the area amid heavy shooting, witnesses said. His motorcycle was burned. more

Video: Off-duty soldiers drag Palestinian into Hebron house


BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- A group of off-duty soldiers were captured on video dragging a Palestinian man into a house in the West Bank city of Hebron on Tuesday.

The video shows a group of at least nine men and one uniformed Israeli soldier aggressively drag a Palestinian youth down a road and into a house. more