AL-KHALIL, (PIC)-- A nine-year-old boy was left alone without any of his parents when Israeli soldiers kidnapped at dawn Saturday his mother Nora Ja'bari, the wife of Mohamed Abu Warda, a leading Hamas figure and prisoner in Israeli jails.
According to the family of Abu Warda, a force of Israeli troops kidnapped Nora from the house of her father and then took her to the house of her husband's family (Abu Warda) in Al-Fawwar refugee camp, southwest of Gaza.
The troops ransacked the house before taking her in chains to an unknown destination without considering that she has a little child to take care of, the mother of Abu Warda added.
An Israeli military court had sentenced Mohamed Abu Warda to life in prison 48 times on allegations of masterminding operations that were carried out by Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, following the outbreak of the Aqsa Intifada in 2000.
GAZA CITY (Ma’an) – Israeli warplanes attacked multiple targets in the Gaza Strip early Saturday, a Ma'an reporter said.
There were no immediate reports of injury in the attacks, which targeted two training sites for Palestinian militants and an open area, the correspondent said.
The first attack targeted a training site for Hamas' military wing in the Sheikh Marwan neighborhood in Gaza City. The strike caused material damage to the site and surrounding buildings.
A second attack struck a training site used by resistance factions near Gaza's power plant in Nuseirat refugee camp, the reporter said.
Later, a missile landed in an open area in Bureij refugee camp causing material damage but no injuries. more
RAMALLAH (Ma’an) -- Two Palestinian prisoners are in critical condition in Israeli hospitals, the Palestinian Authority's ministry of prisoners announced Saturday.
The conditions of Riyad al-Amour and Muhammad al-Taj are deteriorating rapidly, according to a report from the ministry.
The report said al-Amour, 42, who is held in Assaf Harofeh medical center near Tel Aviv, needs urgent open-heart surgery which cannot be performed due to weak coronary muscles. Al-Amour slips into comas at least five times a day and suffers from exhaustion and incontinence.
The detainee sustained a gunshot wound to the abdomen in the past, and parts of internal organs had to be removed leading to the deteriorating conditions and weak coronary muscles.
Al-Amour is from Tuqu village east of Bethlehem. He was arrested on May 4, 2002 and sentenced to 11 life terms for involvement in the resistance. more