Sunday, 6 January 2013

Settlers raid Nablus village, fire live ammo


NABLUS (Ma'an) -- Israeli settlers raided a northern West Bank village on Saturday for the second time this week, leading to clashes with local Palestinians, a PA official said.

Dozens of settlers from the illegal outpost of Esh Kodesh raided the Nablus village of Qusra, firing live ammunition into the air, settlement monitoring official Ghassan Daghlas told Ma'an.

Hundreds of Palestinians gathered in the area to defend the village, throwing stones at the settlers until they retreated.

No injuries were reported.

Israeli forces deployed heavily in the area and fired tear gas canisters and stun grenades at Palestinian villagers, Daghlas said. more

Medics: 7-year-old killed as ordnance explodes in Gaza


GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- A seven-year-old child was killed on Saturday when a suspected ordnance exploded in south Gaza, medics said.

Mousa Mushir Kawari was killed and another unidentified child sustained moderate wounds in the accident, which happened in Khan Younis. more