Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Medics: Israeli forces shoot, injure man in north Gaza


GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces shot and injured a man in north Gaza on Tuesday, medics said.

Medical sources told Ma'an that Israeli soldiers stationed near the border opened fire at a laborer collecting scrap metal near Beit Hanoun.

The man was transferred to hospital for treatment.

An Israeli army spokeswoman did not return a call seeking comment on the incident.

On Jan. 14, Mustafa Abu Jarad, 21, was shot in the head by Israeli soldiers in north Gaza and died the following day. more

Relatives of hunger strikers call for solidarity


RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Relatives of Palestinians on hunger strike in Israeli jails on Monday called for solidarity at a protest in Ramallah.

"I will not forgive any human who was able to help my brother and didn't. History will record that," said the brother of Tareq Qaadan at a demonstration outside the Red Cross office.

Tareq Qaadan, Jafar Azzidine and Yousef Yassin have been on hunger strike for 62 days in protest at their detention without charge or trial.

"I can't describe my family's situations," Qaadan's brother told demonstrators, adding that the prisoner's child was questioning his absence. more