Friday, 1 February 2013

Gaza factions rally in solidarity with prisoners


GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Several factions held a joint rally Friday in the northern Gaza Strip in solidarity with Palestinians in Israeli jails.

After noon prayers, demonstrators marched from al-Awda Mosque in Jabaliya, chanting slogans denouncing the Israeli Prison Service and urging Arab and international support to end the suffering of political prisoners.

Mustafa al-Duqs, a senior member of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine, spoke at the rally and urged resistance groups to use any means possible to free all prisoners. more

Gaza suspends tunnel work amid heavy rainfall


GAZA CITY (Ma’an) -- The Gaza government announced Friday it has closed tunnels under Gaza's border with Egypt due to heavy rainfall in the area.

Gaza's border authority told Ma’an that the tunnels were shut on Thursday night, and will be opened again on Sunday.

During severe floods in January, at least three tunnel workers were killed after the structures collapsed around them. more