Sunday, 9 June 2013

3 injured as unidentified gunmen open fire in Gaza

GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- A father and his two sons were injured on Sunday afternoon after unidentified gunmen opened fire at them in al-Qarara, north of Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip, a medical source told Ma'an.

The three were shot at from a speeding vehicle, witnesses told Ma'an.

They were evacuated to the Nasser Hospital in Khan Younis, a medical source said. more

PA: Israel forging documents for settlement construction

NABLUS (Ma'an) -- Israeli construction companies have been forging documents to transfer land to Israel for the construction of settlements in the northern West Bank district of Salfit, a Palestinian Authority official said.

Twenty five cases were discovered, of which five involved land in the Palestinian village of Marda in the Salfit district, said Mohammad Elias, who heads the Settlement and Wall file for the PA.

Speaking at a meeting held with lawyers from the Qarawat Bani Hassan village in the district, where some of the fraudulent ownership documents were also found, Elias said the PA was working with "all possible legal tools" to continue uncovering similar deals.

"The PA looks for possibilities to resist the Israeli companies attempts to control and confiscate land," Elias said.

The discovery follows revelations on Thursday that a plan to build a new interchange between Jerusalem and the West Bank settlement of Maale Adumim was expected to be approved by an Israeli planning committee, Haaretz newspaper reported. more