Friday, 12 July 2013

Officials: Israel detains Palestinian at Erez crossing

GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces on Thursday detained a 54-year-old man returning to Gaza at the Erez crossing on the Israeli border, Palestinian officials said.

Israel closes the Erez crossing to most Palestinians, but Mohammad Abu Harbid, 54, had been granted permission to enter Israel to accompany his sick brother.

Abu Harbid's brother had sought medical treatment in Israel but died in hospital. more