Thursday, 25 July 2013

Ministry: Israeli forces shoot, injure man on Gaza border

GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces shot and injured a Palestinian on Thursday near the border in the northern Gaza Strip, the Health Ministry said.

The victim was shot in his foot by Israeli soldiers in a watchtower near Beit Hanoun, said ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra. more

Saboteurs vandalize playground at Gaza sports club

GAZA CITY (Ma’an) -- Vandals broke into the playground of a sports club in the Nuseirat refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip on Wednesday.

The vandals tore down a map of Palestine, a photo of late President Yasser Arafat and another photo of a local leader who was killed by Israeli forces, the local popular committee in the Nuseirat refugee camp said in a statement. more

Palestinian families denied prison visits after objecting to strip searches

The International Solidarity Foundation for Human Rights (ISFHR) reported that dozens of families of Palestinian detainees held by Israel at the Nafha prison have been denied family visits after a young Palestinian woman refused to be strip searched by the soldiers.

The ISFHR said that the soldiers ordered the young woman to remove her clothes to be strip searched, but she refused. One of her relatives tried to defend her but the soldiers violently attacked and beat him.

Mother of detainee Mohammad Odeh, from Jerusalem, stated that the soldiers demanded dozens of women, mothers, wives and sisters of the detainees to be strip-searched, but they refused and were forced back home. more