Sunday, 6 October 2013

Haneyya's advisor asks for direct meetings with Egyptian officials

GAZA, (PIC)-- Dr. Basim Naim, an advisor on foreign political affairs to premier Ismail Haneyya, asked Egyptian authorities to organize direct meetings with Gaza officials.

He said in a TV interview on Saturday evening that the meetings would discuss means of solving Gaza crises due to closure of tunnels and Rafah border terminal.

He renewed assertion that no Gazan had participated in the security events in Sinai Peninsula. more

Israeli girl wounded in settlement shooting

JERUSALEM (AFP) -- A nine-year-old Israeli girl was out of danger in hospital Sunday after being wounded in an attack in the illegal settlement of Psagot, near Ramallah.

Israeli police said they were not ruling out the possibility of other motives for what was variously described as a shooting or a stabbing as the girl played in her garden.

"It seems to be a case of a terrorist attack, although at this stage no leads have been ruled out," Israeli police spokeswoman Luba Samri told AFP.

Police had initially said that Noam Blick was in a serious condition after being "shot in the upper part of her body".

But medics at the Jerusalem hospital where she was being treated said on Sunday that her condition was improving. more