Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Israeli army incursion into southern Gaza, no injuries reported

A number of armored Israeli military vehicles and bulldozers carried out a limited invasion into Palestinian lands near khuza’a town, east of Khan Younis in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.

The Maan News Agency quoted eyewitnesses stating that six armored bulldozers and several tanks, advanced dozens of meters into the area, while Israeli drones hovered overhead.

The bulldozers then uprooted Palestinian farmlands, while a number of soldiers fired dozens of rounds of live ammunition; no injuries have been reported.

In related news, Israeli Navy boats fired rounds of live ammunition at a number of Palestinian fishing boats in Palestinian territorial waters, in southern Gaza, forcing them back to the shore.

The attacks are part of ongoing violations against the Palestinian and their lands, especially in areas close to the border, in addition to frequent attacks against the fishermen. more

Israeli soldier killed in stabbing attack

JERUSALEM (AFP) -- An Israeli soldier died on Wednesday after a Palestinian youth stabbed him on board a bus in the north of the country, police said.

"The Israeli soldier who was stabbed this morning by a Palestinian on a bus at the Afula bus station has died of his wounds in hospital," Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told AFP.

Earlier, police had said he was in "critical condition" in hospital after the attack.

The 16-year-old Palestinian from Jenin in the northern West Bank was detained by passengers and security forces on the bus, Rosenfeld said.

"We consider this incident to be a terrorist attack motivated by nationalism," he added. more