Thursday, 14 November 2013

Electricity shortages in Gaza cause sewage overflow

The ongoing electricity shortage in the Gaza Strip caused sewage from a waste treatment plant to overflow onto the streets, Press TV reports.

Saed al-Atbash, of the Gaza City wastewater department said the spillage could affect some 20,000 people, and be harmful to the natural environment. more

Israeli forces shoot, injure man in Gaza

GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- A man was shot and injured by Israeli soldiers east of al-Maghazi refugee camp in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday evening, medics told Ma'an.

Mahmoud Abd al-Issa, 25, was shot in the chest by Israeli forces and taken to al-Shuhada hospital before being moved to al-Shifaa hospital, medical sources said.

Al-Issa is reportedly in a moderate condition. more