Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Medics: 3 injured by unexplained explosion in Gaza

GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Three people were injured on Tuesday evening in an ambiguous explosion east of Jabaliya in the northern Gaza Strip, medics said.

Health Ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra told Ma’an that three injuries arrived at Kamal Adwan hospital in serious and moderate condition. more

Chaos as computer network at Rafah crossing breaks down

GAZA CITY (Ma’an) – The computer network at the Egyptian side of Rafah crossing broke down Monday morning after only one bus and one ambulance managed to cross into Egyptian territory, a Palestinian official said.

Director of border crossings Mahir Abu Sabha told Ma’an that Egyptian officials at Rafah crossing notified their Palestinian counterparts that the computer network broke down.

Hundreds of passengers travelling for humanitarian needs were waiting for the computer system to be repaired so they could travel. Thousands more across the Gaza Strip, he added, are waiting until the crossing resumes operations at full capacity. more