Sunday, 22 December 2013

Child killed after being rammed by settler’s vehicle in Jerusalem

Palestinian medical sources have reported that a Palestinian child has died of severe injuries sustained after being rammed by an Israeli settler’s car, near Al-Eesawiyya town, north of occupied East Jerusalem.

The sources said that the child, Amin Al-Faqeer, 13, lives in a Bedouin community in Anata town, and was riding a donkey when the incident took place.

Eyewitnesses said that the settler deliberately rammed the child, and fled the scene, Radio Bethlehem 2000 has reported.

The child was initially moved to Hadassah Hospital, in Jerusalem, and was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit, but died of his wounds later on. more

UN's OCHA: 3608 Palestinians injured by Israeli forces in 2013

According to a new report by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), at least 3608 Palestinians were injured by Israeli forces this year.

Furthermore at least 145 Palestinians were injured in 91 reported attacks by Jewish settlers World Bulletin writes.

The depressing numbers include 300 attacks by settlers, which targeted Palestinian-owned property and land.

10510 Palestinian olive trees were damaged by settlers, a 25% increase in this type of attacks. more

Israeli gunboats fire on Palestinian fishermen north of Gaza

GAZA (Ma'an) -- Israeli gunboats fired two shells toward Palestinian fishing boats in the Sudaniya area in the northwestern Gaza Strip on Saturday evening, a witness said.

The eyewitness added that no injuries were reported from the shelling.

The Gaza Strip has been under a severe blockade imposed by the State of Israel since 2006.

Palestinian fishermen are only allowed to go 3 nautical miles from Gaza's shore, even though Israeli-Palestinian agreement previously agreed on 20 nautical miles. Israeli naval forces frequently harass Palestinian fishermen who near the 3-mile limit, as well as those inside the zone.

There are 4,000 fishermen in Gaza. According to a 2011 report by the International Committee of the Red Cross 90 percent are poor, an increase of 40 percent from 2008 and a direct result of Israeli limits on the fishing industry. more