Sunday, 19 January 2014

Islamic Jihad: Strikes on Gaza may lead to end of ceasefire

GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- The military wing of a Palestinian faction said Sunday that Israeli violations of a ceasefire with Gaza might lead to the ceasefire's end, the same day Israeli airstrikes injured two in the Strip.

Israel's "continuous violations against our people may lead to the collapse of this agreement unless they stop immediately," the military wing of the Islamic Jihad movement said in a statement.

The al-Quds Brigades said the Israeli strikes were the latest in a "long series of crimes" to which the militant group would respond at the appropriate time.

The group said Israel would pay a heavy price for further attacks on Gaza. more

Three Israeli airstrikes on Gaza injure motorcyclist, child

GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- A young Palestinian man and a child were injured on Sunday morning after Israeli air forces launched three strikes across the Gaza Strip.

An Israeli air strike in the northern Gaza Strip hit a motorcyclist on Saftawi Street near Jabalia, injuring the driver and a number of passerby.

Two other air strikes in central and southern Gaza Strip left no reported injuries.

Spokesman for the Gaza Strip ministry of health Ahraf al-Qidra told reporters that the motorcyclist was a 22-year-old man who was evacuated to Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City after he sustained serious injuries from the Israeli attack.

Al-Qidra added that a 12-year-old boy was taken to Kamal Udwan Hospital in Jabalia, and that doctors said he suffered moderate wounds. more