Saturday, 8 February 2014

Medics: 5 injured by Israeli fire in Gaza on Friday

GAZA CITY (AFP) -- Five Palestinians were wounded by Israeli army gunfire Friday near the separation barrier in the northern Gaza Strip, Palestinian medical sources said.

Ashraf al-Qudra, a spokesman for the Hamas-run health ministry in the territory, said the five men were in their early twenties.

One was in serious condition from a shot to the chest, he told AFP.

Palestinian witnesses said the soldiers opened fire after they were attacked by stones hurled over the border fence. more

2 Palestinians killed in separate explosions in central Gaza

GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Two Palestinians were killed and two others were injured in separate explosions in and around Gaza's al-Bureij refugee camp late Friday, medical sources said.

Gaza Health Ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra told Ma'an that 27-year-old Hani Salameh was killed in an "ambiguous" explosion in al-Buriej camp in central Gaza.

His body was taken to al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital near Deir al-Balah, al-Qidra said.

Local sources told Ma'an that Salamah was a member of al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas' military wing.

Earlier Friday, another Palestinian man was killed and two others injured in a separate explosion east of al-Bureij refugee camp, medical sources said. more