Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Israeli warships open fire at Gaza fishermen

GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Israeli warships opened fire at fishermen off the coast of Gaza City early Wednesday, a fisherman said.

A fisherman told Ma'an Israeli ships fired gunshots at Palestinian fishing boats, and that a shell hit the water near the boats.

No injuries were reported.

An Israeli army spokeswoman said that "warning shots were fired in the air," without providing further details.

Palestinian fishermen are only allowed to venture three nautical miles from Gaza's shore, though official Israeli-Palestinian agreements previously settled on 20 nautical miles. more

Video: Israeli bulldozers destroy 5 Palestinian homes in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- Clashes broke out in East Jerusalem neighborhoods on Feb. 5 as Israeli bulldozers demolished five Palestinian homes.

Video footage shows Israeli police hurling tear gas canisters at Palestinian protesters, who throw rocks in response as houses crumble to the ground in the background.

On the day of the demolitions, Israel announced plans to construct over 550 new settler homes in East Jerusalem. more