Monday, 3 March 2014

Palestinian prisoners released after 14 years in Israeli jails

By Hazem Zatma
Israeli forces released Monday morning detainee Abdullah Enshasi from Jabaliya camp, Northern Gaza Strip.

Wa'ed Prisoners Society Spokesman, Abdudallah Qandeel told "AlRay" that Enshasi spent 14 years in the Israeli jails.

During his detention, Enshasi was moved between the Israeli jails of Beer Sheba and Nafha where he was isolated for 6 years and then to Remon, Shattah and Ramon, from where he was released from.

Prisoner Enshasi was arrested on 3 March 2000 at Erez crossing in the northern Gaza Strip, while he was on his way to work in the territories occupied since 1948 and sentenced to 14 years in prison.

Israeli forces accused Enshasi of being a member of Islamic Jihad Movement, attempting to stab an Israeli soldier at Erez crossing and planting an explosive device in a petrol station in the 1948 occupied territories.

Israeli forces is holding captive over 5000 Palestinians, including 200 children and women against international conventions, against common sense, unjustly, and with the silent complicity of international institutions and organizations. more

3 injured in Gaza tunnel gas leak

GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Three workers were rescued after suffering from near suffocation as a result a gas leak in a tunnel between the Gaza Strip and Egypt, an official from the Gaza Strip health ministry said.

Gaza Strip health ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra told Ma'an that civil defense crews rescued three workers who had suffered from gas inhalation in a tunnel on the border between Rafah and Egypt as a result of the gas leak.

10 others were rescued before suffering as a result of the leak, he added.

The incident occurred in the area of Yebna refugee camp south of Rafah, the source said. more

Egypt keeps Rafah crossing closed for third week

Egyptian Authorities continue the closure of Rafah crossing to Palestinian travelers, for the third week in a row, according to borders and crossings administration in Gaza.

Hundreds of Palestinians, including students and medical patients, have been stuck at both sides of the closed crossing.

Egypt opens the Rafah crossing once a week for Umra pilgrims, while the humanitarian cases are still shouting for help.

The Rafah crossing has been the principal connection between Gaza's 1.8 million residents and the outside world since the imposition of an economic blockade by Israel, beginning in 2007. more