Thursday, 26 June 2014

Israeli forces shoot Palestinian teen in Gaza


GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- A Palestinian teenager was shot by Israeli forces in the Hajar al-Deek area near the border in the northern central Gaza Strip on Thursday evening.

Spokesman for the Ministry of Health Ashraf al-Qidra told Ma'an that an unnamed 17-year-old was shot in the foot while he was collecting gravel near the border.

He was taken to Shifa hospital with moderate injuries, al-Qidra added.

An Israeli military spokeswoman said that Israeli forces had fired "warning shots in the air" in the area, which is just east of El-Bureij refugee camp. more

78-year-old woman dies of heart attack during Israeli raid


HEBRON (Ma'an) -- An elderly Palestinian woman died early Thursday after suffering a heart attack during a raid by Israeli soldiers in el-Arrub refugee camp north of Hebron.

Fatima Ismail Issa Rushdi, 78, was evacuated to al-Ahli Hospital in Hebron after she suffered a heart attack.

"Fatima arrived at the emergency department suffering from a sudden heart and lung failure. Doctors tried to resuscitate her twice but there was no response and she was pronounced dead," Dr. Ashraf Zghayyar told Ma'an.

The Israeli raid on the camp started after midnight on Wednesday following a power cut. Soldiers ransacked several homes and handed summons orders to several young men, demanding that they go to an Israeli military center for interrogation. more