Sunday, 7 September 2014

Jerusalem teen shot by Israeli soldier a week ago dies of wounds

JERUSALEM (Ma'an) -- A Palestinian teenager from Jerusalem who was shot in the head by an Israeli soldier with a rubber-coated steel bullet a week ago succumbed to his wounds Sunday morning, his father said.

Abd al-Majid Sunuqrut told Ma'an that his son Muhammad Abd Al-Majid Sunuqrut, 16, "died as a martyr this morning and his body is expected to be taken to the Abu Kabir Forensic Institute for an autopsy to be undertaken by a Palestinian doctor and a lawyer."

Muhammad was shot on Monday by Israeli forces in the head as he was talking on the phone in Wadi al-Joz in what his father at the time told Ma'an was an "unprovoked attack."

The youth suffered a fractured skull as a result of the attack and at the time underwent surgery at Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem in order to stop bleeding and remove fragments caused by the impact of the bullet. more

Hamas to Abbas: Stop conducting dialogue through media

BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- A Hamas spokesman on Sunday said Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas should stop conducting dialogue through the media, a day after Abbas accused the group of running a "shadow government" in Gaza.

Sami Abu Zuhri told reporters that "president Abbas' remarks against Hamas and the resistance are unjustified and the sources of information and figures he relied on were incorrect and have nothing to do with the truth."

The remarks, he added, reflect injustice toward "our people and the resistance who made this great victory."

Abu Zuhri added that Hamas and Fatah agreed to have a meeting soon for further talks and to discuss implementation of the terms of the reconciliation agreement both movements have signed.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday accused Hamas of running a "shadow government" in the Gaza Strip and said that the unity government between Hamas and the PLO must assert its authority in the besieged coastal enclave. more

Palestinian man succumbs to wounds sustained in Gaza assault

GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- A Palestinian man on Saturday died of wounds sustained in Israel's assault on the Gaza Strip, medical sources said.

The man was identified as Mahmoud al-Sheikh Eid al-Zamili.

Medical sources said al-Zamili was seriously injured after Israeli forces targeted Rafah with heavy artillery shelling in early August. He was then transferred to a hospital in Egypt. more