Sunday, 5 October 2014

Israeli forces 'injure Lebanese soldier' in cross-border shooting

Israeli troops shot and wounded a Lebanese soldier across the ceasefire line between the two countries on Sunday, a Lebanese security source told AFP.

The source said the soldier was hit when a Lebanese army patrol came under fire in Jabal Sadanneh, west of the disputed Shebaa Farms area.

The Israeli army, however, said that it had fired at suspects crossing the border from Lebanon into Israel.

"Earlier today, during a routine activity along the Israel-Lebanon border, an (army) force identified suspects crossing the border and infiltrating into Israeli territory," the army said in a text-messaged statement. more

Palestinian dies of wounds sustained in Israeli assault on Gaza

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

Palestinian medics identified the man as Jamal Abu Libdeh, 50, from the Khan Younis district.

Abu Libdeh was wounded when Israeli forces struck an area outside his home in the village of Bani Suhaila. He was taken to Gaza's European hospital.

Nearly 2,200 Palestinians, mostly civilians, were killed in Israel's five-week war on the besieged coastal enclave and some 11,000 were injured. more