Saturday, 1 November 2014

Israel army: Gaza rocket fell near Eshkol


The Israeli military on Saturday said that a rocket from Gaza had landed in southern Israel the day before, causing no injuries or damage but reminding locals of the tenuousness of a ceasefire signed in August.

An Israeli military spokeswoman told Ma'an that a rocket was fired and hit an open area near the border town of Eshkol.

She said the rocket was fired at 7 pm.

Israeli media reports said that the rocket fell near the border on the Israeli side and exploded upon impact. Sirens warning locals of the rocket fire reportedly failed to activate. more

28 injured as clashes rage across Jerusalem overnight


At least 28 Palestinians were injured as clashes with Israeli forces continued into the late hours of the night on Friday across Jerusalem, as anger over a series of killings by Israeli police boiled over into the streets of the city's Palestinian neighborhoods.

Clashes broke out in the occupied East Jerusalem neighborhoods of Silwan, al-Issawiya, al-Tur, and Wadi al-Joz, as hundreds marched and fought pitched battles with security forces in anger over the killing of Mutaz Hijazi, 32, early Thursday, as well as the killing of Abd al-Rahman al-Shaludi, 21, the week before.

Both men were suspected by authorities of involvement in violent incidents targeting Israelis. But Palestinians have been outraged by their killings, highlighting that instead of being arrested both were shot dead by police on sight.

An autopsy on Friday revealed that Mutaz Hijazi, 32, was shot 20 times by different officers and left to die on his rooftop, as Israeli police refused to allow locals to reach him -- and later forced an ambulance to surrender his body, before returning it to the family late Thursday. more