Sunday, 9 November 2014

Israeli forces raid Jerusalem hospital, detain Palestinian in ER

Israeli forces raided a hospital in East Jerusalem late Saturday and detained a young Palestinian man, witnesses told Ma'an.

Locals said Israeli forces searched the outer square of the al-Maqasid hospital in the al-Tur neighborhood before storming the hospital's emergency room and detaining a young man who was escorting an elderly woman.

The officers beat the young man "brutally" before taking him into custody, the sources told Ma'an.

The young Palestinian's name was not immediately made available.

The Palestinian news site Safa reported that Israeli forces claimed the man had hurled a Molotov cocktail at them and fled to the hospital.

The hospital administration denounced the Israeli raid which they described as a "barbarian attack" that violated the sanctity of the hospital. more

IDF soldiers fire at agricultural land in central Gaza

Israeli occupation forces (IOF) opened machinegun fire at agricultural land lots in central Gaza Strip on Sunday morning.

Eyewitnesses said that IOF troops stationed on the Gaza borders opened their machineguns at land lots to the southeast of Breij refugee camp in central Gaza. Medical sources said that no casualties were suffered during the machinegun attack.

The locals reported that IOF soldiers also fired three projectiles in the same direction.

A truce agreement was reached between Israel and Palestinian factions in Gaza with Egyptian mediation last August after the IOF 51-day offensive took the lives of more than 2,000 Palestinians, wounded 11,000 others and destroyed thousands of houses. more