Friday, 26 December 2014

Child dies of wounds suffered during Israel’s war on Gaza

Palestinian medical sources reported that a child died, on Thursday evening, of serious wounds suffered several months ago, in Beit Hanoun, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, during the Israeli onslaught on the Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip.

The child, Ehab Mohammad Sohweil, 15 years of age, remained in a very serious condition since his injury nearly three months ago, until he was declared clinically dead last week, and was declared deceased on Thursday.

Local sources said one of his brothers was killed by an Israeli shell during the war, and several family members were injured.

Media sources in Gaza said Sohweil was a soccer player at a local club in Beit Hanoun, and was injured on the second day of the al-Fitir Muslim feast.

Following his injury, Sohweil was moved to the al-Makassed Islamic Hospital in Jerusalem, before he was moved to the Ichilov Israeli medical center. more

Israeli soldiers shoot Palestinian trying to cross Gaza border

BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli forces on Friday shot a Palestinian man as he tried to cross into Israel from northern Gaza, Israel's army said.

An Israeli army spokeswoman told Ma'an that two Palestinians approached the "security fence in the northern Gaza Strip" with the intention of crossing into Israel.

Israeli soldiers ordered them to stop and fired in the air and then at their legs when they failed to comply.

One man was hit, while both were detained at the scene and taken for questioning. more