Saturday, 14 February 2015

Teen injured In Kufur Qaddoum, scores suffer effects of tear gas inhalation

The Popular Committee against the Wall and Settlements in Kufur Qaddoum, near the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia, said Israel soldiers invaded the village to suppress its weekly nonviolent protest leading to clashes with local youths; one teen was shot by a live round, while dozens suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation.

The protesters marched demanding the army to open the main road leading to their village that the soldiers closed 13 years ago.

Murad Shteiwy, media coordinator of the Popular Resistance Committee said a large military force invaded the village, since morning hours Friday, accompanied by armored bulldozers and vehicles, while the soldiers fired dozens of gas bombs, rounds of live ammunition and rubber-coated metal bullets.

He added that the soldiers shot and injured Jamil Shteiwy, 17 years of age, with a live round in his leg, and that local medics moved him to the Rafidia governmental hospital in Nablus.

Scores of residents, including international peace activists suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation. more

Israeli forces shoot at farmers in northern Gaza

Israeli forces on Friday opened fire at a group of farmers in the northern Gaza Strip, witnesses told Ma'an, the second such attack of the day on Palestinian civilians in the besieged coastal enclave.

Locals said Israeli soldiers at the northern border shot live bullets at farmers who were leaving their lands.

No injuries were reported.

Only hours before, Israeli soldiers opened fire at Palestinian homes and farmers in the southern Gaza Strip, causing material damage. more