Friday, 16 October 2015

2 Palestinians shot, killed by Israeli forces during Gaza demos

Two Palestinians were killed and at least 100 others injured as Israeli forces opened fire at demonstrators in the Gaza Strip on Friday, medical sources said.

Ashraf al-Qidra, Gaza's Ministry of Health spokesperson, said that Yahiya Abd al-Qader Farhat, 24, was killed after being shot in the head by Israeli soldiers in northern Gaza.

He was taken to the al-Awda hospital in Jabalia, where he was pronounced dead. Farhat was from the Gaza neighborhood of al-Shujaiyeh.

Mahmoud Hatim Hmeid, 22, was identified as the second victim. He was killed east of the al-Shujaiyeh neighborhood in northern Gaza.

At least 11 Palestinians were shot with live fire while dozens suffered tear gas inhalation and were shot with rubber-coated steel bullets during the demonstrations, al-Qidra added.

Clashes also broke out east of the al-Bureij refugee camp in central Gaza, with Israeli forces firing tear gas at demonstrators, who set fire to tires. more

Israeli forces kill Palestinian after Hebron stab attack on soldier

Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian man near the illegal Kiryat Arba settlement in Hebron on Friday after stabbing a soldier in the area. A Palestinian news crew from Al-Quds TV captured the incident while reporting live in the area, with footage showing Israeli forces surrounding a Palestinian man lying injured on the ground and appearing to open fire.

Israel's army said a soldier was stabbed and moderately wounded by an assailant disguised as a "news photographer."

A journalist who witnessed the incident told Ma'an that he saw a man wearing a yellow vest marked 'PRESS' stabbing an Israeli soldier.

Israeli forces then opened fire multiple times, with another soldier reportedly injured by friendly fire during the incident.

Israeli forces assaulted Palestinian journalists in the area attempting to cover the incident, threatening that they would open fire unless they left.

Locals said Israeli soldiers prevented the Red Crescent from reaching the area to treat the man. more

Palestinian dies after beating by Israeli troops

A Palestinian man died on Thursday, after he was beaten by Israeli occupation troops in the West Bank city of Ramallah.

According to Days of Palestine, the man fainted when the Israeli troops beat him while he was returning home from his farm as he was picking up olives.

He sustained critical injuries and was then taken to hospital by a relative. Just minutes later, he was pronounced dead.

The man was identified as Riyad dar-Youssef from Al-Janiya village in western Ramallah. He was 46 years old. more

Palestinian injured at Gaza demonstration dies from injuries

A Palestinian injured by Israeli gunfire last week during clashes along the Gaza border died from his wounds on Friday, the Gaza Ministry of Health said.

The man was identified as Shawqi Jabr Obeid, 37, from Jabalia.

Seven Palestinians were shot dead last Friday during border demonstrations to show solidarity with protesters in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.

Over 145 Palestinians were injured by live fire or rubber-coated steel bullets during the demonstrations, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health.

Since the beginning of October, at least 170 Gazans have been shot by Israeli live fire at demonstrations along the border, the ministry added. more