Thursday, 29 October 2015

Clashes erupt in Hebron after Palestinian killed on Shuhada Street

Clashes erupted in the Bab al-Zawiya area in central Hebron on Thursday following the earlier killing of 19-year-old Farouk Abdel Sidr on nearby Shuhada Street, locals said.

Locals said several Palestinians were injured during the clashes, which are ongoing, including three protesters who were shot and injured with rubber-coated steel bullets and dozens of others who suffered from severe tear gas inhalation.

In addition, the car windows of local journalist Hazem Badr were shattered when three rubber-coated steel bullets hit the vehicle during clashes.

Meanwhile, Israeli settlers attacked homes of Palestinians living off Shuhada Street and the Tel Rumeida area, locals said. Hours before the clashes broke out, Israeli soldiers shot dead 19-year-old Sidr near the illegal Beit Hadassah settlement off Shuhada Street in central Hebron, following the second alleged stabbing attack in the city on Thursday. more

Man dies in Jerusalem after Israeli soldiers delay ambulance

Palestinian medical sources have reported that a man died, on Thursday morning, after the ambulance was unable to reach him in time, due to the extensive military blockade, and roadblocks isolating Palestinian communities in the occupied city of Jerusalem.

The sources said resident Nadim Eshqeirat, 52 years of age, suffered a heart attack approximately at 6:30 in the norming, before his family, in Jabal al-Mokabber, called the Nuran Charitable Association Emergency Services.

The dispatched ambulance was held due to traffic jams resulting from the numerous Israeli military roadblocks.

Nuran’s spokesperson Mohammad Bashir said, in normal conditions, an ambulance should reach the home of any patient in Jabal al-Mokabber within 5 to 7 minutes, but in this case it was delayed at least 7 minutes.

"Our medics tried to provide the patient with the needed urgent care, including electric shocks" he said, "The difference between life and death is just a few minutes, the first minutes after a heart attack are very essential, but we got delayed due to Israel’s roadblocks." more

Two Palestinians killed in Hebron after alleged stabbing attempts

Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian near the illegal Beit Hadassah settlement in Hebron in the second alleged stabbing attack in the city on Thursday.

Witnesses told Ma’an the incident took place in Shuhada Street nearby the settlement.

A Palestinian woman in the area at the time told Ma'an that she "heard gunshots and saw Israeli soldiers and settlers firing at a young Palestinian man while he was walking down a staircase," adding that she did not see anything in his hands.

The Israeli army said in an initial report that a “Palestinian assailant” attempted to stab an Israeli soldier “at a security post in Hebron” before being shot on site.

No Israeli injuries have been reported. more