Thursday, 3 December 2015

Palestinian killed after alleged shooting attack at Hizma checkpoint



A Palestinian was shot and killed after opening fire on Israeli soldiers stationed at the Hizma military checkpoint north of Jerusalem in the occupied West Bank that left two injured, the Israeli army and emergency services said.

An Israeli army spokesperson told Ma’an that forces opened fire on a Palestinian man after he exited his vehicle and opened fire on the forces.

The spokesperson confirmed the suspect's death and said an Israeli soldier was shot in the upper body, adding that one bystander was injured.

The Palestinian liaison department identified the Palestinian as Mazin Hasan Ureiba from Abu Dis.

Ureiba was an officer in the Palestinian Authority general intelligence service and a father of four, sources told Ma'an.

Israeli emergency service Magen David Adom said that paramedics arrived to the scene and treated one victim who was in severe condition.

Israeli media reported that the bystander was a 47-year-old Israeli man left with critical injuries, while the soldier received a gunshot wound to the hand. more

Israeli forces shoot, critically injure elderly woman in Gaza


Israeli forces shot and critically injured an elderly Palestinian woman in the neck on Wednesday near al-Bureij refugee camp in central Gaza, a spokesperson for the Gaza-based Ministry of Health said.

The ministry spokesperson, Ashraf al-Qidra, told Ma'an that an elderly woman was hit with a live bullet in her neck and was evacuated to Shuhada al-Aqsa Hospital in critical condition.

Though clashes between Palestinian youth and Israeli forces have been common in area east of al-Bureij camp, it is unclear whether the woman was shot during such clashes.

An Israeli army spokesperson did not immediately respond for comment. more