Friday, 11 December 2015

Israeli forces kill Palestinian in Gaza border clashes


Israeli military forces on Friday shot dead a Palestinian and injured 17 others in clashes east of al-Bureij refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip, Palestinian officials said.

Ashraf al-Qidra, spokesperson of the Ministry of Health, identified the victim as Sami Shawqi Madhi, 41. He was shot in the chest and died instantly, al-Qidra added.

Ten other Palestinians were injured during the clashes and taken to hospital for treatment.

Israeli forces opened fire at demonstrators along the border east of al-Bureij refugee camp and at the Nahal Oz crossing, where protesters set fire to tires.

Locals said Israeli snipers were deployed in the area.

There were also reports of clashes near Khan Younis in southern Gaza, and the Erez crossing in the north, where seven were injured by live fire in their lower extremities, al-Qidra said.

An Israeli army spokesperson did not have immediate information on Friday's clashes in Gaza.

Earlier, Israeli forces shot dead two Palestinians in the occupied West Bank. more

Palestinian killed during clashes with Israeli forces in Hebron


A Palestinian man was shot and killed during clashes in the Ras al-Jura area of Hebron on Friday, witnesses told Ma'an.

A Ma'an reporter said Uday Irsheid, 24, was shot in the chest and critically wounded during clashes with Israeli military forces at the northern entrance to Hebron.

He later died from his injuries.

The clashes broke out following a march called for by Hamas to mark the 28th anniversary of the political party's founding. Red Crescent officials told Ma'an that nine Palestinians were shot with live fire and three with rubber-coated steel bullets during the clashes. The injured were taken to a Health Work Committee center for medical treatment.

An Israeli spokesperson told Ma'an that "a violent riot in Hebron is taking place with hundreds of Palestinians attacking forces, hurling rocks and rolling burning tires."

Israeli forces used riot dispersal means before firing 0.22 rounds at main instigators, the spokesperson added. more