Sunday, Aug. 02
Latest News
  1. Kerry pledges support for Egypt in Cairo talks
  2. UAE to try 41 on charges of seeking 'caliphate'
  3. Two Turkish troops killed in 'PKK suicide attack'
  4. Iraqis protest over poor services, salty tap water
  5. Exiled Yemen PM makes symbolic Aden visit to lead restoration
  6. New Taliban leader calls for unity in ranks in first audio message
  7. Iraqi Kurdistan leadership says PKK should leave
  8. Kerry lands in Egypt on first leg of Mideast tour
  9. Iraqis protest over poor services, salty tap water
  10. Dozens dead as Syria army 'pushes back rebels near regime heartland'
  11. Yemen PM returns to Aden from Saudi exile
  12. Airport source: Yemen PM returns to Aden from Saudi exile
  13. New Taliban leader calls for unity in ranks in first audio message
  14. Iraqis vent rage at power shortages, 'corrupt' leaders
  15. Report: Some 260 PKK members killed in Turkey air strikes
  16. Iraqi Kurdistan urges Turkey to halt PKK bombardment
  17. Bin Laden relatives killed in UK plane crash
  18. Five Libyan troops killed, 18 missing after 'IS attack'
  19. 'Qaeda' suicide bombing kills 9 in Yemen
  20. Al-Qaeda in Syria attacks US-trained rebel base

Gaza: Explosion kills one, locals say Israeli F16 drops 'heat bombs'

Nov. 30, 2009 10:48 P.M. (Updated: Dec. 2, 2009 9:13 A.M.)
Bethlehem – Ma’an – A Palestinian was killed and three others injured in a car explosion in the Ash-Shati Refugee Camp adjacent to Gaza City on Monday, medical sources said.

Muawiyah Hassanein, director of ambulance and emergency services in the Gaza Health Ministry, said an unidentified dead man was transported to the Ash-Shifa Hospital in an ambulance.

The cause of the explosion was not immediately clear. Sources said a charge went off inside a Volkswagen in the camp.

An Israeli military spokeswoman said "there was no IDF activity in the area."

Separately, Palestinians in Gaza said Israeli F16 fighter jets carried out sorties designed to give the appearance of airstrikes, dropping what were described as "heat bombs."

Earlier on Monday, residents said Israeli forces opened fire while operating in northern Gaza. The area where fire was reported was approximately 800 meters from the Green Line in the agricultural lands of Abu Sufiyah, according to Palestinian sources in the area. No injuries were reported.

An Israeli military spokeswoman denied the report, saying, "The IDF conducted regular military activities today on the border and did not open fire, nor did they come under fire during these activities."

Meanwhile, the armed wing of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, the Abu Ali Mustapha Brigades, claimed responsibility for firing a homemade projectile toward Israeli forces attempting to enter Gaza via the Nahal Oz crossing.

Israeli forces patrol inside the Gaza Strip along the border with Israel on a daily basis. There are frequent reports of Palestinians coming under fire simply for setting foot inside this band.

Powered By: HTD Technologies
Ma'an News Agency
All rights reserved © 2005-2015