Thursday, May 28
Latest News
  1. Top US negotiator with Iran 'to leave after June 30 deadline'
  2. Ministry: Tunisia arrests 2nd Morocco suspect in Bardo attack
  3. Angolan activist gets six months suspended jail sentence
  4. Spain judge opens terrorism case against Boko Haram
  5. Minister: S.African president cleared in corruption scandal
  6. Etihad profits soar 52 percent on expansion, more passengers
  7. Cyprus holds Lebanese man over possible bomb material
  8. Two Saudi border guards die in Yemen shelling
  9. Catholic Church says withdrawing support for Burundi elections
  10. Libya issues warning after PM escapes assassination
  11. Nebraska becomes 19th US state to halt death penalty
  12. Referendum to ask should Britain 'remain' member of EU
  13. US army says 22 possibly exposed to anthrax at S. Korea base
  14. Minister: Malaysia believes 139 bodies in migrant graves
  15. Chief of Al-Qaeda's Syria affiliate pledges no attacks on the West
  16. Syrian soldiers tell of harrowing escape from besieged hospital
  17. Blatter ally AFC opposes FIFA vote delay
  18. Libya issues warning after PM escapes assassination
  19. Coalition raids on rebels in Yemen capital kill 43
  20. EU asks member states to admit 40,000 asylum seekers

Hamas demands justice over 'poison' tunnel deaths

April 29, 2010 11:37 P.M. (Updated: April 30, 2010 7:26 P.M.)
Gaza – Ma'an – Gaza's de facto government demanded justice from Egypt over the death of four tunnel workers poisoned by noxious gas on Wednesday night, calling for those responsible to be put on trial.

Hamas party spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said Thursday that at least 40 tunnel workers had been poisoned by toxic gasses since the siege on Gaza began, accounting for almost 30% of the tunnel-related deaths, which stand at 145, the spokesman said.

Abu Zuhri said he considered the targeting of tunnel workers by Egyptian forces illegal, and immoral considering its aggravation of the suffering of Palestinians in Gaza.

Wednesday night medics said workers had gone to the tunnel that had in fact been "filled with poisonous gas a week ago, to confirm the toxin had dissipated," Adham Abu Salmiya, spokesman for Gaza medical services, told Ma'an. "They were shocked to find it had actually remained in the tunnel, resulting in the deaths and injuries."
Powered By: HTD Technologies
Ma'an News Agency
All rights reserved © 2005-2015