Tuesday, Sept. 17
Latest News
  1. Palestinian goverment: 26 million in development of ministries
  2. Rudeineh: Washington us unable to achieve anything by itself
  3. US: “No plan for unilateral annexation by Israel of the West Bank"
  4. Cluster of incendiary balloons land in southern Israel
  5. Palestinian FM condemns Germany's vote to define BDS as 'anti-Semitic'
  6. Israeli forces forcibly evict Muslim worshipers from Al-Aqsa
  7. Israeli forces detain 14-year-old Palestinian near Ramallah
  8. Erekat: Deviation from peace terms of reference doomed to fail
  9. Iceland's Hatari shocks Eurovision with Palestinian flags
  10. UNRWA: 4 Palestinian children killed in attack on Syria refugee camp

NATO airstrike kills Palestinian family in Tripoli

June 21, 2011 12:40 P.M. (Updated: June 23, 2011 9:09 A.M.)
RAMALLAH (Ma’an) -- A Palestinian family of four was killed in a NATO airstrike Monday on the Libyan capital of Tripoli, according to the Palestinian Authority’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The ministry explained in a statement published Tuesday on the government news agency Wafa, that the International Red Crescent Association had relayed the news.

The family, according to Wafa’s report, had lived in the Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus, before moving to Tripoli.

Palestinian ambassador to Libya Atif Udah told Ma'an radio the family was in a three-story building targeted by a NATO air attack. He identified the victims as Abdullah Muhammad Ash-Shihab, his wife Karima and his 6-month-old twins Khalid and Jumanah.

He noted that President Mahmoud Abbas asked the foreign ministry and the embassy in Libya to send a protest note to NATO, the Red Cross, and the UN.

Earlier in June, Ma’an spoke to the PA’s Minister of Interior Sa’id Abu Ali about the status of Palestinian communities in Arab countries experiencing revolutions, such as Yemen and Libya.

He said that there was a special military committee that monitors Palestinian communities and provides help in moving them to safer areas.

Libyan officials reported that 15 civilians were killed on Monday in a NATO airstrike on Tripoli.

The treaty organization has been carrying out strikes against Libya since May, assisting rebel forces calling for the ouster of the country's leader Mommar Gadhafi.

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