Friday, July 20
Latest News
  1. Israeli airstrikes kill Palestinian youth, wound 3 others
  2. Israel issues 37 administrative detention orders against Palestinians
  3. Israeli students attend 'Breaking the Silence' lecture despite ban
  4. Israeli forces close off water lines in Jordan Valley-area lands
  5. Israeli Knesset passes controversial 'Nationality Bill' into law
  6. Israeli authorities demolish Palestinian home in East Jerusalem
  7. Gaza's 'incendiary kites unit' to escalate fires until siege lifted
  8. Dozens of Israeli settlers storm Al-Aqsa Mosque
  9. Israeli bulldozers uproot 100 Palestinian olive trees in Salfit-area
  10. Israeli forces detain 29 Palestinians in overnight West Bank raids

Islamic Jihad chief 'reconsiders Gaza visit after Israeli threat'

Dec. 6, 2012 8:09 P.M. (Updated: Dec. 8, 2012 7:37 P.M.)
GAZA CITY (Ma’an) -- Israel threatened to assassinate the leader of Islamic Jihad if he enters the Gaza Strip, causing the party to reconsider his upcoming visit, sources said Thursday.

Egyptian authorities told Islamic Jihad that Israel rejected the visit and would target leader Ramadan Shalah and his deputy Ziad Nakhla if they went into Gaza, sources close to the discussions told Ma'an.

Islamic Jihad leaders are considering whether to cancel the visit, set to take place on Friday ahead of Hamas' 25th anniversary celebrations which start the following day.

Jihad's leadership are in talks with the Egyptian authorities over the matter.
Powered By: HTD Technologies
Ma'an News Agency
All rights reserved © 2005-2018