Wednesday, Nov. 25
Latest News
  1. Initial reports: Palestinian shot dead in suspected attack near Hebron
  2. Israeli forces detain 4 teens from al-Issawiya
  3. Israeli troops detain 31 Palestinians across West Bank, Jerusalem
  4. Kerry supports Israeli 'self-defense' against 'senseless terrorism'
  5. 2 Palestinians, 1 Israeli settler injured in car accident near Hebron
  6. Israeli forces detain 8-year-old boy near Hebron
  7. Abbas meets with Kerry in Ramallah during Mideast visit
  8. 7 Palestinians detained in Hebron district
  9. Israeli forces raid homes of Palestinian teens who stabbed soldier
  10. 7 Palestinians shot, injured with live fire in Tulkarem clashes
  11. Palestinian killed after stabbing Israelis near Ramallah
  12. Palestinian shot dead after alleged stabbing attempt near Nablus
  13. Palestinian woman killed after alleged stab attack in Mahane Yehuda
  14. Palestinian shot after stab attack in Mahane Yehuda market
  15. Palestinian shot dead after stabbing attack on Israeli woman
  16. Palestinian shot dead following 2nd alleged attack attempt
  17. Initial reports: Alleged stabbing attack at Huwarra checkpoint
  18. Israeli forces detain young woman in Hebron for 'carrying knife'
  19. US think tank says Israel has around 115 nuclear weapons
  20. Israeli forces detain 3 Palestinians from Jenin area

First fatality in Gaza as swine flu toll rises to 21

Jan. 19, 2013 5:15 P.M. (Updated: Jan. 21, 2013 9:47 A.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- A Palestinian has died of swine flu in the Gaza Strip, among four Palestinian fatalities from the virus in the last 48 hours, the health ministry said Saturday.

The Palestinian death toll from the latest outbreak of swine flu (H1N1) has risen to 21, director of public health Dr. Asad Ramlawi told Ma'an.

The announcement marked the first fatality in Gaza from the virus. Ramlawi said two others had died in Ramallah and another person in south Hebron in the last two days.

All the victims were children or elderly, he added.

Since December, hundreds of Palestinians have contracted the virus, which has become a seasonal disease according to the World Health Organization.

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