Thursday, May 28
Latest News
  1. Chief of Al-Qaeda's Syria affiliate pledges no attacks on the West
  2. Syrian soldiers tell of harrowing escape from besieged hospital
  3. Blatter ally AFC opposes FIFA vote delay
  4. Libya issues warning after PM escapes assassination
  5. Coalition raids on rebels in Yemen capital kill 43
  6. EU asks member states to admit 40,000 asylum seekers
  7. Official: Bangladesh plans to move thousands of Rohingya to island
  8. Iraq forces in Anbar push, stir over operation codename
  9. Brother urges Iran to free reporter held on 'laughable' charges
  10. Yemeni pleads guilty in New York to Al-Qaeda conspiracy
  11. UN seeks new date for Yemen talks
  12. Draft bill on transsexuals sent to Iran parliament
  13. EU to unveil latest plan to absorb migrants fairly
  14. Spokesman: Libya PM escapes assassination attempt
  15. AFP: Multiple explosions, gunfire in Kabul diplomatic area
  16. Govt: Kabul gunbattle ends with four attackers killed
  17. Turkey says training of moderate Syrian rebels begins with US
  18. Pro-government fighters push rebels out of Yemen city
  19. Police: suspected Fulani herdsmen kill at least 23 in central Nigeria
  20. Obama: Russia adopting 'increasingly aggressive posture' in Ukraine

Brother of stabbing suspect 'arrested in Israeli raid'

May 2, 2013 2:52 A.M. (Updated: May 2, 2013 2:57 A.M.)
RAMALLAH (Ma’an) -- Israeli forces detained the brother of a man accused of killing a settler near Nablus on Thursday, the prisoners center in Ramallah reported.

Soldiers raided Muhammad al-Zaghal's house in Shweikeh village in Tulkarem, beating him before he was arrested, according to the group.

Officials at the prisoners center told Ma’an that the troops took him to al-Khdeira Hospital.

An Israeli military spokeswoman said seven Palestinians were arrested overnight but she could not confirm the arrest in the Tulkarem area.

Israeli forces on Tuesday raided the home of the suspect, Salam al-Zaghal, and several neighboring homes after the alleged attack near Zatara checkpoint south of Nablus.

Also Tuesday, Israeli forces closed down the Huwwara and Zatara checkpoints after hundreds of settlers wreaked havoc in the area, a Ma’an reporter said. They repeated racist chants and called for revenge.

Meanwhile, settler-monitoring official Ghassan Daghlas told Ma’an that settlers set fire to over seven acres of olive fields in Awarta village east of Nablus.

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