Saturday, Aug. 29
Latest News
  1. US to Iran: Release Hekmati from 'unjust detention'
  2. Pentagon: Militant hacker killed in US air strike was recruite
  3. UN: Satellite images confirm Palmyra temple destruction
  4. UN envoy urges speedy Libya talks to curb migrant crisis
  5. Four arrested over Austria truck tragedy
  6. Turkey PM forms interim government including pro-Kurdish party
  7. Amnesty accuses UAE of torturing Libyan-Canadian
  8. Qatar Airways 'shamed' into action over pregnancy, marriage
  9. Iran premieres big-budget epic film 'Muhammad'
  10. Tel Aviv's 'Iranian embassy' turns out to be atomic hoax
  11. Iraq PM orders forces to prepare to open Green Zone
  12. Officer: Yemen army recruits 4,800 southern fighters
  13. Monitor: Qaeda-led forces advance on Syria airbase
  14. 71 migrants perish in Austria truck tragedy
  15. German court says ban on rallies in Heidenau 'illegal'
  16. Brazil enters recession in second quarter
  17. State news: Greek snap election set for September 20
  18. Aid workers: Toll in Libya migrant shipwreck rises to 76
  19. IS kills two generals in Iraq, advances in Syria
  20. Qatar Airways 'shamed' into action over pregnancy, marriage

Home of French consul in Gaza 'destroyed'

July 17, 2014 10:04 P.M. (Updated: July 18, 2014 5:08 P.M.)
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- An Israeli airstrike on Thursday caused extensive damage to the house of French consul Majdi Shaqoura in the al-Sudaniya area of northwestern Gaza.

The consul told Ma’an that his family departed the house after several warnings and threats by the Israeli army against the people in the al-Atatra and al-Sudaniya neighborhoods.

Shaqoura, who returned from a medical trip two days ago, said the family tried to return to check on their home during a 6-hour UN-sponsored humanitarian truce, but were shocked to see the destruction inflicted on the two-story home.

He said Israel was responsible for targeting the home and “brutally” destroying it, in contradiction of humanitarian laws and values.

The official added that Israel was aware that the house belonged to diplomatic personnel, but nevertheless targeted as “part of its collective punishment policy against the residents of Gaza.”

An Israeli military spokeswoman said she was looking into the report.
Powered By: HTD Technologies
Ma'an News Agency
All rights reserved © 2005-2015