Friday, May 29
Latest News
  1. Iranian opposition: Iran, N. Korea 'collaborate' on nuclear arms
  2. More than 700 migrants rescued in Mediterranean
  3. Car bombs rock two upmarket Baghdad hotels, five dead
  4. Coalition strikes, fighting kill 40 rebels in Yemen's Aden
  5. Police: car bombs explode near two Baghdad hotels
  6. Myanmar rejects being 'singled out' by UN over migrant crisis at Thai
  7. Top US negotiator with Iran 'to leave after June 30 deadline'
  8. Ministry: Tunisia arrests 2nd Morocco suspect in Bardo attack
  9. Angolan activist gets six months suspended jail sentence
  10. Spain judge opens terrorism case against Boko Haram
  11. Minister: S.African president cleared in corruption scandal
  12. Etihad profits soar 52 percent on expansion, more passengers
  13. Cyprus holds Lebanese man over possible bomb material
  14. Two Saudi border guards die in Yemen shelling
  15. Catholic Church says withdrawing support for Burundi elections
  16. Libya issues warning after PM escapes assassination
  17. Nebraska becomes 19th US state to halt death penalty
  18. Referendum to ask should Britain 'remain' member of EU
  19. US army says 22 possibly exposed to anthrax at S. Korea base
  20. Minister: Malaysia believes 139 bodies in migrant graves

Dozens injured as Israeli forces fire on crowds in Hebron

July 21, 2014 2:11 A.M. (Updated: July 23, 2014 4:45 A.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Dozens of Palestinians were injured after Israeli forces opened fire on rallies in Hebron celebrating the capture of an Israeli soldier in Gaza and in solidarity with the besieged territory, which saw 100 killed by Israeli forces on Sunday.

Abdallah al-Qawasemi, the medical director at Hebron Governmental Hospital, said that 20 youths had been brought to the hospital after Israeli forces opened live fire on the crowds.

Large rallies also took place in Halhoul, al-Arrub refugee camp, al-Fawwar refugee camp, Ramallah, and other cities across the West Bank and in East Jerusalem as Palestinians greeted the news.

Occupied East Jerusalem saw clashes with Israeli police forces during the rallies.

The Hamas-affiliated al-Qassam Brigades announced earlier on Sunday that it had captured an Israeli soldier during fighting in the Gaza Strip, which has claimed the lives of more than 430 Palestinians -- including 200 in the last three days -- since Israel launched an assault 13 days ago.

Many Palestinians hope that the soldier will be released in exchange for Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, which number around 6,000.

In 2011, an Israeli soldier was released by Hamas in exchange for more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners.

40 percent of Palestinian men in the occupied territories have served time in Israeli jails since 1967, and for many sentenced the only possible hope for release is a prisoner exchange.

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