Monday, May 25
Latest News
  1. 'Beautiful Mind' mathematician John Nash killed in US car crash
  2. Report: Malaysia home minister says mass graves found
  3. Pentagon says Iraqi forces 'failed to fight' in Ramadi
  4. EU says Russia's NGO law is a 'worrying step'
  5. Yemen president insists on rebel pullback for UN talks
  6. Libyans arrest 600 Europe-bound illegal migrants
  7. Syria regime helicopter comes down in Aleppo province
  8. Saudi Shiites refuse to be provoked by suicide bombing
  9. Fresh air strikes and ground fighting in Yemen
  10. Saudi identifies dead suicide bomber, confirms link to IS
  11. Burundi activists suspend govt talks after opposition figure murdered
  12. Report: Malaysia home minister says mass graves found
  13. UN: Iranian aid cargo boat for Yemen offloaded in Djibouti
  14. Commanders: Iraq forces attack IS east of Ramadi
  15. Leading 'No' figure concedes in Irish gay marriage vote
  16. Saudi-led coalition pounds Yemen rebels in three cities
  17. Police: 3 killed by two grenades in Burundi capital
  18. Official: 39 dead in Mexico clash between police, armed civilians
  19. US Senate approves fast-track trade authority for Obama
  20. Senate blocks bill that would end US bulk data dragnet

Militants open fire at settlement near Nablus

July 31, 2014 11:58 P.M. (Updated: Aug. 1, 2014 10:24 P.M.)
NABLUS (Ma'an) -- Palestinian fighters opened fire on an Israeli settlement near Nablus early Thursday, in the latest in a string of armed attacks on Israeli settlements and checkpoints across the West Bank in the last two weeks.

Palestinian security sources told Ma'an that armed assailants opened fire on Shavei Shomron, located at a major junction on the main road leading north from Nablus.

Israeli forces shot back live fire, with no injuries reported on either side.

An Israeli military spokeswoman said she were not familiar with the incident.

In the last two weeks, armed attacks on Israeli military sites and settlements in the West Bank have increased amid the Israeli assault on Gaza, which has killed nearly 1,400 Palestinians.

On Tuesday, Palestinians opened fire and injured an Israeli soldier in Qublan, also near Nablus.

About 550,000 Israelis live in settlements across the West Bank and East Jerusalem on lands largely confiscated from local Palestinian communities.

Under international law, all settlements in occupied territory are illegal.

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