Wednesday, May 06
Latest News
  1. UNICEF: C. Africa armed groups pledge to free thousands of children
  2. Burundi constitutional court judge says he has fled country
  3. Obama to nominate Gen. Dunford as next Joint Chiefs chairman
  4. Tsunami threat as 7.4 magnitude quake hits Papua New Guinea
  5. Reality on ground in Yemen unchanged weeks into air war
  6. Kerry warns Burundi president's third term bid is unconstitutional
  7. Italy's parliament approves radical new electoral law
  8. French leader oversees Qatar jet deal
  9. Iran's Rouhani says not for police to enforce Islam
  10. Kerry to visit Saudi Arabia, France for security talks
  11. Activist: 2 shot dead in Burundi protests
  12. Israel PM urges action on racism in talks with Ethiopian Jews
  13. Palestinian shot after alleged Jerusalem stabbing attempt
  14. Palestinian building permits 'political', admits Israel
  15. Israel's Lieberman says will not join next govt
  16. France's Hollande in Qatar for warplane deal
  17. Region threatened as Gulf leaders hold summit
  18. Saudi-led troops in 'limited' first Yemen deployment
  19. US says no Syrian civilians killed in April 30 air strike
  20. Dutch far-right politician 'shocked' by Texas shooting

Witnesses: Thousands flee for cover as Israel raids Gaza

Aug. 19, 2014 10:19 A.M. (Updated: Aug. 19, 2014 10:19 A.M.)
GAZA CITY (AFP) -- Thousands of Palestinians fled their homes in neighborhoods of eastern Gaza City on Tuesday, carrying bags of clothes, pillows and mattresses after renewed Israeli airstrikes, witnesses said.

An AFP reporter saw hundreds of Palestinians streaming out of Shejaiya, one of the areas worst affected by more than a month of fighting between Israel and Hamas.

Thousands more were leaving the areas of Zeitun and Shaaf, alarmed by a series of explosions, and heading towards shelters in UN schools, the witnesses said.
Ma'an News Agency
All rights reserved © 2005-2015