Palestine accuses Israel of violating truce
TEL AVIV, NEW YORK -- Palestine claims that the situation in the Gaza Strip is extremely sensitive and accuses Israelis of violating the ceasefire.
In a letter to the UN Security Council, Palestinian UN observer Riyad Mansour said a 20-year-old man was killed and 19 people were wounded by Israeli fire near the border on Friday.
He called the situation in Gaza “extremely fragile” and said Israel’s cease-fire violations and other illegal actions risk undermining the calm that was just restored.
The fighting killed 166 Palestinians, including scores of civilians, and six Israelis. Mansour said more than 1,230 Palestinians were injured, predominantly women and children.
He also accused Israel of accused Israel of intensifying its use of “excessive and lethal force” against Palestinian civilians in the West Bank and East Jerusalem in recent days and of arresting at least 230 Palestinian civilians since the Gaza fighting began, including several members of the Palestinian Legislative Council who were detained at dawn Friday, AP has reported.
November 19, 2012 | 12:15 | Source: Beta, RT | Comments: (1) | Send comment
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November 22, 2012 | 17:04 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (4) | Send comment
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November 23, 2012 | 16:54 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (1) | Send comment
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November 23, 2012 | 15:25 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (0) | Send comment
Israeli soldiers have killed a Palestianian near the border with Gaza - the first death since a truce between Hamas and Israel came into force.
November 18, 2012 | 13:32 | Source: Deutsche Welle | Comments: (4) | Send comment
TEL AVIV, GAZA CITY -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that his country was prepared to "significantly expand" its military strikes on the Gaza Strip.
November 21, 2012 | 20:17 | Source: AP, jpost.com | Comments: (0) | Send comment
CAIRO, JERUSALEM -- A ceasefire in the eight day-long conflict between Israel and Hamas has been announced on Wednesday evening in Cairo, Egypt.
November 21, 2012 | 15:24 | Source: Tanjug | Comments: (1) | Send comment
BENGHAZI -- The head of the security services of Benghazi, Colonel Farag al-Dersi, was killed during the night in front of his house, news agencies reported.