Date: Thursday 04 February 2016 8:58
Source: Maan

Chaos erupts in hometown of 3 Palestinian attackers as Israeli forces raid village

JENIN (Ma’an) — Israeli forces stormed the northern occupied West Bank district of Jenin’s Qabatiya village, the home of three Palestinian youth who were shot dead Wednesday after killing one 19-year-old Israeli police officer and seriously injuring another, a PLO spokesman told Ma’an.Ali Zakarneh said during the raid, Israeli forces shot and injured four youth […]

Date: Wednesday 03 February 2016 9:02
Source: Alresalah

Hamas and Fatah to meet in Doha, confer reconciliation

GAZA CITY ( — Both Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) and Fatah are meeting in Qatar’s Doha to discuss the pending internal Palestinian reconciliation dossiers. Member of the Central Committee of Fatah Movement Jamal Mohesin said that a PLO delegation, headed by the Central Committee member Azzam al-Ahmad, will meet the leadership of Hamas movement in […]

Date: Wednesday 03 February 2016 8:33
Source: Maan

Israeli forces detain 4 Palestinian fishermen off Gaza coast

GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Israeli naval forces on Wednesday detained four Palestinian fishermen off the Gazan coast and seized their boats, locals said.The detainees were identified as Muhammad al-Saiedi, Mahmoud Saiedi al-Saiedi, Marwan al-Saiedi, and Jihad Kaskin.Israeli forces regularly detain Palestinian fisherman off the coast of Gaza, often claiming they went beyond the designated fishing […]

Date: Wednesday 03 February 2016 8:15
Source: Maan

2 Hamas fighters killed in tunnel collapse

GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Two Hamas fighters were killed in a tunnel collapse in the southern Gaza Strip on Tuesday night, just one week after seven other fighters were killed in a tunnel collapse in northern Gaza.In a statement, Hamas’ military wing, Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, identified the fighters as 35-year-old Fouad Ashor al-Etewi and […]

Date: Wednesday 03 February 2016 7:51
Source: Maan

Israeli settlers assault Palestinian man in Hebron

HEBRON (Ma’an) — A group of settlers from the illegal Kiryat Arbaa settlement east of Hebron assaulted a young Palestinian man on Tuesday, locals told Ma’an.Locals said that Raad Muhammad al-Haddad, 21 was evacuated to the public hospital in Hebron after he sustained bruises from the attack.Issa Amro, an activist with the group Youth Against […]

Date: Wednesday 03 February 2016 7:37
Source: Maan

UN calls for release of Palestinian journalist on hunger strike

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — A senior UN official voiced alarm over the rapidly deteriorating health condition of Palestinian journalist Muhammad al-Qiq, who entered day 71 on hunger strike Wednesday.UN official Robert Piper in a statement released Tuesday pointed to the possibility of irreversible damage caused to al-Qiq should the strike continue against “the arbitrary nature of […]

Date: Wednesday 03 February 2016 7:27
Source: Maan

Israeli forces demolish garage in East Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (Ma’an) — Israeli bulldozers on Wednesday morning demolished a garage in the village of al-Issawyia in occupied East Jerusalem, its owner told Ma’an.Haitham Mustafa said that Israeli forces entered the village from its eastern entrance and bulldozed a 400 square meter car-repair garage belonging to him. He said that Israeli forces told him the […]

Date: Wednesday 03 February 2016 7:18
Source: Maan

70 right-wing Israelis tour Aqsa compound, Palestinians denied entry

JERUSALEM (Ma’an) — Dozens of right-wing Israelis toured the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Wednesday under Israeli police escort, while a number of Palestinian men and women were denied entry to the holy site.Witnesses said that as many as 70 Israelis entered the compound through the Dung Gate, accompanied by nearly 20 Israeli Border Police and […]

Date: Wednesday 03 February 2016 6:56
Source: Maan

3 Palestinians shot dead after Jerusalem attack kills Israeli officer

JERUSALEM (Ma’an) — Three Palestinians were shot dead Wednesday after they killed an Israeli police officer and wounded another in an armed attack near Damascus Gate in occupied East Jerusalem’s Old City, Israeli police said.Israeli police spokesperson Micky Rosenfeld told Ma’an that “three attackers were shot dead at the scene” by Israeli Border Police after […]

Date: Tuesday 02 February 2016 8:32
Source: Maan

Jerusalem municipality carries out demolition of 2 Palestinian homes

JERUSALEM (Ma’an) — Israeli forces on Tuesday morning demolished two Palestinian homes in occupied East Jerusalem reportedly build without proper permits from the Jerusalem municipality, locals said.Witnesses told Ma’an that large numbers of Israeli soldiers and police officers raided the village of Sur Bahir, surrounding a home in the Wadi Abu al-Hummus area of the […]