World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search

 


Israel's Persistent Assassinations Ruins Roadmap

Israel Persists in Assassinations: Girl, Man Killed in Gaza Air Raid
‘Sharon Wants to Ruin any Chance to Implement the Roadmap’: Abu Rudeinah

Israel scored another blow to reaching a truce announcement by Palestinian factions after an Israeli Apache helicopter carried out an air strike, killing two Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, including a 17-year-old teenager.

An Israeli helicopter gunship fired two missiles at a vehicle east of the southern city of Khan Yunis, killing the girl and a 33-year-old man, Palestinian medical and security sources said.

Akram Abu Fahran, 33, was killed when the missiles slammed into his taxi as he made his way back from Gaza City, security and medical sources said.

Nevine Abu Rejilah, a 17-year-old student who was in the taxi with three other students, was also killed in the attack, eyewitnesses said.

One of her fellow passengers was in critical injured, and the other two were moderately to seriously hurt, medical sources said.

More than 15 people were wounded in the strike, most of them by shrapnel, medical sources said.

The missiles also hit the car traveling in front in which a Hamas activist was hit. He lost his leg in the blast.

Hamas sources said the target of the strike was Mohammed as-Siam, 28, and promised to revenge the assassination attempt.

Hamas also warned the latest Israeli action put “real obstacles” in the way of attempts to reach a truce.

“This cowardly assassination confirms that the enemy does not want stability or quiet and hence puts real obstacles (in front of) our continuing inter-Palestinian dialogue and efforts towards a truce,” senior Hamas official Ismail Haniya said.

The Islamic Jihad group expressed similar sentiments.

“This new Israeli crime will negatively impact the decision of the Islamic Jihad movement and that of other (Palestinian) factions regarding a truce,” senior Jihad official Mohammed al-Hindi said.

Palestinian President Yasser Arafat’s Media Advisor, Nabil Abu Rudeinah, slammed Israel for the latest killings, accusing Prime Minister Ariel Sharon of wanting “to ruin any chance to implement the roadmap.”

“We hold Israel entirely responsible. Sharon aims to destroy Palestinian efforts to bring about quiet and a truce and to ruin any chance to implement the roadmap,” Abu Rudeinah said.

Earlier on Wednesday, IOF shot dead two Palestinians in the northern Gaza Strip town of Beit Hanoun, Palestinian security and medical sources said.

The two victims were identified as Sa’id Mohaisen, 23, and Eyad Al-Masri, 20.

Meanwhile on Wednesday, Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) continued their raids in the West Bank, rounding up all the men in a village east of Jenin and detaining some 20 Palestinians in the town of Tulkarem, Palestinian security sources said.

The raid on Jenin came after a wide-scale detention campaign carried out by IOF in the southern West Bank city of Hebron.

The IOF detained about 160 Palestinians including elderly men, some women and young teenagers.


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
World Headlines

 

Preliminary Results: MH17 Investigation Report

The Joint Investigation Team (JIT) is convinced of having obtained irrefutable evidence to establish that on 17 July 2014, flight MH-17 was shot down by a BUK missile from the 9M38-series. According to the JIT there is also evidence identifying the launch location that involves an agricultural field near Pervomaiskyi which, at the time, was controlled by pro-Russian fighters. More>>

ALSO:

At The UN: Paris Climate Agreement Moves Closer To Entry Into Force

The Paris Agreement on climate change moved closer toward entering into force in 2016 as 31 more countries joined the agreement today at a special event hosted by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. More>>

ALSO:

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The End Game In Spain (And Other World News)

The coverage of international news seems almost entirely dependent on a random selection of whatever some overseas news agency happens to be carrying overnight... Here are a few interesting international stories that have largely flown beneath the radar this past week. More>>

Amnesty/Human Rights Watch: Appalling Abuse, Neglect Of Refugees On Nauru

Refugees and asylum seekers on Nauru, most of whom have been held there for three years, routinely face neglect by health workers and other service providers who have been hired by the Australian government, as well as frequent unpunished assaults by local Nauruans. More>>

ALSO:

Other Australian Detention

Gordon Campbell: On The Censorship Havoc In South Africa’s State Broadcaster

Demands have included an order to staff that there should be no further negative news about the country’s President Jacob Zuma, and SABC camera operators responsible for choosing camera angles that have allegedly made the President ‘look shorter’ were to be retrained... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On A Bad Week For Malcolm Turnbull, And The Queen

Malcolm Turnbull’s immediate goal – mere survival – is still within his grasp... In every other respect though, this election has been a total disaster for the Liberals. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
World
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news