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

 


Israeli warships fire shells at Rafah City coast

"***Updated 12.34PM, February 20th (Thursday) ***"

Palestinian news agency Safa has reported that a short time ago Israeli naval vessels fired two shells on a Palestinian national security installation between the Palestinian-Egyptian border on the coast of the Sea of Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, causing no injuries .

Their correspondent said that members of the national security evacuated the site due to heavy fire before the bombardment, thus preventing injuries.

They added that in conjunction with this attack, the Israeli forces subjected Palestinian fishing boats in the Sea of Rafah to heavy fire, scoring a direct hit on one boat. The fate of the three fishermen on board is not known at this time.

He reported that a second boat with three fishermen on board was able to reach the coast of the Sea of Rafah, where they reported that the fire started from an Egyptian boat, and was then followed by heavy fire from the Israelis.

The area is currently covered by dense fog.

"***12.03PM, February 20th (Thursday) ***"

Israeli warships fire two shells at a coastal National Security Service camp in Rafah City, no injuries reported.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
World Headlines

 

Palestine: Border Police Extremely Close When They Shot The US Activist

New testimony at final hearing in Tristan Anderson's trial indicates Border Police were extremely close when they shot the US activist in the head More>>

Palestine: Ni’lin Demonstrators Met With Violence

International Solidarity Movement On the 20th of March, during Ni’lin’s weekly Friday demonstration, Israeli occupation forces attacked protestors with about 20 rounds of tear gas canisters shot with the ‘venom’ tear gas launcher mounted on a military jeep ... More>>

ALSO:

UN Envoy Says Yemen On 'Rapid Downward Spiral'

Yemen stands on the brink of civil war amid deepening political tensions and an uptick in sectarian violence, United Nations Special Adviser Jamal Benomar warned today as he explained that only through dialogue could the country achieve a peaceful political transition. More>>


Continued International Support As Vanuatu Recovers

Damage seen on Saturday 14 March 2015 in Port Vila, capital of Vanuatu, after Cyclone Pam moved through the Archipelago. Photo: UNICEF Pacific More>>

UNICEF Rushes Emergency Supplies For Cyclone-Affected Tuvalu

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) is dispatching emergency life-saving supplies to communities in Tuvalu as part of its efforts to assist communities in the Pacific region that were affected by Tropical Cyclone Pam, with nutrition and hygiene kits arriving today. More>>

Vanuatu: Regenvanu Expects 50% Of People Struck By Pam To Be Homeless

Vanuatu Minister of Lands Ralph Regenvanu says more than 50 percent of those hit by super Cyclone Pam at the weekend are now homeless. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
World
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news