Sunday, 14 Feb 2016
RAMALLAH, February 13, 2016 (WAFA) - Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah Saturday urged U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations to promptly intervene and secure the release of hunger-striking detainee, journalist Mohammed al-Qiq, whose health condition has reached a life-threatening stage. Hamdallah urged US Ambassador to the UN, Samantha Power, to consider a rapid intervention in order to oblige Israel to release al-Qiq, whose health status has reached a very critical stage following 81 consecutive days of hunger strike in protest of his administrative detention, without charge
BETHLEHEM, February 11, 2016 (WAFA) - Israeli forces Saturday continued their blockade of Nahhalin village, west of Bethlehem, for the fifth consecutive day, purportedly to search for a Palestinian who allegedly carried out a stabbing attack in a nearby settlement, said a local municipal sources. WAFA reported on Head of Nahhlin Local Council, Ibrahim Shakarneh, as saying that forces continued to impose a tight  siege on the village for five days in a row, seriously impacting the villagers’ daily life. The ongoing blockade has undermined villagers’ access to health ca
HEBRON, February 13, 2016 (WAFA) – A Palestinian young woman Saturday was shot dead by Israeli armed soldiers near al-Ibrahimi mosque in Hebron, after an alleged stabbing attack, according to local sources. Sources informed WAFA that Israeli forces fired several bullets at 18-year-old Kilzar Mohammed Abdel-Halim al-‘Ewaiwi at the entrance of Bab al-Khan area, near the Ibrahimi mosque in Hebron, and left her to bleed on the ground until she succumbed to her critical wounds. Israeli army claimed that the girl carried out an alleged stabbing attack against an Israeli soldier
GAZA, February 13, 2016 (WAFA) – Israeli naval boats Saturday continued to breach  a truce agreement reached in August 2014 under the Egyptian auspices, opening its heavy machine gunfire on Palestinian fishermen offshore the north of the Gaza Strip. Israeli navy opened fire on the fishermen, despite sailing within the Israeli unilaterally imposed 6-nautical mile fishing zone, forcing farmers to flee back to shore for fear of being injured, killed, or arrested. Israeli navy targets Palestinian fishermen and farmlands along the border almost on daily basis in a blatant breach