Monday, 8 Feb 2016
GAZA, February 8, 2016 (WAFA) – Israeli military and naval forces Monday targeted Palestinian farmers to the east of the Gaza Strip‘s Al-Bareej Refugee Camp and fishermen offshore Gaza city, with a barrage of gunfire. WAFA correspondent reported that Israeli armed soldiers stationed along the borderline to the east of al-Bareej camp, opened their heavy machine gunfire at a group of farmers as they attempted to enter their land. However, no injuries or arrests were reported. Meanwhile, Israeli navy boats opened gunfire on Palestinian fishermen’s boats, despite saili
RAMALLAH, February 8, 2016 (WAFA) – A slight rise in temperature is expected on Monday, yet remaining cloudy and relatively cold. Possible scattered rain showers are expected over some areas, according to the Palestinian Meteorological Department. Winds are southwesterly to northwesterly and light to moderate. Sea waves are low to medium. Cold weather conditions are expected to prevail on Tuesday, despite a further rise in temperatures. Temperatures are expected to drop on Wednesday, with possible rainfall, accompanied with occasional thunderstorms and hail, over the central
RAMALLAH, February 7, 2016 (WAFA) – Palestinian prisoners in the Israeli Etzion prison continue to be deprived of basic needs, including hot water and adequate food, according to the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS). Jacklin Mafarjeh, a PPS attorney, said the prisoners in Etzion are living in foul-smelling rooms and are deprived of cleaning supplies, which further exacerbates their suffering in the very cold winter atmosphere. Mafarjeh said at times of trial, the prisoners are being kept in caravans for a long time without allowing them access to food or water. According to
RAMALLAH, February 7, 2016 (WAFA) - The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) accused the Israeli Supreme Court of providing a legal cover-up for the actions of the Israeli security services, demanding the immediate and unconditional release of hunger striker, al-Qiq. PCHR, in a statement,  strongly condemned the decision issued by the Israeli Supreme Court on February 2016 to suspend the administrative detention of journalist Mohammed al-Qiq, who currently faces death in Israeli Afula hospital, after 75 consecutive days of hunger strike in protest of his detention without c