Thursday, 5 May 2016
BETHLEHEM, May 5, 2016 (WAFA) – Israeli forces Thursday detained 14 Palestinians, including at least three minors for alleged stabbing attempts and one at a Gaza border crossing, said the Palestine Prisoner’s Society (PPS) and WAFA correspondent. Israeli soldiers detained four Palestinians from Bethlehem, three others from Hebron, four others from Jerusalem, another two from Ramallah and Jenin.  Leading tracking dogs, Israeli soldiers detained four Palestinians after breaking into and ransacking their family houses in Beit Fajjar town, south of Bethlehem. The detainees were identified as Ahmad Thwabteh, 21, Fayez Taqatqa, 19, Omar Taqatqa, 20, and Muhammad Taqatqa, 21. Israeli forces detained three Palestinians, including two from Beit Ummar, north of Hebron city, who
GAZA, May 5, 2016 (WAFA) – Israeli warplanes Thursday at dawn targeted several locations in the besieged Gaza Strip and left one Palestinian elderly and three children moderately to critically injured, reported WAFA correspondent. An F16 warplane shelled a blacksmith workshop that belongs to the family of Ayman Hasanin in al-Zaytoun neighborhood, east of Gaza, injuring the 65-year-old father Hasan Hasanin with shrapnel in the hand and shoulder. Another three children were also injured with shrapnel as a result to the shelling of the same blacksmith workshop. They were transferred to al-Shifa Hospital with their injuries described as moderate to critical. Israeli warplanes also shelled an empty plot of land in al-Surani area, east of Gaza city, creating a deep hole in the area a
RAMALLAH, May 5, 2016 (WAFA) – Israeli airstrikes in southern Gaza Strip and the Palestine Liberation Organization Executive Committee’s meeting in Ramallah hit the front page headlines in Palestinian dailies. The three dailies reported that Israeli warplanes launched several strikes and shelled several locations in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip. Al-Hayat al-Jadida reported the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov as calling for preventing the risk of escalation. Al-Quds reported a Hamas official as announcing a new Egyptian-sponsored truce, while al-Ayyam highlighted Egyptian and international efforts to prevent escalation. The meeting of the PLO’s Executive Committee in Ramallah to implement decisions that aim at determining
RAMALLAH, May 5, 2016 (WAFA) – Weather on Thursday is sunny, clear and relatively warm and temperatures are predicted to rise, yet remain slightly below seasonal average, said Palestine Meteorological Department. Wins is northwesterly to southwesterly and light to moderate. Sea waves are low to medium. However, temperatures are predicted to drop on Friday, approaching four degrees below seasonal average with partly cloudy and pleasant skies with a chance of early sporadic light rains. Weather conditions are predicted to remain steady on Saturday. Temperatures are predicted to rise on Sunday, approaching two degrees Celsius below seasonal average with partly cloudy to clear skies. Following is a table outlining temperatures predicted on Wednesday across the West Bank and Gaza Str