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Israeli airstrikes hit two areas in Gaza, damaging electricity infrastructure

A construction site in the Shujaaiya neighborhood of Gaza City in March 2016. (UNOCHA/ File) GAZA (Ma’an) — Israeli forces conducted two airstrikes in the besieged Gaza Strip late Wednesday night, damaging the coastal enclave’s already tenuous electricity infrastructure. The Israeli army said in a statement that in response to …

Israeli forces ransack Tulkarem print shop, confiscate equipment

TULKAREM (Ma’an) — Israeli forces raided and ransacked a print ship in the northern occupied West Bank city of Tulkarem early Wednesday morning and confiscated equipment for unknown reasons. Owner of the Ibn Khaldoun Company for Printing, Publishing, and Trade, Abd al-Rahim Badawi, told Ma’an that Israeli soldiers destroyed the …

Israeli forces raid grocery near Bethlehem, confiscate hard drives of surveillance cameras

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Israeli forces on Monday evening raided a grocery shop in the town of Beit Sahour east of Bethlehem city in the southern occupied West Bank and confiscated the hard drives of surveillance cameras belonging to the store. The owner of the shop Moussa Jubran told Ma’an that …

Qalandiya refugee camp activists continue protest measures against PA

RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — Palestinian activists from Qalandiya refugee camp in the central occupied West Bank closed al-Quds Ramallah Street and all entrances of the camp that lead to Jerusalem for the second consecutive day on Monday morning, aiming to pressure the Palestinian Authority (PA) to help secure the release of two …

Israeli planes hit Gaza after rocket attack

Israeli aircraft hit targets in the Gaza Strip on Monday, hours after a rocket fired from the Palestinian territory slammed into southern Israel. “Three bombs were dropped by the air force on a Hamas military base east of Nusseirat refugee camp,” south of Gaza city, a Palestinian security source said. …

Palestinian security forces suppress Hizb al-Tahrir march in Hebron

HEBRON (Ma’an) — Palestinian security forces suppressed a rally in the southern occupied West Bank city of Hebron on Saturday that was organized by the Hizb al-Tahrir organization, and detained several members of the group after firing tear gas and allegedly assaulting protesters. Security forces declared the Ibn Rush square …

3 Palestinians killed, 5 injured after suffocating inside Gaza tunnel

GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Three Palestinians were killed and five others were injured after suffering from gas suffocation on Friday evening while working inside a tunnel between the border of the besieged Gaza Strip and Egypt, the Palestinian Civil Defense reported on Saturday. The Civil Defense pointed out that the …