Friday, December 25, 2015

Friday: two Palestinians killed, a female motorist and a man in Gaza

 Soldiers around the car in which the woman was kiled in Silwad. (AP).

A Palestinian woman was killed on Friday after she allegedly attempted to run over Israeli Border Police officers near the village of Silwad in the occupied West Bank.
Israeli police said in a statement that a woman in a vehicle approached border guards in an area where clashes were taking place. The forces opened fire when they saw the vehicle approaching, immediately killing the driver.
Israeli forces also shot dead a Palestinian and injured several others during demonstrations in the Gaza Strip for the third Friday in a row, the Ministry of Health said. Hani Rafiq Wahdan, 22, was shot in the head near the al-Shuj'ayyia neighborhood east of Gaza City, a spokesperson for Gaza’s Ministry of Health, Ashraf al-Qidra, told Ma’an. Nine others were hit by live fire.
Clashes broke out between Palestinian demonstrators and Israeli forces across the Gaza Strip, with four injured east al-Bureij refugee camp, including one shot with live fire in the chest, al-Qidra said. Six others were shot in the al-Faraheen area east of Khan Younis, and one Palestinian was shot near the Erez crossing. Last Friday, 20-year-old Mahmoud Muhammad Saed al-Agha was shot dead by Israeli military forces in clashes near Khan Younis. One week aerlier Sami Shawqi Madhi, 41, was also killed during a Friday demonstration in the Strip. At least 138 Palestinians have been killed since Oct. 1, 21 of them in the Gaza Strip. The majority was shot during demonstrations, and two -- a 2-year-old and her pregnant mother -- killed in an Israeli airstrike on their home.

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