Sunday, May 18, 2014

Eye on Gaza 18/05/14

(Gaza City) 65-year-old Hijaziyya al-Louh was beaten to death during a brawl between her family and her neighbours, the al-Yaziji family, on Saturday evening.

(Gaza City) A man was found stabbed to death in an apartment in Wadi al-Tuffah neighborhood of Gaza City Sunday morning.

(Gaza City) A 28-year-old prisoner died of heart failure while serving time inside a Hamas prison on Friday. This death comes days after a 34-year-old prisoner of Hamas also died of heart failure.

(Gaza City) A court in Gaza City on Saturday sentenced a man to death by hanging after he was found guilty of the premeditated murder of Gaza a police officer Sami Suleiman al-Rawwagh in 2008.

(Gaza) Israeli troops shoot and wound two Palestinians in the Gaza Strip over the weekend. A 16-year-old youth was shot near the border with Israel in Khan Yunis. Separately, a 36-year-old fisherman was shot while he was aboard his boat in the Mediterranean off Gaza City.

(Gaza) 3 Hamas security personnel have been jailed for 2 weeks after a fact-finding commission determined that they had  assaulted protesters and journalists with clubs during a rally marking the Nakba on Thursday.

(Gaza) Aid convoy “Miles of Smiles 27/Ansar 5” is scheduled to arrive in the besieged Gaza Strip Sunday via Egypt’s Rafah crossing.

(Gaza) The Rafah crossing between Gaza and Egypt will be opened for 3 days in which to allow pilgrims to pass through on route to Mecca.