Saturday, July 05, 2008

Peaceful PalArab weekend

Ma'an reports:
A Palestinian man, 23-year-old Tariq 'Udwan, died on Saturday of wounds he sustained several days ago in a mysterious explosion in the Suokat As-Sufi area south of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.
A Palestinian man was stabbed to death when a clan dispute turned violent in the northern West Bank village of Kafr 'Abbush, south of the city of Tulkarem.
Four Palestinians were injured when a tunnel between Egypt and Gaza collapsed on Friday.

Dr Muawiya Hassanein, director general of ambulences and emergencies for the Ministry of Heath told Ma'an that “ Mohamad al Bashteeni- 23- arrived at the local hospital of Abu Yousef An- Najjar breathing with immense difficulty.

He had attempted to rescue four Gaza residents trapped in a tunnel between Egypt and Gaza. Al Bashteeni was almost suffocated by the collapsing tunnel, said Dr. Hassanein, and the fate of the four Gazans is unknown.
Also, a man was seriously injured by a gunshot in Rafah. Our 2008 PalArab self-death count is now at 103.

Egypt found 400 kg of explosives in the Sinai meant to be smuggled into Gaza.