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Wednesday, October 01, 2008

PalArab news roundup

Here's some of what's been happening during the past couple of days:

A 16-year old PalArab girl from Jenin was arrested by Israel for planning a suicide bombing in Netanya. Apparently, information about her plans came from the PA security services.

A 17-year old boy was killed by "stray bullets" in Rafah while visiting a friend.

Hamas is accusing Fatah of torturing a prisoner to death. Fatah denies it, saying that he died from illness. I don't have enough information to call this one a "self-death."

Some 150 children in Gaza have been injured from toy guns. It seems that "toy guns" in Gaza shoot plastic bullets that can cause serious injuries, especially to eyes. But they are very popular; the peace-loving Gazans like to buy these guns for their kids for Eid.

On Monday, a shell from Gaza aimed at Israel fell short and landed on the Gaza size of the fence.

The 2008 PalArab self-death count is now at 191.