Two more Palestinian killed by Israeli troops

Updated 27 December 2015
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Two more Palestinian killed by Israeli troops

NABLUS: Two Palestinians were killed by Israeli troops in the West Bank on Sunday after being accused of stabbing and wounding a Jewish soldier.
The Palestinian Health Ministry said those killed by Israel were Mohammed Sabaaneh, aged 17, and Nur Eddine Sabaaneh, 23, from Qabatia near Jenin in the north of the Israeli-occupied West Bank.
The incident, in Huwara in the northern West Bank, was the second of the day. Earlier a Palestinian stabbed and moderately wounded a soldier in Jerusalem before he was arrested.
A wave of violence since the start of October has claimed the lives of 135 people on the Palestinian side, 19 Israelis, an American and an Eritrean.
Many of the Palestinians killed have been attackers while others have been shot dead by Israeli security forces during clashes.
Pope Francis, the leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics, used his traditional Christmas Day address to urge Israelis and Palestinians to resume “direct dialogue,” saying the conflict had “serious repercussions” on the Middle East.


Red Cross worker killed in southern Yemen

Updated 2 min 13 sec ago
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Red Cross worker killed in southern Yemen

A Red Cross employee was killed in Yemen’s southern city of Taiz on Saturday, an International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) spokesman said.
“One of our colleagues was killed by an armed man in Taiz city,” Sanaa-based Red Cross official Adnan Hizam told AFP.
Most of Taiz is controlled by forces loyal to President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, while the Houthi rebels still hold many parts of the surrounding area.
An AFP photographer in Taiz who visited the scene of the shooting said a gunman had opened fire on an ICRC vehicle in the Zabab district in the west of the city.
The aid worker was killed by multiple gunshots to the heart, according to a hospital source who spoke on condition of anonymity.
The ICRC has not made public the aid worker’s nationality or name.
“We are in mourning for one of our colleagues who was shot dead in #Yemen this morning. We are trying to find out more about this tragic incident,” ICRC Yemen tweeted.
Nearly 10,000 people have been killed in Yemen war. The UN says the conflict has triggered the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, with over 22 million people dependent on aid and 8.4 million on the verge of famine.
Yemen is also struggling with cholera and diphtheria outbreaks.