Two Palestinian youths shot by Israeli troops

In this file photo, Israeli soldiers stand guard near the scene where two Palestinian men were shot dead by Israeli troops in the West Bank. (Reuters)
Updated 26 April 2018
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Two Palestinian youths shot by Israeli troops

  • Israeli forces opened fire on a Palestinian vehicle at the entrance to the town of Halhoul, and two Palestinian youths were injured as a result.
  • Both men were taken to hospital and received treatment.

GAZA: Two Palestinian youths were shot on Wednesday night by Israeli troops in the town of Halhoul, north of the West Bank city of Hebron, according to Palestinian news agency WAFA.
WAFA quoted security sources as saying that Israeli forces opened fire on a Palestinian vehicle at the entrance to the town of Halhoul, and that two youths were injured as a result.
Ahmed ‘Issa’ Abd Al-Halim Zamara was shot in the back four times and Muhannad Khalid Shahda Al-Douda’s hand was shot at. They were both taken to hospital and received treatment.
WAFA also reported that five Palestinians from the West Bank were arrested on Thursday morning.


Nobel laureate Murad to build hospital in her hometown in Iraq

Updated 15 December 2018
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Nobel laureate Murad to build hospital in her hometown in Iraq

  • The laureate was awarded the $1 million prize alongside Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege
  • She said she will use the money to “build a hospital in Sinjar to treat ill people, mainly widows and women”

SINJAR, Iraq: Nadia Murad, an Iraqi Yazidi woman held as a sex slave by Daesh militants who won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, said on Friday she intended to use the prize money to build a hospital for victims of sexual abuse in her hometown.
The Yazidi survivor was speaking to a crowd of hundreds in Sinjar, her hometown in northern Iraq.
“With the money I got from the Nobel Peace prize, I will build a hospital in Sinjar to treat ill people, mainly widows and women who were exposed to sexual abuses by Daesh militants,” she told the crowd and gathered journalists.
She thanked the Iraqi and Kurdistan governments for agreeing to her plan and said she would be contacting humanitarian organizations “soon” to start construction.
Murad was awarded the $1 million prize alongside Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict.
She was one of about 7,000 women and girls captured in northwest Iraq in August 2014 and held by Daesh in Mosul, where she was tortured and raped.
She escaped after three months and reached Germany, from where she campaigned extensively to appeal for support for the Yazidi community.
The Yazidi area in Sinjar had previously been home to about 400,000 people, mostly Yazidis and Arab Sunnis.
In a matter of days, more than 3,000 Yazidis were killed and about 6,800 kidnapped, either sold into slavery or conscripted to fight for Daesh as the religious minority came under attack.