Palestinian killed by Israeli fire in new Gaza clashes: ministry

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Palestinian protesters gather during a demonstration along the Israeli border fence east of Gaza City on September 21, 2018. (AFP)
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Palestinian protesters stand by as tear gas canisters fired by Israeli forces fall amidst them in clashes during a demonstration along the Israeli fence east of Gaza City on September 21, 2018. (AFP)
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Tihs picture taken on September 21, 2018 shows Palestinian protesters during clashes with Israeli forces following a demonstration along the Israeli barbed-wire border fence east of Gaza City. (AFP)
Updated 21 September 2018
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Palestinian killed by Israeli fire in new Gaza clashes: ministry

  • A Palestinian was killed by Israeli fire in new clashes along the Gaza border on Friday.
  • More than 100 other people were wounded, the spokesman said.

GAZA CITY: A Palestinian was killed by Israeli fire in new clashes along the Gaza border on Friday, the health ministry in the Hamas-controlled territory said.
A spokesman for the ministry told AFP the man, whose identity was not yet known, was killed during protests east of Gaza City.
More than 100 other people were wounded, the spokesman said.
Palestinians have been demonstrating along the border for months in often violent protests that have seen at least 185 Palestinians killed by Israeli fire since March 30.
One Israeli soldier has been killed by a Palestinian sniper.
AFP correspondents said Friday's clashes were more ferocious than in recent weeks.
The Israeli army said more than 10,000 people had gathered in several locations along the border on Friday evening.
"The rioters are hurling grenades and explosive devices, burning tires and hurling rocks at (Israeli) troops and the security fence," it said.
It added that its forces were responding with live fire "in accordance with standard operating procedures."

 

 


Sudan appoints new peace envoy to S.Sudan

Updated 17 October 2018
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Sudan appoints new peace envoy to S.Sudan

  • Jamal Al-Sheikh was put in charge of “following the implementation” of the peace deal signed last month by warring South Sudanese parties
  • Civil war in the world’s youngest country erupted in December 2013, killing tens of thousands and displacing millions

KHARTOUM: Sudan’s President Omar Al-Bashir on Wednesday appointed a peace envoy to South Sudan, mired in conflict since it won independence from its northern neighbor in 2011.
Former ambassador to Juba, Jamal Al-Sheikh, was put in charge of “following the implementation” of the peace deal signed last month by warring South Sudanese parties, Bashir told a gathering of Sudanese diplomats.
“Peace in Sudan cannot be separated from peace in the region, and achieving peace in South Sudan is a big step toward a comprehensive peace,” he said.
Civil war in the world’s youngest country erupted in December 2013, killing tens of thousands, displacing millions and triggering a regional refugee crisis.
South Sudanese arch-foes President Salva Kiir and rebel chief Riek Machar signed their latest peace deal on September 12 in Ethiopia after talks hosted by Khartoum.
South Sudan gained independence under a peace deal ending a 22-year civil war pitting rebel groups against Khartoum.
But the Darfur region and the states of Blue Nile and South Kordofan, close to oil-rich South Sudan, have continued to see deadly conflict pitting rebel groups against the Sudanese government.
Khartoum accuses Juba of supporting insurgents against it.
A US-funded survey released recently estimated that nearly 400,000 people have been killed in the conflict in South Sudan.