Palestinian killed by Israeli fire in border clashes: Gaza ministry

Relatives of a Palestinian who was killed at the Israeli-Gaza border fence, react at the hospital in the northern Gaza Strip on Oct. 4, 2019. (Reuters)
Updated 04 October 2019

Palestinian killed by Israeli fire in border clashes: Gaza ministry

  • Alaa Hamdan, 28, was shot in the chest by Israeli soldiers near Jabalia
  • The protests are demanding Israel end a crippling blockade of the strip

GAZA CITY: A Palestinian was killed on Friday by Israeli fire during clashes along the Gaza border, the health ministry in the Hamas-run enclave said.
Alaa Hamdan, 28, was shot in the chest by Israeli soldiers near Jabalia in northern Gaza, the ministry’s spokesman announced, as protesters returned to the frontier for renewed demonstrations and clashes.
The Israeli army did not comment on the specific incident but said around 5,800 of Palestinian “rioters and demonstrators” had gathered in multiple locations along the border fence, with some throwing stones and explosive devices toward soldiers.
Palestinians have been gathering for weekly demonstrations at various points along the border since March 2018.
The protests are demanding Israel end a crippling blockade of the strip and allow Palestinians to return to lands they fled in the 1948 war that founded the Jewish state.
A further five Palestinians were shot and wounded in Friday’s demonstrations, the ministry said.
At least 310 Palestinian have been killed by Israeli fire in Gaza since the protests began, the majority during the demonstrations.
Eight Israelis have been killed in Gaza-related violence over the same period.
Israel and Hamas have fought three wars since 2008.


UAE, Egypt plan $20 bln spending on social, economic projects

Updated 14 November 2019

UAE, Egypt plan $20 bln spending on social, economic projects

  • Sheikh Mohammed made the announcement on Twitter during a visit to by Sisi
  • The funds will be used to establish joint strategic investment projects, specialized funds and investment tools, in a number of sectors

DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates and Egypt plan to jointly invest $20 billion in economic and social projects, under a bilateral project announced by the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan on Thursday.
Sheikh Mohammed made the announcement on Twitter during a two-day visit to the UAE by Egypt's President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi.
Abu Dhabi Development Holding Company and Egypt's sovereign wealth fund will use the funds to establish joint strategic investment projects, specialized funds and investment tools, in a number of sectors, Egyptian presidential spokesman Bassam Rady said.