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2 Workers Killed, 1 Injured in Central Israel Fire

author Tuesday May 20, 2014 15:34author by Chris Carlson - 1 of International Middle East Media Center Editorial Group Report post

Teen injured in Yatta clashes

In a fire which broke out in central Israel, on Tuesday, two Palestinian workers have died while another has been injured after jumping to safety, according to medical sources. A Palestinian teenager was also injured on Tuesday, during clashes which broke out in Yatta.


Medics told Ma'an that two men, both from the West Bank city of Nablus, were killed in a fire which started in a banquet hall, in Beit Nehemia.

Another worker was injured after he jumped from the second floor of the building, upon which he was taken to Assaf Harofeh medical center, in Petah Tikva.

Earlier today, a young Palestinian was hit by a high-velocity tear gas canister during clashes with Israeli troops in the southern West Bank town of Yatta, according to a local official.

Spokesman for the Yatta municipality, Abd al-Aziz Abu Fanar, told Ma'an that Tamir Raed Abu Sabha was taken to a nearby hospital after being hit by the canister.

According to Fanar, the clashes took place near NGO offices and the office of the Yatta municipality, where Israeli soldiers bombarded the area with tear gas and stun grenades, which caused a state of alarm among the residents.

A spokesman for the Israeli military said that a "violent riot" ensued in the area following an arrest raid, and that the tear gas and stun grenades came as a means of dispersal.

category palestine | israeli attacks | news report author email chris at imemc dot org


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