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65-Year-Old Palestinian Elderly Man, Hussain Abed, Murdered by Israeli Occupation Terrorist Soldiers in Al-Qarara

IOF troops kill Palestinian old man

[ 20/03/2008 - 09:43 AM ]


Israeli occupation soldiers on Thursday shot at and killed a 65-year-old Palestinian man east of Khan Younis district, south of the Gaza Strip, medical sources reported.

The sources told PIC correspondent that the old Man, Hussein Abed, was hit with a bullet in the chest fired by those troops who advanced into the area east of Al-Qarara town.

Witnesses said that the old man was riding a donkey-driven cart when the bullets hit him while many other citizens miraculously survived the shooting.

They said that the soldiers were mounting three tanks and escorting tractors that bulldozed agricultural areas near the Suraij gate in Al-Qarara and fired at the old man who was heading to his field.

Meanwhile, the Islamic women movement in Hamas issued a statement denouncing the IOA's renewal of administrative detention of captive Noura Al-Hashlamoun, a mother of six children, for the seventh time running. Hashlamoun went on hunger strike to protest the detention despite her kidney problems.

It also denounced the extension of MP Dr. Mariam Saleh's detention for the fourth time without any charge despite her immunity as a member of parliament.

The women movement held the Israeli prisons authority fully responsible for life of Palestinian women captives especially the sick ones, and condemned the IPA for transferring to hospital the 40-day-old infant Yousuf away from his imprisoned mother Fatima Al-Zak, 42, who have been held in custody for eight months. The child was suffering serious high temperature.

It asked freedom loving peoples and institutions catering for women rights to act in support of those captives.

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