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Zionist Israeli Settlers Burn Part of Al-Silsilah Gate of Al-Aqsa Mosque, Assault Palestinian MP Siham Thabet

Zionist settlers try to burn one of Al-Aqsa gates

[ 08/03/2008 - 03:04 PM ]


A group of Zionist settlers tried midnight Thursday to burn one of the gates of the holy Islamic shrine of Al-Aqsa Mosque but the attempt was foiled when one of the guards spotted the smoke billowing from the area.

The guards reported that the settlers threw a petrol soaked piece of cloth on Sakina corner close to the Silsila (Chain) gate in the western side of Al-Aqsa Mosque.

They said that one of the guards spotted the smoke and smelled fire near the gate, which prompted him to inform the head guard and the Israeli occupation police officer present in the area. He then opened the gate, saw the blaze and started putting it off, which he did after almost half a meter of the wooden gate was destroyed.

The sources claimed that the five cameras in the Silsila gate and a nearby border police center could not detect the culprit, according to the police allegations !!!

Palestinian MP wounded in Zionist settlers' assault on her car

[ 08/03/2008 - 10:28 AM ]


A group of Zionist fanatic Israeli settlers threw stones at the car of MP Dr. Siham Thabet, the wife of martyr Dr. Thabet Thabet, near Yitshar settlement, Nablus district, on Friday wounding her in the face, locals reported.

They said that the lawmaker was injured in the attack after the front and rear window shields of her car were smashed in the attack.

IOF soldiers rushed to the scene and Dr. Siham, who was accompanied by her son Ahmed and was en route from Tulkarm to Ramallah, was carried to a Nablus hospital after coordination with the Red Cross.

In another incident, the IOA deported detainee Ahlam Jawher, 30, to Jordan on Thursday after detaining her for almost 45 days in jail.

She was deprived of family and lawyers' visits, and underwent a series of interrogation rounds. Ahlam was a human rights activist.


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