By Doina Chiacu and James Oliphant WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Facing strong condemnation at home and abroad, U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday denied using (an expletive) to describe Haiti and African countries, but kept up criticism of a Senate immigration plan that he said would force the United States to admit people from countries that […]
Palestinians say Egyptian forces killed Gaza fisherman
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian authorities say a Gaza fisherman died a day after Egyptian naval forces shot him off the coast.
The Interior Ministry said Saturday that Abdullah Zidan, 33, was in the Palestinian waters of the town of Rafah, which straddles the Gaza-Egypt border, when his boat came under fire.
It called on Egypt to investigate the shooting.
The militant Hamas group, which dominates Gaza, condemned the “unjustified” attack. Gaza fishermen suspended their work for 24 hours in protest.
In 2015, a Palestinian fisherman was killed in a similar incident.
Egypt has been battling Islamic extremists for years in the restive northern part of the Sinai Peninsula, bordering Gaza and Israel. As part of the crackdown, it has created buffer zone along its land border with Gaza and beefed up maritime security.
- Trump denies vulgar remarks about Haiti, African countries; condemnation mounts
Jan 12, 2018
- The Latest: Man who aided patient says she’s getting care
Jan 12, 2018
- Liberia ruling party expels President Johnson Sirleaf
Jan 14, 2018
- Supreme Court to hear critical California pro-life case.
Jan 9, 2018
- Death toll in California mudslides expected to rise
Jan 10, 2018
Editorial CartoonsView More »
Sun, Jan 14, 2018