Cairo: A fire broke out at Al Jazeera office in the Egyptian capital in the early hours of yesterday, resulting in the destruction of office equipment and cameras.
A spokesman for Al Jazeera said no members of staff were hurt in the fire as the Network’s offices in Cairo have been closed by the Egyptian Authorities since the Military Coup on 3rd of July 2013.
Al Jazeera Media Network awaits a full investigation by the Egyptian Authorities to uncover the details of the fire. The network also said that the targeting of the Network, its staff and offices should stop. The Egyptian Authorities continue to detain two of its staff, Abdullah Al Shami and Mohamed Badr. The Network holds the Egyptian Authorities responsible for the safety and security of its crews and offices in Egypt.
Israel kills militant behind bus bomb
Tel Aviv: Israeli troops yesterday killed an Islamic Jihad militant said to be behind the 2012 bombing of a Tel Aviv bus, officials said, as the Palestinian movement confirmed his death.
The militant was killed as troops stormed an area between the West Bank villages of Bilin and Kufr Ne’meh, 10km northwest of Ramallah, sparking a gunfight which ended at a cave, Palestinian witnesses and medics said.
The army confirmed the incident, naming the dead man as Mohammed Assi and describing him as an Islamic Jihad militant responsible for the November 2012 bombing of a Tel Aviv bus that wounded 29 people.
“A wanted Palestinian terrorist was killed this morning in Bilin during a gunfight with the army while he was in a cave,” army spokesman Avichay Adraee tweeted in Arabic.
Islamic Jihad confirmed Assi was one of its militants in a statement on its website which said he had been “assassinated” by the army in Kufr Ne’meh, while Gaza’s Hamas rulers offered condolences.Agencies