Aid workers seized in Gaza

Red Cross suspends activities in the Gaza Strip after two aid workers kidnapped.


    Abdel Aziz Shahin was shot in the leg as he left a radio station in Gaza

    Abductions

    The two aid workers are the latest of several foreigners to be abducted in the Gaza Strip.

    Palestinian armed groups usually carry out the kidnappings to demand money or wring concessions from the government.

    Most foreigners kidnapped in Gaza this year have been freed unharmed within hours.

    However, two journalists working for US-based Fox News who were abducted in August were held for two weeks before being released.

    Fatah member shot

    In a separate incident, Abdel Aziz Shahin, a former Palestinian cabinet minister from President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah movement, was shot and wounded, sources from the group said.
       

    An outspoken critic of the ruling Hamas government, Shahin was shot in the thigh as he left the office of a pro-Fatah radio station in Gaza City.
       
    There have been no immediate claims of responsibility.

    Gaza had been the scene of increasing violent conflict between rival Palestinian groups in recent months.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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