Search Results for : buffer zone

11 May
11:27

PCHR-Gaza: Israeli Buffer Zone Policies Typically Enforced with Live Fire

Following disengagement from the Gaza Strip in September 2005, Israel unilaterally and illegally established a so-called ‘buffer zone’, an area prohibited to Palestinians along the land and sea borders of the Gaza Strip. The precise area designated by Israel as a ‘buffer zone’ is not clear and this Israeli policy […]

17 Mar
11:16

1,020 Homes Demolished for Egyptian Buffer Zone

The Egyptian army demolished 1,020 houses in the border city of Rafah as part of the second stage of the establishment of a buffer zone along the border with the Gaza Strip.Egyptian security officials told a Ma’an reporter in El-Arish city, Tuesday, that 200 more houses would be demolished to […]

28 Dec
2:38

Egypt to Demolish 1,200 Homes for Rafah Buffer Zone Expansion

December 28, 2014 2:38 AM IMEMC Agencies Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, News Report 0

An Egyptian committee has finished surveying the homes of residents living between 500 and 1,000 meters of the Gaza border, in preparation for extending the buffer zone to a width of 1,000 meters, according to Egyptian military sources.The move comes following the previous destruction of hundreds of homes inside the […]

12 Nov
11:37

ISM Journal: Farming in Gaza near the Buffer Zone

November 12, 2014 11:37 AM IMEMC Agencies Gaza Strip, Human interest, Human rights 0

The farmers are rarely talked about. They blend into the background of the lands beyond the destroyed buildings of the towns. The reality is though, they are facing a battle themselves.9th November | International Solidarity Movement | Rina Andolini, Khuza’a Many farmers have had their homes, and farmland attacked. Farm […]

27 Oct
9:41

Egypt to Build Gaza Buffer Zone, Thousands to Be Displaced

Egyptian authorities have announced a recent decision to build, along its borders with Gaza, a buffer zone with the depth of 500 meters, and a height of 14 km, with the aim of hindering militants from entering Sinai.A deadly assault occured in the region, this past Friday, in which some […]

17 Feb
3:50

Sniper Fire in the ‘Buffer Zone’

Goldfinches and canaries are appreciated worldwide for their colourful appearance and their melodic whistling. The birds are especially popular in the Gaza Strip as they help to create a distraction from the hardships of daily life. Munther Rashad Saleh al-Nakhala, 44, lives in Gaza city. He is widely known by […]

05 Apr
10:15

Palestinian Killed in Gaza Buffer Zone

A Palestinian man has been killed in the buffer zone of the Gaza Strip, on Tuesday. The Israeli military has claimed that they shot the man as he was armed, and approaching the border, but Palestinian medical sources have stated that no weapon was found at the scene.The attack occurred […]

16 Jun
4:49

Peaceful March Against The Buffer Zone In Gaza

Hundreds of Palestinians marched in the Gaza Strip to protest the “buffer zone” Israel is creating in the northern, and eastern side of the Gaza Strip.The march, called for by the Popular Committee Against the Buffer Zone, started from the town of Beit Lahia to the area Israel is leveling […]

10 Mar
5:11

Palestinians Protest The Israeli Buffer Zone In Northern Gaza Strip

Palestinians along with international supporters organized on Tuesday a protest at the Eriz crossing at the northern Gaza Strip borders protesting the Israeli army attempts to create a buffer zone. The protest started from Beit Hanon town, protesters carried Palestinian flags and banners demanding the Israeli army to stop the […]

05 Jul
2:46

Security Council agrees to expand buffer zone in North Gaza

The security cabinet, after convening in Jerusalem Wednesday morning has agreed to expand operations in Gaza, which will likely include a significant expansion of the buffer zone in the north of the Gaza strip.The security cabinet, after convening in Jerusalem Wednesday morning has agreed to expand operations in Gaza, which […]

28 Dec
7:08

Israeli Army to enforce Gaza buffer zone within hours

December 28, 2005 7:08 PM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, Palestine 0

In the first stage of its plans to create a northern Gaza buffer zone, which is claimed to keep Palestinians from firing Qassam home made shells into Israel, Israeli air force Wednesday dropped leaflets urging Gazans to clear the area by 6 P.M. The leaflets called on residents to leave […]

06 Jul
1:11

Security Zones Being Used to Further Expand West Bank Settlements

Land confiscated from Palestinians for the purpose of security buffer zones around illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank is actually being utilized as ‘land reserves or for agriculture,’ according to an investigation by Israeli newspaper Haaretz. The buffer zones were originally created during the Second Intifada reportedly as a […]

26 Jul
2:33

Israel to establish ‘killing zone’ on Lebanon border

With many Lebanese civilians still hiding in their homes in refugee camps and villages in southern Lebanon, afraid to flee after hearing of convoys of evacuees being hit by Israeli airstrikes, Israeli military officials announced that they are establishing a ‘kill zone’ across many of those villages, in which anything […]

04 Jan
5:28

B’Tselem says Israeli ‘death’ zone in Gaza is illegal

January 4, 2006 5:28 PM IMEMC Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, B’Tselem, said the Israeli orders to automatically shoot at anyone in the "buffer zone" in northern Gaza is a flagrant violation of international human rights laws in times of war. At the core of this is the principle of […]

11 Jul
11:00

Tightening Closure Imposed On the Gaza Strip For 11th Year

Israeli Authorities Impose Closure On the Only Commercial Crossing in the Gaza Strip “ Karm Abu Salem” and Reduce Fishing Area. PCHR strongly condemns the Israeli authorities decision to tighten the closure imposed on the Gaza Strip and close the only commercial crossing “Karm Abu Salem” and warns of its […]

10 Jul
2:19

Gaza Strip: Attacks in the border areas and their consequences

PCHR Fact Sheet: The term “buffer zone” in land and at sea is used for land and sea areas, which were unilaterally and illegally declared by Israeli forces as areas with no access along the eastern and northern borders and in the sea of the Gaza Strip following the Israeli […]

09 Jul
9:26

Israeli Bulldozers Level Lands in Gaza

Several Israeli military vehicles raided the eastern borders of the besieged Gaza Strip on Monday morning. Locals said, according to Ma’an News Agency, that six Israeli military vehicles raided into the area near the eastern borders of Gaza City, razed and leveled lands while Israeli forces were putting up a […]

04 Jul
10:34

Israeli Soldiers Invade Lands In Central Gaza

Several armored Israeli military vehicles, including bulldozers, invaded on Wednesday morning Palestinian lands, east of the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza. The soldiers advanced dozens of meters into the Palestinian lands, heading toward the Great Return March encampment, east al-Boreij, and started bulldozing them. The soldiers also started the […]

01 Jul
11:15

PCHR Testifies before UN Special Rapporteur

On Friday, 29 June 2018, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) testified before the Special Rapporteur on situation of human rights in the Palestinian territory occupied since 1967 in Amman, Jordan within his official mission starting from 25 to 29 June 2018. The testimony, according to the PNN, reviewed […]

09 Jun
9:42

Upending the Palestinian Leadership: The Role of Youth

by Fadi Quran, Al Shakaba Palestinian Policy Network This analysis is part of the Al-Shabaka Policy Circle on Leadership and Accountability and is published alongside the contributions made by Dana El-Kurd, Marwa Fatafta, Inès Abdel Razek, Tareq Baconi, and Ali Abdel Wahab – to read their contributions see here.   Instead of bringing […]

21 May
8:08

Navy Fires on Fishing Boats, Bulldozers Raze Lands in Gaza

Israeli naval forces, on Monday morning, opened fire on Palestinian fishing boats off the coast of Gaza City. Witnesses told Ma’an News Agency that Israeli naval boats opened fire at several fishing boats off the coast of Gaza City, forcing fishermen to head back to shore, in fear for their […]

10 May
6:23

Israeli Military Fires on Fishermen, Razes Lands in Gaza

Israeli naval forces opened fire at Palestinian fishermen as they were sailing off the coast of Rafah City, in the southern Gaza Strip, on Wednesday morning, according to local sources. No injuries were reported, according to Ma’an. The fishermen said they were forced to head back to shore afterwards “in […]

11 Apr
10:58

Israel’s Relentless Land Grabs: How Palestinians Resist

by Yara Hawari Overview It has been 42 years since the Israeli police shot and killed six Palestinian citizens of Israel as they protested the expropriation of thousands of dunums of Palestinian land by the government. The protests were a result of mass collective action across the part of Mandate Palestine […]

26 Mar
9:03

There Are No Late Mornings for Samiha Ghaben

photo: Amal Qarra harvesting wheat in the town of Abasan, in the southeast Gaza Strip (MEE/Mohamed al-Hajjar) There are no late mornings for Samiha Ghaben. The 45-year-old mother of three wakes up every day at 5am to start work on her farm in the town of Beit Lahiya, northern Gaza. […]

26 Mar
8:44

Israeli Bulldozers Raze Lands in Southern Gaza

Several Israeli military vehicles entered into the southern Gaza Strip on Sunday morning, and razed lands along the border with Israel. Local sources told Ma’an New Agency that five military bulldozers razed lands east of Khan Younis, near the border fence, while a drone flew overhead. Israeli military incursions inside […]

10 Mar
4:56

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (28 February – 06 March 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 28 February – 06 March 2018. Soldiers killed a Palestinian farmer east of Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip, while 12 shooting incidents targeting Palestinian fishing boats off the Gaza Strip Shore were […]

27 Feb
4:49

Army Levels Lands in Northern Gaza

Several Israeli bulldozers entered into the “buffer zone” along the northern Gaza border, on Monday morning, where they razed lands under heavy military protection. Locals told Ma’an News Agency that four Israeli military bulldozers raided lands in the town of Beit Lahiya. As the bulldozers razed and leveled lands, military […]

18 Feb
6:12

Al Mezan Briefing Paper: Effects of Aerial Spraying on Farmlands in the Gaza Strip

The subject of this briefing paper is the chemical spraying of farmlands, by Israeli forces, in the conflict-stricken Gaza Strip. The practice affects the livelihood and right to food of the population, while potentially harming Gaza’s fragile environment and decaying infrastructure. Despite the evident impact on the population’s human rights, […]

17 Feb
9:26

DCIP: Israeli Live Fire on the Gaza Strip Border Injures Four Teenagers

Israeli forces shot Akram al-Sharafi, 16, in the northern Gaza Strip, causing serious damage to his left thigh and moderately injuring the right thigh. (Photo: DCIP / Mohammad Abu Rukbeh) Israeli forces injured four Palestinian teenagers over the past two weeks with live ammunition during protests along the Gaza Strip […]

15 Feb
8:23

Max Blumenthal in Gaza: Netanyahu Faces Scandal, Palestinians a Crisis

Reporting from the Gaza Strip, journalist and best-selling author Max Blumenthal says that Netanyahu’s domestic corruption case has not even registered to a besieged Palestinian population under Israeli blockade. Max Blumenthal is an award-winning journalist and bestselling author whose articles and video documentaries have appeared in The New York Times, The […]

15 Feb
7:56

Naval Forces Open Fire on Gaza Fishermen

Israeli naval forces opened fire on Palestinian fishing boats on Thursday morning, as they were working off the coast of the central and northern Gaza Strip. Ma’an News Agency sources added that no injuries were reported. The Palestinian Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC) issued this week its annual report […]

16 Jan
11:22

PCHR Organizes Workshop on “Mechanisms to Protect Civilians and their Property in Land and Sea Border Areas”

On Tuesday, 16 January 2018, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) organized a workshop titled “Mechanisms to Protect Civilians and their Property in Land and Sea Border Areas.” The workshop was attended by specialists representing civil society organizations, international organizations, farmers and fishermen organizations in the Gaza Strip, and […]

26 Dec
9:35

Israeli Bulldozers Raze Lands in Northern Gaza

Israeli military bulldozers leveled lands in the northern Gaza Strip on Tuesday, according to locals. Witnesses told Ma’an News Agency that six Israeli military vehicles, accompanied by bulldozers, raided Gaza east of the Jabaliya refugee camp, in the north, where they leveled lands near the border fence with Israel. No […]

15 Dec
5:00

Palestinians Stand Up to Israel, Will the World?

“Palestinians will continue to protest as long as they’re not liberated,” says writer Mariam Barghouti, “the question is, when will the rest of the world finally begin listening?” Mariam Barghouti is a Palestinian American writer currently residing in Ramallah. She documents and writes on the Palestinian situation and Israeli occupation. Her […]

05 Dec
9:18

Navy Abducts 5 Fishermen and Seizes Boats in Gaza

The Israeli occupation Navy abducted five fishermen, on Sunday evening. seizing their boats from the Sudanese Sea, north of Gaza. The captain, fisherman Amjad al-Shrafi, said, according to the PNN, that the boat was owned by fisherman Khamis Abu al-Sadiq, and  that occupation forces took the five fishermen working on the […]

15 Nov
7:34

Israeli Soldiers Invade Palestinian Lands In Northern Gaza

At least three D9 armored Israeli military bulldozers and three tanks invaded, on Tuesday evening, Palestinian lands near the border fence in Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, and bulldozed sections close to the fence. The invasion was also accompanied by army drones that hovered overhead, […]

14 Nov
10:00

Israeli Forces Fire on Lands in Southern Gaza

Israeli forces opened fire at Palestinian agricultural lands in the eastern part of the Khan Younis district, in the southern Gaza Strip, on Monday morning. Witnesses told Ma’an News Agency that Israeli forces opened fire from inside the border fence. No injuries were reported. Israeli military incursions inside the besieged […]

04 Nov
4:23

Updated: Bodies Of Five Fighters Found Under Rubble, Twelve Confirmed Dead

A statement released by the Al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad, revealed that the bodied of five of its fighters have been recovered from the rubble of the tunnel, which was bombarded by the Israeli army last Monday, bringing the number of confirmed deaths to twelve. The […]

18 Sep
10:00

Hamas to Dissolve Administrative Committee, Hold Elections

Hamas, the de facto ruling party of the Gaza Strip, has pledged to dissolve its administrative committee that runs the besieged coastal enclave and expressed readiness to hold general elections, in a bid for reconciliation with the Fateh-led Palestinian Authority (PA). A statement from Hamas said, according to Ma’an News […]

06 Aug
7:19

How the Blockade Hurts Children (VIDEO)

It’s been ten years since Israel began its land, sea, and air blockade on the Gaza Strip. This military siege has largely cut Gaza off from the rest of the world and prevented or acutely limited a wide range of goods and services from reaching children in Gaza. (Photo: A Palestinian […]

21 Jun
8:52

Israel Secretly Aids Anti-Assad Forces in Syria Proxy War (VIDEO)

Beirut-based journalist Nour Samaha has uncovered extensive Israeli government support of anti-Assad forces in southern Syria. TRNN transcript: AARON MATÉ: It’s The Real News. I’m Aaron Maté. Of all the foreign countries involved in the Syrian proxy war, one that does not get much attention is Israel. We’ve known for […]

19 Jun
2:00

Life under Siege: Indiscriminate killing of farmers

“Our life has turned upside down since my mother’s death. With her passing, we lost the backbone of the house.” Hani Salem Elomor is a married father of 3 children and resident of El Elfokhari neighborhood, Khan Younis, whose mother Zeina was killed by the Israeli occupation forces in 2016 […]

06 Apr
4:54

Israeli Forces Assert Military Presence North of Beit Lahia

Several occupation bulldozers moved into the northern Gaza Strip, near the town of Beit Lahia, on Thursday morning. According to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency, approximately seven D9 bulldozers penetrated 100 meters into the northern border of Beit Lahia, from the western gate of Zikim. The bulldozers razed the area […]

05 Apr
10:51

Army Invades Farmlands, Spray Toxins, In Borders Areas In Gaza

On Wednesday, the WAFA Palestinian News Agency has reported that two armored bulldozers, three tanks and bulldozers, stationed at a military base across the border fence, invaded Palestinian agricultural lands, east of Jabalia, in the northern part of the coastal region, while Israeli planes also sprayed lands with toxins. The […]

02 Apr
3:45

Israeli Forces Open Fire on Lands in Southern Gaza

Israeli forces opened fire on Palestinian lands in the southern Gaza Strip, on Saturday morning, according to locals. Witnesses told Ma’an News Agency that soldiers deployed behind the border fence, in eastern Rafah city, opened fire at Palestinian agricultural lands in the area. No injuries were reported. An Israeli army spokesperson […]

25 Mar
12:24

Gaza Fishermen Reported Injured Following Israeli Detention

Two fishermen who were detained by Israeli forces, on Thursday, were reported injured on Friday, and were subsequently being treated in Israeli hospitals. Zakariya Bakir, the head of the fishermen committee, said that the detained fishermen, identified as Rajab Abu Mayala and Khader al-Saadi, were injured during their detentions, one […]

28 Feb
7:50

Life Under Siege: A Farmer’s Struggle with the Occupation

Abdel Salam Manasra is a Gazan citizen, in his 50s, who has dedicated his life to agriculture and farming. Farming has always been his family’s main profession, as inherited from their ancestors. Abdel Salam’s farmland is located east of the Shuja’eyya neighborhood in Gaza city, near the Israeli border – […]

25 Jan
10:56

Israeli Aircraft Continues to Sprays Toxins over Palestinian Farms

A low-flying Israeli agricultural plane, this past Monday morning, sprayed herbicides on Palestinian farmlands east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Witnesses said that  the crat sprayed herbicides along the Israeli border fence and, then, sprayed farmlands belonging to citizens in the towns of Khuza’a, Abasan and […]

14 Dec
5:51

Soldiers Raid Agricultural Lands in Gaza

Israeli forces, on Tuesday morning, leveled lands in the northern Gaza Strip, while opening fire on agricultural lands in the southern region of the coastal enclave, according to witnesses. Witnesses told Ma’an News agency that four Israeli bulldozers entered the northeastern Gaza Strip, from the Zekim military base, and leveled […]

01 Nov
5:06

PFLP Extends Revolutionary Greetings to Indigenous Resistance at Standing Rock

‘In the face of settler colonial genocide and destruction, the land and water defenders at Standing Rock are defending all of us.’ ~ Alternative Information Center (AIC) The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), a leftist Palestinian political party founded by George Habash in 1967, announced on Saturday their […]

31 Oct
4:47

Israeli Bulldozers Carry Out Limited Incursion into Gaza

Israeli bulldozers, on Monday morning, have reportedly carried out a limited incursion into the Khan Younis region of the southern Gaza Strip. Four army bulldozers launched a limited incursion into eastern Al-Khuza’a town, to the east of Khan Younis, entering 50 meters into the Strip. Bulldozers then started leveling lands, according […]

Palestine Today - audio
18 Oct
11:45

Palestine Today 10 18 2016

October 18, 2016 11:45 PM Ghassan Bannoura Audio report, Palestine 0

Download / Listen Here Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Tuesday, October, 18, 2016. Israeli troops attack villagers harvesting their olives and kidnap school children in separate attacks in the West Bank. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned. Israeli […]

18 Oct
6:45

Israeli Extremists Storm Al Aqsa, Ibrahimi Mosques

Around 200 Israeli extremists, on Tuesday, held provocative tours of Al-Aqsa Mosque, in annexed East Jerusalem’s Old City district, heeding calls by parent organizations to increase Jewish presence on the holy site during the Jewish holidays, according to mosque officials. The Islamic Waqf, which runs the al-Haram al-Sharif (holy sanctuary) […]

Airstrike this week in Rafah (PCHR image)
19 Sep
5:27

PCHR: “Gaza Strip: Attacks in the Border Areas and their Consequences”

Following disengagement from the Gaza Strip in September 2005, Israel unilaterally and illegally established a so-called “buffer zone”, an area prohibited to Palestinians along the land and sea borders of the Gaza Strip. The precise area designated by Israel as a “buffer zone” is not clear and this Israeli policy […]

08 Sep
11:02

Armed, Autonomous Ford Trucks to Patrol Gaza’s Besieged Border

Photo: The Israeli military’s new unmanned ground vehicle is self-driving and will be fitted with a machine gun.  FoxNews.com reported that the Israeli military has equipped Ford F-350 pickup trucks with remote driving technology and plans to disperse them along the border of the besieged Gaza Strip. The trucks, called Border […]

03 Sep
10:42

ISM Report: Israeli Attacks on Gaza Farmers

(Photo: Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency) 09/03/16 | International Solidarity Movement | Gaza Team According to the Council for European Palestinian Relations, the Palestinian agricultural sector’s contribution to the GDP dropped between 1993 (Oslo Accords) and 2009 from 13% to 4.8%, due to the illegal practices of the Zionist entity, […]

03 Sep
9:55

Israeli Forces Continue to Fire on Palestinian Fishing Boats

Israeli naval forces, Saturday morning, opened live fire at Palestinian fishing boats off the coast of the northern Gaza Strip. Witnesses told Ma’an News Agency that Israeli forces opened fire at fishermens’ boats in the north of the besieged enclave. No injuries were reported. An Israeli army spokesperson said that they […]

16 Aug
1:24

Gaza Strip: Attacks in the Border Areas and their Consequences

Palestinian Center For Human Rights (PCHR), Press Release: Following disengagement from the Gaza Strip in September 2005, Israel unilaterally and illegally established a so-called “buffer zone”, an area prohibited to Palestinians along the land and sea borders of the Gaza Strip. The precise area designated by Israel as a “buffer zone” […]

13 Aug
9:08

In Gaza: Palestinian Injured by Live Fire During Protests, Al Qassam Fighter Dies of Electric Shock in Tunnel

Israeli forces, on Friday, injured a Palestinian with live fire in the eastern part of al-Bureij refugee camp, in the central Gaza Strip, during clashes with Israeli forces deployed near the border between the besieged enclave and Israel. Spokesperson for the Ministry of Health, Ashraf al-Qidra, told Ma’an News Agency […]

10 Aug
9:14

ISM Issues Statement Concerning Israeli Measures against Activists

8th August 2016 | International Solidarity Movement The International Solidarity Movement is a Palestinian-led movement with a mandate to support Palestinian nonviolent popular resistance to Israeli military occupation and apartheid. Palestinian-led nonviolent resistance includes the Palestinian call for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions of Israel, until it adheres to its obligations […]

14 Jul
10:04

Israel’s Ideological Barrier

In 2002, the Israeli government decided to construct “a barrier” separating the West Bank and Israel with the declared purpose of improving the security of Israel by preventing Palestinians from entering Israel without first being cleared at a checkpoint. [1]Today, the Annexation and Segregation Wall consists partly of concrete slabs […]

Palestine Today - audio
29 Jun
12:16

Palestine Today 06 28 2016

June 29, 2016 12:16 AM Ghassan Bannoura Audio report, Palestine 0

Download/Listen Here Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Tuesday, June 28, 2016. Israeli troops target farmers in Gaza and injuries civilians during invasions targeting West Bank communities. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned. Israeli forces opened fire on Tuesday […]

28 Jun
9:56

Israeli Forces Fire on Palestinian Farmers

Israeli forces, Tuesday, reportedly opened fire at Palestinian farmers in the eastern part of al-Qarrara, in the southern Gaza Strip. Witnesses said Israeli forces deployed at the eastern borders of al-Qarrara opened “heavy” fire at farmers in the area. No injuries were reported, according to Ma’an. An Israeli army spokesperson […]

27 Jun
6:10

Syrians Protest against Israeli Occupation and Planned Annexation of the Golan Heights (VIDEO)

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Syrians in the Israeli occupied Syrian Golan Heights have rallied in protest against the Israeli occupation, illegal oppression of Syrian culture and identity, outspoken plans to permanently annex the Syrian territory and Israel’s use of the Golan for military action against Syria and the support of […]

09 May
10:01

Israeli Soldiers Open Fire On Palestinian Farmers In Southern Gaza

Israeli Soldiers, stationed across the border fence, opened fired earlier on Monday on a number of Palestinian farmers, in their own agricultural lands, east of Khuza’a town, east of Khan Younis city, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Media sources said the soldiers, stationed on military towers across […]

05 May
4:12

Israeli Army Official: “No Agreement Regarding Limiting Army Operations On Gaza Border”

Israeli Army Coordinator of Government Activities in the Occupied Territories, Major Maj. -Gen. Yoav ‘Poli’ Mordechai, said the Israeli army will continue its activities in border areas in the Gaza Strip, and denied any knowledge of an agreement on the issue. Mordechai stated the army intends to continue its operations […]

05 May
4:53

While Factions Call For De-escalation, Tension On Gaza Border Warns Of An Impending War

Various Palestinian factions, including Hamas and Fateh movements, have warned that the latest Israeli military escalation on Gaza, including the Wednesday bombardment of border areas in the southern part of the coastal region, could lead the area into a new full-fledged military escalation and war. Yet, while calling of de-escalation, […]

12 Apr
8:40

Army Injures A Child In Central Gaza

April 12, 2016 8:40 AM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Israeli soldiers shot and injured, on Monday, a Palestinian child in Johr ed-Deek area, in central Gaza, while he was herding the family cattle in Palestinian lands, close to the border fence. Medical sources said the child Amir at-Tarabeen, 13, suffered a moderate injury after being hit with a live […]

09 Apr
6:50

Army Attacks Shepherds near Gaza Border

Israeli soldiers on the border between the southern Gaza Strip and Israel, Saturday, opened machine gun fire on Palestinian shepherds. WAFA correspondence reported that soldiers, stationed at watchtowers along the borderline area, opened fire on shepherds to the east of Rafah, in the southern Strip. Following disengagement from the Gaza […]

Graphic By Jamal Jawabra
30 Mar
12:44

PCBS: “As Palestinians Mark Land Day, Israeli Illegally Controls More Than 85% Of Palestine”

March 30, 2016 12:44 PM admin Palestine, Refugees/Immigration 0

The following is a press release by the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistic (PCBS), marking the fortieth anniversary of the Palestinian Land Day – March 30, 2016. Israeli Occupation Authorities laid hand over more than 85% of the total area of historical land of Palestine which totals about 27,000 km2. […]

05 Mar
10:57

Military Opens Fire on Gaza Farmers

The Israeli military, Saturday, targeted with gunfire a group of Palestinian farmers as they attempted to enter their agricultural land situated along the borderline area of al-Zaytoun neighborhood, to the southeast of Gaza City.WAFA correspondence reported that soldiers manning military watchtowers along the Israel−Gaza security barrier — a border barrier […]

04 Mar
8:39

Army Fires on Palestinians near Gaza Border

Israeli forces opened fire on Palestinian workers east of Gaza City, Friday morning, with no injuries reported.Heavy gunfire was heard as Israeli soldiers stationed in military towers along the Gazan border opened fire on workers and bird hunters. Witnesses told Ma’an News Agency that the Palestinians left the area fearing […]

02 Mar
3:43

Palestinian farmers attacked by Israeli troops in southern Gaza

March 2, 2016 3:43 AM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

A group of Israeli farmers were fired upon by Israeli troops in the Rafah region of southern Gaza on Tuesday.The farmers reported that Israeli troops stationed along the southern border of Gaza, where Gaza borders Egypt, began to fire live ammunition toward them as they were farming their land. Israeli […]

19 Feb
5:42

Gaza: Military Opens Fire Towards Civilians East of Maghazi

February 19, 2016 5:42 AM IMEMC Agencies Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Israeli forces opened fire on Thursday, towards the houses and lands of Palestinian farmers to the east of Maghazi refugee camp, in the central Gaza Strip. Eyewitnesses reported, according to Al Ray, that the military opened heavy fire towards the lands of farmers who were close to the military location […]

18 Feb
8:46

More Demolitions in West Bank and Gaza

Israeli occupation forces began, on Wednesday morning, the demolition of Palestinian agricultural and industrial facilities in the town of al-Eesawiyya, to the north of occupied East Jerusalem, in favor of the establishment of an Israeli ‘national’ park for the settlers.Researcher of settlement affairs, Ahmad Laban, explained that the demolition process […]

13 Feb
3:42

Israeli Forces Fire on Gaza Farmers

February 13, 2016 3:42 AM IMEMC Agencies Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Israeli forces opened fire on Palestinian farmers east of al-Buriej refugee camp, in the central Gaza Strip, on Friday afternoon, locals said.The farmers were forces to leave the area, with no injuries reported. Meanwhile, locals said that four Palestinians were reportedly detained after crossing the border fence between the besieged […]

03 Feb
11:04

Tunnel Collapse Kills Two Hamas Fighters

February 3, 2016 11:04 PM IMEMC Agencies Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, News Report 0

Two Hamas resistance fighters were killed in a tunnel collapse in the southern Gaza Strip on Tuesday night, just one week after seven other fighters were killed in a tunnel collapse in northern Gaza.In a statement, Hamas’ military wing, the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, identified the fighters as 35-year-old Fouad […]

15 Jan
10:20

Two Palestinians Killed by Israeli Military During Gaza Protest

January 15, 2016 10:20 PM IMEMC Agencies Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Israeli forces, on Friday afternoon, shot dead a Palestinian during a military invasion of al-Bureij refugee camp, in the central Gaza Strip. In addition, a Palestinian was killed during a protest in Khan Younis, in which protesters tried to pull down a portion of the border fence.Doctors said that 19-year-old […]

14 Jan
8:34

Israeli Forces Fire on Farmers East of Khan Younis

January 14, 2016 8:34 PM IMEMC Agencies Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Israeli occupation forces opened fire, Thursday morning, at Palestinian farmers east of Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip.Eyewitnesses reported, according to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency, that soldiers fired a hail of bullets towards farmers in the Qarara area, east of Khan Younis city. No injuries were reported. Farming […]

17 Dec
12:27

Gaza Farmer Injured by Israeli Fire

December 17, 2015 12:27 AM IMEMC Agencies Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Israeli forces shot and injured a Palestinian farmer south east of Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip, the Ministry of Health said.The 20-year-old farmer sustained moderate injuries in the leg and the hand after being shot near the Sofa crossing, located between the al-Fakhari and Rafah areas, the spokesperson […]

14 Dec
6:43

Gaza Farmer Shot by Israeli Forces near Rafah

December 14, 2015 6:43 AM IMEMC Agencies Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Israeli soldiers, on Sunday, shot and injured a Palestinian farmer east of Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, locals and medics said.Locals told Ma’an News Agency that Israeli soldiers stationed on the Israeli side of the border fence, near the Kerem Shalom military post, opened fire at Palestinian farmers working […]

11 Dec
10:12

3 Palestinians Killed by Israeli Forces on Friday

December 11, 2015 10:12 PM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, Palestine 0

Israeli military forces, on Friday, shot dead a Palestinian and injured 17 others in clashes east of al-Bureij refugee camp, in the central Gaza Strip, Palestinian officials said. Separately, Israeli forces shot dead two other Palestinians in the occupied West Bank.Ashraf al-Qidra, spokesperson of the Ministry of Health, identified the […]

06 Nov
3:23

Israeli Forces Briefly Infiltrate Gaza Border

November 6, 2015 3:23 AM IMEMC Agencies Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, News Report 0

On Thursday, a number of Israeli armored tanks infiltrated the border with Gaza from the eastern part of al-Qarara town, to the northeast of Khan Younes, according to local sources.WAFA correspondence said that three Israeli armored tanks and three bulldozers stationed at the Israeli ‘Kissufim’ military base, close to the […]

02 Nov
4:04

Egyptian Army Floods Gaza Tunnels Again

For the second time in recent weeks, Egyptian authorities flooded the area along the border with Gaza with water, to destroy underground tunnels between Sinai and the Palestinian territory.A Palestinian source told Anadolu Agency, according to Al Ray, that many tunnels were flooded with sea water in six areas in […]

05 Sep
12:54

Israeli Soldiers Shoot, Injure Child in Gaza

September 5, 2015 12:54 AM IMEMC Agencies Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Israeli forces shot and injured a Palestinian child near the shores of the Beit Lahiya village in the northern Gaza Strip, medics said.Medics told Ma’an News Agency that Bilal Abu Amro, aged 11, was shot in the thigh while he was with his father, a fisherman. He was taken to […]

16 Aug
8:30

Israeli Forces Target Farmlands East of Rafah

Soldiers stationed in occupation watchtowers along the eastern border of Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip, opened fired toward the Palestinian farmers and shepherds, early Sunday. No injuries were reported. However, local media said that the military towers adjacent to the Kerem Abu Salem and Abu Motabeq sites, east of […]

13 Aug
12:19

Israeli Forces Continue to Fire on Gaza Fishermen

August 13, 2015 12:19 AM IMEMC Agencies Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Israeli naval forces opened fire on Palestinian fishermen off the coast of Gaza City, early Wednesday, witnesses said.The fishermen said that they came under fire as they were sailing off the coast of Sudaniyya in northwestern Gaza City, Ma’an News Agency reports. No injuries were reported, but some of the […]

04 Aug
12:06

Israeli troops shoot, injure Palestinian youth at northern West Bank checkpoint

August 4, 2015 12:06 AM Celine Hagbard Israeli attacks, Nablus, News Report 0

On Monday at midday, Israeli soldiers stationed at the Za’atara checkpoint in the northern West Bank shot and wounded a Palestinian youth.The teen, who has not yet been identified, was standing in line with dozens of other Palestinians when he asked to use the bathroom. According to soldiers, the young […]

02 Aug
4:46

Navy Continues to Fire on Gaza Fishermen, Farmland

Israeli naval boats, Saturday, opened machine gunfire on Palestinian fishing boats off the shore of the northern and central Gaza Strip, reported witnesses.Israeli naval boats opened machine gunfire on fishing boats sailing within the unilaterally-imposed six-nautical-miles fishing zone offshore al-Sudaniyya area to the northwest of Gaza city and Az-Zawayda and […]

02 Aug
4:36

Several Injured in Clashes Following Slain Teen’s Funeral

August 2, 2015 4:36 AM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, Ramallah 0

Israeli forces shot and injured at least eight Palestinians with rubber-coated steel bullets during clashes near al-Jalazun refugee camp that broke out on Saturday, following the funeral of 17-year-old Laith al-Khaldi, who was shot dead by Israeli forces the day before.Israeli forces reportedly fired live and rubber-coated steel rounds at […]

01 Aug
4:25

Palestinian Killed, Another Injured by Israeli Forces in Northern Gaza

Israeli forces killed a Palestinian and injured another on Friday after opening fire at them near Beit Lahiya in northern Gaza, sources told Ma’an News Agency.Medical sources told Ma’an that Mohammad Hamid al-Masri, aged 17, was shot by Israeli forces and died instantly, and another Palestinian was moderately wounded. Witnesses […]

22 Jul
3:45

Two Fishermen Injured By Navy Fire

July 22, 2015 3:45 AM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Israeli navy ships opened live fire, on Tuesday at dawn, on a number of Palestinian fishing boats in Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, wounding two fishers, and kidnapped two including one of the wounded, before towing a boat to the Ashdod Port.Ahmad Ismael Sharafi, 20 […]

19 Jul
6:04

Army Shoots Two, Kidnaps Three

Israeli forces, late Friday, shot and injured two Palestinians; one was shot in Gaza and the other to the east of Qalqilia. Meanwhile, dozens suffocated as Israeli forces violently suppressed two peaceful demonstrations in West Bank, according to WAFA correspondence. Israeli army stationed at borderline military watchtowers opened gunfire at […]

09 Jul
1:56

Foreign Ministry Denounces Israel’s Decision to Extend Apartheid Wall into Cremisan Valley

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in a statement released on Wednesday, condemned the Israeli government’s decision to build a new section of the Apartheid Wall in the Cremisan valley near the town of Beit Jala.It said the decision allows the confiscation of large swathes of private and state land, undermines […]

19 Jun
5:31

VIDEO: Israeli Soldiers Seen to Intentionally Target and Kill Palestinian Teen

June 19, 2015 5:31 AM IMEMC Agencies Human rights, Israel, News Report 0

An Israeli rights group released, on Tuesday, a video showing Israeli soldiers intentionally targeting child who posed them no danger.In March of 2014, Israeli soldiers shot and killed Yusef al-Shawamreh, a 14-year-old Palestinian boy, as he went through a gap in the illegal Israeli Apartheid Wall, in the area of […]

13 Jun
10:26

Palestinian Shot and Injured by Israeli Forces in Southern Gaza

Israeli soldiers deployed near the Sufa crossing, in the southern Gaza Strip, opened fire at and injured a Palestinian, Saturday, local sources told Ma’an News Agency.An Israeli army spokesperson confirmed the report, telling Ma’an that a ‘Palestinian suspect approached the security fence’ and Israeli forces opened fire at his lower […]

04 Jun
3:18

Two Rockets Land in Southern Israel

Israel’s military reported, late Wednesda,y that two rockets were fired from the southern Gaza Strip.The Israeli army confirmed reports of rocket-warning sirens going off in Ashkelon and Netivot. No injures or damage were immediately reported, the military reported. There was no immediate claim of responsibility from armed groups in Gaza. […]

24 May
7:04

Israeli Forces Continue to Fire on Gaza Fishermen & Farmers

Israeli naval forces opened fire at Palestinians fishing boats, while forces targeted farmers in the southern Gaza Strip, on Saturday.Witnesses told Ma’an News Agency that naval forces opened fire the fishing boats off the coast of Al-Nuseirat and Al-Zawayda refugee camps, located in the central Gaza Strip. An Israeli army […]

19 May
4:18

Israeli Navy Fires on Gaza Fishermen

Israeli occupation forces, Monday morning, again opened fire on fishermen boats off the Gaza shores.Local sources said, according to the PNN, that Israeli military boats targeted the civilian boats; no injuries were reported.. Last Monday, Al Quds newspaper said that Israeli naval forces have continued to target Palestinian fishermen off […]

12 May
8:10

Israeli Forces Burn Wheat Crops in Gaza

Israeli occupation forces have reportedly opened fire at Palestinian farms in the eastern part of the Gaza Strip, burning a large amount of wheat crops.No casualties were reported, as the farmers fled the region two days ago, after a limited Israeli incursion. Along the previous two weeks, Palestinian farmers, whose […]