Category Archives: Gaza Strip

25 Apr
9:27

Palestinian Journalist Dies From Serious Wounds Suffered On April 13

The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that a journalist, who was shot and seriously injured by Israeli army fire near the eastern border of the Gaza Strip two weeks ago, has died from his wounds. The Ministry stated that the Journalist, Ahmad Mohammad Abu Hussein, 25, from Jabalia refugee camp […]

25 Apr
5:31

Due To Large Number Of Injuries, P.A Health Ministry Delays 4000 Scheduled Surgeries

The Palestinian Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip has announced delaying 4000 scheduled surgeries for patients in the coastal region due to the excessively high number of Palestinians who were shot by the Israeli army during the “Great March of Return Protests.” The Ministry said the patients who have scheduled […]

25 Apr
1:43

Updated: Army Injures Nineteen Palestinians In The Gaza Strip

The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed that Israeli soldiers injured, Tuesday, nineteen Palestinians in several parts of the Gaza Strip. It said the Palestinians were participating in the nonviolent “Great March of Return” which started on Palestinian Lad Day, on March 30, 2018. The Health Ministry said the soldiers shot […]

23 Apr
9:58

Israeli Soldiers Injure One Palestinian, Abduct Four Teenagers, In Central Gaza

Israeli soldiers shot, on Monday evening, one Palestinian east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, and abducted four teenage boys, east of the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza. Media sources said the soldiers, stationed across the border fence, east of Khuza’a town, east of […]

23 Apr
10:42

Palestinian Teen Dies From Wounds Suffered On April 1st In Gaza

The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that a Palestinian teenager died, Monday, from very serious wounds he suffered, on April 1st, after Israeli soldiers shot him during a nonviolent protest near the border fence, in Khuza’a village, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. The […]

23 Apr
5:52

Palestinian Dies From Serious Wounds Suffered Friday

April 23, 2018 5:52 AM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report, Rafah 0

The Palestinian medical sources have reported, on Sunday at night, that a young man died from serious wounds he suffered, Friday, in Rafah, in the southern part of the coastal region. The Ministry said the Palestinian, identified as Abdullah Mohammad Shamali, 20, from al-Barazil neighborhood, in Rafah. Abdullah shot in […]

22 Apr
10:40

Army Injures Three Palestinians In Southern Gaza

Israeli soldiers shot, Sunday, three young Palestinian men with live fire, east of Khan Younis, and Gaza city, after the army attacked nonviolent protesters in the two areas. Medical sources at Nasser Hospital in Khan Yunis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, said the soldiers shot two Palestinians […]

22 Apr
9:58

Qassam Fighter Killed In Tunnel Accident In Central Gaza

The Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, has reported that one of its fighters was killed, Sunday, when a siege-busting tunnel collapsed on him near the border in Deir al-Balah, in central Gaza. The Brigades identified the fighter as Tha’er Nayef az-Zare’ey, 30, from Deir al-Balah. His corpse was […]

22 Apr
8:23

MSF Teams Observe Severe, Devastating Gunshot Injuries in Gaza

Since 1 April, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams in Gaza have provided post-operative care to more than 500 people injured by Israeli gunshots, during the Great March of Return demonstrations. The number of patients treated in MSF clinics, over the last three weeks, is more than the number they treated throughout […]

22 Apr
8:12

EU Calls for Investigation into Killing of Peaceful Palestinian Demonstrators on Gaza Border

The European Union (EU) has called for the opening of a full investigation regarding the killing of Palestinian demonstrators by Israeli forces along the Gaza Strip’s borders, on Friday. The EU mentioned, in a press release, that the soldiers used live bullets intensively, leading to the death of 4 demonstrators, […]

22 Apr
8:01

Army Shoots Three Youth in Gaza

Israeli snipers stationed at the Gaza borders, Sunday, fired live ammunition at two Palestinian youth during ongoing protests east of Khan Younis, in the south of the Gaza Strip. Medical sources said that Israeli snipers shot the two youth in their feet. Their medical condition was described at moderate. East […]

21 Apr
7:41

Israeli Soldier Testimony: Every Five Hours That the Tank Is Idle, It’s Better to ‘Provoke’ the Place

Breaking the Silence is an organization of veteran combatants who have served in the Israeli military since the start of the Second Intifada, and have taken it upon themselves to expose the Israeli public to the reality of everyday life in the Occupied Territories. They endeavor to stimulate public debate about the price […]

21 Apr
7:26

Israeli Soldiers Killed Four Palestinians, Including A Child, Injured 729, In Gaza On Friday

The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed that Israeli soldiers shot and killed, Friday, four Palestinians, including one child, and injured more than 729, including 24 children and twelve women, after the army resorted to the excessive use of force against protesters, on their lands, near the border fence, in the […]

20 Apr
9:52

Palestinian Succumbs to Wounds Sustained in Gaza Protests

Palestinian men carry a man wounded during confrontations with Israeli security forces, outside a hospital in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip, on October 9, 2015. (AFP) A Palestinian man from the northern Gaza Strip who was critically injured earlier on Friday was pronounced dead, later in the afternoon. […]

20 Apr
9:28

Haniyeh: Hamas Ready for Prisoner Swap Deal with Israel

Chief of Hamas Political Bureau Ismail Haniyeh said, on Tuesday, that his movement is ready for a prisoner swap with Israel through third-party mediation. In a televised speech to mark Palestinian Prisoners’ Day, Haniyeh said: “We are ready to start talks to achieve a prisoner exchange deal via a mediator.” […]

20 Apr
4:54

Update: Israeli Army Kills Two Palestinians, Injures 83, In Gaza

The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza has reported that the soldiers killed two Palestinians, and injured 83 others, in several parts of the Gaza Strip, Friday. The Ministry said the soldiers shot five Palestinians, including a medic who was shot with a live round in the head, and a journalist […]

19 Apr
11:24

Hospital in Ramallah Amputates Leg of Injured Gaza Child

A Ramallah hospital amputated, on Thursday, the left leg of Gaza child Abdul Rahman Noufal, aged 13, from Nuseirat refugee camp, who was shot in the leg with an explosive bullet that ruptured his bones during protests at the Gaza border with Israel, according to family members. Noufal underwent surgery […]

19 Apr
7:55

Health Ministry: “Army Killed 33 Palestinians, Injured 4297, Since March 30th”

The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported, Wednesday, that the number of Palestinians who were killed by Israeli army fire since the Palestinian Land Day, and the beginning of the “Great March of Return” on March 30th, 2018, has reached 33, while 4297 Palestinians have been injured, including 134 who suffered […]

19 Apr
1:49

Israeli Soldiers Injure Several Palestinians In Gaza

Israeli soldiers injured, Wednesday, several Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, after the army opened fire at the “al-Awdah” (The Return) protest camps, near the border fence in the besieged Gaza Strip. Medical sources said several Palestinians were shot with live fire along the border area, in the eastern part of […]

18 Apr
8:40

‘Onion Boy’ Dreams of Playground, Just Like Every Other Kid

by Asmaa Tayeh Onion boy is a Palestinian boy who represents most Palestinian children experiencing brutal Israeli violations of rights and freedoms in front of the eyes of the motionless international community. A picture of a 9-year-old boy in the Gaza Strip went viral immediately after it was posted on social […]

18 Apr
8:29

MoH: 33 Palestinians Killed since Beginning of Return March

The journalist Yasser Mortaja, killed by Israeli fires at eastern boarder of Gaza strip while covering Great March of Return. The Palestinian Ministry of Health stated, Wednesday, that about 33 Palestinians were killed and 4,279 injured by Israeli occupation fire since the beginning of Great March Return on 30 March, […]

18 Apr
8:01

UNRWA Suffering $300m Financial Deficit

Spokesman for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in the Gaza Strip, Adnan Abu Hasna, said that the agency still suffers from a $ 300 million financial deficit, which it considers as an existential threat. Abu Hasna told Voice of Palestine radio, on Wednesday, that the agency continues […]

18 Apr
9:41

Palestinian Journalist Shot in Head by Israeli Forces Transferred to West Bank Hospital

A Palestinian journalist from Gaza, one of the over 2,000 Palestinians wounded in the past 18 days by Israeli forces, arrived in a coma to Ramallah General Hospital Monday, after repeated delays of his transfer by Israeli authorities and the denial of treatment by Israeli hospitals. Ahmad Abu Hussein, a […]

18 Apr
8:30

Army Fires Artillery Shells Into Southern Gaza, Injures Five Palestinians, One Seriously

Israeli soldiers fired, on Wednesday at dawn, at least two artillery shells into Palestinian lands, close to the border fence east of Khuza’a town, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, wounding five Palestinians, including one who suffered a serious injury. Media sources said the […]

17 Apr
12:27

PPS: “6500 Palestinians Are Detained By Israel; 1928 Abducted This Year”

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) issued a statement marking the “Palestinians Prisoners’ Day,” on April 17th, and said that Israel is holding captive 6500 detainees, including 1928 who were abducted since the beginning of this year. In its report, the PPS said that Israel is holding captive 6500 Palestinians, including […]

Return march (image from Times of Palestine)
16 Apr
12:33

Palestinian Shot and Wounded by Israeli Forces in Gaza

A Palestinian was shot by Israeli forces near the border fence with Israel on the eastern part of Gaza City during a protest on Sunday, according to local sources. Israeli forces stationed in military watchtowers along the Gaza border reportedly opened fire at Palestinian protesters, hitting one with live gunfire. […]

15 Apr
8:21

PCBS Report: More Than Half of Gaza Lives in Poverty

A new report by the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) on the Levels of Living in Palestine in 2017, released on Sunday, noted that more than half the population in Gaza Strip were poor in 2017. According to the report, the percentage of poverty was 13.9% in the West Bank, while it reached […]

14 Apr
7:50

Israeli Navy Continues to Prevent Fishing off Gaza Shores

Israeli navy boats barred fishermen, on Saturday, from sailing in the northern Gaza shores and forced them to return to coast, according to fishermen who told WAFA that this has been a daily occurrence. They said that the navy opened fire at fishermen across from Sudaniya shores in the northern […]

14 Apr
7:43

Four Palestinian Fighters Killed East of Rafah

Four people were killed and several others injured, on Saturday, in what initially appeared to be an Israeli artillery attack targeting a group of Palestinians who were riding a three-wheeled “tuk tuk” motorcycle (rickshaw) east of Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip. Other accounts indicated that the four died in […]

14 Apr
6:49

Members of US Congress Release Statement on Gaza Protests

U.S. Representatives Mark Pocan (WI-02), Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Keith Ellison (MN-05), Barbara Lee (CA-13), and Henry C. “Hank” Johnson Jr. (GA-04) released the following statement in advance of demonstrations scheduled to take place on Friday within the territory of Gaza. The Members of Congress are urging Gaza protesters to carry […]

13 Apr
8:38

Palestinian Killed By Israeli Army Fire In Gaza

Updated: The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza has confirmed, Friday, that a young man was killed, and at least 969 Palestinians have been injured, by Israeli army fire, along the eastern border areas, in several parts of the Gaza Strip. Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza, […]

13 Apr
4:18

Army Injures Thirty Palestinians With Live Fire In Gaza

Update By The Health Ministry: The soldiers injured 363 Palestinians (At least 30 with live fire). 14 Medics suffered the effects of teargas inhalation. The Palestinian Health Ministry and the Red Crescent Society have reported that Israeli soldiers shot, Friday, twenty-three Palestinians with live fire, and caused dozens, including 10 […]

13 Apr
3:01

Israeli Soldiers Kill Another Palestinian In Gaza

Palestinian medical sources have reported that Israeli soldiers killed, on Thursday evening, a young man east of Khuza’a town, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. He is the second to be killed on Thursday. The soldiers also targeted Palestinian ambulances, wounding one medic. Dr. […]

Mohammad Hjeila
12 Apr
12:30

Israeli Forces Bomb Gaza, Killing One Palestinian

After Israeli tanks spent the day, on Wednesday, firing artillery shells at numerous sites in northern and eastern Gaza, the Israeli military stepped up its assault on the coastal enclave Wednesday night with bombs dropped by the Israeli airforce which killed one Palestinian and injured another. The Palestinian who was […]

11 Apr
10:23

Jeremy Corbyn Calls for Reconsideration of Arms Sales to Israel

Head of British Labour Jeremy Corbyn has said that Britain should consider halting the sale of arms to Israel, after nine more Palestinians lost their lives on the Gaza border. In a message read at a demonstration outside Downing Street yesterday, Corbyn condemned the violence as an “outrage”, and attacked […]

11 Apr
3:15

Israeli Sharpshooter Seriously Injures A Young Man In The Neck In Southern Gaza

Palestinian medical sources have reported that an Israeli army sharpshooter shot and seriously injured, Tuesday, a young man with a live round in his neck, after the army attacked protesters near the border fence, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. The Palestinian was rushed […]

10 Apr
7:24

Israeli Officials Commend Soldier Cheering after Sniping Palestinian Boy (VIDEO)

Several Israeli ministers and Knesset Members praised an Israeli sniper who cheered after shooting an unarmed Palestinian boy near Gaza’s borders. (See video below.) Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that the soldier “deserves an appreciation certificate” for doing his job properly. Education Minister Naftali Bennett came “Anyone who was […]

10 Apr
7:01

Gaza Children Celebrate the Life of Martin Luther King Jr.

A group of Palestinian children gathered on Monday, near the eastern border area of the Gaza city, to celebrate the 50th anniversary commemorating the life of American icon activist Martin Luther King.   In their speech, the children paid tribute to Martin’s non-violent struggle and peaceful resistance in fighting racism, […]

10 Apr
1:37

Army Injures Six Palestinians In Gaza

Israeli soldiers shot, Monday, six Palestinians, including a medic, in addition to causing dozens to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, in border areas in several parts of the Gaza Strip. Palestinian medical sources said Israeli army sharpshooters shot two young men, in Khuza’a village, east of Khan Younis, in […]

A staff member at the Erez Crossing between Israel and Gaza waits during the transfer of a 6-day-old baby from Gaza to a hospital in the city of Nablus in the occupied West Bank for medical treatment. Israeli authorities approved permits for medical appointments for only 54 percent of Palestinians seeking vital medical treatment outside of Gaza in 2017. © 2015 Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP)
10 Apr
12:51

Israel refuses permits for two wounded Palestinians to transfer hospitals

Two seriously wounded Palestinians who were shot by Israeli forces on March 30th at the Land Day protests are in imminent danger of losing their legs, and have requested transfer to a specialty hospital in Ramallah. But Israeli authorities have denied their applications for permits to travel. According to the […]

09 Apr
9:35

Palestinian Dies From Serious Wounds Suffered On March 30th

Palestinian medical sources have reported, on Monday morning, that a man who was shot by Israeli army fire on March 30th, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, has succumbed to his wounds. Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza, identified the Palestinian as Marwan Odah […]

08 Apr
6:20

Agricultural Lands Shelled by Israeli Artillery

Israeli artillery, Sunday, shelled Palestinian agricultural land in the Juhr Ad-Dik area, southeast of Gaza city. No casualties were reported, said WAFA sources. Israeli artillery stationed along Gaza borders with Israel, to the southeast of Gaza city, fired six missiles targeting agricultural land to the east of Juhr ad-Deek. The […]

08 Apr
6:15

MADA Calls for Investigation into Killing of Journalist and Other Civilians in Gaza

The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) has called for a formation of an independent commission of inquiry to investigate the killing of Yaser Murtaja, a 31 year-old photojournalist for Ain Media and the disproportionate use of excessive force by Israeli forces against journalists and civilians during the […]

08 Apr
12:51

Not Only Against Demonstrators but also Journalists: Israeli forces Practice Murder in Cold Blood

On Saturday, 07 April 2018, Israeli forces killed photojournalist Yasser Murtaja. Murtaja succumbed to wounds he sustained after being hit with a live bullet that was shot by an Israeli sniper to the abdomen. Since the beginning of the incidents, 9 journalists sustained live bullets wounds. The Palestinian Center for […]

07 Apr
9:37

Israeli Soldiers Shoot Three Palestinians, One Seriously, In Gaza

The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported, Saturday, that Israeli soldiers shot three young Palestinian men, including one who suffered a serious injury, in Malka area, east of Gaza city. The Ministry said the three Palestinians were all shot with live fire and added that one of them is in a […]

06 Apr
8:14

Israeli Soldiers Kill Seven Palestinians, Including A Child, Injure 922 In Gaza

Updated: The Palestinian Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip has confirmed that Israeli soldiers killed, Friday, seven Palestinians, including one child, and injured 992 others, in several parts of the coastal region.  An eighth Palestinian died from serious wounds suffered last Friday. Update: The soldiers killed Ala’ Yahya az-Zamily, 17, […]

06 Apr
7:27

Gideon Levy: The Israel Massacre Forces

by Gideon Levy The death counter ticked away wildly. One death every 30 minutes. Again. Another one. One more. Israel was busy preparing for the seder night. TV stations continued broadcasting their nonsense. It’s not hard to imagine what would have happened if a settler had been stabbed – on-site […]

06 Apr
7:16

Army to Shoot Palestinians within 300 Meters of Gaza Fence

The Israeli army has stepped up military measures on the border with the Gaza Strip after demonstrators gathered there for the Great March of Return, today. According to a military reporter for the Israeli news site Wallah, the Israeli army is preparing for another protest planned for the weekend, and […]

06 Apr
12:32

Israeli Soldiers, Including Sharpshooters, Take Position, As Protests Start In Gaza; Injure Three

Dozens of Israeli soldiers, including sharpshooters, heavily deployed across the border fence in the Gaza Strip, started taking positions and shooting posts in several parts of the besieged Gaza Strip, ahead of mass nonviolent protests in the coastal region. Update: The Palestinian Health Ministry said the soldiers shot three Palestinians […]

Thaer Rabea
06 Apr
10:40

Palestinian Dies From Serious Wounds Suffered Last Friday In Northern Gaza

The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that a young man died on Friday morning from serious wounds he suffered when Israeli soldiers shot him with live fire, last Friday March 30th, in northern Gaza. The Palestinian, Tha’er Mohammad Rabe’a, 30, suffered serious wounds after being shot with live army fire, […]

06 Apr
5:58

Israeli Soldiers Open Fire on Gaza Fishermen, Injuring 3

Israeli naval forces opened fire on Palestinian fisherman as they were sailing along the coast of the Gaza Strip, Thursday, injuring three. Local sources told Maan News Agency that three fishermen were injured with live ammunition, including one who suffered life-threatening wounds. The fishermen, whose identities were unknown at the […]

05 Apr
1:58

Army Kills A Palestinian In Gaza, Another Young Man Dies From Wounds Suffered Last Friday

Palestinian medical sources have reported, Thursday, that Israeli soldiers killed one Palestinian with a missile fired from an armed drone, late on Wednesday at night, while another Palestinian died from wounds he suffered last Friday, in the Gaza Strip. The sources said that an armed Israeli military drone fired a […]

05 Apr
5:02

Israeli Soldiers Shoot Six Palestinians In Gaza

Israeli soldiers shot, on Wednesday evening, at least six young men during protests on Palestinian lands, in several parts of the Gaza Strip. The soldiers reported to the excessive use of force against dozens of protesters east of Rafah and Khan Younis, in the southern parts of the Gaza Strip, […]

04 Apr
8:40

The Failures of Western Reporting in Gaza

by Vijay Prashad If you are a Western journalist and you have to report from Gaza, the best thing to do is to treat the Palestinians as a threat. Their bodies are weapons, their existence is dangerous. If a Palestinian is killed by an Israeli soldier, the most appropriate thing to […]

04 Apr
8:18

Israeli Forces Fire on Shepherds along Gaza Border

Israeli forces, Wednesday, opened fire on shepherds while they were grazing their livestock in pastures along Gaza borders with Israel, said WAFA sources. The shepherds were forced to leave the pastures located along the borders in fear of their lives. No injuries were reported. Earlier today, two Palestinians were shot and […]

04 Apr
2:47

Israeli Soldiers Injure Two Palestinians, Fires At Reporters, In Gaza

Israeli soldiers shot, Wednesday, two young men, and caused dozens of Palestinians to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, in addition to firing live rounds at reporters, after the army attacked protesters near the border fence east of Gaza city. Medical sources said the soldiers shot two young men with […]

04 Apr
9:11

Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Man In Gaza

April 4, 2018 9:11 AM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Palestinian medical sources have reported that Israeli soldiers killed, on Tuesday evening, a young man east of the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza Strip. The sources said Ahmad Omar Arafa, 26, died from serious wounds at the Al-Aqsa Hospital, in Deir al-Balah, in central Gaza. They added that Arafa […]

03 Apr
9:38

US Blocks UN Investigation into Israeli Military Killings in Gaza (pt. 1/2)

Reacting to Trump administration blocking of a UN investigation into Israeli military’s killings of Palestinians, Col. Larry Wilkerson says the United States is “in the back pocket of Israel like we have never been associated with any other country in the world.” Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Government and Public Policy […]

03 Apr
12:45

Israeli Soldiers Injure Twelve Palestinians In Gaza

Israeli soldiers attacked, Monday, dozens of Palestinian protesters on their lands near border areas, in several parts of the Gaza Strip, and injured twelve Palestinians with live fire, in addition to causing dozens to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. Medical sources said the soldiers shot two Palestinian, east of […]

02 Apr
11:23

Palestinian Dies From Wounds Suffered Friday In Gaza

Palestinian medical sources have reported that a young man died, Monday, from serious wounds he suffered last Friday, when Israeli soldiers attacked nonviolent protesters in several parts of the Gaza Strip, killing 17 of them, and wounding hundreds. Dr. Ashraf Al-Qedra, spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza, said the […]

Mosab Salloul
02 Apr
10:40

Israel confirms holding two bodies of Palestinians killed Friday

Israeli authorities confirmed Sunday that they are holding the bodies of two Palestinians who were killed on Friday during the protests at the borders in Gaza. The two men were identified as: Mohammad Rubaiya and Mosab Zohair Salloul. Although the family confirmed the death of Mosab Salloul, no further information […]

02 Apr
12:59

Israeli Army Injures Eleven Palestinians In Gaza

Palestinian medical sources have confirmed, Sunday, that Israeli soldiers shot at least eleven Palestinians with live fire, including one who suffered a serious injury, while dozens suffered the effects of teargas inhalation, after the army attacked protesters near the border fence, in the eastern part of the Gaza Strip. Five […]

01 Apr
8:32

Israeli Military Admits Massacre of Unarmed Gaza Protesters Was Intentional – then Deletes Tweets

By Ben Norton   The Israeli military has admitted that its bloody crackdown on unarmed Palestinian protesters was “accurate and measured.” The Israel Defense Forces, which shot 773 Gazans with live ammunition, likewise said, “we know where every bullet landed.”   Israel’s military made this admission in posts on Twitter, […]

01 Apr
12:43

Lieberman Refuses Investigation, Vows “Harsher” Military Response

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said, Sunday, that Israel will not hold any investigation, or cooperate with international inquiries, into the excessive use force against unarmed protesters in Gaza, Friday, leading to the death of sixteen Palestinians, in addition to hundreds of injuries. Lieberman did not only refuse any investigation […]

31 Mar
10:54

Israeli Soldiers Shoot 49 Palestinians In Gaza

Israeli soldiers shot, Saturday, 49 Palestinians protesting on their lands, near border area, in several parts of the Gaza Strip. The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that the soldiers shot nine Palestinians east of Jabalia and one in Beit Hanoun, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, 16 east […]

31 Mar
10:07

Hamas: Gazans Will Continue to Protest on the Border, Will Not Give Up Right of Return

Hamas resistance leadership has announced that the protests on the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel will continue, after visiting the various protest locations. Head of the Hamas political bureau, Ismail Haniyeh, was east of Gaza City. Hamas leader in Gaza, Yahya Sinwar, was in the southern Gaza Strip […]

30 Mar
8:17

Christians in Gaza Denied Access to Holy Week in Jerusalem

Palestinian Christians living in the Gaza Strip are being denied access to Jerusalem, by Israel, during Holy Week and the Easter weekend. Worship at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, in Jerusalem’s Old City, and held to be the most sacred ground in Christianity, carries special significance during the Easter […]

30 Mar
7:58

Update: Sixteen Killed Friday by Israeli Soldiers During Land Day Protest, 1416 Wounded

The number of Palestinians killed in Gaza during the Land Day protests at the border fences has reached 16, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health. Dr. Ashraf Al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza said the slain Palestinians have been identified as: Wahid Nasrallah Abu Sammour, 27, […]

30 Mar
12:45

Army Kills Two More Palestinians, Injures Ninety In Gaza”

The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRC) has reported that Israeli soldiers killed, Friday, two Palestinians in the ongoing processions across the Gaza Strip, and injured at least ninety others, including three who suffered serious wounds. Earlier Friday, the soldiers killed a farmer in Khan Younis. The PRC said the soldiers […]

30 Mar
7:08

Israeli Soldiers Kill Palestinian Farmer, Seriously Injure Another, In Southern Gaza

Israeli soldiers fired, on Friday morning, tank and artillery shells at Palestinian farmers, east of the Al-Qarara area, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, killing one and seriously wounding another. Medical sources said a young man, identified as Wahid Nasrallah Abu Sammour, 27, was […]

29 Mar
11:18

B’Tselem: Gaza Not a “Combat Zone”, Shooting at Demonstrators a Crime

B’Tselem – The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights In The Occupied Territories: Ahead of the Palestinian demonstrations planned to start tomorrow (Friday) in Gaza, Israeli officials have repeatedly threatened to respond with lethal force. Completely ignoring the humanitarian disaster in Gaza and Israel’s responsibility for it, they are couching […]

29 Mar
11:00

Israeli Soldiers Shoot Five Palestinians In Gaza

Israeli soldiers shot, on Thursday evening, five young Palestinian men, east of Gaza city, and eat of Khan Younis in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. The soldiers repeatedly opened fire at dozens of Palestinians, who marched east of the Zeitoun neighborhood, southeast of Gaza city, wounding three of […]

29 Mar
12:28

Israeli Government Issues “Shoot To Kill” Orders in Preparation for Friday Protests

The Israeli ministerial cabinet held a special meeting Wednesday to discuss the expected mass Palestinian protests, especially in the Gaza Strip, this Friday, to commemorate Palestinian Land Day. The Cabinet decided to significantly increase military deployments, in addition to using live fire and shoot to kill orders “if the Palestinians […]

28 Mar
9:59

Israeli Soldiers Injure A Young Man Near Gaza

Israeli soldiers shot, on Wednesday evening, a young Palestinian man east of the Sheja’eyya neighborhood, east of Gaza city. Palestinian medical sources said the soldiers shot the young man with a live round in his thigh, before he was rushed to the Shifa medical center, west of Gaza. The incident […]

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 […]

26 Mar
8:33

Army on High Alert ahead of Great Return March

Israeli newspaper Maariv published, on Monday morning, a report on the preparation of the Israeli army and the security establishment to confront the Great March of Return, which is slated to be held on March 30, along the eastern border with Gaza.   The newspaper reported that the army will […]

26 Mar
8:00

Closure to be Imposed on West Bank, Gaza for Jewish Holiday

Israeli authorities, Monday, declared that a closure will be imposed on the West Bank and Gaza for eight days, over the Jewish Passover holiday, starting Thursday and lasting until midnight, April 7. The closure, according to WAFA, means entry into Israel for all Israeli-issued permit holders will be banned, except for […]

26 Mar
12:48

Israeli Soldiers Abduct 43 Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, 43 Palestinians, including a husband and his wife, from several parts of the occupied West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem. The Maan News Agency has reported that an Israeli military spokesperson confirmed to their agency that the soldiers arrested 43 Palestinians but did […]

26 Mar
6:16

Israeli Army Fires Many Shells Into Northern Gaza

The Israeli army fired, on Sunday evening, many artillery shells at targets in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, after the Israeli Iron Dome Missile Interception System mistook bullets fired by the Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, for missiles. Fighters of the Al-Qassam Brigades were holding what […]

25 Mar
10:47

Several Palestinian Detainees Face Rapidly Deteriorating Health Conditions

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee reported, Sunday, that a number of detainees at Asqalan Israeli prison are facing seriously deteriorating health conditions and are being denied basic medical treatment. Karim Ajwa, a lawyer with the Committee, stated that detainee Ali Barghouthi, 45, from Aboud village west of the central West Bank […]

25 Mar
9:24

Israeli Air Force Fire Three Missiles Into Southern Gaza

Israeli warplanes fired, on Sunday at dawn, three missiles into an area, northwest of Rafah city, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Media sources in Rafah said the missiles destroyed the targeted a structure and caused serious damage to nearby homes and buildings. The Israeli military claimed its […]

23 Mar
8:48

Israeli Soldiers Injure Eight Palestinians In Gaza

Israeli soldiers shot, Friday, eight young Palestinian men, including one who suffered a serious injury, after the army attacked protesters along the border fence, in several parts of the besieged coastal region. Spokesperson of the Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza, Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, said the soldiers shot a young man, […]

23 Mar
9:05

Two Security Officers, Two Gunmen, Killed In Firefight In Gaza

The Palestinian Interior Ministry in the Gaza Strip has reported, on Thursday afternoon, that two Palestinian security officers, and two gunmen, including one believed to be behind the assassination attempt of Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, were killed, during gun clashes in the Nusseirat refugee camp in central Gaza. The Palestinian […]

20 Mar
8:07

No Power, No Supplies, No Way Out: A Year Without the Right to Health in the Gaza Strip

Whether swimming at the beach or trying to get urgent medical care, children in the Gaza Strip were boxed out of their right to health care in 2017, with both Israeli and Palestinian authorities contributing to record lows. Death Before Walking On her fifth pregnancy, Naela Abu Nasira was an […]

20 Mar
7:36

International Stakeholders Pledge 80% of Gaza Desalination Project Costs

International stakeholders at Pledging Conference for the Desalination Facility Project in the Gaza Strip, which convened at the European Parliament headquarters in Brussels on Tuesday, pledged a total of €456 million out of the €562.3 million required (80% of the total cost), according to a European Union press release. The […]

20 Mar
4:51

Second Arrest in 3 Days, PCHR Denounces Arrest of Patient’s Companion by the Israeli Forces at Beit Hanoun Crossing

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) strongly condemns that Israeli forces stationed at Beit Hanoun “Erez” Crossing continued to apply the policy of arresting patients and their companions when traveling for treatment in the Israeli or Palestinian hospitals in the West Bank and occupied Jerusalem. The latest was arrest […]

20 Mar
11:19

Israeli Soldiers Fire At Farmers, Invades Lands, In The Gaza Strip

Israeli soldiers fired, on Tuesday morning, many live rounds at Palestinian farmers, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, and invaded farmlands in the area, in addition Beit Hanoun, to the northern part of the coastal region. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers, driving an armored military […]

20 Mar
8:07

PCHR Denounces Arrest of Patient’s Companion by the Israeli Forces at Beit Hanoun Crossing

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) strongly condemns that Israeli forces stationed at Beit Hanoun “Erez” Crossing continued to apply the policy of arresting patients and their companions when traveling for treatment in the Israeli or Palestinian hospitals in the West Bank and occupied Jerusalem. The latest was arrest […]

19 Mar
11:03

Colonialist Settlers Write Racist Graffiti, Attempt To Invade Homes, Near Jerusalem

A group of fanatic Israeli colonizers invaded, on Monday at dawn, the town of Hizma, northeast of occupied East Jerusalem, and wrote racist graffiti on cars and walls, in addition to puncturing tires of many cars, and attempted to break into homes. Samar Salah, the head of Hizma Municipality, said […]

18 Mar
7:44

Hamas Positions Targeted by Israeli Airstrikes after Bomb Detonation on Gaza Border

Israeli airforce fighters struck a series of targets in Gaza, on Saturday night, in retaliation for a bomb detonated near the border the same day, reports the Israeli military spokesperson. In a series of posts to their official twitter account, military officials claim to have targeted Hamas outposts in the […]

18 Mar
8:49

Israeli Army Invades Palestinian Lands In Khan Younis

After firing at least eleven missiles overnight into Palestinian lands east of Gaza city, several Israeli army vehicles and tanks invaded, on Monday morning, agricultural lands in Abasan village, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the coastal region. Media sources said the Israeli tanks, and armored bulldozers, […]

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17 Mar
11:40

One Wounded in Israeli Military Attack on Gaza following Roadside Bomb Explosion

The Israeli military reported, Saturday, that their troops stationed at the Gaza border fired a number of tank shells into an area east of Gaza City, injuring one Palestinian.  The attack followed the explosion of an improvised device near the border, The tank shells targeted an area that Israel suspected […]

17 Mar
11:56

Israeli Soldiers Open Fire At Farmers, Shepherds And Fishermen, In Gaza

Israeli soldiers opened fire, on Saturday morning, at several Palestinian farmers, and shepherds, east Gaza, and in the al-Fakhari area, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the besieged coastal region, while Israeli navy ships fired dozens of live rounds and fishing boats, in the Sudaniyya Sea area, […]

17 Mar
3:34

Updated: Army Injures Twenty-Five Palestinians In Gaza

On Friday, Israeli soldiers attacked Palestinian protesters on their lands near the border fence in the northern and eastern parts of the besieged Gaza Strip, and injured at least twenty-five, including eleven who were shot with live fire, while dozens suffered the effects of teargas inhalation. The WAFA Palestinian News […]

16 Mar
9:20

Army Abducts A Patient At Erez Crossing

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday evening, a Palestinian patient from the besieged Gaza Strip, at the Erez Crossing, near Beit Hanoun, in the northern part of the coastal region. Media sources said the patient, identified as Naim Kotkot, filed a permit application, asking to be allowed to leave Gaza and […]

15 Mar
7:41

Tear Gas Dropped on Gazans by Drone for First Time

Israeli forces used unmanned drones to drop tear gas on Palestinians in Gaza for the first time, last Friday, according to the Times of Israel. Some 200 Gazans had gathered at the border fence with Israel, as part of a weekly protest against the ten-year blockade, when an unmanned aerial […]

15 Mar
8:43

Israeli Soldiers Fire Missiles And Shells Into Gaza, Injure One Palestinian

Israeli soldiers injured, on Thursday morning, at least one Palestinians and caused excessive property damage, after the army fired missiles and shells at many targets in the Gaza Strip. The army claims the escalation started after an explosive targeted a military vehicle near the border fence. Media sources said an […]

14 Mar
11:57

Administrative Detainees Continue Boycott Of Military Courts

Approximately 450 Palestinian detainees, held by Israel under arbitrary Administrative Detention orders without charges or trial, continued their boycott of Israeli military courts for the 28th consecutive day. The detainees declared their boycott of the Israeli military courts on February 15th and are demanding Israel to end the illegal policies […]

13 Mar
1:00

Palestinian Prime Minister Survives Assassination Attempt In Gaza

Palestinian Prime Minister, Dr. Rami Hamdallah, and Palestinian Intelligence Chief Majed Faraj, have survived an assassination attempt, Tuesday, while seven guards were injured, after explosions targeted their convoy, just as they entered the Gaza Strip through Beit Hanoun (Erez) Terminal. Both Hamdallah and Faraj were in a convoy of vehicles […]