Category Archives: Gaza Strip

25 Mar
6:30

Senior Militant Hamas Leader Mazen Fuqaha Assassinated – Beyond the “Israel did it” PR

Fahwad Al-Khadoumi (nsnbc) : Mazen Fuqaha, one of the senior leaders of the armed wing of Hamas, has been assassinated, confirmed Hamas’ Al-Qassam Brigades. On their website, the brigades blame Israel, but the list of possible and probable suspects is longer than the PR-laundry list. (Photo: Mazen Fuqaha during the 2011 […]

25 Mar
12:52

Hamas Commander Assassinated in Gaza

Unknown gunmen assassinated, on Friday evening, a commander of al-Qassam Brigades and ex-detainee in Israeli jails, Mazen al-Fuqaha. According Hamas Interior Ministry in Gaza spokesman, Iyad al-Bezem, policemen found the body of Fuqaha with four bullets in his head. An inquiry has been opened into the incident, he said. A statement by the […]

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 […]

23 Mar
7:41

Delivery of Carbon Dioxide for Gaza Hospitals Banned by Israeli Government

Israeli authorities have prevented the delivery of carbon dioxide to the Palestinian hospitals in the Gaza Strip, the Palestinian Ministry of Health said on Wednesday. According to a statement by the Ministry, the stock of carbon dioxide needed for refrigerators, ventilators and many other medical equipment is soon to run out. “This will […]

23 Mar
7:33

Islamic Bank Signs $40m Agreement with UNRWA for Gaza Homes

The Islamic Development Bank (IDB), in its capacity as Coordinator for the Program of the Gulf Cooperation Council for the Reconstruction of Gaza, has reportedly re-programmed and signed a $40 million agreement with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) for reconstruction […]

23 Mar
7:43

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Legislator, Confiscate His Car, In Jenin

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday evening, a Palestinian legislator after stopping his car at ‘Arraba town junction, southwest of Jenin, in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, and illegally confiscated his car. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency said the soldiers abducted legislator Ibrahim Dahbour, while he was returning […]

22 Mar
9:16

Israeli Army Invades Palestinian Lands in Southern Gaza

March 22, 2017 9:16 AM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report, Rafah 0

Several Israeli army vehicles, and armored bulldozers, invaded, Wednesday, Palestinian agricultural lands, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, and bulldozed them, while war jets hovered over various areas on the besieged coastal region. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency said at least six military vehicles, […]

22 Mar
7:55

Israeli Army Kills A Palestinian Child, Injures Two Others, In Gaza

March 22, 2017 7:55 AM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report, Rafah 0

Israeli soldiers fired, on Wednesday at dawn, several artillery shells, and live rounds,  into an area, east of Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, killing a Palestinian child, and wounding two others. Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza, said the slain teen […]

21 Mar
8:45

Gaza Hospitals Facing Dire Electricity Crisis

The Palestinian Ministry of Health announced a state of emergency, late Sunday, as main health facilities in Gaza are about to halt critical medical services. Director General of the International Cooperation Department at the Ministry, Ashraf abu-Mahady, called for an urgent meeting with Energy Authority and the Gaza power plant […]

21 Mar
3:03

Navy Attacks Fishermen Off Gaza Coast

Israeli occupation naval boats resumed, on Monday, persistent gunfire attacks on Palestinian fishermen sailing within the unilaterally imposed six-nautical-mile fishing zone offshore Gaza, according to local sources. WAFA correspondence said that the navy opened machine gunfire on fishermen’s boats while they were sailing offshore Gaza City, inflicting financial damages to some […]

20 Mar
8:02

Life Under Siege: A Child’s Wartime Memories

On Wednesday, 21 August 2014, the Reify family was targeted in their agricultural land located in El-Daraj neighborhood, a densely-populated area of Gaza city. The incident happened on the forty fifth day of the war when many members of the family were together in their land, playing, planting and eating, […]

20 Mar
2:11

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Thirteen Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight and at dawn Monday, at least Thirteen Palestinians, including a young female student, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS in Ramallah, in central West Bank, said the soldiers abducted five Palestinians, including the young student, […]

20 Mar
3:34

PCHR: “In Serious Precedent Portending Militarization of Gaza Strip: Military Court in Gaza Issues 2 Death Sentences on Drug Charges in Gaza”

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights: On Sunday, 19 March 2017, in a serious precedent, the Military Court in Gaza issued two death sentences against two persons convicted of drug possession; one of whom is military and the other is civilian. There is no legal text upholding the application of […]

19 Mar
4:32

Gaza Suffering Annual Fresh Water Deficit

The Palestinian Water Authority has warned of the dangerous situation regarding fresh water in the Gaza Strip, due to increasing salinity and decline of aquifer levels. In a press conference, the head of the water authority in Gaza, Yasser Al-Shanti, stressed, according to Days of Palestine, that the annual fresh […]

18 Mar
10:39

Israeli Soldiers Fire Shells Into Northern Gaza

Israeli soldiers fired, on Saturday at dawn, several shells into Palestinian agricultural lands, in the northern part of the besieged Gaza Strip. Media sources in Gaza said the soldiers, stationed in military bases across the border fence, fired the shells into land, close to the border area, in Beit Lahia, […]

16 Mar
5:33

Israeli Air Force Fires Missiles Into Various Areas In Gaza

After alleging a “rocket” was fired from Gaza, and struck an open area in an Israeli settlement in the Negev, that Israeli Air Force fired missiles into grounds run by the Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, and into Palestinian lands, causing damage. Media sources in Gaza said an […]

13 Mar
9:11

How Israel Uses Gas to Enforce Palestinian Dependency and Promote Normalization

Overview Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territory does not only exist above ground. Since 1967, Israel has systematically colonized Palestinian natural resources and, in the field of hydrocarbons, has prevented Palestinians from accessing their own oil and gas reserves. Such restrictions have ensured the continued dependence of Palestinians on Israel for […]

11 Mar
9:47

Army Injures A Young Man In Gaza

Israeli soldiers attacked, on Friday evening, many Palestinians protesting near the border fence, east of Gaza city, and injured a young man with live fire. Media sources in Gaza said the soldiers, stationed in the Nahal Oz military base, across the border fence, east of the Sheja’eyya neighborhood, in the […]

10 Mar
8:42

Changes to Gaza’s Futuwwa Program Reduce Child Protection Risks

A Palestinian boy sits on top of old refrigerators eating chips at the Al-Shatee refugee camp in Gaza City, on August 29, 2016. (Photo: AFP / Mohammed Abed) Gaza’s Futuwwa program, an “awareness and fitness program” in government-run schools, no longer includes the controversial military-style drills that provoked international criticism […]

10 Mar
11:47

Israeli Army Fires Artillery Shells Into Gaza

Israeli soldiers fired several artillery shells into areas in the southern and central parts of the Gaza Strip, in addition to flares, reportedly after a shell was fired from Gaza, but detonated shortly after launch. Media sources in Gaza said several Israeli artillery shells were fired into an area, east […]

09 Mar
9:34

Gaza Water Reservoir Operating Again with Help from Germany

Thanks to a 9-million euro fund from the German government, the Muntar water reservoir in Gaza, destroyed by Israel during its summer 2014 military onslaught, is once again operating. Germany’s Representative to the Palestinian Authority, Peter Beerwerth, and Palestinian Minister of Water, Mazen Ghneim, inaugurated the rebuilt reservoir in ceremonies […]

09 Mar
1:33

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct Thirty-Two Palestinians, Including Children, In The West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, since Wednesday evening until morning hours Thursday, thirty-two Palestinians, including children, between the ages of 11 and 15, and a female legislator, in different parts of the occupied West Bank. The Hebron office of the PPS in the southern […]

09 Mar
1:09

8 Workers Survive Gaza Tunnel Collapse

Eight Palestinian workers, on Wednesday, survived after a smuggling tunnel collapsed beneath the southern Gaza Strip’s border with Egypt, sources told WAFA. It was reported that civil defense teams managed to pull out the eight workers who were trapped under rubble after the tunnel collapsed while they were inside it. Smuggling […]

08 Mar
2:23

On International Women’s Day, PCHR Calls for Strengthening Role of Women as Tool for Real Change in Societies

On the 8th of March every year, the world celebrates the Women’s Day, which comes as an important reminder of women’s role in making real and positive change in the human society over the ages. The 8th of March celebrates women’s political and social achievements and contributions. This is the […]

07 Mar
1:02

One Palestinian Injured By Israeli Army Fire In Northern Gaza

The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that one Palestinian was injured, on Tuesday morning, after Israeli soldiers, accompanied by tanks and bulldozers, invaded farmlands in northern Gaza, and bulldozed them, while firing live rounds and a few shells. The ministry stated that the Palestinian, 22 years of age, was injured […]

07 Mar
12:47

Israeli Soldiers Invade Palestinian Lands In Northern Gaza

Several Israeli military vehicles invaded, on Tuesday morning, Palestinian agricultural lands, and bulldozed them, east of Beit Hanoun town, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency has reported that three armored bulldozers and three tanks left a military base, across the border fence, and […]

05 Mar
10:09

Life Under Siege: A Girl’s Struggle After The War

PNN/PCHR-Gaza Between the 19th and 20th of July 2014, the Shuja’eyya neighborhood – one of the most densely populated areas located in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, east of Gaza city – was exposed to Israeli airstrikes in an unprecedented way, which led to the destruction of the […]

05 Mar
4:16

Palestinians Living in Caves as Homes are Destroyed by Israeli Forces

In this story, the writer describes the misery of the life of the Palestinians whose homes were razed by the Israeli occupation, and turned to live in caves. Ali abu-Rezeg, Anadolu/Days of Palestine Majid Hanani, a 64-year-old Palestinian, has been forced to live the life of a caveman after his […]

04 Mar
4:04

One Seriously; Israeli Army Injures Two Palestinian In Northern Gaza

Two Palestinians have been injured; one suffered a life-threatening injury, on Friday evening, after Israeli soldiers stationed in fortified military towers, across the border fence, opened fire at several Palestinians in their lands, close to the border fence, in Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. Medical […]

03 Mar
4:52

Israeli Soldiers Open Fire on Gaza Resistance Sites

Israeli artillery,Thursday afternoon, opened fire at two Palestinian resistance sites north of Beit Lahia town, in the north of the Gaza Strip, following an alleged attack on Israeli soldiers leveling land at the northern Gaza borders. Eyewitnesses said, according to the PNN, that Israeli soldiers stationed along the northern border […]

02 Mar
10:58

Israeli Soldiers Invade Palestinian Lands In Gaza

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday morning, Palestinian agricultural lands, near the border fence, in the eastern and central parts of the besieged Gaza Strip, and bulldozed sections close to the fence. Eyewitnesses said four armored bulldozers, supported by several military vehicles, advanced a short distance into the lands, and started […]

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 – […]

28 Feb
7:53

Army Injures Four Palestinians In Air Strikes Targeting Gaza

Medical sources in the Gaza Strip have reported that four Palestinians have been injured, earlier on Monday, in a series of Israeli air strikes targeting several areas, in different parts of the Gaza Strip. The sources added that most of the strikes targeted areas east of Rafah, in the southern […]

27 Feb
11:03

Gaza Shelled by Israeli Jets

Israeli war jets, on Monday afternoon, have fired rockets towards several areas of the Gaza Strip. According to locals, Israel fired rockets towards Al-Nsseirat camp, in central Gaza, causing severe damage in the area. However, no injuries have been reported, according to the PNN. Israel then proceeded to shell the […]

26 Feb
7:52

Netanyahu Suggests Bringing International Forces into Gaza

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called for deployment of international forces in the Gaza Strip, expressing his concern of the International Criminal Court (ICC), in the Hague. Netanyahu said, in his meeting with Australian foreign minister Jolie Bishop, on Sunday morning, that Israeli forces must impose its control over the […]

26 Feb
8:00

Israeli Soldiers Open Fire On Homes In Southern Gaza

Israeli soldiers fired, on Saturday evening, dozens of live rounds at homes, close to the border fence, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the besieged and impoverished Gaza Strip. Media sources in Gaza said many live rounds struck homes, in Khuza’a town, east of Khan Younis, causing […]

25 Feb
10:35

Three Tunnel Workers Killed, Five Injured In Gaza

February 25, 2017 10:35 AM IMEMC News Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, News Report, Rafah 0

Palestinian medical sources have reported, Saturday, that three workers were killed, and five others were injured, after inhaling gas while working in a siege-busting tunnel, on the Egyptian border. The workers were conducting maintenance work in the tunnel, on the Egyptian border with Rafah, in the southern part of the […]

24 Feb
10:05

Israeli Navy Opens Fire On Gaza Fishing Boats

Israeli navy ships opened fire, earlier Friday, targeting several Palestinian fishing bats, in Palestinian territorial waters in three areas, in the southern and northern parts of the Gaza Strip. Eyewitnesses said the navy fired dozens of rounds at fishing boats in Palestinian waters in Rafah and Khan Younis, in the […]

24 Feb
8:04

Official UNRWA Statement on Gaza Neutrality Issue

Gaza Neutrality Issue Statement by UNRWA Spokesperson, Chris Gunness 23 February 2017   Allegations have been circulating in conventional and social media networks about an UNRWA staff member being elected to political office in Gaza.   As soon as the allegations came to UNRWA’s attention, the Agency undertook a preliminary […]

23 Feb
10:24

Israel Denies Five EU Parliamentarians Entry To Gaza

The Israeli authorities prevented, Wednesday, five European Union parliamentarians from entering the besieged and impoverished Gaza Strip. Israeli Walla News Agency quoted one of the parliamentarians, from Belgium, denouncing the order and stating, “this is inappropriate; I do not know what is it that Israel is trying to hide from […]

23 Feb
6:19

Life under Siege: Artist of War

Mohammed Abu Hashish, a young and skilled Gazan sculptor, matured in very harsh conditions due to the occupation. He had to overcome many obstacles and, instead of surrendering, decided to portray his anguish and grief in high-end art pieces. Mohamed was born in Rafah on November 11, 1988 and raised […]

22 Feb
6:45

Israeli Naval Forces Continue to Chase Palestinian Fishermen in Gaza Sea; 5 fishermen arrested, including a boy, 1 fisherman wounded and fishing boat confiscated

On Tuesday morning, 21 February 2017, Israeli gunboats chased and opened fire at a Palestinian fishing boat. As a result, 5 fishermen, including a boy, were arrested and the fishing boat was confiscated. The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) noticed that Israeli forces have recently concentrated their attacks against […]

21 Feb
1:02

PCHR: “Military Courts Issue 7 Death Sentences in Gaza in One Day”

February 21, 2017 1:02 PM PCHR Gaza Gaza Strip, Human rights, News Report 0

The Palestinian Center For Human Rights (PCHR) – Press Release: On Sunday, 20 February 2017, the Gaza Military Courts issued 7 death sentences against Palestinian civilians convicted of collaboration with Israel. Three of those sentences were new ones while two sentences were issued by the Military Appeal Court upholding previous […]

21 Feb
12:45

Israeli Navy Abducts Five Fishers From The Same Family In Gaza

Israeli navy ships attacked, on Tuesday morning, several Palestinian fishing boats, and opened fire on them, before abducting five fishers from the same family, and confiscated one of their boats. The navy attacked the fishing boats less than four nautical miles from the shore near Gaza city, chased them while […]

17 Feb
10:28

Israel Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian At The Erez Terminal

February 17, 2017 10:28 AM IMEMC News Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, earlier Friday, a young Palestinian man at the Erez (Beit Hanoun) border crossing, in the northern part of the besieged Gaza Strip. Media sources in Gaza said the soldiers abducted Majdi Abu Taha, from Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, while he was trying […]

17 Feb
1:54

Young Palestinian Man Dies From Wounds Suffered In 2005

The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza has reported, Thursday, that a young man died at an Egyptian hospital from serious wounds he suffered after Israeli soldiers shot him in 2005, near Khan Younis, in the southern part of the coastal region. The Ministry said Samed Fahmi Abu Shanab, 29, suffered […]

16 Feb
11:16

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians in Tulkarem, One In Qalqilia

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday at dawn, two Palestinians in the northern West Bank district of Tulkarem, and one in the northern West Bank city of Qalqilia. Israeli navy ships attack Palestinian fishing boats in Gaza. The Qalqilia office of the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said several army vehicles invaded […]

14 Feb
2:53

Palestinian Worker and Qassam Fighter Die in Gaza Tunnels

February 14, 2017 2:53 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, News Report 0

At least two Palestinians have been killed in tunnels under the besieged Gaza Strip, sources said on Monday. The Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, said that one of its fighters, 22-year-old Ahmad Asaad Shihada al-Barim from the town of Khan Yunis, was killed when a […]

14 Feb
12:11

DCIP — Q&A with PCDCR: Ending Sexual Violence against Children in Gaza

Eman Abu Said joined PCDCR in 2010 as a Project Coordinator for a protection project focused on child sexual abuse and harassment. (Photo: PCDCR) Defense for Children International – Palestine, Ramallah, February 8, 2017—The legal climate is the biggest obstacle to ending sexual violence against children in Gaza, according to […]

14 Feb
12:05

Hamas Secretly Elects New Leadership in Gaza

The ruling party in the Gaza Strip, the Hamas movement, today announced its new leader following “secret” elections in the strip. The new leader, Yahia Sanwar, is a senior commander who was released from Israeli prisons in the Shalit prisoner exchange deal in 2011, and is considered one of the […]

10 Feb
7:04

Israeli Soldiers Injure Three Palestinians Near Nablus

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Friday evening, Madama village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and clashed with many youngsters, wounding three of them, including two were also detained. The Palestinian Red Crescent in Nablus said its medics arrived at the scene, and provided treatment to a Palestinian […]

09 Feb
11:00

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eleven Palestinians, Including Two Children, In The West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight and until dawn hours Thursday, eleven Palestinians, including two children, during invasions and violent searches of homes and property, in different parts of the occupied West Bank. The PPS in Ramallah, in central West Bank, said the soldiers […]

09 Feb
8:37

Two Palestinians Killed, Five Injured, By Israeli Missiles In Southern Gaza

The Israeli air force fired, on Thursday morning, several missiles targeting a siege-busting commercial tunnel close to the Egyptian border, in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, killing two Palestinian workers, and wounding at least five others. Spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza, Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, […]

09 Feb
4:59

Israeli Navy Attacks Fishing Boats In Gaza, Army Attacks Homes And Lands

Israeli navy ships opened fire, on Wednesday evening, targeting several Palestinian fishing boats, in Gaza territorial waters, in the northern part of the besieged coastal region. Israeli soldiers also fired live rounds at homes and lands. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers, stationed across the border fence, in northern Gaza, fired dozens […]

08 Feb
10:01

Al-Qassam Brigades: “We received Israeli proposals of new swap deal.”

The Izz al-Din Al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Hamas political movement, revealed on Wednesday that they had received Israeli offers, through mediators, to carry out a new prisoner swap deal, according to Al Ray. The brigades reported to Al-Jazeera’s Qatari channel that the formula presented by Israel does […]

08 Feb
5:11

Israeli Navy Attacks Palestinian Fishing Boats In Southern Gaza

Israeli navy ships opened fire, on Tuesday evening, at several Palestinian fishing boats, close to the shore in Rafah and Khan Younis, in the southern part of the besieged Gaza Strip. Eyewitnesses said the navy fired dozens of live rounds at the boats, causing damage, and preventing the fishers from […]

08 Feb
2:57

Israeli Navy Attacks Palestinian Fishing Boats In Southern Gaza

February 8, 2017 2:57 AM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, Khan Younis, Rafah 0

Israeli navy ships opened fire, on Tuesday evening, at several Palestinian fishing boats, close to the shore in Rafah and Khan Younis, in the southern part of the besieged Gaza Strip. Eyewitnesses said the navy fired dozens of live rounds at the boats, causing damage, and preventing the fishers from […]

07 Feb
10:56

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eighteen Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Tuesday at dawn, several districts in the occupied West Bank, searched many homes and abducted eighteen Palestinians. Dozens of soldiers invaded several areas, in the northern West Bank district of Jenin, violently searched homes and abducted four Palestinians, identified Nazeeh Abu ‘Oun, from Jaba’ town, Luay […]

07 Feb
10:05

Israeli Navy Opens Fire At Palestinian Fishing Boats In Gaza

Israeli navy ships fired, on Tuesday morning, several live rounds at Palestinian fishing boats, in Gaza territorial waters, close to the shore in the northern part of the besieged coastal region. Eyewitnesses said the navy fired many rounds at the boats, close to the shore near Beit Lahia, causing property […]

06 Feb
10:02

Gaza Airstrikes Continue, 2 Palestinians Injured

Israeli forces resumed attacks on the besieged Gaza Strip, Monday evening, injuring two Palestinians, after injuring two Palestinians earlier, in a series of Israeli army airstrikes in northern Gaza. The strikes reportedly come in response to a rocket that landed in an open area in the Ashkelon region of southern […]

06 Feb
11:27

Army Fires Shells At A Qassam Site In Northern Gaza

Israeli soldiers fired, Monday, two shells into a site run by the al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. The two shells landed in an open area, close to the “Palestine Camp,” causing minor damage without leading to any casualties. […]

06 Feb
9:57

Israeli Army Carries Out A Limited Invasion, Navy Attacks Fishermen, In Gaza

Update: One fisherman, identified Mohammad Sa’dallah, was injured by Israeli navy fire, after the soldiers fired many live rounds at fishing boats. Several Israeli military vehicles, including armored bulldozers, invaded Palestinian agricultural lands, east of Deir al-Balah in central Gaza, while navy ships opened fire on fishing boats, in Palestinian […]

03 Feb
8:34

Army Injures A Teen In Central Gaza

February 3, 2017 8:34 PM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Israeli soldiers shot, Friday, a Palestinian teen with live fire, during clashes that took place between many youngsters and the soldiers, stationed across the border fence, in central Gaza. Dr. Ashraf Al-Qedra, spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza, said the soldiers shot a 16-year-old with a live round in […]

30 Jan
6:59

Gaza: Palestinian Writer Detained, Activists Summoned

Gaza security forces have detained Palestinian writer Abdullah Abu Sharikh, and summoned a number of activists from the Jabaliya refugee camp, in the northern besieged Gaza Strip. Local sources said that Hamas security forces detained Abu Sharikh after summoning him for interrogation, on Saturday. They added, according to Ma’an News […]

29 Jan
11:16

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Southern Gaza

January 29, 2017 11:16 PM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report, Rafah 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday evening, two young men in Palestinian lands, close to the border fence in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. The soldiers also fired live rounds and several flares. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency has reported that the soldiers abducted two Palestinians, in […]

29 Jan
11:02

Army Fires At Homes, Lands, East Of Gaza

Israeli soldiers, stationed across the border fence, fired many live rounds at Palestinian homes, property, and farmlands, east of Gaza city, causing excessive damage. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency said the soldiers, stationed on towers in the Nahal Oz military base, fired dozens of rounds at homes and lands, east […]

28 Jan
5:41

Two and a Half Years On, the Gaza War Claims Another Child Victim

Hani Swairki, 2, stands at the entrance to the trailer where his infant brother, Mohammad, died from cold exposure. (Photo: Swairki family)  Ramallah, January 24, 2016—A newborn died in freezing conditions, in Gaza on January 8, as he slept in a trailer temporarily sheltering his family, after their home was destroyed […]

25 Jan
11:34

PCHR: Belgium is Not Britain — Israeli War Criminals Under Prosecution (VIDEO)

Tzipi Livni, who was the Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs at the time of the Israeli 2008-2009 offensive on the Gaza Strip, has cancelled her scheduled visit to Brussels in Belgium when the Attorney General there announced that she would be arrested to question her about war crimes committed in […]

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 […]

25 Jan
8:02

Israeli Army Bombards A Resistance Post In Gaza

Israeli soldiers fired, on Tuesday at night, several missiles into a site, run by an armed resistance group, east of the al-Maghazi refugee camp, in central Gaza, causing excessive damage. The Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, said the army fired several missiles at a monitoring tower, and nearby […]

25 Jan
2:09

Two New Death Sentences in Gaza

January 25, 2017 2:09 AM PCHR Gaza Gaza Strip, Human rights, News Report, Palestine 0

On Tuesday, 24 January 2017, two new death sentences by hanging were issued in the Gaza Strip. The first one was issued by Deir al-Balah Court of First Instance against (Gh. E.) from the central Gaza Strip after being convicted of premeditated murder of his brother (30). The second one […]

24 Jan
10:47

Livni Cancels Belgium Visit Following Arrest Threat

Former Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni has reportedly cancelled her trip to Belgium, according to the PNN, over threats of arrest for war crimes in Gaza. On 23 June, 2010, a group of victims filed a complaint in Belgium, with the Federal Prosecutor, against a number of Israeli military officials, […]

24 Jan
12:06

Israeli Army And Navy Open Fire On Farmers, And Fishers

Israeli soldiers opened fire, on Tuesday morning, on Palestinian farmers in their lands, in the eastern part of the Gaza Strip, while navy ships fired many live rounds at fishing boats, in southern Gaza. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency said the soldiers, stationed behind the border fence, east of Gaza […]

23 Jan
11:42

Gaza Fisherman Condition Critical Following Israeli Naval Attack

A Palestinian fisherman, on Monday morning, sustained serious wounds after he was shot in the head with a rubber-coated metal bullet by Israeli naval forces. Head of Gaza’s Fishermen’s Union, Nizar Ayyash, told the Palestine Information Center (PIC) that Israeli forces attacked Palestinian fishermen sailing off of western Beit Lahiya […]

21 Jan
6:01

Qassam Fighter Killed in Tunnel Accident In Khan Younis

The Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, has announced the one of its fighters was killed, on Friday evening, in a tunnel accident in Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Al-Qassam identified the fighter as Yousef Issam al-Agha, 22, from Khan Younis, and […]

21 Jan
5:49

Palestinian Child Injured By Israeli Army Fire In Northern Gaza

Palestinian medical sources have reported, Friday, that a child, only five years of age, was shot in her abdomen, after Israeli soldiers fired live rounds at homes and lands, in Beit Lahia, in northern Gaza. The sources said the child, identified as Rimas Hamdouna, 5, received the urgently-needed medical treatment […]

20 Jan
4:30

Israeli Soldiers Open Automatic Fire At Homes, Lands, In Southern Gaza

On Friday afternoon, Israeli soldiers, stationed across the border fence east of the Gaza Strip, fired dozens of rounds targeting homes and lands, in Rafah and Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers fired dozens of rounds for no apparent reason, hitting many […]

20 Jan
11:00

Israeli Navy Injures A Fisherman In Northern Gaza

A Palestinian fisherman was shot, on Thursday morning, after Israeli navy ships opened fire on several fishing boats, near the shore of Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the coastal region. Medical sources said the wounded fisherman has been identified as Abed Hisham Sultan, and that the man was […]

18 Jan
2:46

Israeli Troops Detain 14 Palestinians From The West Bank And Gaza

Palestinian sources announced that Israeli troops detained, on Tuesday at dawn, 13 Palestinian civilians during home searches in the West Bank, while one man was detained at Gaza border crossing. The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said that nine Palestinian were abducted when Israeli troops invaded the Shu;fat refugee camp, in Jerusalem, […]

17 Jan
11:38

Israeli Naval Forces Continue to Chase Palestinian Fishermen in Gaza Sea; 5 Fishermen Arrested and 2 Fishing Boats Confiscated

On Monday morning, 16 January 2017, Israeli gunboats chased and opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats.  They then arrested 5 fishermen and confiscated two fishing boats in two separate incidents.  The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) noticed that Israeli forces have recently concentrated their attacks against fishermen in Gaza […]

17 Jan
3:13

Palestinian Youth Self-Immolates in Gaza

A Palestinian youth set himself on fire, Monday, in the central Gaza Strip refugee camp of al-Bureij, for unknown reasons. Gaza police spokesperson Ayman al-Bantaji told Ma’an News Agency that the youth, identified as Islam al-Maqusi, poured gasoline on his body and set himself on fire in front of a […]

16 Jan
11:05

Breaking the Silence: “The civilian was laying there, writhing in pain.”

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 […]

16 Jan
9:27

Hamdallah: Hamas Must Hand Over Energy Authority to Solve Crisis

PA Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, on Monday, demanded that Hamas relinquish the power authority it currently presides over, in the Gaza Strip, to the national unity government, in order to solve the ongoing energy crisis. He said, in a press conference held at the Energy and Natural Resources Authority in Ramallah, that for the […]

16 Jan
7:55

Israeli Navy Abducts Five Fishermen In Gaza Waters

Israeli navy ships attacked, in two separate incidents on Monday, several Palestinian fishing boats, in Gaza territorial waters, in Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, and abducted five fishermen. The first attack was carried out, earlier Monday, leading to property damage, and the abduction of two […]

15 Jan
3:36

Israeli Navy Injures A Palestinian Fisherman In Northern Gaza

Israeli navy ships opened fire, on Saturday evening, at Palestinian fishing boats near the shore of Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, wounding one fisherman. Medical sources in Gaza said the fisherman suffered moderate wounds, and was moved to the Indonesian Hospital, in the northern part […]

14 Jan
12:29

PCHR Follows up with Concern Excessive Use of Force by Security Services to Disperse Demonstration in Jabalia Refugee Camp

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) follows up with concern the latest incidents in Jabalia refugee camp, where Palestinian security services used excessive force against civilians, including journalists. PCHR stresses the significance of adhering to the legal and international standards when dealing with civilians in all circumstances. PCHR calls […]

12 Jan
6:14

PCHR Condemns Arrest of Civilian for Facebook post

January 12, 2017 6:14 PM PCHR Gaza Gaza Strip, Internal Unrest, News Report 0

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) issued a statement expressing deep concern over the arrest of ‘Adel al-Mashwakhi yesterday, 11 January 2017, by Military Police officers in Rafah after he posted a video on his “Facebook” page criticizing Hamas Movement as many civilians did due to the aggravating power […]

12 Jan
8:55

Israeli Soldiers Demolish A Coop Near Jenin

Several Israeli military vehicles invaded, on Thursday at dawn, Barta’a town, southwest of Jenin in the northern part of the occupied West Bank, and demolished a coop, in addition to handing warrants for the destruction of another coop, and an industrial structure. Tawfiq Kabaha, a member of the Barta’a Local […]

07 Jan
10:56

Israeli Soldiers Open Fire On Homes, Lands, In Khan Younis

Israeli soldiers, stationed on military towers across the border fence, opened fire on Saturday morning targeting a number of homes and lands, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Medical sources said the attacks did not lead to physical injuries, but caused anxiety attacks among […]

05 Jan
11:52

Gaza Fisherman Missing After Israeli Navy Capsized A Palestinian Fishing Boat

Israeli navy ships attacked, on Thursday morning, several Palestinian fishing boats in the Sudaniyya Sea, northwest of Gaza city, causing one boat to capsize while a fisherman went missing in the aftermath of the assault. The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza said the fisherman, identified as Mohammad Ahmad al-Hassi, went […]

28 Dec
6:25

Israeli Violations against Media Freedoms Escalate in November

The Palestinian Center for development and media freedoms monitored, in November, a total of 31 violations against media freedom, committed by Israeli occupation, and different Palestinian apparatuses in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, noting that the total violations topped at 27, whilst Palestinian parties committed 4 violations. Israeli Occupation […]

24 Dec
5:26

Army Injures A Palestinian In Gaza

Israeli soldiers shot, on Friday evening, a young Palestinian man in the Sheja’eyya neighborhood, east if Gaza city, medical sources said. The sources stated that the soldiers, stationed at the “Nahal Oz” military base across the border fence, east of Gaza, fired many live rounds at protesters, in Palestinian lands. […]

Gaza Farmers (image from ISM)
21 Dec
6:45

Israeli Military Opens Fire at Farmers, Fishermen in Gaza

Photo: archive images, International Solidarity Movement (ISM). Israeli forces, on Tuesday morning, opened fire at Palestinian farmers and fishermen during separate incidents, in the north and south of the Gaza Strip, local sources said. Israeli forces deployed at borderline military outposts east of Maghazi refugee camp, in the central Gaza Strip, and […]

21 Dec
5:58

Global Foundation Renews Commitment to Gaza Youth, Awards 265 New Scholarships

Education Above All (EAA), through its program “Al Fakhoora”, has awarded 265 new scholarships to young leaders in the Gaza Strip. This will help to enable young people in attending university, build a better future for themselves and their families, and lead their communities toward a more peaceful future. These […]

19 Dec
7:08

Soldiers Abduct A Gaza Merchant At The Erez Terminal

Israeli soldiers abducted, Sunday, a Palestinian merchant from the besieged and improvised Gaza Strip, while trying to cross the Erez border terminal. Israeli Navi ships open fire on fishing boats in Palestinian territorial waters. Media sources in Gaza said the abducted merchant has been identified as Hasan Shehada, from Gaza […]

19 Dec
5:13

GMO Declares Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian Journalist

Head of the Palestinian government media office in Gaza, Salama Ma’rouf, has announced a day of solidarity with Palestinian journalists, coinciding on December 31st, and to include various activities in support. Ma’rouf said, during a press conference on Sunday, that the activities would continue for ten days, with cooperation from several […]

17 Dec
9:04

Gaza: UNRWA Employees Escalate Protests

The employees union of UNRWA, the UN agency responsible for providing services to some five million Palestinian refugees, announced Thursday, in Gaza, that the employees would escalate activities against UNRWA’s administration, in the latest of widespread protests targeting the agency over the past several months. General-Secretary of the UNRWA Employees […]

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 […]

14 Dec
5:02

Israel Blocks Gaza Women from Breast Cancer Treatment

Cancer patients take part in a rally to raise awareness about Breast Cancer in Gaza City on 26 October. (Mohammed Asad/APA images) Khuloud Abu Qamar spoke quietly, but her words still shocked. “Israel is killing me slowly,” she said. “And it is killing my children, too.” After undergoing surgery for […]

10 Dec
6:22

Israeli Soldiers Open Fire At Homes, Farmlands, In Khan Younis

Israeli soldiers opened fire, on Saturday morning, at several homes, and into farmlands, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers, stationed on military towers across the border fence, fired dozens of live rounds at homes, and lands, in Khuza’a neighborhood, east […]