Category Archives: Gaza Strip

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 […]

06 Dec
11:53

Israeli Navy Abducts Four Fishermen In Northern Gaza

Israeli navy ships attacked, earlier on Tuesday, several Palestinian fishing boats in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, and abducted four fishermen. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency said the Israeli navy boats fired many live rounds at the fishing boats, close to the shore in northern Gaza, and abducted […]

06 Dec
11:34

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Ten Palestinians In The West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, at least ten Palestinians in different parts of the occupied West Bank. On Monday evening, the soldiers abducted a merchant from Gaza, while crossing the Erez terminal. In Bethlehem, the soldiers invaded Deheishe refugee camp, […]

05 Dec
4:05

Bodies of Missing Palestinian Civil Defense Workers Found in Rafah

Palestinian Civil Defense crews found, early Sunday, the bodies of four Palestinian workers who had been missing for over a week, in a commercial tunnel on the Egyptian border with Rafah. The defense crews said, according to Al Ray, that three of the workers were identified as Sami Altaweel, 30, […]

04 Dec
7:47

Qassam Fighter Killed In Tunnel Accident In Southern Gaza

The Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, has reported that one of its fighters was killed, Sunday, in what it described as a tunnel accident, in Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Al-Qassam said the fighter was working in one of the tunnels when the […]

04 Dec
2:52

Israeli Navy Abducts Two Gaza Fishermen

Israeli navy ships attacked, earlier Sunday, several Palestinian fishing boats in Gaza waters, near Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the besieged coastal region, and abducted two fishermen. The navy fired many live rounds at several Palestinian fishing boats, and abducted two siblings, identified as Shafiq Sultan and his […]

03 Dec
4:07

Palestinian Injured By Israeli Army Fire In Gaza

On Friday, Israeli soldiers, stationed behind the border fence, east of Gaza, fired many live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs, at Palestinians protesting close to the fence, east of Gaza city, moderately wounding one Palestinian with a live round in his head. The soldiers, stationed at the Nahal […]

02 Dec
5:40

Aid Watch Palestine Raises Awareness of Failed Reconstruction Efforts in Gaza

Aid Watch Palestine holds parallel exhibitions in the West Bank and Gaza to advocate for a just reconstruction process in the besieged coastal enclave, and assert Palestinian unity. On Wednesday, November 23, Aid Watch Palestine (AIP) organized a photo exhibition in central Ramallah, West Bank, titled “Gaza Incomplete.” The event […]

30 Nov
11:35

Israeli Navy Opens Fire On Palestinian Fishing Boats In Northern Gaza

Israeli navy ships opened fire, on Wednesday at dawn, on several Palestinian fishing boats, in the Sudaniyya Sea area, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. Eyewitnesses said the navy fired many live rounds, and used loud speakers ordering the fishing back to the shore. The attack caused no […]

29 Nov
1:51

Israeli Army Carries Out A Limited Invasion Into Southern Gaza

November 29, 2016 1:51 PM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report, Rafah 0

Several armored Israeli military vehicles, and bulldozers, invaded on Tuesday morning Palestinian agricultural lands, close to the border fence, in Rafah, in the southern part of the coastal region. Eyewitnesses said at least five armored bulldozers, and several vehicles, invaded the lands, east of Rafah city, while military drones hovered […]

28 Nov
2:18

Gaza Hospitals Amidst Fuel Crisis Again

Palestinian hospitals in the besieged Gaza strip are in an acute crisis because of a severe shortage of fuel that is needed to run the generators, threatening lives of many patients.   Fuel crisis in Gaza has embittered the lives of medical patients from time to time. They live in […]

27 Nov
4:50

Navy Opens Fire Towards North Gaza Fishermen

(Al Ray archive image) Israeli naval forces opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats off the coast of the northern Gaza Strip, near Beit Lahiya, on Sunday. No injuries were reported among the fishermen, according to Ma’an News Agency. The Israeli army regularly opens fire on Palestinian fishermen and farmers along […]

20 Nov
9:08

Palestinian Statistics Bureau: Approximately 1/2 the Population Comprised of Children

The estimated number of children less than 18 years old mid 2016 is about 2,207,535 children in Palestine, representing about 45.8% of the population, the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) said on Sunday. It said that among those children there are 1,127,283 males and 1,080,252 females, adding that the […]

18 Nov
6:13

Israeli Army Kills One Palestinian, Injures Three Others, In Gaza

Palestinian medical sources have reported that one Palestinian was killed, on Friday evening, and three others were injured, after Israeli soldiers, stationed across the border fence, opened fire on Palestinian protesters in central Gaza, and east of Gaza city. The sources stated that the soldiers, stationed on military towers near […]

18 Nov
7:36

Adalah Represents Four Women Detained In Gaza Boat Raid, Slated For Deportation From Israel

Adalah – The Legal Center for Minority Rights in Israel provided legal representation for four of the 13 women detained by the Israeli military when it commandeered their Gaza-bound boat, dubbed “The Women’s Boat to Gaza”, who were slated for deportation from the country.  07/10/2016 Adalah: Detention of women was […]

Israeli troops stop Palestinian man at checkpoint (PCHR photo)
17 Nov
11:12

PCHR Weekly Report: 6 civilians wounded, including 2 children, by Israeli forces this week

In its Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for the week of 10 – 16 November 2016, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) found that Israeli forces continued systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories. Israeli forces have continued to commit crimes, inflicting […]

17 Nov
11:09

Israeli Army Abducts Two Palestinians Near Gaza

November 17, 2016 11:09 PM IMEMC News Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday evening, two Palestinians, after they reportedly crossed the border fence, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, while also ‘carrying two grenades” and moved them to an interrogation facility. An Israeli military spokesperson claimed the two crossed the border fence near Karem Abu Salem […]

16 Nov
4:24

Israeli Navy Abducts Two Fishermen In Gaza Waters

Israeli navy ships attacked, on Tuesday evening, Palestinian fishing boats near the shore in the Sudaniyya Sea, in Gaza, and abducted two fishers. The WAFA Palestinian News agency has reported that the navy attacks the fishing boats in the Sudaniyya Sea area, near Gaza city, while they were sailing less […]

15 Nov
12:41

Israeli Navy Opens Fire On Fishing Boats In Gaza

November 15, 2016 12:41 PM IMEMC News Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Israeli navy ships opened fire, earlier Tuesday, targeting a number of Palestinian fishing boats, close to the shore in Gaza Sea, and chased several boats back to the shore.   The navy fired dozens of live rounds towards the fishing boats, while fishing less than four nautical miles in Gaza territorial […]

13 Nov
11:46

PCHR: “The Rule of Law vs. The Law of the Jungle: Independence of Palestinian Judiciary in Jeopardy”

Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) : Deep concerns have arisen over the independence of the Palestinian judiciary after waves of interferences with its work and structure, initiated by the executive authority in the Palestinian Authority (PA), aimed at exercising further control over the judicial system. The Palestinian Center for […]

13 Nov
4:36

Army Fires At Homes, Lands, In Southern Gaza

Israeli soldiers opened fire, on Saturday evening, at several Palestinian homes, and agricultural lands, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the coastal region. Media sources said the attack causing damage, while several Palestinians, especially children, suffered anxiety attacks. The sources added that the soldiers fired many live […]

12 Nov
3:52

End Medical Apartheid: Israel Banning Entry of Gaza Patient Abd al-Kareem

32-year-old Abd al-Kareem Nahid Abu Halloub had a heart attack on 6/10/2016, and has been in a coma for about 36 days, now, as a result of a sudden fall to the floor. He convulsed. His health condition is extremely serious, as the doctors stated, and has to get his […]

12 Nov
1:21

Israeli Soldiers Injure Three Palestinians In Gaza

November 12, 2016 1:21 AM IMEMC News Gaza City, Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Israeli soldiers shot and injured, Friday, three Palestinians with live fire, and caused many others to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation near the border fence, during protests that took place in different parts of the Gaza Strip. Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza, said […]

11 Nov
12:17

Israeli Soldiers Kidnap Two Palestinians In Jenin And Jerusalem

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers have kidnapped, Friday, two Palestinians from Jenin and Jerusalem, in the occupied West Bank. The Jenin office of the PPS said the soldiers kidnapped Majd Ba’jawi, after invading his home and violently searching it, in Ya’bad town, southwest of Jenin. […]

10 Nov
10:22

Israeli Navy Opens Fire On Gaza Fishermen, Soldiers Fire At Farmers

Israeli navy ships opened fire, on Thursday morning, at several Palestinian fishing boats, near Gaza city and in central Gaza, while Israeli soldiers opened fire on farmers in their lands, northeast of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Eyewitnesses said the Israeli navy ships fired many […]

10 Nov
6:36

Gaza: UNRWA Provides Reconstruction Payments for 244 Refugee Families

(Al Ray archive image) The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees (UNRWA) disbursed over $1.6 million for reconstruction and severe repair works to 244 refugee families across Gaza, an official statement said on Wednesday. It said, according to WAFA, that emergency shelter – including support for home repairs, […]

09 Nov
11:28

Israeli Army Invades Farmlands In Khan Younis

Several Israeli military vehicles and bulldozers invaded, on Wednesday morning, Palestinian lands close to the border fence, in Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, amidst sporadic gunfire to force the residents out of their lands. Eyewitnesses said two armored bulldozers and five tanks left a military […]

08 Nov
11:13

Israeli Navy Ships Open Fire On Palestinian Fishing Boats In Northern Gaza

Israeli navy ships opened fire, on Tuesday at dawn, on a number of Palestinian fishing boats, in Gaza territorial waters, in the northern part of the coastal region. The attack led to excessive property damage, while the fishers remained unharmed and sailed back to shore in fear of additional Israeli […]

06 Nov
6:09

Gaza: Fishing Zone Expansion Postponed for 3rd Time

(PNN archive image) Israeli authorities postponed, for the third time, a planned temporary expansion of the besieged Gaza Strip’s fishing zone, on Sunday, claiming that Palestinian officials have not fulfilled their commitments. An Israeli official said that the temporary expansion of the northern Gaza Strip’s fishing zone would take place […]

05 Nov
12:54

Two Palestinians Injured By Israeli Army Fire In Gaza

November 5, 2016 12:54 AM IMEMC News Gaza City, Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Israeli soldiers shot and injured, Friday, at least two Palestinians with live fire, after the army assaulted protesters near the border fence, east of Gaza city and in Central Gaza, while many suffered the effects of teargas inhalation. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers, stationed on military towers and in the Nahal […]

04 Nov
9:54

Israeli Soldiers Kidnap Two Palestinians In Hebron

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Friday at dawn, the southern West Bank city of Hebron and the al-‘Arroub refugee camp, searched homes and kidnapped two Palestinians. The Hebron office of the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) said the soldiers invaded Wad as-Somman area, in Hebron city, and kidnapped a young man identified […]

03 Nov
9:09

Mezan: “Israeli Navy Kidnapped Six Fishers In Gaza Waters”

The Mezan Center for Human Rights has reported that Israeli navy ships attacked, Tuesday, many fishing boats in Gaza territorial waters, after opening fire on them, and kidnapped six. Mezan stated that in the morning of Tuesday November 11, 2016, the navy ships fired dozens of rounds at two fishing […]

02 Nov
2:17

Israeli Naval Forces Continue to Chase Palestinian Fishermen in Gaza Sea; 6 Fishermen, including Child, Arrested and 2 Fishing Boats Confiscated

01 November 2016: The Palestinian Centre For Human Right (PCHR) On Tuesday, 01 November 2016, Israeli gunboats chased and opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats.  They then arrested 6 fishermen, including a child, and confiscated two fishing boats and nets on board. The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) noticed […]

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 […]

29 Oct
2:43

Army Injures Three Palestinians In Gaza

Israeli soldiers fired, Friday, many gas bombs, rubber-coated steel bullets and live rounds, at Palestinian protesters close to the border fence, east of the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza, and east of Gaza city. The Palestinians were marching against the ongoing Israeli attacks and violations, when the soldiers, stationed […]

27 Oct
11:40

Army Kidnaps A Palestinian In Hebron, Navy Attacks Fishers In Gaza

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Thursday, the southern area of Hebron city, in the southern part of the occupied West Bank, and kidnapped one Palestinian. The soldiers also invaded an area east of Tubas, while the navy attacked fishing boats in Gaza waters. The Hebron office of the Palestinian Prisoners Society […]

26 Oct
8:39

Israel To Temporarily Expand Gaza’s Fishing Zone To Nine Nautical Miles

The Israeli Authorities have decided, Tuesday, to expand the fishing zone allotted for Palestinian fishers in the besieged Gaza Strip to nine nautical miles instead of six, during the fishing season. The expansion still falls short of the twenty nautical miles set in the Oslo agreement. The Coordinator of Israeli […]

25 Oct
6:31

Gaza: Over 1,000 Families Still Living in Caravans

After his home was bombed by the Israeli air force, during the last aggression on blockaded Gaza, Abu Muhammad al-Sharif moved from place to place in hope of having permanent house for his seven-member  family.   Whenever Abu Muhammad became stabilized in a house, he found himself forced to leave […]

25 Oct
5:56

Israeli Forces Target Gaza Fishermen and Farmers

Israeli naval forces, on Tuesday morning, reportedly opened fire towards the fishermen on the Gaza shores, according to the PNN. Media sources added that  naval forces have opened fire on fishermen on the Al-Sudaniyya and Al-Waha shores of the northwestern Gaza Strip, with no injuries reported. On the northeastern borders […]

24 Oct
10:34

Israeli Air Force Fires Missiles Into A Hamas Site In Gaza

The Israeli Force fired, on Monday morning, at least one missile into a site, rub by the Al-Qassam Brigades the armed wing of Hamas, east of Beit Hanoun, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, after a shell was reportedly fired from Gaza. Israeli military sources said the Air […]

23 Oct
2:12

Gaza: Qassam Fighter Killed in Tunnel Collapse

A member of the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, was killed in Gaza on Saturday, after an underground tunnel collapsed on him. According to a statement released by the Brigades, Anas Salameh Abu Lashin, from al-Maghazi refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip, was […]

22 Oct
11:22

Israeli Army Opens Fire On Farmers, Navy Attacks Fishers, In Gaza

Israeli soldiers opened fire, on Saturday morning, on several Palestinian farmers in their own lands, east of Gaza city, while navy shops fired on fishers, northwest of Gaza. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers, stationed on military towers around the Nahal Oz military base, across the border fence east of the Sheja’eyya […]

21 Oct
9:23

Israeli Soldiers Injure One Palestinian In Central Gaza

October 21, 2016 9:23 PM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Israeli soldiers shot and injured, on Friday afternoon, one Palestinian east of the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza, after the army attacked protesters marching in Palestinian lands across the border fence. Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza, said a man, in his fifties, was […]

21 Oct
11:49

Israeli Soldiers Open Fire On Farmers In Southern Gaza, Navy Attacks Fishers In Northern Gaza

Israeli soldiers opened fire, on Friday morning, targeting Palestinian farmers in their own lands, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, while navy ships opened fire on fishers in northern Gaza. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers, stationed on military towers across the border fence, fired many […]

20 Oct
6:41

A Change of Course: Women’s Boat to Gaza Activists Speak Out, Following their Release from Israeli Custody

After sailing for several days, the adventure of 13 pro-Palestinian women ended abruptly, when Israeli commandos illegally boarded the Zaytouna-Oliva in international waters, on 5 October, 2016. The Zaytouna set sail from Barcelona in mid-September, under the banner ‘Women’s Boat to Gaza’ (WBG). The yacht stopped in Sicily before proceeding […]

20 Oct
10:02

Updated: Palestinian Dies From Wounds Suffered In 2007

Palestinian medical sources at the al-Makassed hospital, in occupied East Jerusalem, has reported that a young man died, on Thursday at dawn, from very serious wounds he suffered in 2007, after undercover Israeli soldiers shot him with live fire, in Ramallah, in central West Bank. The sources stated that Mahmoud […]

19 Oct
7:50

Red Cross Executive Director: “What I saw in Rafah’s crossing made me feel ill.”

The Executive Director of the  International Committee of the Red Cross  (ICRC) in Gaza  confirmed, on Wednesday, that the Rafah border crossing suffers from the lack of basic humanitarian conditions. It was stated, according to Al Ray, in a press conference following an inspection tour in the terminal, ” I came, […]

19 Oct
7:01

Israeli Army Carries out Limited Invasion into Northern Gaza

Israeli occupation tanks, on Wednesday morning,  carried out a limited incursion into Beit Hanoun town, in the northern Gaza Strip. According to locals, four tanks have entered 50 meters into the region, and were reportedly leveling lands near the border, PNN reports. Israeli forces carry such invasions frequently, in addition […]

19 Oct
12:37

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Kidnap 24 Palestinians In The West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers have kidnapped, Thursday, at least 24 Palestinians, including children, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, among them fifteen from Jerusalem. Army vehicles invaded agricultural lands in northern Gaza. The Bethlehem office of the PPS said the soldiers invaded […]

17 Oct
8:22

Israeli Soldiers Open Fire On A Number Of Homes, Lands And Workers, In Southern Gaza

Israeli soldiers, stationed at military towers across the border fence, fired several live rounds, on Monday morning, targeting a number of homes and agricultural lands, and maintenance workers, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency has reported that the soldiers […]

15 Oct
9:00

One Palestinian Injured By Army Fire In Gaza

Israeli soldiers shot and injured, on Friday evening, one Palestinian with live fire, while many suffered the effects of teargas inhalation, after Israeli soldiers, stationed across the border fence, attacked Palestinian protesters close to the border fence, east of Gaza. The soldiers, stationed on military towers in the Nahal Oz […]

14 Oct
10:02

PLO: “Israel killed 248 Palestinians since September 2015, 74% under 26”

Ramallah, October 13, 2016 (WAFA News) – Since September 2015, Israel killed 248 Palestinians, 74% of them were 25 years old or younger, a report prepared by the Palestine Liberation Organization’s (PLO) Negotiations Affairs Department said on Thursday. The report said Israel killed a total of 248 Palestinians in the […]

13 Oct
5:14

PCHR: 20 Years Against Death Penalty; Facts on Death Penalty in Palestine and PCHR’s Position

World Day against Death Penalty, 10 October 2016, The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) – “On the World Day against Death Penalty, we stress that our struggle will continue on all levels to abolish this penalty… We believe, as everybody else do, the purpose of this punishment is reform and deterrence. However, […]

13 Oct
8:44

Israeli Soldiers Open Fire Targeting Homes And Lands In Southern Gaza

Israeli soldiers, stationed on military towers across the border fence, opened fire, on Thursday morning, at several Palestinian homes, and agricultural lands, east of Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency has reported that the soldiers fired many live rounds at the homes, […]

13 Oct
5:55

Child Killed By Israeli Military Fire In Gaza, Army Denies Involvement

The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza has reported that a child was killed, on Wednesday evening, after Israeli soldiers opened fire into an area east of the al-Qarara town, northeast of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. The Israeli army issued a statement denying any involvement […]

12 Oct
5:30

Gaza Population Exceeds 2 Million

The population of the Gaza Strip reportedly exceeded two million, on Tuesday night, following the birth of Walid Jihad Shaat, from the Rafah district, southern Gaza. Official sources stated, according to Al Ray, that the Gaza Strip broke the barrier of 2 million yesterday evening, when the newborn baby was […]

12 Oct
12:02

Israeli Soldiers Open Fire On Farmers In Southern Gaza

On Wednesday morning, Israeli soldiers, stationed across the border fence, fired many live rounds targeting farmers in Palestinian lands, close to the border fence, along the eastern area of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers, manning military towers across the border fence, […]

11 Oct
7:23

Israel Tightens Closure on Gaza, West Bank and Jerusalem for Yom Kippur

Israeli occupation authorities have imposed a full security cordon, beginning last night, on the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, for the Jewish holiday of “Forgiveness”. According to Israeli public radio, all Gaza crossings will be closed from today until Thursday night, except for emergency cases. For his part, the […]

08 Oct
2:17

Israeli Soldiers Injure Three Palestinians In Gaza

October 8, 2016 2:17 AM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Israeli soldiers shot and injured, Friday, at least three young Palestinian men, while many suffered the effects of teargas inhalation, after the army attacked protesters close to border areas, in the eastern part of the Gaza Strip, and in central Gaza. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency has reported that the […]

07 Oct
12:40

Israeli Navy Kidnaps Two Fishes In Gaza Waters

Israeli navy ships attacked, earlier Friday, a number of Palestinian fishing boats, in Gaza territorial waters, and kidnapped two fishers. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency has reported that the navy kidnapped Mahmoud Sa’id Sa’eedi, and Mohammad Awwad Sa’eedi. It added that the navy also confiscated the fishing boat of the […]

07 Oct
8:30

Army Shells Gaza after “Rocket” Reportedly Lands in Southern Israel

The Israeli army shelled a site allegedly used by Palestinian militant groups in the central Gaza Strip, on Thursday, after a rocket reportedly fired from the Gaza Strip hit an “open” area of southern Israel. Editor’s note: Default resistance rockets are typically constructed of little more than a hollow tube stuffed […]

07 Oct
6:14

Army Razes Lands Near Hebron and Rafah

Israeli army bulldozers, on Thursday, razed land in the village of Kharas, to the west of Hebron, as well as land in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, according to WAFA sources. Abdul Fattah Hmeidan, head of Kharas village council, said that soldiers and members from the so-called “civil administration”, an […]

06 Oct
6:41

Unprecedented Decision: Woman Sentenced to Death Penalty in Khan Younis; PCHR Reiterates Rejection of Death Penalty and Calls for its Abolishment

October 6, 2016 6:41 PM PCHR Gaza Gaza Strip, Human rights, News Report 0

PCHR: On Wednesday, 05 October 2016, Khan Younis First Instance Court issued a death sentence against a woman, setting a precedent in the history of the Palestinian Judiciary. The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) reiterates its position rejecting the death penalty and condemns the excessive application of this punishment by […]

06 Oct
5:45

Israeli Piracy against Al-Zaitounah Boat to Gaza; PCHR Denounces the Attack and International Silence

A report by the Palestinian Center For Human Rights (PCHR): On Wednesday, 05 October 2016, Israeli Naval Forces intercepted and confiscated al-Zaitounah (Olivia) Boat to break the closure while sailing within 40 nautical miles off the Gaza Strip Shore.  The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) strongly condemns the blatant attack […]

Women's Boat to Gaza
06 Oct
10:21

Israeli Navy Intercepts Women’s Boat to Gaza

by: Nora Barrows-Friedman – re-posted from the Electronic Intifada Israeli forces intercepted a boat carrying women solidarity activists as it was approximately 40 miles from Gaza’s shore on Wednesday.

06 Oct
12:58

Israeli Pilot Killed after Carrying out Gaza Airstrikes

An Israeli air force pilot died and another was injured on Wednesday, as their fighter jet crashed while returning from an air assault on the besieged Gaza Strip, Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported, according to Ma’an. An Israeli army spokesperson said that an F-16 fighter jet crashed while landing at the Ramon air […]

05 Oct
4:50

Israeli Army Bombards Several Areas In The Gaza Strip

For the second time in just a few hours, The Israeli Air Force and army fired several shells and missiles, on Wednesday, targeting various areas of the Gaza Strip, after a shell was fired earlier into Sderot, in the Negev. The Israeli Air Force fired at least one missile into […]

05 Oct
12:30

Army Bombards Qassam Site In Northern Gaza

Israeli soldiers fired, on Wednesday at noon, an artillery shell into a site run by the Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, east of Beit Hanoun town, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. The army said it was retaliating to a shell fried from Gaza. The shell […]

05 Oct
9:15

Israeli Soldiers, Navy, Open Fire On Fishers, Farmers And Shepherds In The Gaza Strip

Israeli soldiers and navy ships opened fire, on Wednesday morning, targeting Palestinian fishing boats, farmers and shepherds, in different parts of the Gaza Strip. Media sources in Gaza have reported that an Israeli tank fire one shell into a Palestinian agricultural land, east of the Zeitoun neighborhood in Gaza city. […]

04 Oct
11:28

September 2016 report: 436 Palestinians arrested, nearly 8000 since October 2015

Samidoun: The following is a translation of the report issued monthly by Palestinian organizations working on prisoners’ issues: Prisoners Affairs Committee; Palestinian Prisoners; Society; Al-Mezan Center for Human Rights and Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association. The report was issued on Monday, 3 October and translated by Samidoun Palestinian […]

03 Oct
10:05

Supreme Court: Local Elections to be Held in West Bank, Called Off in Gaza

The Palestinian Supreme Court in Ramallah, during its Monday session, decided to carry on with local elections in the occupied West Bank, and call them off in the Gaza Strip. Lawyer Tony Salman told the PNN that the court decided to go on with the elections in the West Bank because […]