Category Archives: Gaza Strip

12 Mar
11:25

Palestinian Administrative Detainees To Start Gradual Hunger Strike In April

Issa Qaraqe’, the head of the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee, has reported that Administrative Detainees, held by Israel without charges or trial, will start a gradual hunger strike this coming April, demanding basic rights guaranteed by International Law. Speaking to the Palestinian Radio on Monday morning, Qaraqe said the Administrative Detainees […]

12 Mar
10:37

Israeli Soldiers, Navy, Abduct 36 Palestinians In The West Bank And Gaza

Israeli soldiers and navy abducted, Monday, at least thirty-six Palestinians, including eleven fishermen, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and in Gaza waters, in Rafah, in the southern part of the besieged coastal region. In Qalqilia, in northern West Bank, the soldiers invaded many homes […]

12 Mar
9:39

Updated: Israeli Navy Abducts Eleven Fishermen In Rafah

March 12, 2018 9:39 AM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report, Rafah 0

Israeli navy ships attacked, on Monday morning, many Palestinian fishing boats near the shore of Rafah, in the southern part of the besieged Gaza Strip, abducted eleven fishermen and confiscated their boats. Fishermen who witnessed the Israeli assault said the navy fired dozens of live rounds at the fishing boats, […]

11 Mar
7:32

UNRWA Mobilizes Efforts to Maintain Services

The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) is mobilizing efforts to raise funds needed to maintain its services offered to Palestine refugees. Adnan abu-Hasna, spokesman of the UNRWA, said on Saturday that the international organization is preparing to hold an international conference in Rome next Thursday, to […]

10 Mar
4:12

Women Journalists in Gaza Share Their Experiences and Challenges

Women journalists in Gaza are stressing the urgent need to ensure protection for Palestinian women journalists, and to take further measures to seek redress and rehabilitation for those who face psychological and social assaults. They are also addressing the need to expose all Israeli violations against Palestinian journalists to the […]

09 Mar
4:21

Israeli Soldiers Injure And Abduct Many Palestinians Across The West Bank And Gaza Strip

Israeli soldiers resorted, Friday, to the excessive use of force against protesters across the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip, injured and abducted many protesters, as the weekly processions continue for the 14th consecutive week against the illegal U.S. recognition of occupied Jerusalem as the unified capital […]

06 Mar
10:53

Israeli Navy, Soldiers, Open Fire At Fishing Boats And Farmers In Gaza

Israeli navy ships opened fire, Tuesday, at several Palestinian fishing boats, while the soldiers fired live rounds at farmers, in the southern and northern parts of the besieged Gaza Strip. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers, stationed on military towers, east of Khan Younis, in southern Gaza, fired dozens of live rounds, […]

05 Mar
10:42

Israeli Navy Opens Fire At Palestinian Fishing Boats In Gaza

Israeli navy ships fired, on Monday morning, many live rounds at Palestinian fishing boats, in Gaza territorial waters. Media sources in Gaza said the attacks took place near Gaza city, and in the northern part of the besieged coastal region. They added that the fishing boats had to sail back […]

03 Mar
10:50

Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Farmer In Khan Younis

The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported, on Saturday evening, that a Palestinian farmer died from serious wounds he suffered at noon, when Israeli soldiers shot him while working on his land, in Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. The Health Ministry said that Mohammad Ata Abu […]

02 Mar
6:32

Army Injures Fifteen Palestinians In Gaza

Update: The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, fifteen young men protesting on Palestinian lands near the border fence in the northern and eastern parts of the Gaza Strip, and in central Gaza. It said that the soldiers, stationed on military towers and tanks around Nahal […]

01 Mar
9:18

Army Invades Farmlands In Khan Younis

On Thursday morning, several armored Israeli army vehicles, and bulldozers, carried out a limited invasion into Palestinian lands, southeast of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Eyewitnesses said the military vehicles left the Sofa army base, across the border fence, and invaded Palestinian agricultural lands, east […]

01 Mar
3:18

450 Administrative Detainees Continue To Boycott Israeli Military Courts

Palestinian detainees, held under arbitrary Administrative Detention orders in Ofer and Majeddo Israeli detention camps, are still boycotting Israeli military courts, for the fourteenth consecutive day, demanding basic rights. The detainees are protesting the sharp increase of Administrative Detention orders, holing them captive without charges or trial, in addition to […]

27 Feb
4:49

Army Levels Lands in Northern Gaza

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

27 Feb
4:33

West Bank and Gaza to Close for Purim

Israeli occupation authorities, on Sunday, said that there will be a security cordon on the West Bank and Gaza for four days, on the occurrence of the Jewish holiday of “Purim”. The closure will start on Tuesday night, until midnight Saturday. According to Israeli army, Gaza crossings with Israel will be […]

26 Feb
6:42

Israel To Place West Bank, Gaza, Under Strict Siege

The Israeli Authorities has announced, on Sunday evening, that the military will be placing the entire West Bank, and the Gaza Strip, under a very strict siege, for four days, during the Purim Jewish feast. The occupied Palestinian territory will be completely closed and isolated starting on Tuesday night at […]

25 Feb
11:20

Israeli Navy Kills a Teenage Palestinian Fisherman, Injures Two Others

Update: Medical Sources identified the slain fisherman as Ismael Saleh Abu Ryala, 18, from Shati’ refugee camp, west of Gaza city. The wounded fishermen have been identified as Mahmoud Adel Aby Ryala, 18, and ‘Aahed Hasan Abu Ali, 26, who were both abducted by the navy. The navy fired a […]

25 Feb
8:32

BTS: “They fired the way it’s done in funerals, but with shellfire and at houses.”

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 […]

25 Feb
1:08

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Young Men In Southern Gaza

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Saturday evening, two young men in Palestinian men, near the border fence, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, and fired many live rounds and flares in the area. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers, stationed on military towers across the border fence, […]

24 Feb
8:22

UN says Food Aid for Palestinian Refugees May End Soon (VIDEO)

The head of the UN aid agency for Palestinian refugees in Gaza warns that it cannot guarantee food distribution beyond the end of June. The agency is blaming major funding cuts by the United States for this situation. There are growing concerns about the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Gaza and its potential to prompt conflict with Israel. […]

24 Feb
8:16

Gaza Municipal Services Reduced by 50%

Palestinian municipalities in the Gaza Strip, yesterday, announced the halving of their services as a result of the energy and funding crisis in the besieged coastal enclave. In a statement, the head of the Municipality of Gaza City, Nizar Hijazi, said that the “increasing humanitarian and environmental crisis pushed us […]

23 Feb
5:10

Israeli Soldiers Attack Weekly Protests Across The West Bank And Gaza Strip

Israeli soldiers resorted, Friday, to the excessive use of force against Palestinian protesters across the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip, causing scores of injuries, as the protesters held their weekly processions against the Annexation Wall and Colonies, and for the twelfth consecutive week, marched against the illegal U.S. […]

23 Feb
3:52

Israeli Army Injures Five Palestinians In Gaza

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, Palestinian protesters on their lands, near the border fence along the eastern border of the besieged Gaza Strip, and shot five with live fire. Medical sources said the soldiers shot two Palestinians near Nahal Oz military base, east of Gaza city, before local medics rushed them […]

21 Feb
9:02

Palestinian Dies From Wounds Suffered In Gaza Last Friday

February 21, 2018 9:02 AM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Medical sources have confirmed that a Palestinian teen, 19 years of age, died on Wednesday morning, from serious wounds he suffered last Friday, when Israeli soldiers opened fire at Palestinian protesters east of the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza. The Palestinian, Ahmad Mohammad Abed-Rabbo Abu Hilo, 19, from the […]

20 Feb
7:22

Gaza Fishermen Targeted in Sudaneya Sea

The Israeli navy opened fire, on Tuesday morning, at Palestinian fishing boats in the Sudaneya Sea, northwest of Gaza City. Israeli gunboats opened heavy fire towards the fishermen, according to Al Ray. No injuries or damages were reported.  However, the men were forced to get out of the sea, for […]

19 Feb
9:37

Over 125,000 Units Needed to Overcome Gaza Housing Crisis

Palestinian Minister of Housing Mufid al-Hasayneh said that the Gaza Strip currently needs 102,000 new housing units to overcome the housing crisis, as well as the reconstruction of 24,000 existing units. In a press statement, Al-Hasayneh said that more than 70% of families are in need, as their own financial […]

19 Feb
7:32

Israeli Air Force Fires Missiles Into Palestinian Land In Rafah

February 19, 2018 7:32 AM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report, Rafah 0

The Israeli Air Force fired, on Monday at dawn, several missiles into a Palestinian agricultural land, east of Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Media sources in Gaza said the Israeli war jets carried out more than ten air strikes into lands in the an-Nahda neighborhood, in […]

18 Feb
7:10

PCHR: “Without Posing Any Threat to Soldiers’ Life, Israeli Forces Kill Two Palestinian Children and Wound 2 Others in Southern Gaza Strip”

February 18, 2018 7:10 PM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report, Rafah 0

 In a new war crime and without any justification or reason endangering soldiers’ life, on Saturday afternoon, 17 February 2018, Israeli forces killed two Palestinian children and wounded 2 others after the Israeli forces fired artillery shells at them near the border fence with Israel in al-Shokah village, east of […]

18 Feb
6:12

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

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

18 Feb
6:01

Two Gaza Youth Killed by Israeli Airstrikes

Two Palestinian youth, both aged 17, were killed by Israeli airstrikes in the city of Rafah, in the south of the Gaza Strip. According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza, the two Palestinians, identified as Salem Mohammad Suleiman Sabbah, 17, and ‘Abdullah Ayman Salim Irmeilat, 15,. Both of […]

18 Feb
5:32

Lieberman Warns of Continued Violence in Gaza

Minister of Defense Avigdor Lieberman has warned that Israeli aggression in Gaza while continue so long as ‘the score remains unsettled,’ according to a Sunday interview with Ynet. Lieberman’s warning was issued in response to an explosion along the Israel-Gaza border that wounded 4 IOF soldiers, two of which were […]

17 Feb
9:24

Four Israeli Soldiers Injured Near The Gaza Border

The Israeli army has reported that four of its soldiers were injured, including two who suffered serious wounds, Saturday, after an explosive device detonated near them, close to the border fence in the southern part of the besieged Gaza Strip. The army said that two of the wounded soldiers suffered […]

17 Feb
8:57

Israeli Army Bombs Location near Khan Younis

Israeli artillery bombed, with missiles, a location to the east of Khan Younes, in the southern Gaza Strip, according to local sources. WAFA correspondence said Israeli armored tanks and artillery stationed at the borderline to the east of Abasan town, east of Khan Younes, bombed a location with missiles and […]

16 Feb
8:05

Israeli Soldiers Injure 23 Palestinians In Gaza

Israel soldiers injured, Friday, twenty-three Palestinians, including some who were shot with live rounds, after the army, stationed across the border fence, attacked protesters, who marched in several parts of the Gaza Strip. The soldiers, stationed on military towers and behind sand hills near Nahal Oz base across the border […]

15 Feb
8:23

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

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

15 Feb
7:56

Naval Forces Open Fire on Gaza Fishermen

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

13 Feb
7:40

Al Mezan: 10 Gaza Fishermen Detained, 5 Injured since Beginning of 2018

February 13, 2018 7:40 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, News Report 0

Since the beginning of 2018, Israeli occupation forces have opened fire on Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza Strip 36 times, detaining 10, injuring 5 and seizing 3 fishing boats, Al Mezan Center For Human Rights said Sunday, in a statement.   In their report, the center pointed out systematic Israeli […]

13 Feb
5:30

Ministry of Health: Operating Theatres of Gaza Hospitals Completely Paralyzed

Spokesperson for Gaza’s Health Ministry Ashraf al-Qedra asserted that operating theatres in all the city’s hospitals have been paralyzed in full, as a result of pilling trash due to the suspension of cleaning companies’ work at the ministry’s hospitals and facilities, for the second day in a row.   Al-Qedra […]

11 Feb
6:08

Israeli Surveillance Drone Downed Over Gaza

An Israeli surveillance drone, flying over the  northern Gaza Strip was hacked and downed by a resistance group in the coastal region. A Palestinian security source in Gaza told the Hamas-affiliated Palestinian Media Center, that “the resistance managed to remotely control the drone, and downed it, in northern Gaza.” The […]

11 Feb
11:47

Israeli Navy Attacks Fishing Boats And Abducts Two Fishermen In Northern Gaza

Israeli navy ships attacked, on Sunday morning, several fishing boats with live fire, and abducted two fishermen, in Palestinian territorial waters, in the northern past of the Gaza Strip. Nizar Ayyash, the head of the Palestinian Fishermen Syndicate, said the navy fired dozens of live rounds at fishing boats, and […]

10 Feb
2:22

Army Shoots 27 Palestinians, Two With Serious Head And Abdominal Wounds, In Gaza

Updated: The Palestinian Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip has reported, Friday, that Israeli soldiers shot 27 Palestinians, including one who suffered a very serious gunshot injury to his head and one in his abdomen, in several parts of the coastal region. Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health […]

09 Feb
7:43

Over 70 International NGOs Foresee Deterioration of Humanitarian Crisis in Palestine

AIDA, an International non-governmental organization (INGO) coordination body consisting of more than 70 of such organizations working in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), expressed alarm at the United States government’s recent decision to politicize its assistance to millions of Palestinian refugees. Reducing funding to UNRWA, the UN agency whose primary […]

08 Feb
8:54

Israeli Soldiers Invade Palestinian Lands In Southern Gaza

Several armored Israeli army vehicles, including bulldozers, invaded Palestinian farmlands and bulldozed sections close to the border fence, while firing live rounds, east of the al-Qarara town, northeast of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Media sources in Khan Younis said the tanks, and bulldozers, came […]

07 Feb
10:01

World Health: 54 Patients Died Awaiting Security Approval for Medical Referrals Out of Gaza

World Health Organizations (WHO) has released its monthly report for December of 2017, which revealed the following, according to the PNN:   – 2017 the lowest rate for approvals since WHO began active monitoring in 2008: 54% of patient applications to exit Gaza via Erez were successful. There has been a continuous decline in approval […]

06 Feb
7:11

Trucks Protest Collapsed Economic Conditions in Gaza

Protesting the collapsed economic conditions in Gaza, traders suspended the entry of  supply trucks via Kerem Shalom commercial crossing, on Tuesday. Traders organized a protest wuth the trucks that are supposed to bring goods into Gaza, along Saladin street, calling for rectifying  the collapsed economic conditions in Gaza. Director of […]

05 Feb
7:10

Power Generators Run Out of Fuel in Gaza Health Facilities

Three power generators operating in three Gaza health centers have shut down, as they ran out of fuel, the Palestinian Ministry of Health announced on Monday. According the ministry, the number of health facilities that stopped work, due to the crisis, has reached to 16 health centers and a hospital […]

03 Feb
8:37

Army Injures Fifteen Palestinians In Gaza, Including Two With Life-Threatening Wounds

Israeli soldiers shot, on Friday evening, fifteen Palestinians with live rounds, including two suffered life-threatening wounds, after the army attacked protesters on Palestinian lands close the border fence, in the northern and eastern parts of the Gaza Strip. The soldiers, stationed on military towers and in tanks near and around […]

02 Feb
8:21

Israeli Air Force Fires Missiles Into Northern Gaza

The Israeli Air Force fired, on Friday at dawn, several missiles in area, northeast of Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the coastal region. Media sources in said the army fired several missiles into areas, near an-Nada Towers, northeast of Beit Lahia, causing property damage. The Israeli army only […]

01 Feb
11:45

Army Abducts Four Palestinians Near Gaza

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday evening, four Palestinians from the Gaza Strip, reportedly after they crossed the border fence, in the southern part of the coastal region. The Arabs48 news website has reported that the army detained the four, just as they crossed the border fence. It added that the […]

01 Feb
8:35

Seven Additional Healthcare Centers in Gaza Closed

The Gaza Strip is heading towards an even greater humanitarian crisis as seven more healthcare centers closed their doors on Thursday, due to the ever tightening 11-year-old Israeli siege. According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza, fuel ran out in seven more healthcare centers, in different areas across […]

01 Feb
12:26

Press Release: Teenaged Palestinian Girl, Born and Raised in the West Bank, is Illegally Deported to the Gaza Strip

By HaMoked: Center for the Defence of the Individual: For Immediate Release: HaMoked has written urgently to the Israeli military to return a 14 year-old girl who was illegally deported to the Gaza Strip. Ghada (her last name is withheld) was born in 2003 in the city of Ramallah in […]

31 Jan
4:30

Qassam Fighter Killed In Tunnel Accident

January 31, 2018 4:30 PM IMEMC News Gaza City, Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, News Report 0

The Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas movement, has reported that one of its fighters died, Wednesday, in a siege-busting tunnel, in the Gaza Strip. The Brigades said that Mahmoud Abdul-Hai Safadi, 32, from the Daraj neighborhood, in Gaza city, was killed in an accident while working in one […]

29 Jan
10:43

VIDEO: Palestinians Hold Demonstration Outside UNRWA Headquarters in Bethlehem

The Palestinian youth movement on Monday organized a protest in front of UNRWA headquarters in Bethlehem and closed down the office, in response to the cuts of the agency’s services following U.S. administration decision to cut aid to the Palestinians. Mohammed Abu Srour, a youth activist, said that the movement’s […]

26 Jan
8:39

Israeli Soldiers Injure Nine Palestinians In Gaza

Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, nine Palestinians, after the army, stationed across the border fence, fired live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs, at Palestinian protesters, marching in several parts of the Gaza Strip. Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza, said the soldiers shot three […]

25 Jan
8:41

Gazans Cannot Cope with ‘Unprecedented’ Economic Crisis

Motasem Ahmed Dalloul is a staff writer at the Middle East Monitor. He is a specialist in the Middle East affairs. Since October 2017, the knot around the neck of the Gaza Strip has been tightening due to the strict Israeli-Egyptian siege and the punitive measures imposed by the Palestinian […]

25 Jan
1:56

WFP Cuts Aid to 60,000 Poor in Gaza

As part of the Israel-led international war on Gaza, World Food Programme (WFP) has cut food aid to 60,000 residents in Gaza living below poverty line. To criticize this punitive measure taken by the international organisation, the poor in Gaza staged a protest in front of the head office of […]

Amena Khan (from official Amena Khan Instagram)
23 Jan
1:01

Model fired from L’Oreal Campaign for Tweets from 3 Years Ago in Support of Palestine

Amena Khan, a model who has worked for L’Oreal since 2016, was fired Monday from an ad campaign after images of her wearing a hijab took off on social media. After the campaign went viral, the right-wing U.S. blog site ‘Breitbart’ claimed to have uncovered tweets that Khan had made […]

23 Jan
1:19

General Commercial Strike in Gaza

The Gaza Strip, on Monday, is witnessing a general commercial strike in all walks of economic and commercial life, in a protest on the Strip’s economic meltdown, resulting from Israel’s immoral blockade and the Palestinian political split. President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Gaza, Waleed El- Husary […]

21 Jan
9:13

Israeli Navy Opens Fire On Fishing Boats In Gaza

Israeli navy ships opened fire, on Sunday morning on several Palestinian fishing boats, in Gaza territorial waters, in the northern part of the coastal region. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers fired dozens of live rounds, and chased the boats, forcing the fishermen back to shore, without being able to fish to […]

20 Jan
1:27

Israeli Soldiers Injure Eight Palestinians In Gaza

Israeli soldiers shot, Friday, eight Palestinians in border areas, in the besieged Gaza Strip, including six near the Shuhada Graveyard, east of Jabalia refugee camp, in northern Gaza. Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza, said the soldiers shot six Palestinians with live fire, near the […]

17 Jan
10:26

Gaza Ministry of Health: Stern Austerity Measures Introduced to Confront Fuel Crisis

The Ministry of Health in Gaza commenced on Monday morning, implementing a series of tough austerity measures, to face the shortage of fuel and electricity within its facilities.   Health Ministry spokesperson Ashraf al-Qedra stated that the ministry has introduced a series of stern measures to confront the shortage of […]

Baby Hadia
17 Jan
6:33

Infant Dies in Gaza from Lack of Respiratory Medicine due to Israeli Siege

January 17, 2018 6:33 AM IMEMC News Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, Human rights, News Report 0

The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza reported Tuesday that a five-day old baby died in the intensive care unit of the Al-Hilal Emirati Hospital in Gaza. The infant, Hadia Mohammad Abu Hilal, died because of the lack of special medication required for the respiratory machine to function properly. Her father, […]

16 Jan
11:22

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

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

16 Jan
11:16

Israel Preventing Gaza Residents from Travelling for Medical Treatment

January 16, 2018 11:16 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, News Report 0

The Israeli occupation government decided, on Monday, to prevent most of Gaza’s residents from leaving the besieged enclave for treatment. The decision came in response to the Israeli High Court’s petition submitted by the family of the Israeli soldier Hadar Goldin, who was captured as a prisoner of war during […]

15 Jan
8:02

Israel: Gaza Economy Plummeted from “Zero to Below Zero”

Israeli daily Haaretz, on Monday, reported that Israeli  military officials have acknowledged that the Palestinian situation is deteriorating, and that the economy and infrastructure  in Gaza was “from zero to below zero.” Haaretz said, according to the PNN, that Israeli politicians were acting as if military pressure can continue on Gaza, […]

14 Jan
6:55

Elderly Couple Dies in Gaza due to Suffocation

An elderly couple using a charcoal grill to heat their house, in Gaza, was found dead on Sunday afternoon, the Palestinian Ministry of Health said. A Health Ministry spokesperson said that the man, who was 90 years old and his wife 88 years old, used the charcoal grill to heat […]

14 Jan
6:14

Netanyahu Threatens Hamas with Even Greater Force

Israeli Prime Minister, Benyamin Netanyahu, on Sunday, threatened to use “even greater force if necessary,” after an Israeli strike on a tunnel at the Gaza-Sinai border in Rafah. “There are those who have said the IDF just targeted sand dunes — this is incorrect,” Netanyahu said in remarks to Israeli […]

13 Jan
9:11

Egyptian Navy Kills A Palestinian Fisherman

Egyptian navy ships opened fire, on Saturday at dawn, on a Palestinian fishing boat, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, killing a fisherman. Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza, said the fisherman has been identified as Abdullah Ramadan Zeidan, 33, from the […]

13 Jan
6:45

Thousands March in Funerals for Slain Palestinian Teens

Thousands of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and the occupied West Bank marched on Friday, in the funerals of the two Palestinian teenagers who were killed by Israeli forces during protests on Thursday. In the northern West Bank village of Iraq Burin, in the Nablus district, crowds set off from […]

12 Jan
6:36

Updated: Army Injures 108 Palestinians In Gaza

The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza has confirmed that Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, 43 Palestinians with live rounds and rubber-coated steel bullets, and caused at least 65 others to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, near border areas in the northern and eastern parts of the Gaza Strip, after the […]

11 Jan
10:10

Army Kills A Child, Injures Three Others, In Central Gaza

Israeli soldier killed, on Thursday evening, a Palestinian child, and injured three others, after the army attacked protesters, east of the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza. Palestinian medical sources said the soldiers shot Amir Abdul-Hamid Abu Mosa’ed, 16, with a live round in his chest. They added that the […]

11 Jan
5:54

Finkelstein on Gaza’s Right to Resist Military Occupation (3/4)

In part three of TRNN’s interview on his new book “Gaza: An Inquest into Its Martyrdom,” Norman Finkelstein discusses the legality, and utility, of Hamas’ armed resistance to Israel’s occupation. Norman G. Finkelstein received his doctorate in 1988 from the Department of Politics at Princeton University. Finkelstein is the author of […]

10 Jan
5:06

WHO: “Israel Delays Permit Application For Half Of Gaza Patients”

January 10, 2018 5:06 PM admin Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, Human rights, News Report 0

Reprinted From WAFA News Agency: A report by the World Health Organization (WHO) revealed that almost half of the Palestinian patients in the Gaza Strip, who need treatment outside of the besieged Gaza Strip and applied for exit permits from Israel, have their exit permit applications delayed, and lost their […]

10 Jan
7:04

Israeli Soldiers Shoot One Palestinian In Southern Gaza

Israeli soldiers shot, on Tuesday evening, a young Palestinian man, and caused several others to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, in Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Media sources in Gaza said the soldiers, stationed on military towers across the border fence, fired live round […]

09 Jan
9:11

Norman Finkelstein: Hamas Isn’t The Threat That Israel Claims (2/4)

In part 2 of TRNN’s interview on his new book “Gaza: An Inquest into Its Martyrdom,” Norman Finkelstein argues that Israeli propaganda — sometimes with Hamas’ help — has wildly exaggerated Hamas’ arsenal and the effectiveness of the “Iron Dome” missile defense system. Norman G. Finkelstein received his doctorate in 1988 […]

09 Jan
8:42

ICC to Open Full Investigation into Settlements, 2014 War on Gaza

The International Criminal Court in The Hague is planning on investigating Israeli leaders over Israeli settlement expansion in Jerusalem and West Bank, as well as the 2014 aggression on Gaza titled ‘Operation Protective Edge.’ According to a report by Channel 10 Monday evening, the Israeli National Security Council warned Israeli lawmakers in […]

09 Jan
11:46

Israeli Navy Abducts Six Palestinian Fishermen In Gaza

Israeli navy ships attacked, on Tuesday morning, several Palestinian fishing boats in the Sudaniyya area, northwest of Gaza city, and fired many live rounds at them, before abducting six Palestinians, including two children. The navy fired many live rounds at the fishing boats, while sailing less than four nautical miles […]

09 Jan
5:28

Norman Finkelstein on Gaza (1/4)

In his groundbreaking new book, “Gaza: An Inquest into Its Martyrdom,” Norman Finkelstein argues that Israel, with U.S. backing, has caused a “humanitarian disaster” in Gaza, and that international human rights groups have failed to uphold justice for its besieged people. Norman G. Finkelstein received his doctorate in 1988 from the […]

09 Jan
2:04

Israeli Naval Forces Arrest 2 Fishermen and Confiscate Fishing Boat in Northern Gaza Strip

On Monday, 08 January 2018, Israeli gunboats chased and opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats. Israeli naval forces then arrested 2 fishermen and confiscated a fishing boat manned by them. The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) monitored the escalation of Israeli attacks against fishermen in the Gaza Sea, in […]

08 Jan
10:23

Israeli Soldiers Carry Out A Limited Invasion In Khan Younis

Israeli soldiers carried out, on Monday morning, a limited invasion into Palestinian lands, near the border fence, in Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Eyewitnesses said several armored vehicles, including bulldozers, carried out the limited invasion into the Palestinian lands. They added that the vehicles invaded […]

07 Jan
2:02

Gazans Struggle to Cope with Heavy Rains as Threat of War Escalates

Dozens of makeshift houses in the Gaza Strip have been flooded since Thursday night, due to heavy rains amid an extreme cold wave hitting the region. Rainfall has poured into houses sheltering dozens of Palestinian families in several areas across the blockaded coastal enclave. Using fishing boats, civil defense services […]

05 Jan
4:02

Israeli Soldiers Injure A Palestinian In Gaza

Israeli soldiers attacked, on Friday evening, Palestinian protesters, marching on their lands near the border fence, east of Gaza city, wounding one. Media sources said the soldiers, stationed behind the border fence, east of Gaza city, fired many live rounds, rubber-coated steel bullets and gas bombs at the protesters. They […]

04 Jan
6:52

Israeli Air Force Fires Missiles Into Southern Gaza

January 4, 2018 6:52 AM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report, Rafah 0

The Israeli army and Air Force fired, on Thursday at dawn, several missiles and shells targeting at least two areas, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, while military drones hoovered over various parts of the coastal region. Media sources in Gaza said the first Israeli missiles targeted a […]

03 Jan
7:04

Gaza Health Services to Collapse Due to Siege

After 11 years of strict Israeli military siege on the Gaza Strip and the intentional procrastination of Palestinian Authority (PA), to take up its responsibilities in Gaza, healthcare services will reportedly collapse in days. Shelves of the Palestinians Ministry of Health, in Gaza, are almost empty, as hundreds of medicines […]

02 Jan
2:29

Israeli Soldiers Shot One Palestinian In Southern Gaza

Israeli soldiers injured, on Tuesday afternoon, a young Palestinian man, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Palestinian Health Ministry In Gaza, said the soldiers shot the man with a live round in his leg, causing a moderate […]

02 Jan
7:07

Israeli Army Fires Missiles Into Southern Gaza

The Israeli Air Force fired, on Tuesday at dawn, three missiles into a site, run by the Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, northwest of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, causing property damage. Palestinian sources said the missiles caused property damage to the site, […]

01 Jan
10:49

Israeli Soldiers Bulldoze Palestinian Lands In Southern Gaza

On Monday morning, Israeli soldiers, accompanied by armored bulldozers, invaded Palestinian lands, east of the al-Qarara town, north of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, and bulldozed lands close to the border fence. Media sources said the soldiers came from Kissufim military base, across the border […]

31 Dec
11:45

Israeli Testimony: “If ‘roof knocking’ was conducted and no one came out after a few minutes, then the assumption was that there was no one there.”

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 […]

31 Dec
10:49

New Airstrikes on Gaza Continue

Israeli warplanes, at dawn on Sunday, launched two F16 airstrikes on “Hamas sites” east of Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip. A spokesman for the Israeli army claimed that “Israeli jets launched raids on the strip in response to a rocket fired on Friday, adding that the situation is likely […]

30 Dec
8:14

Young Palestinian Man Dies From Wounds Suffered Friday

December 30, 2017 8:14 AM IMEMC News Gaza City, Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Palestinian medical sources have reported, Saturday, that a young man died, earlier on Saturday morning, from serious wounds he suffered Friday, after Israeli soldiers shot him with live fire, east of the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza. The sources said the Palestinian, identified as Jamal Mohammad Musleh, 21, from […]

29 Dec
5:29

Israeli Soldiers Injure At Least 143 Palestinians, Three Seriously, In Gaza

The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that Israeli soldiers shot, Friday, at least 143 Palestinians, including 43 who were shot with live fire, three of them suffered very serious wounds, after the army attacked hundreds of protesters, marching near the border fence in several parts of the besieged Gaza Strip. […]

29 Dec
2:08

Israeli Soldiers Fire Six Shells Into Gaza

December 29, 2017 2:08 PM IMEMC News Gaza City, Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Israeli soldiers fired, on Friday at noon, at least six tank shells into a number of border areas, in the eastern part of the Gaza Strip, causing damage. Media sources in Gaza said the soldiers fired missiles into a site, apparently used by an armed resistance group, in addition to […]

28 Dec
12:22

Israeli Navy Abducts Two Fishermen In Gaza

Israeli navy ships attacked, Thursday, several Palestinian fishing boats in the Sudaniyya Sea area, northwest of Gaza Strip, and abducted two fishermen, before confiscating their boat. Eyewitnesses said the navy fired many live rounds at the fishing boats, while sailing less than four nautical miles from the shore, and abducted […]

27 Dec
9:25

Army Warns Cabinet of Military Confrontation in Gaza

Leaders of the Israeli occupation army warned, during a cabinet session, of the gravity situation in the blockaded Gaza Strip, which could end up with the outbreak of a new armed confrontation with the Palestinian resistance factions. According to Israeli Channel 2, ministers were told, at the cabinet meeting, that […]

26 Dec
9:35

Israeli Bulldozers Raze Lands in Northern Gaza

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

25 Dec
11:07

Gas in Palestine: An Introduction

Via the Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network. The following is an English translation of the introductory piece on a new Dutch-language blog exploring the relationship between the colonization of Palestine, natural gas and the Palestinian revolution.  The original article was published in Dutch on 24 December 2017, Fifteen gas fields […]

25 Dec
10:33

VIDEO: Israeli Minister Harasses Palestinians Visiting Jailed Family Members

An ultra right-wing Israeli minister verbally harassed Palestinians from Gaza as they traveled on a bus, to visit their imprisoned relatives in southern Israel’s Nafha prison, hurling abuse at women on the bus calling their sons “dogs.” MK Oren Hazan of the right-wing Likud party, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s […]

al-Shejaeyya after the Israeli bombing in 2014
24 Dec
3:37

Palestinian dies of wounds sustained in December 8 protest

On Sunday morning, 24 December 2017, medical sources at al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City announced that Mohammad Sami Hashem al-Dahdouh (18) succumbed to wounds he sustained on 08 December 2017 at a protest in Gaza. Al-Dahdouh suffered a live bullet wound to the neck fired by Israeli soldiers who invaded […]

23 Dec
9:29

Palestinian Dies From Wounds Suffered A Week Earlier In Gaza

December 23, 2017 9:29 AM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, Jabalia, News Report 0

The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that a Palestinian man died, Saturday, from wounds he suffered a week earlier, east of Jabalia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. The Ministry said the young man, Sharif al-‘Abed Shalashel, 28, suffered a serious injury after the soldiers shot him with […]

23 Dec
1:37

Israeli Army Kills Two Palestinians, Injures 123, In The Gaza Strip

Israeli soldiers killed, Friday, two Palestinians, and injured at least 123 others, including three who suffered life-threatening wounds, and caused dozens to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, after the army, stationed across the border fence, resorted to the excessive use of force against Palestinian protesters, in several parts of […]

21 Dec
9:12

Israeli Navy Abducts Two Fishermen In Northern Gaza

Israeli Navy ships attacked, on Thursday morning, Palestinian fishing boats in Gaza territorial waters, west of Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the costal region, and abducted two fishermen. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers fired many live rounds at fishing boats, and abducted Orans Sultan and Mohammad Sultan, before taking […]