Category Archives: Gaza Strip

24 Jul
5:54

Israeli Army Bombards Central Gaza

Israeli soldiers fired several, on Monday at dawn, artillery shells into a few areas, east of Deir al-Balah, in central Gaza, causing damage. Palestinian sources in Gaza said the soldiers fired shells into monitoring sites used by fighters of the Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas. Meanwhile, the Israeli […]

23 Jul
7:21

U.N. Official in Gaza Seized by Israeli Occupation Forces

Israeli occupation forces have seized Hamdan Temraz, 61, the deputy director of the United Nations’ Department of Safety and Security in Gaza. Temraz was seized by occupation forces as he attempted to cross via the Beit Hanoun/Erez crossing – where he had a permit – on 12 July. Journalist Richard […]

21 Jul
7:04

Victims of Abbas’ Gaza Travel Restrictions Raised to 20

The Palestinian Ministry of Health announced, Thursday morning, the death of the 20th patient case in Gaza, due to the ban on travel abroad for treatment. Spokesperson for the Ministry, Ashraf al-Qedra, said in a statement that the patient Baha Radee,aged 14, died today because he could not receive treatment […]

18 Jul
8:42

Israeli Soldiers Fire Live Rounds At Homes And Lands, In Khan Younis

On Tuesday morning, Israeli soldiers, stationed across the border fence, fired dozens of live rounds at homes and farmlands, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the besieged Gaza Strip. The soldiers, stationed on military towers surrounding Kissufim military base, east of Khan Younis, fired dozens of rounds […]

18 Jul
3:01

Al Mezan Joint Press Release: Zero Accountability

In July 2014, Israel began a military assault on the Gaza Strip, including an indiscriminate bombing campaign and a brutal ground invasion. In total, the assault killed 1,545 Palestinian civilians, including 556 children, and made 11,166 families homeless. Three years on, no justice has been attained for victims and survivors […]

17 Jul
8:44

Israeli Navy Injures Two Fishermen In Khan Younis

Israeli navy ships opened fire, on Monday at dawn, at Palestinian fishing boats, close to the shore in Khan Younis, in the southern part of the besieged Gaza Strip, wounding two. Eyewitnesses said the navy fired dozens of live rounds at many fishing boats in the area, wounding the two […]

Yasmin hoping the electricity will not cut while she is on the dialysis device. (image: PCHR)
16 Jul
9:28

Report: ‘Life under siege: Electricity cuts put dialysis patients at risk’

Dr. Mohamed Shatat is the Head of the Dialysis Department of al-Shifa hospital, located in Gaza City, whose working conditions have deteriorated due to the ongoing electricity crisis, caused by the Israeli siege. “The electricity crisis is very severe in the hospital in general and in particular for the dialysis […]

16 Jul
7:57

Gaza Power Cuts Unprecedented: 30 Hours Off, 2 Hours On

Gaza’s power distribution company said that supplies to Gaza two million residents has dropped to unprecedented lows, as blackouts now last for more than 30 hours. While the Palestinian enclave needs at least 500 megawatts of power a day, only 70 are available since Gaza’s power plant shut down, late […]

15 Jul
11:22

Ali Abunimah: Gaza Crisis, Global Silence

After 10 years of Israeli siege, the UN warns Gaza is becoming ‘unlivable.’ Ali Abunimah of The Electronic Intifada says Israel, with the Palestinian Authority’s help, is responsible for the crisis, as most of the world looks on in silence. Ali Abunimah is co-founder of the award-winning online publication The Electronic […]

15 Jul
5:57

Gaza Economy – Nearing Total Collapse: A UNDP Report on Challenges to Economic Recovery and Long-Term Development in Gaza

Gaza Economy – Nearing Total Collapse: Living conditions in Gaza have deteriorated to a breaking point, rendering the Gaza population among the most impoverished, left alone and exposed to vulnerabilities globally. Gaza’s private sector, the engine of future economic growth potential, is presently incapacitated due to the blockade, restrictions on […]

15 Jul
5:46

In Gaza: 3-year-old Child Dies after PA Delays Referral for Israeli Treatment

Children playing in the besieged Gaza Strip (AFP/Mahmud Hams/File) The latest victim of the Palestinian Authority (PA)’s dramatic reduction in medical referrals for residents of the besieged Gaza Strip was a three-year-old girl, who died on Thursday after the PA failed to respond to an urgent request for treatment in […]

13 Jul
8:13

Gaza is Headed for a Deeper Political and Humanitarian Crisis

by Haidar Eid, Ayah Abubasheer on July 13, 2017 Download Facebook Twitter Google Email Print Political players both in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) and the region are repositioning themselves after the recent emergence of a coalition between Hamas and Mohammed Dahlan, the former leader of Fatah in Gaza and Hamas’s long-standing enemy, as […]

12 Jul
4:42

Disastrous and Unprecedented Exacerbation of all Basic Services in the Gaza Strip Due to Power Outages

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) is strongly concerned over an unprecedented deterioration of the electricity crisis in the Gaza Strip and warns of the disastrous consequences of the already deteriorating humanitarian situation. PCHR highlights that the power outage has reached over 20 hours a day for over 3 […]

11 Jul
8:56

Gaza Siege: Lack of Electricity and Medical Supplies Markedly Severe

The Gaza Power Authority has confirmed that the current electricity crisis in the Strip is the worst it’s ever been, after fuel from Egypt was stopped and the Israeli electrical supply to the Gaza power lines was reduced, reportedly at the request of the Palestinian Authority. The Authority reported  in […]

10 Jul
11:26

Israeli Soldiers Injure Two Palestinians, One Seriously, In Northern Gaza

Israeli soldiers shot and injured, Monday, two young Palestinian men, including one who suffered a serious injury, during clashes that erupted east of Jabalia town, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. Media sources in Gaza said the soldiers, stationed on military towers across the border fence, east of […]

10 Jul
12:46

Nearly 200,000 Children from Gaza take part in UNRWA Summer Fun Weeks

nsnbc : One hundred and eighty-six thousand children have registered to participate in a month-long programme of summer activities organized by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). The ‘Summer Fun Weeks’ (SFWs) will began on July 8 and culminate in a series of closing […]

09 Jul
5:01

Gaza Power Authority: Egypt Slashes Fuel Delivery following Banking Freeze by Palestinian Authority

The ongoing electricity crisis in the Gaza Strip deepened on Saturday, after fuel purchased from Egypt was reduced by between 33 and 50 percent, with Gaza’s power authority claiming the Palestinian Authority (PA) froze all bank transfers, to Egypt, that were paying for fuel used to operate the besieged coastal […]

08 Jul
1:15

Two Palestinians Injured, One Seriously, In Northern Gaza

On Friday, Israeli soldiers, stationed across the border fence, east of Jabalia in the northern part of the besieged Gaza Strip, opened fire on Palestinian protesters wounding two, including one who suffered a serious injury. Medical sources said the soldiers shot one Palestinian with a gas bomb to the dead, […]

06 Jul
11:43

Israeli Soldiers Uproot Agricultural Lands in Gaza And Jabalia

On Thursday at dawn, several Israeli military vehicles, including armored bulldozers, invaded Palestinian agricultural lands close to the border fence east of Gaza city, and Jabalia town, in the northern part of the coastal region, and fired many live rounds while bulldozing the lands. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency said […]

06 Jul
5:43

Oppressive Heatwave in Gaza amid Electricity Crisis

During the current heatwave, Gaza residents, who do not have electricity to cool themselves off, due to Israeli siege, are struggling to survive. Sami, a medical intern in the Gaza Strip, is struggling to sleep, due to the heatwave, which is roasting the region, and where temperatures have been soaring […]

03 Jul
1:43

Army Injures One Palestinian With Live Fire In Gaza

Israeli soldiers shot and injured, on Sunday evening, a young Palestinian man with live fire, and caused dozens of residents, including children, to suffer the severe effects of teargas inhalation, during clashes that erupted near the border fence, in the various parts of the Gaza Strip. The soldiers, stationed on […]

02 Jul
4:11

Family Visits Suspended for Gazan Detainees

Israel has officially informed the International Committee of the Red Cross that there will be no family visits to a number of detainees from the Gaza Strip, without specifying their names. ICRC spokeswoman in Gaza, Suheir Zaqout, told Quds Press that the organisation is in constant contact with Israeli authorities […]

29 Jun
11:32

Israeli Soldiers, Navy, Open Fire At Palestinians, Fishing Boats, In Gaza

Israeli soldiers and navy ships fired many live rounds, Thursday, at Palestinian farmers, and fishing boats, in Khan Younis, and northern Gaza, in the besieged coastal region. Media sources said the soldiers, stationed on military towers in army bases, across the border fence, fired many live rounds into Palestinian lands, […]

29 Jun
2:27

Gaza Kids Heading to Ireland amidst Energy Crisis and Israeli Assault

The Gaza Strip is now experiencing a full-on energy disaster, with its already inadequate supply of three to four hours per day of electrical supply now being cut by 45 to 60 minutes per day. The United Nations has warned that these power cuts threaten a “total collapse” of basic […]

28 Jun
12:28

Israeli Army Vehicles Invade Palestinian Lands In Central Gaza

Several armored Israeli military vehicles, including bulldozers, invaded Palestinian farmlands, east of the al-Boreij refugee camp, in Central Gaza Strip, and bulldozed large areas, close to the border fence. The invasion was carried out by three tanks, and four armored bulldozers, that came from a military base, across the border […]

28 Jun
4:49

Report: PA Barring Travel for Gaza Medical Patients

As the humanitarian situation in the besieged Gaza Strip continues to raise alarms, reports emerged on Monday that the occupied West Bank-based Palestinian Authority (PA) has been preventing Palestinians in the coastal enclave from leaving the territory for medical treatment. Palestinians in Gaza have provided testimonies to Israeli daily Haaretz, […]

27 Jun
11:03

Israeli Air Force Fires Missiles Targeting Gaza

The Israeli Air Force fired, overnight, several missiles into many areas, in different parts of the besieged Gaza Strip, reportedly after a homemade shell was fired into Sha’ar HaNegev Regional Council of settlement, across the border fence. The Air Force carried several airstrikes targeting the “Bader” site, run by the […]

22 Jun
10:51

Rafah Crossing Still Closed after 100 Days

Rafah Crossing, the main artery for Palestinians in Gaza to travel out of the Strip, has been closed for 103 consecutive days, with no indication that it will reopen soon, Quds Press reported yesterday. The crossing’s gates were last opened on 9 March when a few thousand people travelled through […]

22 Jun
12:10

Israeli Soldiers Invade And Uproot Palestinian Lands In Northern Gaza

Israeli soldiers invaded, On Thursday morning, Palestinian agricultural lands, close to the border fence, east of Jabalia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, uprooted several sections, and fired many rounds of live ammunition. Media sources said four D9 bulldozers, and three tanks, advanced at least 150 meters into […]

21 Jun
8:36

Gaza: Electricity Supply Cut for 3rd Day as Egypt Provides Fuel

Israeli authorities implemented a third round of electricity supply cuts to the Gaza Strip on Wednesday — honoring a request from the Palestinian Authority (PA), which announced, last month, that it would drastically reduce its payments to fund the Hamas-run territory’s electricity bill — as the Egypt government started to […]

21 Jun
7:05

(VIDEO) Palestine’s Youngest Documentary Filmmaker, Rawan Abu Assad

Rawan Abu Assad is the youngest documentary filmmaker in the Gaza Strip. The 23-year-old woman discusses her dreams, her work and what the occupation is to her, as well as how it has impacted her life. According to the PNN, Rawan says that the occupation has stolen her rights and […]

20 Jun
8:50

Total Collapse in Gaza due to Electricity Crisis

Days of Palestine reports that the reduction of power to the Gaza Strip has caused a “total collapse” in all the service sectors across the tiny coastal enclave, which has been under strict Israeli siege for 11 years. The Gaza Strip is home to some two million people, more than […]

20 Jun
8:29

UNRWA: Devastating Psychological Effects for 2014 War Victims

In a statement issued over the weekend, UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre KrahenbĂŒhl marked 50 years of occupation of the Palestinian territory – the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and Gaza – and called on the international community to take action. The statement said that the 2014 conflict had a devastating psychosocial […]

19 Jun
2:00

Life under Siege: Indiscriminate killing of farmers

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

19 Jun
11:39

Israeli Soldiers Invade Palestinian Lands In Gaza

Several Israeli military vehicles invaded, Monday, Palestinian agricultural lands, in the southern and northern parts of the Gaza strip, and fired many live rounds while bulldozing the lands, close to the border fence. Media sources said four armored bulldozers and three tanks, stationed in Sofa military base, across the border […]

18 Jun
10:51

Army Abducts A Palestinian In Bethlehem, Navy Attacks Fishing Boats In Gaza

Several Israeli military vehicles invaded, Sunday, Wadi Shahin area, in the heart of Bethlehem city, in the occupied West Bank, and abducted a young man. In the Gaza Strip, the Israeli navy opened fire on Palestinian fishing boats, in northern and central Gaza Strip. The Bethlehem office of the Palestinian […]

16 Jun
4:42

PA Cuts Gaza Medical Supplies by 90%

The Palestinian Authority (PA) has slashed medical supplies to the Gaza Strip; along with reduction of power supplies, Gaza’s medical services are at stake, Days of Palestine reports. The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza said: “One-third of essential medicines and more than 270 medical equipment items for operating rooms and […]

16 Jun
4:30

Ministry of Health Warns of Heart Catheter Shutdown in Gaza

The head of cardiac catheterization at Al-Shifa Medical Compound, Mohammad Habib, warned that the cardiac catheter service will be stopped in the coming weeks, if the basic items are not supplied, confirming that the department uses only sterile tools. Habib said, according to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency, that many […]

16 Jun
3:58

Gaza Power Crisis: Immediate Action Needed says UN Expert

The humanitarian situation in Gaza is deteriorating to unprecedented levels as new reductions in the already extremely limited power supply have been announced, a United Nations expert has warned. Michael Lynk, Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, said the situation was “extremely […]

14 Jun
11:22

Israeli Soldiers And Navy Open Fire On Gaza Farmers And Fishermen In Gaza

Israeli soldiers and navy opened fire, on Wednesday morning, targeting a few fishing boats in Palestinian territorial waters, and against farmers, in the northern and southern parts of the Gaza Strip. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers, stationed on military towers, across the border fence east of Khan Younis, in the southern […]

13 Jun
8:09

Israel Cuts Gaza Electricity to 2 Hours a Day

The Israeli Security Cabinet approved, Sunday, a 35 per cent reduction of the electricity supply to Gaza Strip. Gaza residents have electricity for less than six hours a day, now, due to the 10-year-old Israeli-Egyptian and internationally-backed siege. After this reduction, each household will have less than two hours  of […]

11 Jun
11:35

Israeli Navy Opens Fire On Palestinian Fishermen And Farmers In Gaza

Israeli navy ships attacked, Sunday, many Palestinian fishing boats, and farmers, in the northern and southern parts of the besieged Gaza Strip, causing damage. Media sources in Gaza said the navy fired dozens of live rounds at the fishing boats, close to the shore in northern Gaza, forcing the fishermen […]

11 Jun
8:18

No News on Palestinians Missing since 2014 Gaza War, says Red Cross

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has not received any answers from Israel regarding Palestinians who have been missing since the Israeli offensive on the besieged Gaza Strip in 2014, a Gaza-based spokeswoman for the group said, on Saturday. The 51-day offensive in 2014 left more than 2,000 […]

10 Jun
6:02

UNRWA Condemns Construction of Tunnel under Gaza School as Violation of Neutrality

nsnbc : The United Nations Relief and Works Agency in the Gaza Strip, Palestine, condemned in the strongest possible terms, the construction of tunnels underneath UNRWA operated schools as a violation of the agency’s neutrality. In a statement released by UNRWA spokesman Christopher Gunness, the agency stated that on June […]

10 Jun
2:30

Israeli Soldiers Kill One Palestinian, Injure Ten Others, In Gaza

Israeli soldiers killed, Friday, one Palestinian and injured at least ten others, after the army attacked dozens of Palestinian protesters, in Palestinian lands, near the border fence east of Jabalia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. Medical sources at the Indonesian Hospital, in nearby Beit Lahia city, said […]

08 Jun
6:51

Qassam Fighter Killed In An Explosion In Rafah

The Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas movement, has reported on Wednesday at night, that one of its senior leaders was killed in an accidental explosion, and that three fighters were injured. Al-Qassam said Ibrahim Hussein Abu Naja, 51, was killed on Wednesday evening, in what it called “an […]

07 Jun
1:59

Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Police Officer In Gaza

Israeli soldiers shot and killed, on Tuesday evening, a Palestinian staff sergeant with the traffic police, after shooting him in the abdomen, and injured at least seven other Palestinians. The Health Ministry in Gaza said the Palestinian, Fadi Ibrahim Najjar, 25, was shot with a live round in the abdomen, […]

06 Jun
2:07

Israeli Soldiers Injure Five Palestinians In Gaza

Israeli soldiers shot and injured, on Monday evening, five young Palestinian men with live fire, during clashes that took place after the soldiers opened fire on youngsters in Palestinian lands, close to the border fence, in various parts of the besieged coastal region. The soldiers, stationed in military towers, and […]

05 Jun
5:06

7 Injured by Unexploded Ordnance in Gaza

Seven Palestinians were injured after an “unspecific object” exploded in the al-Mughraqa village, southwest of Gaza City, in the besieged Gaza Strip on Sunday, according to Gaza’s Ministry of Health. Spokesperson for the ministry, Ashraf al-Qadra, said in a statement that seven Palestinians sustained moderate and serious injuries when the […]

03 Jun
6:50

Israeli Navy Fires on Gaza Fishing Boats

Israeli navy Saturday opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats off the Gaza coast forcing the boats to return to shore, said local sources. There were no reports of casualties, however, according to WAFA correspondence. Despite the signed agreements between Palestinians and Israel, which allow fishermen to go 12 nautical miles […]

03 Jun
6:44

50% of Gaza Beaches Polluted

Palestinians in the Gaza Strip can no longer enjoy clean water and air on the territory’s beaches due to high rates of pollution, the local Environment Quality Authority (EQA) reported, this week. PNN reports that, according to the report, 50 per cent of Gaza’s beaches are unfit for recreational purposes […]

03 Jun
7:05

Yildirim Vows to Solve Gaza Electricity Crisis

Turkish Prime Minister Ali Yildirim vowed, Wednesday, in a telephone call to the Head of the Political Bureau of the Islamic Resistance Movement of Hamas, Ismail Haniyeh, that Turkey is working on finding a solution for the ongoing electricity crisis in the Gaza Strip. A statement issued by Hamas explained […]

02 Jun
10:07

Including Seven Medics, Many Palestinians Injured By Israeli Army Fire In Gaza

Palestinian medical sources have reported, Friday, that three young men were shot with live Israeli army fire, and dozens suffered the effects of teargas inhalation, including seven medics, during clashes that erupted along the border fence, in the besieged Gaza Strip. In Khan Younis, in the southern part of the […]

Marwan Barghouthi (image from Samidoun)
31 May
10:42

Leader of Palestinian Prisoners Hunger Strike Releases Statement of Victory

In the first statement of the ‘Freedom and Dignity’ hunger strike leader Marwan Barghouthi after the victory of the strike, the strike leader praised the 1500 participants in the hunger strike for their steadfastness and sacrifice, and the many supporters around the world. He also criticized the Israeli government for […]

30 May
11:24

Israeli Navy Shoots And Injures A Palestinian Fisherman In Gaza

Israeli navy ships opened fire, on Tuesday at dawn, on several fishing boats in Palestinian territorial waters, close to the shore in the Sudaniyya area, northwest of Gaza city, and injured a fisherman. Medical sources said the wounded fisherman, 24 years of age, was shot in the leg, and suffered […]

29 May
9:06

PA: No Agreement on Gaza Electricity Crisis

Responding to reports by the Hamas-run energy authority in Gaza regarding an agreement reached between Gaza and Ramallah to solve Gaza’s worsening electricity crisis, the Ramallah-based Energy and Natural Resources Authority denied Monday reaching any such agreement. It said, in a statement that “after reviewing the proposal submitted by the […]

28 May
9:01

Gaza Power Authority: No Reply from PA on Electricity Crisis

The Gaza Strip’s power authority said, on Sunday, that it had met all of the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) stipulations to end the electricity crisis in the besieged coastal enclave, but that the governing body in the occupied West Bank had yet to respond. The Coordinator of Government Activities in the […]

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27 May
9:10

Hunger Strike Officially Suspended After Reaching An Agreement

The hunger striking Palestinian detainees in various Israeli prisons have suspended their hunger strike, on Saturday at dawn, after a 20-hour session of talks, led by imprisoned legislator Marwan Barghouthi, and other senior political prisoners, with the Israeli Prison Authority. The head of the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee Issa Qaraqe, and […]

27 May
5:07

At Least Forty Detainees Moved To Makeshift Clinics

The Media Committee of the “Freedom and Dignity” hunger strike, has reported that the Israeli Prison Authority has transferred at least forty detainees from Ohali Kidar prison to several make-shift clinics. A lawyer working for the Palestinian Prisoners Society managed to visit detainee Mohammad al-Ghoul, ongoing with the hunger strike […]

26 May
7:07

Suffering in Gaza Increases as Health Crisis Escalates

Gaza’s Ministry of Health has confirmed that the situation in the Gaza Strip is getting worse with the daily depletion of available medicines, medical consumables and limited quantities of fuel. Health Ministry representative Ashraf Al-Qedra said, in a brief statement on his Facebook page: “There is no solution on the […]

25 May
10:21

Hunger Strike Enters 39th Day, Many Detainees Face Life-Threatening Complications

The head of the Palestinian Detainees Committee, Issa Qaraqe, has reported that as the Palestinian detainees in Israeli prisons enter their 39th consecutive day of the hunger strike, many of them have reached life-threatening health conditions and complications. Qaraqe’ stated that Israel is still rejecting the legitimate basic demands of […]

24 May
10:43

Israel Transfers 20 Hunger-Striking Detainees To Hospital

A report by the media committee of the “Freedom and Dignity” hunger strike, has revealed that the Israeli prison administration in Hadarim detention center has transferred at least twenty striking detainees to a hospital. The committee stated that the detainees were transferred to Meir Medical Center, after suffering serious health […]

23 May
10:25

Israeli Soldiers Moderately Injure A Palestinian In Central Gaza

Israeli soldiers shot, and moderately wounded, on Tuesday evening, a Palestinian teen with live fire, east of the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza. The Palestinian Health Ministry said the teen, seventeen years of age, was shot with a live round in the abdomen, and is currently in a moderate […]

23 May
12:29

Army Injures A Palestinian In Central Gaza

Israeli Soldiers shot and injured, on Monday evening, a young Palestinian man, east of the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza. Medical sources said the young man, in his twenties, suffered a moderate injury after the soldiers shot him with a live round in his right leg. The wounded young […]

22 May
7:03

PCHR Organizes Workshop on “Shortage of Medicines and Medical Supplies in Public Health Sector”

On Monday, 22 May 2017, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) organized a workshop on the “Shortage of Medicines and Medical Supplies in Public Health Sector” that was attended by a number of interested persons representing the Ministry of Health, World Health Program (WHO), nongovernmental organizations and media. The […]

22 May
6:52

VIDEO: Israel Siphoning Natural Gas from Gaza Says Dutch Report (pt 2)

US and Israeli companies are working with Israeli approval to siphon natural gas from Gaza’s territorial waters, even though this is illegal according to international law, says TRNN’s Shir Hever. Shir Hever is an Economist working at The Real News Network. His economic research focuses on Israeli occupation of the […]

22 May
9:52

Israeli Army And Navy Attack Farmers And Fishermen in Gaza

Israeli soldiers opened fire, earlier Monday, at Palestinian farmers, working on their lands, and several fishing boats, in different part of the besieged Gaza Strip, Media sources in Gaza said the soldiers, stationed on military towers in Kissufim military base, across the border fence, northeast of Khan Younis, in the […]

21 May
8:29

Israel Siphoning Natural Gas from Gaza Says Dutch Report (VIDEO)

US and Israeli companies are working with Israeli approval to siphon natural gas from Gaza’s territorial waters, even though this is illegal according to international law, says TRNN’s Shir Hever. Shir Hever is an Economist working at The Real News Network. His economic research focuses on Israeli occupation of the […]

20 May
6:24

164 Palestinians Wounded by Israeli Forces in One Day during Solidarity Protests

Israeli occupation forces wounded, on Friday, 164 Palestinian protesters in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip, with several suffering moderate to critical injuries. Hundreds of Palestinians took to the streets, in both the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip, in solidarity with about 1,600 Palestinian hunger strikers inside Israeli […]

19 May
5:44

Palestinians Met by Israeli Forces as Solidarity Marches Continued on 33rd Consecutive Day of Hunger Strike

As some 1,800 Palestinian detainees entered a critical phase on Friday, in the 33rd day of their hunger strike in Israeli jails, Palestinians made calls to continue solidarity marches and sit-ins across the West Bank. The Media Committee of the Freedom and Dignity Strike called on Palestinians to organize solidarity […]

16 May
12:37

Israeli Soldiers Open Fire At Palestinian Lands In Southern Gaza

Israeli soldiers opened fire, on Tuesday morning, into Palestinian agricultural lands, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the besieged Gaza Strip. Media sources in Khan Younis said the soldiers fired many live rounds at farmers, working on their own lands, east of Khan Younis, forcing them away. […]

16 May
9:14

Gaza in Crisis: Health Sector in Danger

 Head of the Health and Environmental sector in Gaza’s administrative committee, Basem Naeem, stated Sunday that the banning the entry of medicine, milk for children and cuts to the salaries of medical staff, in addition to the fuel and power cut brought the health sector to a state of crisis. Naeem informed […]

16 May
1:48

Palestinian Fisherman Killed By Israeli Navy Fire In Gaza

Medical sources in Gaza have confirmed that a Palestinian fisherman died, on Monday evening, from wounds he suffered during morning hours, after Israeli navy ships opened fire on fishing boats less than four nautical miles from the Gaza shore. The fisherman, Mohammad Majed Bakr, 25, was seriously injured after the […]

15 May
9:22

Israeli Navy Abducts Six Palestinian Fishermen In Gaza

Israeli navy ships attacked, on Monday morning, several Palestinian fishing boats, in Gaza territorial waters, northwest of Gaza city, abducted six fishermen, and confiscated a fishing boat. The navy fired many live rounds at the Palestinian fishing boats while they were less than four nautical miles from the Sudaniyya Sea, […]

14 May
10:55

Hunger Strike Continues For 28th Day

Approximately 1800 Palestinian detainees in Israeli prisons, continue the “Freedom and Dignity” hunger strike, which the 28 days ago, while Israel continues to ignore their legitimate demands and its Prison Authority is refusing to hold any direct talks with them. The National Committee for Supporting the Hunger Strike has reported […]

14 May
9:14

Israeli Army Carries Out A Limited Invasion Into Central Gaza

Israeli soldiers carried out, on Sunday morning, a limited invasion into Palestinian lands, close to the border fence in central Gaza, and uprooted them. Media sources in Gaza said the invasion was carried out by several army vehicles, including four armored bulldozers, that were stationed in Kissufim military base, across […]

13 May
7:32

Israeli Soldiers Killed 309, Palestinians, Including 83 Children, Since October 1, 2015

An updated study by the Al-Quds Center for Israeli and Palestinian Studies, revealed that the number of Palestinians, killed by Israeli fire since October 1, 2015, has arrived to 309 Palestinians, including Saba’ Nidal Obeid, who was fatally shot on Friday, May 12, 2017. Al-Quds Center stated that the soldiers […]

12 May
9:08

Israeli Navy Ships Attack Palestinian Fishing Boats In Northern Gaza

Israeli navy ships attacked, Friday, Palestinian fishing boats in Gaza territorial waters, in the northern part of the besieged Gaza Strip. The ships chased the boats and opened live fire on them, forcing the fishermen back to shore, without being able to fish and provide for their families. Besides some […]

12 May
7:46

Hamas Claims Arrest of Fuqaha Assassin

The Hamas movement, on Thursday, said that it has arrested the assassin of one of its top military chiefs, Mazen Fuqaha. The announcement came during a conference in Gaza today, by Hamas leader Ismail Haniyyeh. “Everyone knows Israel wants to harm Hamas
 we’ve stopped the assassin who pulled the trigger following […]

11 May
1:40

Hunger Striking Detainees Reach Critical Levels, Many Vomiting Blood

The Palestinian Detainees’ Committee has reported, Thursday, that as the detainees continue their hunger strike for the 25th consecutive day, all of them are currently very weak, cannot stand or move due to severe weight loss, and many of them are vomiting blood. The committee stated that the striking detainees, […]

08 May
9:49

Israeli Navy Injures A Palestinian Fisherman In Northern Gaza

Israeli navy ships attacked, on Monday evening, several Palestinian fishing boats in Gaza territorial waters, in Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the besieged Gaza Strip, wounding a fisherman. Medical sources said the fisherman, identified as Mohammad Abu Ryala, suffered moderate wounds, and was moved to the Indonesian hospital, […]

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07 May
3:34

PCHR: “Force-Feeding is War Crime and Perpetrators Will be Prosecuted”

News is coming about the Israeli preparations to commit the force-feeding crime against hundreds of Palestinian prisoners, who have been on hunger strike for 20 days. The Israeli media lately announced the Israeli government’s intention to recruit doctors from abroad to force-feed hundreds of Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike. On […]

07 May
11:20

Israeli Soldiers Invade Palestinian Lands In Central Gaza

Several armored Israeli military vehicles, and bulldozers, invaded during morning hours, Sunday, Palestinian farmlands, close to the border fence, east of Deir al-Balah, in the central part of the Gaza Strip. The invasion was carried out by three tanks and three bulldozers that came from Kissufim military base, across the […]

07 May
5:00

Qaraqe: “We will Prosecute Any Doctor Who Participates In Force-Feeding The Detainees”

The head of the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee Issa Qaraqe stated, Saturday, that the committee will file legal charges against any physician or health professional, regardless of their nationality, who participates in force-feeding the hunger striking Palestinian detainees. Qaraqe stated that force-feeding the detainees is a crime which jeopardizes the detainees’ […]

06 May
4:44

Christians Speak to Archbishop of Canterbury about Life in Gaza

Christian residents of the Gaza Strip recently spoke about their daily life to Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, during a surprise visit to the coastal enclave. During his visit to the Gaza Strip, the Archbishop sat with leaders of the Christian community in Gaza, and listened to their life experience under […]

05 May
12:33

18th day of hunger strike: More prisoners join mass hunger strike

Press Release – Ad-Dameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association: Palestinian political prisoners entered 18th day of hunger strike, the day that standing may become difficult or even impossible. On 3 May 2017, significant Palestinian political leaders declared they will be joining the mass hunger strike. A joint press conference […]

04 May
11:53

Israel Moves 41 Hunger Striking Detainees To Ohali Kidar Prison

The Media Committee of the “Freedom and Dignity” hunger strike in Israeli prisons, said the Israeli Prison Authority has transferred, Thursday, 41 hunger striking detainees from Asqalan Prison to Ohali Kidar.  The committee stated that the soldiers conducted repeated and extensive invasions and searches of the detainees’ rooms and belongings, […]

03 May
10:44

Israeli Army Carries Out A Limited Invasion Into Southern Gaza

Several armored Israeli military vehicles, including bulldozers, carried out on Wednesday morning, a limited invasion into Palestinian lands in al-Fakhari town, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Eyewitnesses said the invasion was carried out by several tanks and four armored bulldozers, while military drones […]

30 Apr
11:18

Israeli Navy Abducts Two Fishermen; Soldiers Uproot Lands In The Gaza Strip

Several Israeli navy ships attacked, on Monday morning, Palestinian fishing boats in Gaza territorial waters, northwest of Gaza city, and abducted two fishermen. Soldiers invaded and uprooted farmlands in central Gaza. The navy fired many live rounds at the boats, and chased some of them to the shore, before abducting […]

27 Apr
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ICRC: Gaza on Edge of Collapse Due to Electricity Crisis

Director of the International Red Cross office in Gaza, Yves Daccord, said on Wednesday that the Gaza Strip is on edge of collapse due to severe electricity crisis. Warning that the Palestinian hospitals in Gaza are to stop offering healthcare services, he said: “Hospitals are to stop serving children, women […]

27 Apr
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Israeli Army Fires Two Shells Into A Qassam Site In Central Gaza

Israeli soldiers fired, Thursday, two artillery shells into a site, run by the Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, in Deir al-Balah, in central Gaza. The shells caused some property damage, without leading to any casualties, media sources in Gaza said. According to Israeli sources, the shells were fired […]

26 Apr
3:54

PCHR Concerned over Life of Palestinian Prisoners on Hunger Strike in Israeli Jails

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) is strongly concerned over the life of hundreds of Palestinian prisoners, who have started a hunger strike for 10 days in the Israeli jails in protest against the deterioration of their living conditions and deprivation of their most basic human rights. PCHR emphasizes […]

26 Apr
9:11

5 Year Old Girl Dies in Gaza After Israel Denies Her Access To Medical Treatment

The al-Mezan Center for Human Rights issued a statement strongly denouncing the death of a Palestinian child, from the besieged Gaza Strip, after Israel refused to allow her to transfer out of the walled-in enclave, despite her serious health condition resulting from a metabolism disorder. Al-Mezan said the family received […]

25 Apr
4:30

Israeli Soldiers Assault Hunger Striking Detainees In Nafha

Undercover soldiers of the Israeli Prison Authority attacked, on Monday evening, the hunger striking detainees, held in section 14 of Nafha Israeli prison, and sprayed them with teargas. The Media Committee of the “Freedom and Dignity” hunger strike, said all hunger striking detainees in Nafha, are held in Section 14, […]

24 Apr
6:50

Except In Ofer, Israel Denies Lawyers From Visiting With Hunger Striking Detainees

The joint media committee of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society and the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee, has reported in a press release, Sunday, that the Israeli Prison Authority is still denying all lawyers’ visitations with the hunger striking detainees, except for those held in Ofer prison. The committee stated that this illegal […]

23 Apr
10:33

Qaraqe Denies Misleading Israeli Reports About Detainees Ending Strike

The head of the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee Issa Qaraqe denied, Sunday, misleading Israeli reports and false allegations, claiming that eighty-eight detainees have stopped their hunger strike, and affirmed that the number of striking detainees is gradually increasing. Qaraqe even challenged Israel by asking Prison Authority officials to allow the lawyers […]

22 Apr
4:52

Israeli Soldiers Fire on Agricultural Lands, Shepherds in Gaza

Israeli forces, on Friday, opened fire on Palestinian agricultural lands and shepherds in the southern and central Gaza Strip, said WAFA sources. Forces opened fire on Palestinian shepherds while they were grazing their livestock along the eastern border area of Johur Addik, in central Gaza. No injuries were reported. Forces also […]

20 Apr
10:43

1500 Detainees Continue Hunger Strike For Fourth Day

At least 1500 Palestinian detainees, held by Israel, are ongoing with their hunger strike for the fourth consecutive day, and intend to continue while more detainees are gradually joining the strike that started on April 17 th, which also marks the Palestinian Prisoners’ Day. The media department of the Palestinian […]

20 Apr
6:55

Ailing Detainees Join Hunger Strike

Karim Ajwa, a lawyer with the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee, has reported, Wednesday, that several ailing Palestinian detainees, suffering with serious illnesses and health conditions, have joined the hunger strike, and are threatening to stop taking their medications. Ajwa stated that among the ailing detainees who joined the strike, are Sa’id […]

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19 Apr
3:46

PCHR Strongly Condemns ISS’s Travel Ban on PCHR’s Clients via Beit Hanoun Crossing

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) condemns that the Internal Security Service (ISS) stationed at Beit Hanoun “Erez” crossing in the northern Gaza Strip prevented one of PCHR’s clients namely, Diaa’ Musalam al-Sheikh ‘Eid, born in 1979 in Rafah City, from heading to an interview related to a compensation […]