Category Archives: Gaza Strip

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 […]

03 Oct
10:19

Army Kidnaps A Palestinian From Gaza

Israeli soldiers kidnapped, Sunday, a young Palestinian man who crossed the border fence, and entered the Eshkol regional council of settlement, close to the border area in the besieged Gaza Strip. The Israeli army said that the soldiers noticed the man after he cut through the border fence, close to […]

01 Oct
4:25

Israeli Army Injures Five Palestinians In Gaza

Israeli soldiers shot and injured, on Friday evening, five Palestinians east of the Sheja’eyya neighborhood, east of Gaza city, and east of the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza, Palestinian medical sources said. The sources stated that the soldiers, stationed on military towers in Nahal Oz base, across the border […]

29 Sep
9:51

Army to Flood Gaza Border

The Israeli army intends to flood Gaza border areas with water in order to destroy underground tunnels built by the Palestinian resistance. An Israeli military official told Maariv newspaper, on condition of anonymity, that the army plans to flood underground cross-border tunnels, as Egypt has done on its border with […]

29 Sep
10:04

Soldiers Install Surveillance Cameras East Of Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers installed, on Thursday morning, several surveillance cameras on the western entrance of Teqoua’ town, east of the West Bank city of Bethlehem. Local nonviolent activist Mohammad al-Badan told the Radio Bethlehem 2000 that the soldiers installed four surveillance cameras at the western entrance of Teqoua’. Al-Badan added that […]

29 Sep
8:14

Israeli Soldiers Open Fire On Palestinian Farmers In Central Gaza

Israeli soldiers opened fire, on Thursday morning, on several Palestinian farmers, working on their own lands, east of Deir al-Balah, in central Gaza. The farmers said the soldiers, stationed across the border fence, fired many live rounds, forcing them to leave their lands in fear of additional escalation and army […]

26 Sep
12:31

Army Opens Fire On Palestinians Lands And Homes In Gaza; Navy Fires On Fishing Boats

Israeli soldiers, stationed across the border fence with Gaza, opened fire into Palestinian lands and a number of homes in Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Navy ships also fired on fishing boats near the Gaza shore. Media sources said the soldiers, stationed on military towers […]

25 Sep
9:37

Detainees Committee: “Israeli Soldiers Kidnapped 1000 Children This Year”

The Palestinian Detainees Committee reported Saturday that Israeli soldiers have kidnapped at least 1000 children, between the ages of 11 and 18, since the beginning of this year. Testimonies from six detained children are included in this report. In a press release, the committee said that the numbers showed an […]

24 Sep
10:47

Gaza: Army Opens Fire on Fishermen, Farmers

Israeli military forces, on Saturday, opened fire at Palestinian farmers and shepherds along the borderline area to the east of Gaza, as well as at Palestinian fishing boats, as they were sailing in Gaza waters, said WAFA sources. Israeli forces stationed at military watchtowers, along the borders with Israel, opened heavy machine […]

24 Sep
12:30

Israeli Army Injures Three Palestinians In Gaza

September 24, 2016 12:30 AM IMEMC News Gaza City, Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Israeli soldiers shot and injured, Friday, three young Palestinian men during clashes that took place close to the border fence in the Gaza Strip, after the soldiers assaulted protesters marching east of Gaza City. Media sources said two Palestinians were shot by Israeli army sharpshooters, in the opposite direction of […]

22 Sep
10:18

Zaytouna-Oliva Leaves Corsica for Italy before Sailing to Gaza

The Women’s Boat to Gaza (Zaytouna-Oliva) left the port of Ajaccio at 09:30, this morning. It is due to arrive later this week in Messina, Sicily, Italy, where it will dock for the last time, prior to sailing to challenge the illegal blockade of Gaza. One of the participants aboard, […]

21 Sep
11:22

Army Opens Fire at Palestinian Homes East of Khan Younis

Israeli forces opened fire, on Wednesday at dawn, towards civilian homes in the east of Khan Younis, local resources reported, according to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency. Israeli soldiers stationed at a military check point opened fired, heavily and repeatedly, at houses in the area. No Injuries were reported. There […]

21 Sep
10:20

B’Tselem: 2014 Israeli Crimes on Gaza not Investigated

(photo: Palestinian girl crying her brother, who was killed by the Israeli army, in the 2014 war on Gaza.) According to the PNN, the Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, B’Tselem, has recently revealed that Israeli investigations into the events of Israeli 2014 military aggression on Gaza are attempting […]

Airstrike this week in Rafah (PCHR image)
19 Sep
5:27

PCHR: “Gaza Strip: Attacks in the Border Areas and their Consequences”

Following disengagement from the Gaza Strip in September 2005, Israel unilaterally and illegally established a so-called “buffer zone”, an area prohibited to Palestinians along the land and sea borders of the Gaza Strip. The precise area designated by Israel as a “buffer zone” is not clear and this Israeli policy […]

17 Sep
1:25

Israeli Army Injures Three Palestinians With Live Fire In Gaza

Israeli soldiers shot and injured, on Friday evening, three young Palestinian men with live fire, during clashes that took place east of Gaza city, and east of the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza. The soldiers, stationed across the border fence near Nahal OZ military base, east of Gaza city, […]

Supporters of women's boat (Albert Llop – Anadolu Agency )
15 Sep
11:15

Women’s Boat to Gaza sets sail to try to break Israeli blockade

Two boats with all-women crews set sail Wednesday for the Gaza Strip from Barcelona, Spain. They are planning to travel across the Mediterranean and break the Israeli blockade on Gaza by delivering much-needed medical supplies to the people of Gaza. The participants in the siege-breaking boat hail from fifteen different […]

15 Sep
7:32

Army Bombards Several Areas In Gaza

The Israeli Air Force fired, on Thursday at dawn, a number of missiles into several areas, believed to be run by the Al-Qassam Brigades of Hamas, in different parts of the Gaza Strip. Some of the missiles detonated in open lands in a Qassam site, in the Shaima’ area, northwest […]

14 Sep
10:22

Israeli Soldiers Invade Palestinians Lands In Southern Gaza

September 14, 2016 10:22 AM IMEMC News Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report, Rafah 0

A number of armored Israeli military vehicles invaded, on Wednesday morning, Palestinian agricultural lands, east of Rafah city, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Eyewitnesses said four armored bulldozers advanced nearly 50 meters into Palestinian lands, between Rafah and Khan Younis. They added that the vehicles came from […]

12 Sep
10:43

Israeli Soldiers Invade Agricultural Lands In Northern Gaza

September 12, 2016 10:43 AM IMEMC News Beit Lahia, Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Several armored Israeli military vehicles and bulldozers invaded, on Monday morning, Palestinian agricultural lands, north of Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, bulldozed some of them and installed sand hills, in addition to firing live rounds. The soldiers advanced more than 150 meters into the Palestinian […]

11 Sep
8:51

Israeli Forces Open Fire Toward Palestinian Homes along Gaza Border

(photo: PNN archive image) Israeli armed forces, on Sunday, opened heavy machine gunfire toward Palestinian homes along the borderline area to the east of Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip, said sources. Israeli forces stationed at military watchtowers along the borders with Israel opened indiscriminate fire at Palestinian homes to […]

11 Sep
12:21

Israeli Soldiers Kidnap Two Palestinians In Bethlehem And Hebron

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Sunday at dawn, the towns of Beit Fajjar, south of Bethlehem, and Ethna, west of the southern West Bank district of Hebron, searched homes and kidnapped two Palestinians. The soldiers also opened fire on farmers and homes, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Several […]

09 Sep
11:46

Gaza’s Children Go to Work in Trash Pits (Part 1)

Two Palestinian boys lead a donkey cart carrying scrap metal collected from trash pits in Gaza. (Photo: DCIP) “I remember when a 14-year-old child was buried under a pile of garbage,” said Atef O., also 14, from Shuja’iyya, east of Gaza city. Each morning, Atef scavenges in the trash pits […]

09 Sep
11:38

Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Teen In Central Gaza

September 9, 2016 11:38 PM IMEMC News Gaza City, Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Israeli soldiers, stationed across the border fence, shot and killed on Friday, a Palestinian teen, east of the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza, and injured another in northern Gaza. Dr. Ashraf Al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza, said the soldiers shot Abdul-Rahman Ahmad Dabbagh, 17, […]

09 Sep
1:32

Israeli Navy Releases Six Fishers Abducted Thursday

The Israeli navy released, Friday, six fishers, who were assaulted and abducted, after the navy stormed their boats, in Palestinian territorial waters, in central Gaza, on Thursday. Zakariyya Bakr, the head of the Fishers Committee at the Union of Agricultural Committees, said the six fishers were released at the Erez […]

09 Sep
11:22

Soldiers Open Fire On Gaza Farmers; Navy Fires On Fishers

September 9, 2016 11:22 AM IMEMC News Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Israeli soldiers opened fire, on Friday morning, on Palestinian farmers in two areas in several parts of the Gaza Strip, while Israeli navy ships opened fire on fishing boats in Palestinian territorial waters, in northern Gaza. Media sources in Gaza said the soldiers, stationed across the border fence, fired many […]

09 Sep
2:17

Israeli Navy Kidnaps Five Fishers In Gaza, Confiscates Their Boat

Israeli navy ships opened fired, on Thursday, at a number of Palestinian fishing boats close to the shore in the besieged Gaza Strip, kidnapped five fishers and confiscated their boat. |Update; a sixth fisher, identified as Rami Abdul-Mo’ty al-Habeel, was also kidnapped in the same attack| Zakariyya Bakr, the head of […]

08 Sep
11:02

Armed, Autonomous Ford Trucks to Patrol Gaza’s Besieged Border

Photo: The Israeli military’s new unmanned ground vehicle is self-driving and will be fitted with a machine gun.  FoxNews.com reported that the Israeli military has equipped Ford F-350 pickup trucks with remote driving technology and plans to disperse them along the border of the besieged Gaza Strip. The trucks, called Border […]

08 Sep
10:56

Mengitsu Family: “Netanyahu Forgot Our Son”

The family of the missing  Ethiopian-Israeli soldier, Mengistu, demonstrated on Thursday, near the Gaza border, where he went missing. Israeli newspaper Maariv reported, according to Al Ray Palestinian Meida Agency, the message of the family which demanded Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu work on their son’s release. The family said: “It seems […]

08 Sep
2:29

Israeli Soldiers Kidnap Seventeen Palestinians In The West Bank, Injure One In Gaza

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers have kidnapped, on Wednesday evening and at night, and earlier on Thursday, seventeen Palestinians, including two children, in the occupied West Bank. The soldiers also shot one Palestinian in Gaza. The Jerusalem office of the PPS said the soldiers kidnapped […]

06 Sep
11:28

Israeli Forces Shell Northern Gaza

(Photo: PNN archive image) Several military training sites belonging to different political movements in the Gaza Strip were reportedly hit with Israeli fire during the predawn hours of Tuesday, according to local Palestinian and Israeli army sources, with the army saying they were responding to gunfire directed at Israeli soldiers stationed […]

06 Sep
11:01

New Turkish Aid Ship Docked in Ashdod

According to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency, a new Turkish aid vessel has docked in the Israeli port of Ashdod. In the photo, taken three days ago, the ship waits to unload its cargo for transport to the besieged enclave of Gaza. The Gaza Strip has suffered from an Israeli military blockade since 2007, […]

05 Sep
12:43

Striking Gaza 50 times: Lieberman’s Phantom Victory

Israel’s latest disproportionate response to a rocket launched from Gaza is indicative of longstanding Israeli policy – not a unique willingness on the part of Israeli defense minister Avigdor Lieberman to employ provocative violence against Palestinians. Though the latest Israeli response to a rocket launched from Gaza on 22 August 2016 […]

04 Sep
10:30

Army Fires Several Shells Into Farmlands In Northern Gaza

September 4, 2016 10:30 AM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Several Israeli tanks fired, on Sunday at dawn, a number of artillery shells into Palestinian farmlands in Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. Media sources in Gaza said the shells caused damage, while many children in several nearby homes suffered anxiety attacks. They added that Israeli […]

03 Sep
10:42

ISM Report: Israeli Attacks on Gaza Farmers

(Photo: Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency) 09/03/16 | International Solidarity Movement | Gaza Team According to the Council for European Palestinian Relations, the Palestinian agricultural sector’s contribution to the GDP dropped between 1993 (Oslo Accords) and 2009 from 13% to 4.8%, due to the illegal practices of the Zionist entity, […]

03 Sep
9:55

Israeli Forces Continue to Fire on Palestinian Fishing Boats

Israeli naval forces, Saturday morning, opened live fire at Palestinian fishing boats off the coast of the northern Gaza Strip. Witnesses told Ma’an News Agency that Israeli forces opened fire at fishermens’ boats in the north of the besieged enclave. No injuries were reported. An Israeli army spokesperson said that they […]

02 Sep
10:42

Marzouk: Hamas Will Never Recognize Israeli State

Member of Hamas’s political bureau Mousa Abu Marzouk has reiterated his movement’s rejection of any call for recognizing the state of Israel, expressing its dismay at some Arab attempts to normalize relations with the ongoing occupation. Abu Marzouk, who is on an official visit to Algeria, made his remarks during […]