Category Archives: Gaza Strip

04 Nov
4:23

Updated: Bodies Of Five Fighters Found Under Rubble, Twelve Confirmed Dead

A statement released by the Al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad, revealed that the bodied of five of its fighters have been recovered from the rubble of the tunnel, which was bombarded by the Israeli army last Monday, bringing the number of confirmed deaths to twelve. The […]

04 Nov
10:31

Army Injures Two Palestinians In Gaza

At least two Palestinians were shot and injured on Friday when the soldiers attacked Palestinian protesters, along Gaza borders with Israel, according to WAFA sources. Many youngsters then hurled stones at the soldiers, stationed across the border fence. One youth was shot by a rubber-coated steel bullet, in the foot, […]

02 Nov
8:37

Newly Formed Government Officially Takes Control of Gaza Crossings

As a step towards implementing the latest reconciliation agreement made in Cairo between Hamas and Fateh, the Palestinian Government of National Consensus, early Wednesday, took control over the border crossings of the Gaza Strip, under the supervision of the Egyptian Government. During a press release held at the entrance of […]

01 Nov
6:42

Reconciled Government Ready to Take Over Gaza’s Border Crossings

The national reconciliation government has confirmed its readiness to take full responsibility over the Gaza Strip border crossings,  beginning November 1st, said Hussein al-Sheikh, head of the Civil Affairs Authority, in a press release on Tuesday. Al-Sheihk also said that, starting from November 11th, 2017, the Rafah crossing — the […]

30 Oct
10:28

Update 2: “Seven Palestinians Killed In Israeli Bombardment Of Border Tunnel”

Medical sources in Gaza have confirmed that the number of Palestinians, who were killed in the Israeli bombardment of a border tunnel in Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, has arrived to seven, while at least eleven more were injured, including three who suffered life-threatening wounds. […]

30 Oct
6:16

Israeli Army Threatens Gaza Family on Facebook

The Israeli military has posted a status on Facebook threatening the home and lives of a Palestinian family in the Gaza Strip. Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel and Al Mezan Center for Human Rights (Gaza) have responded, calling on the Israeli military to immediately […]

30 Oct
5:59

Israeli Forces Destroy Tunnels on Gaza Border

A spokesman for the Israeli army said that they blew up tunnels along the Gaza Strip border, near the Kissufim military base. The spokesman said, according to the PNN, that constructing tunnels along the Gaza border is a violation of what he called Israel’s sovereignty, and requires a clear military […]

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30 Oct
4:25

Israeli Forces Wound 5 Civilians, Including 3 Children, in Northern Gaza Strip

Israeli forces stationed inside military watchtowers, east of Jabalia in the northern Gaza Strip, opened fire and wounded 5 Palestinian civilians, including 3 children, when the soldiers targeted dozens of civilians, who were about 200 meters away from the border fence, without posing any threat to the Israeli forces. This […]

28 Oct
4:05

Army Injures One Palestinian In Central Gaza

October 28, 2017 4:05 AM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Israeli soldiers, stationed across the border fence, shot and injured, Friday, a young Palestinian plan, after the army attacked protesters, east of the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza. Media sources said the soldiers fired rubber-coated steel bullets and live rounds, wounding one Palestinian, in addition to causing several others […]

27 Oct
5:46

Security Chief In Gaza Survives Assassination Attempt

October 27, 2017 5:46 PM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

The General Director of the Internal Security Forces in Gaza, survived an assassination attempt, Friday, with mild wounds, after an explosive device, which was apparently embedded in his car, detonated as he opened its door. Security sources in Gaza said Lieutenant Tawfiq Abu Na’im, survived the explosion which targeted him […]

27 Oct
11:18

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians In West Bank, Invade Lands And Fire At Fishermen, In Gaza

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Friday at dawn, several homes in different areas, in the occupied West Bank, and searched them before abducting five Palestinians. In Gaza, the soldiers carried out a limited invasion into farmlands, and opened fire at fishing boats. The Jenin office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) […]

26 Oct
7:40

Army Abducts A Palestinian Patient At Erez Terminal, On His Way For Treatment In Jordan

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday evening, a Palestinian patient at the Erez border terminal, in northern Gaza, although he obtained a permit from the Israeli side to cross the terminal, on his way receive medical treatment in Jordan. The Palestinian, has been identified as Abdul-Rahman Sami Abu Lihya, 27, from […]

23 Oct
2:33

Gunmen Abduct Three Tunnels Workers On Gaza-Egypt Border

October 23, 2017 2:33 PM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, Miscellaneous, News Report 0

On Monday evening, a group of gunmen, believed to be ISIS terrorists, have abducted three Palestinian workers, from a tunnel on the Gaza-Egypt border. Initial reports indicate that the gunmen abducted the three workers, and took them to an area, where ISIS has a stronghold in Sinai, in Egypt. The […]

23 Oct
10:50

Army Abducts Four Palestinians In Jenin, Navy Attacks Fishing Boats In Gaza

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at dawn, the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and Jenin refugee camp, searched homes and abducted four young men, including a former political prisoner. Israeli navy ships opened fire on Palestinian fishing boats in Gaza. The Jenin office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) […]

23 Oct
9:04

Ferwana: “Israel Issued 3086 Administrative Detention Orders Since October 1, 2015”

The head of the Studies and Documentation Department at the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee, former political prisoner, Abdul-Nasser Ferwana, stated that Israel has issued around 3086 arbitrary Administrative detention orders, since October 1, 2015, holding hundreds of detainees captive without charges or trial. Ferwana stated that 1285 (%42) of these orders […]

21 Oct
6:49

Israeli Navy Shoots Palestinian Teen Sailing Gaza Coast

A Palestinian teenager was shot and injured, by Israeli naval forces, off the coast of the northern Gaza Strip, on Thursday evening. Witnesses told Ma’an News Agency that the 19-year-old, whose identity remained unknown, was sailing off the coast of Beit Lahiya when Israeli naval forces opened fire on the […]

20 Oct
1:50

Israeli Navy Injures A Fisherman In Northern Gaza

Israeli navy ships opened fired, on Thursday evening, on Palestinian fishing boats, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, wounding one fisherman with a live round. Eyewitnesses said the navy fired many live rounds at Palestinian fishing boats in the al-Waha area, in the Sudaniyya Sea shore, northwest of […]

19 Oct
3:57

Israeli Naval Forces Destroy and Drown Palestinian Fishing Boat off Beit Lahia Shore

PCHR – 18 October 2017: Israeli gunboats fired shells at a Palestinian fishing boat sailing within 2.5 nautical miles.  As a result, the boat was destroyed and drowned in the Sea. The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) monitored that Israeli forces have escalated their attacks against Palestinian fishermen despite […]

19 Oct
9:01

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Southern Gaza

Israeli soldiers abducted, Thursday, two young men in Palestinian lands, close to the border fence, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, and fired many live rounds into the area. The soldiers, stationed on military towers and tanks close to the fence, fired many live […]

19 Oct
6:34

Pitfalls of the Fateh-Hamas Reconciliation

by Khalil Shaheen on October 18, 2017 The Fateh-Hamas reconciliation announced on October 12 may sound like a breakthrough, but many questions remain. Of course any progress bridging the two sides is a welcome development for people in Gaza, who have suffered since 2007 from Israel’s cruel blockade and, more recently, from the […]

18 Oct
7:34

Israeli Navy Opens Fire At Fishing Boats In Southern Gaza

Israeli navy ships fired, on Tuesday evening, many live rounds at Palestinian fishing boats near the shore of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Eyewitnesses said the navy fired the live rounds and chased some boats, forcing the fishermen back to the shore. The incident, part […]

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17 Oct
12:14

Israeli Navy Attacks Palestinian Fishing Boats, Capsizes One

Israeli navy ships attacked, Tuesday, many fishing boats, in Palestinian territorial waters in the besieged Gaza Strip, and capsized one of them after firing shells  and live fire at it. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency said the navy fired many live rounds at fishing boats in the Sudaniyya Sea area, […]

17 Oct
7:13

Egypt Backtracks on Opening Rafah Border Crossing

Egyptian authorities have announced ta decision to postpone opening Rafah Crossing with Gaza, after six soldiers were killed in the Sinai province. Despite plans to open the crossing four days from today, Hesham Udwan, head of the Commission of Crossings and Borders, notified Gazan authorities of the change after clashes […]

17 Oct
6:41

Gaza Fishing Union Denies Israeli Reports of Zone Expansion

Israeli authorities reportedly announced, Monday, that they would be expanding the designated fishing zone off the coast of the Gaza Strip from 6 to 9 nautical miles, starting Wednesday October 18th, 2017, according to Israeli media. Reports said that Israel demanded all Gaza fishermen “not violate” the boundaries of the […]

16 Oct
9:09

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Six Palestinians In Jenin, Invade Farmlands In Gaza

Several Israeli military jeeps invaded, on Monday at dawn, the Jenin refugee camp, in the northern West Bank city of Jenin, and abducted three Palestinians, including two siblings. Many army vehicles also invaded Palestinian farmlands in northern Gaza. The soldiers invaded and searched several homes, causing damage, and interrogated many […]

16 Oct
7:54

Al Mezan: Military Police in Gaza Must Stop Policing Civilian Affairs

Overstepping their jurisdiction, the military police in Gaza continue to interfere in civilian cases. In the latest instances, the military police are holding one civilian in detention and maintaining a summons to appear in another. In doing so, the military police are disregarding the ruling of the Administrative Court and […]

15 Oct
8:55

Israeli Navy Abducts Four Fishermen In Gaza

Israeli navy ships attacked, on Sunday morning, several Palestinian fishing boats, in the Sudaniyya Sea area, northwest of Gaza City, fired many live rounds at them, and abducted four fishermen. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency has reported that the navy fired dozens of live rounds at the boats, while were […]

15 Oct
5:16

5 Palestinians Injured, Two Detained along Gaza Borders

Five Palestinian youth were injured during clashes with Israeli forces, near the border of the central and northern Gaza Strip, on Friday, according to Palestinian sources. Spokesperson of the Ministry of Health, Ashraf al-Qidra, said in a statement that two youth were injured in the legs with live ammunition, during […]

13 Oct
9:39

Israeli Soldiers Injure Five Palestinians In Gaza

On Friday, Israeli soldiers, stationed across the border fence, attacked protesters in several parts of the besieged Gaza Strip, wounding at least five Palestinians, and causing many others to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. Media sources said many Palestinians marched near the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza Strip, […]

10 Oct
11:32

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Six Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, six Palestinians, including a child, from their homes, in different parts of the occupied West Bank. The soldiers also invaded Palestinian lands, east of Jabalia, in northern Gaza. Media sources in occupied East Jerusalem, said the soldiers invaded and searched homes, in the […]

10 Oct
4:39

Gaza Shelled after Rocket Lands Southern Israel

The Israeli army, Sunday night, targeted and destroyed an outpost in the besieged Gaza Strip, said to be used by the Hamas movement as an observation post, according to the Israeli army. The Israeli army spokesperson said, on Twitter, that a tank targeted the outpost in response to a rocket […]

09 Oct
5:52

Gaza: Children Suffer From War Trauma Three Years On

by Gada al-Haddad, Al Jazeera/Days of Palestine As Gaza marks three years since the Israeli assault that devastated the Strip and left more than 2,200 Palestinians killed, the psychological effects of the violence linger on. Children were among the most affected groups; in the 51-day onslaught, the Israeli army killed 500 children. […]

09 Oct
3:48

Israeli Soldiers Fire Three Shells Into Central Gaza

Israeli soldiers fired, late Sunday night, three shells toward a post, run by the al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, east of the al-Maghazi refugee camp, in central Gaza. The Al-Qassam Brigades said in a press release that the Israeli shells caused property damage, but did not lead to […]

07 Oct
4:47

Army Injures Five Palestinians In Northern Gaza

Israeli soldiers shot and injured, on Friday evening, four Palestinians east of Jabalia town, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, and one near al-Boreij refugee camp, in Central Gaza. Medical sources said the soldiers fired many gas bombs and rubber-coated steel bullets at a group of Palestinians, east […]

06 Oct
9:43

Gaza Now Officially Under Unity Government Administration

Hamas has officially declared that the Gaza Strip is under the administration of Palestinian Unity Government. They said, on Thursday, that it would work to support the national reconciliation government and strengthen its role to carry out its tasks. Hamas spokesman, Abdul Latif al-Qanoua, said in a press statement that […]

06 Oct
9:33

Detained Teens in Gaza Highly Vulnerable to Abuse

Mustafa Salman, 16, died on September 22 following his suicide attempt while being detained at a police station in the northern Gaza Strip. (Photo: courtesy of Salman’s family)  Ramallah, October 4, 2017 — Children in conflict with the law in Gaza, under the current Hamas-led government, are at severe risk of […]

05 Oct
1:17

Army Abducted 400 Palestinians, Including 55 Children, In September

The Palestinian Center for Detainees’ Studies has reported that Israeli soldiers have abducted more than 400 Palestinians, including 55 children and eight women, in September. Researcher Riyad al-Ashqar said the soldiers, and navy, have abducted seven fishermen close to the shore in the Gaza Strip, in addition to abducting Ramzi […]

03 Oct
4:47

Celebration in Gaza over PA Reconciliation Visit

The Palestinian Authority (PA), represented by PM Rami Hamdallah, arrived in Gaza this afternoon, through Erez checkpoint, for an official welcome and made optimistic statements in regard to a national reconciliation, after 10 years of division between the West Bank and Gaza Strip. The cabinet is scheduled to hold its […]

27 Sep
3:48

Death Penalty Should Immediately Stop: 3 New Death Sentences Issued in Gaza

September 27, 2017 3:48 PM PCHR Gaza Gaza Strip, Human rights, Khan Younis, News Report 0

The Palestinian Center For Human Rights (PCHR): On Tuesday, 26 September 2017, Deir al-Balah First Instance Court convened in Khan Younis issued 3 new death sentences in the Gaza Strip.  The death sentences by hanging were issued against S. A. G. (54); Y. H. A. (64) and A. ‘A. B. […]

27 Sep
6:22

PCHR Calls upon Attorney General to Investigate into Death of Prisoner in al-Shuja’eyya Police Station

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights: Third Case during this Month in Gaza: On Sunday morning, medical resources at al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City, declared the death of prisoner (A. S. F), after he was referred to al-Shifa Hospital from al-Shuja’eyya police station. The prisoner was serving a 1-year sentence […]

21 Sep
12:51

Two Meals and Two Fields: At The Intersection of Hunger and Labor

Muath Ghalia, 12, inspects corn growing on his family’s rented agricultural lands in Beit Lahia, northern Gaza. (Photo: DCIP / Saud Abu Ramadan) Defense for Children International – Palestine (DCIP) Ramallah, September 20, 2017 — “My favorite dish is fish,” said Muath Ghalia. At 12 years old, he is well versed […]

19 Sep
1:48

Three Detainees Currently Holding Hunger-Strikes

The Palestinian Detainees Radio has reported, Tuesday, that three detainees, held by Israel, are ongoing with hunger strikes protesting being held without charges, bad living conditions and treatment. It stated that detainee Anas Ibrahim Shadeed, 20, from Doura town, in the southern West bank governorate of Hebron, has started a […]

19 Sep
12:13

Qassam Fighter Killed In Tunnel In Southern Gaza

September 19, 2017 12:13 PM IMEMC News Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, Miscellaneous, News Report, Rafah 0

Palestinian medical sources have reported, on Tuesday, that a Palestinian fighter was killed in a border tunnel, between Gaza and Egypt, in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. The Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, has confirmed that the Palestinian, identified as Hani Faraj Shallouf, 24, […]

18 Sep
10:00

Hamas to Dissolve Administrative Committee, Hold Elections

Hamas, the de facto ruling party of the Gaza Strip, has pledged to dissolve its administrative committee that runs the besieged coastal enclave and expressed readiness to hold general elections, in a bid for reconciliation with the Fateh-led Palestinian Authority (PA). A statement from Hamas said, according to Ma’an News […]

17 Sep
6:45

Gaza Strip: MADA Denounces Sentencing of Female Palestinian Journalist Struggling with Cancer

The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) released a statement, on Thursday, denouncing a Gaza court’s absentia decision to imprison a female Palestinian journalist who is currently in Jordan receiving cancer treatment. According to MADA, the Gaza Magistrate Court sentenced journalist Hajar Muhammad Abu Samra to six months […]

16 Sep
6:54

UN Official Praises Hamas’ Willingness to Recognize PA’s Reconciliation Terms

The United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process expressed support for Hamas’ expressed willingness to reconcile with the Fateh movement, head of the Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority (PA), in a statement released on Wednesday. Nickolay Mladenov said that he welcomed developments this week, after a Hamas delegation in […]

16 Sep
6:44

Gaza Crossings Sealed Off by Israeli State

Israeli occupation authorities are to seal off crossings with the besieged Gaza Strip during September and October, the Palestinian Authority said on Thursday. Director General of the Public Administration of the Crossing Points and Borders Committee in Gaza, Nazmi Muhanna, said that Karem Abu-Salem (Kerem Shalom) crossing will be fully […]

15 Sep
11:01

Two Qassam Fighters Killed In Tunnel Accidents In Gaza

The Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, has reported Friday that two of its fighters were killed, on Thursday  evening, in two separate incidents, when border tunnels collapsed on them. Al-Qassam Said the Khalil Bassem ad-Dumyati, 32, from Sheikh Radwan neighborhood in Gaza city, was killed when a border […]

13 Sep
5:59

Gaza Boy Producing Computer Games

A 15-year-old Palestinian boy from the Gaza Strip has taught himself to produce professional-standard computer games, Safa News Agency reported on Monday, according to Days of Palestine. Bilal Shahin has developed 20 games over the past three years, one of which — Flappy Attack Crush — is available on Google […]

12 Sep
10:08

Soldiers Invade Agricultural Lands In Khan Younis

Many Israeli military vehicles invaded, on Tuesday morning, Palestinian agricultural lands, east of the al-Qarara town, northeast of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, and uprooted them while firing live rounds. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency has reported that at least three armored bulldozers and three […]

11 Sep
3:16

Israeli Soldiers Open Fire At Farmers, Abduct A Patient, in The Gaza Strip

Israeli soldiers fired many rounds of live ammunition at Palestinian farmers in their lands, in Khan Younis, in the southern part of the besieged Gaza Strip, and abducted a patient at Beit Hanoun (Erez) border terminal. The soldiers, stationed on military towers across the border fence in southern Gaza, fired […]

09 Sep
10:24

Gaza Poverty Rate Reaches 80%

Chairman of the Popular Committee Against the Siege on Gaza said, on Friday, that poverty rate among Palestinians in the territory has reached 80 per cent. “This has had disastrous effects on all aspects of life,” explained Jamal Al-Khodari in a press statement. “Moreover, at a time of unprecedented crises, […]

29 Aug
2:40

Fighter Accidentally Killed In Gaza

The Al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad has reported, on Monday evening, that one of its fighter was accidentally killed, apparently during training. It stated that Samed Salah Hajjaj, 25, of the Hitteen brigade in Gaza, was killed by accident, adding that he is from the Sheja’eyya […]

29 Aug
8:28

Adalah: Israeli AG Fails to Respond to Appeals against Closure of Bakr Investigation

Paramedics and media crews at the location minutes after the attack on the beach that killed the four Bakr children as they were playing on the beach. (Courtesy of Al Mezan) The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, Al Mezan Center for Human Rights (Gaza), and the Palestinian Center […]

28 Aug
2:47

Calls for Israel’s Expulsion from ‘Blood Stained’ UK Arms Fair

By Tom Anderson: This September, the world’s largest arms fair will be held in London. The DSEI weapons exhibition will be hosting political and military delegations from around the world who will be shopping for drones, guns, missiles, tanks and ammunition from the thousands of arms companies who will be […]

28 Aug
8:38

Israeli Soldiers Invade Palestinian Farmlands In Khan Younis

Several Israeli military vehicles invaded, on Monday morning, Palestinian farmlands in the eastern part of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, and bulldozed them, while firing live rounds and using smoke screens. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency has reported that at least three armored bulldozers and […]

25 Aug
10:08

Israeli Soldiers Injure Several Palestinians In Gaza

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, many Palestinian protesters east of Jabalia town, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, shot one with a gas bomb in his chest and causes many others to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. Many Palestinians also suffered effects of teargas inhalation, east of Gaza […]

25 Aug
8:11

Gaza Baby Suffers in Silence

Three-month old baby girl Yomna Allouh suffers from cramps and suffocation, spending her days between the intensive care unit, the child incubator and her family home in Deir Al-Balah, central Gaza Strip. Allouh waits her turn for a medical referral to receive treatment abroad. The case of baby Allouh is […]

24 Aug
6:13

Abbas Will Continue with Punitive Measures against Gaza says PA Official

Palestinian Authority (PA) president Mahmoud Abbas will continue his punitive measures against Gaza by dismissing around 30 thousand PA employees, Israeli media reported on Wednesday morning, according to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency.   Israel Hayom newspaper cited a Palestinian official speaking on condition of anonymity, who said that Abbas […]

24 Aug
1:01

Israeli Soldiers Seriously Injure A Palestinian Fighter In Gaza

Israeli soldiers shot, and seriously injured, a Palestinian fighter of the National Resistance Brigades, the armed wing of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP), after the army fire dozens of live rounds at a training camp in northern Gaza. The brigades issued a statement saying that its […]

20 Aug
9:20

Al Mezan: Suspected Cause of Death of Child is Sea Pollution and Delayed Medical Referral

Palestinian child Mohammed Salim Al-Sayis, 5, from Az-Zaytoun neighborhood in eastern Gaza City died on Saturday, 29 July 2017, at around 2 am. He was diagnosed with Ekiri syndrome, which caused lethal toxic encephalopathy. He died as a result, according to the diagnosis in his medical report.   While at […]

20 Aug
1:45

Ofer Court Issues 14 Administrative Detention Orders

On Sunday, lawyer Ashraf Abu Sneina, of the Palestinian Detainees’ Committee, has reported that the Ofer Israeli military court, near Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank, has issued arbitrary Administrative Detention orders against fourteen detainees. Abu Sneina stated that the detention orders, some are new and some are renewals, vary […]

20 Aug
12:29

Army Abducts Two Palestinians Near Rafah

August 20, 2017 12:29 PM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report, Rafah 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, two young Palestinian men, near the border fence, east of Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, and fired many live rounds into Palestinian lands close to the fence. The Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) said the soldiers, stationed in […]

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20 Aug
4:24

Da’esh-affiliated suicide attacker kills himself and Palestinian officer on Egypt-Gaza border

Palestinian security officers with the ruling Hamas party in Gaza say they approached two men near the border with Egypt Thursday morning, and one of the two men detonated an explosive belt that he was wearing. The explosion killed the man wearing the belt, wounded his companion, and killed a […]

19 Aug
5:58

Gaza Power Plant Up and Running Again as Siege Continues

The Natural Resources Authority in Gaza has announced that the second generator at the main power plant resumed its work on Thursday morning, after the resumption of pumping Egyptian fuel. The spokesperson of  the plant told Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency  that, “The recent perplexity over electricity distribution schedules was […]

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19 Aug
2:25

Palestinian shot by Israeli troops in Gaza during Friday protest

Local sources reported that an unidentified youth was shot in the chest and injured with live ammunition fired by Israeli forces at a protest march near the northern border wall. According to the sources, the injured youth was taken to the Indonesian Hospital in Beit Lahia, where his condition was […]

17 Aug
4:33

Abbas: Gaza to Face Further Cuts if Hamas Refuses PA “Reconciliation” Terms

Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas reiterated threats against the Hamas movement, the de facto ruling party in the besieged Gaza Strip, on Tuesday, threatening further repressive measures should Hamas not unconditionally abide by the PA’s demands to resolve the decade-long intra-Palestinian conflict. Numerous attempts have been made in the […]

16 Aug
12:07

Israeli Navy Ships Open Fire On Palestinian Fishing Boats

Israeli navy ships opened fire, on Wednesday morning, targeting several Palestinian fishing boats near the coast of Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. The attack did not lead to casualties, abductions or property damage, but forced the fishermen back to shore without being able to fish […]

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15 Aug
5:54

PCHR: How the Ongoing Electricity Crisis Impacts the Lives of Gazans (VIDEO)

This summer, the Gaza Power Authority confirmed that the current electricity crisis in the Gaza Strip is the worst it has 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. Gaza […]

14 Aug
11:56

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Fifteen Palestinians In The West Bank

Israeli soldiers invaded, overnight until early morning hours Monday, several Palestinians areas in the occupied West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem, searched many homes and abducted fifteen Palestinians, including many teenagers. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers invaded and ransacked many homes in Silwan town, in […]

14 Aug
11:28

Israeli Tanks, Bulldozers, Invade And Uproot Farmlands In Central Gaza

At least three Israeli army tanks, and three armored military bulldozers, invaded on Monday morning, Palestinian agricultural lands, fired live rounds and bulldozed large sections close to the border fence, east of the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza. The Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) has reported that the […]

12 Aug
5:06

Zamir: Hamas Not Interested in Warring with Israel

On Wednesday, the head of the Israeli occupation forces’ Southern Command, Eyal Zamir, said that the Hamas movement does not seem interested in fighting a war against Israel, now. Zamir added, following the firing of a rocket from the Gaza Strip towards southern Israel, that Hamas is not interested in […]

11 Aug
11:10

Army Injures Several Palestinians, Including A Teen In Serious Condition, In Gaza

Israeli soldiers shot and injured, Friday, many young Palestinian men, including a teenager who suffered life-threatening wounds, during clashes that took place in several parts of the besieged Gaza Strip. Medical sources said a teenage boy, 16 years of age, suffered a serious injury after the soldiers, stationed across the […]

10 Aug
5:24

Hamas Detains Gaza Journalist

Hamas militias, on Wednesday, detained a journalist in the Gaza Strip after summoning him for questioning, according to sources at the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate, and a call has been made for the release of a TV correspondent held by Hamas for two months. The syndicate said, according to WAFA, that […]

09 Aug
10:23

Israeli Soldiers Abduct 25 Palestinians In The West Bank

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers have abducted, on Wednesday at dawn, at least twenty-five Palestinians, including children, during massive military invasions and violent searches of homes, in different parts of the occupied West Bank. In Nablus governorate, in the northern part of the occupied West […]

09 Aug
8:18

Army Injures Seven Palestinians In Gaza

The Israeli Air Force fired missiles, on Wednesday at dawn, into several areas, west of Gaza city and Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the besieged and improvised Gaza Strip, wounding at least seven Palestinians, including one who suffered a serious injury. Medical sources said the soldiers injured seven […]

09 Aug
1:42

In Gaza, My Child Died Before My Eyes

By Sarah Algherbawi Wisam, a 6-year-old boy, coughs harshly as his father watches over his bed. Wisam has cystic fibrosis; Gaza’s hospitals lack the enzyme treatments he needs to stay alive. The uncertainty about what will happen to Wisam is causing his father, Bahjat Abu Rashid, great anxiety. Two years ago, […]

09 Aug
1:34

Navy Attacks Gaza Fishermen

Israeli occupation gunboats targeted, last night, fishing boats off the shores of Khan Younis and Deir al-Balah, in the south and central Gaza Strip, with heavy machine guns. Al Ray reports that, according to local sources, the military boats targeted fishermen’s boats while they were fishing at sea, within the […]

06 Aug
7:27

Gaza 2014: “They weren’t sure it wasn’t some family they just took down in 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 […]

06 Aug
7:19

How the Blockade Hurts Children (VIDEO)

It’s been ten years since Israel began its land, sea, and air blockade on the Gaza Strip. This military siege has largely cut Gaza off from the rest of the world and prevented or acutely limited a wide range of goods and services from reaching children in Gaza. (Photo: A Palestinian […]

06 Aug
6:55

Navy Fires on Homes and Fishermen in Gaza

The Israeli navy, Sunday morning, fired at Palestinian fishermen in their boats, as they were sailing off al-Sudaniya shore, north of the Gaza Strip, local sources said. According to WAFA correspondence, the attack caused damage to the boats, but no casualties were reported among the fishermen, who fled the sea […]

02 Aug
12:38

PPS: “Army Abducts Nineteen Palestinians In the West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, at dawn Wednesday, nineteen Palestinians, including a legislator, in different parts of the occupied West Bank, during extensive invasions and violent searches of homes. The Nablus office of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) said several army vehicles invaded ‘Aseera […]

02 Aug
9:23

Army Abducts Two Palestinians In Rafah, One In Ramallah

Israeli soldiers opened fire, earlier Wednesday, into Palestinian agricultural lands, east of Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, and abducted two Palestinians. The army also abducted one Palestinian in Ramallah, in central West Bank. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers fired many live rounds into the agricultural lands, close […]

29 Jul
10:42

Children Arrive for ‘Gaza Kids to Ireland’ Football Tour

After they played and charmed their way into the hearts of communities across Ireland last summer, a mostly new group of 19 children from Al Helal Football Academy in Gaza City, Palestine, is due in Ireland tomorrow . “As the trip was such an uplifting, joyous experience, we are doing […]

29 Jul
12:29

16-year Old Boy Killed by Israeli Forces in Gaza Protests; 10 Wounded

Israeli military shot, Friday, 16-year old Abdul-Rahman Hussein Abu Hamisha,  during a protest against the ongoing Israeli assault on the al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, and the deadly and inhumane conditions of the Israeli siege of Gaza. The Ministry of Health in Gaza said Abu Hamisha was participating in a protestm […]

Israeli military vehicles in Khan Younis (archive image)
25 Jul
12:39

Israeli Forces Invade Khan Younis, Fire Shells

Local sources reported that Israeli tanks fired shells Tuesday morning toward Palestinian farmland and grazing pastures for animals east of Qarara, in Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip. The shells reportedly were fired from the Kosovim military base located southeast of Khan Younis. Israeli forces also entered the area […]

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 […]