Category Archives: Rafah

08 Jun
11:41

Army Drone Drops Firebombs At Protest Tents In Rafah

An Israeli army drone dropped, early on Friday morning, firebombs at protest tents, in one of the Great Return protest camps in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. The firebombs caused fire to the tents, and burnt dozens of tires around them which were prepared to be […]

30 May
12:55

Palestinian Dies From Serious Wounds Suffered In Gaza

A seriously wounded Palestinian man, who was shot by Israeli army fire several days earlier, died Wednesday at a hospital in occupied Jerusalem. The Palestinian Health Ministry said the young man, identified as Naji Maisara Abdullah Ghneim, 23, was shot by an Israeli soldier stationed across the border fence, east […]

30 May
6:21

Al-Qassam And Al-Quds Brigades: “Israel Started This Aggression, We Retaliated, And Will Defend Our People”

A joint statement by the Al-Qassam Brigades of Hamas and the Al-Quds Brigades of the Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for firing shells into Israeli targets across the border fence, and said the shelling came in retaliation to Israeli escalation. The two groups said they retaliated by firing dozens of shells […]

27 May
11:55

Updated: Israeli Strikes Raise Death Toll to Three Palestinians

A Palestinian who was critically injured on Sunday, during a predawn Israeli strike on several locations to the south of the Gaza Strip died of his serious wounds, bringing the total number of Palestinians who were killed by Israeli army, today, to three. Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the […]

27 May
11:16

Israeli Army Kills Two Palestinians, Seriously Injure One, In Southern Gaza

Israeli soldiers fired, on Sunday morning, several shells into a structure and Palestinian lands, between Rafah and Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, killing two Palestinians and seriously wounding one. Media sources in Gaza said the soldiers fired at least two artillery shells near Sofa Crossing, […]

26 May
4:20

Updated: “115 Injured by Israeli Gunfire on Gaza Border, Palestinian Succumbs to Earlier Wounds”

The Palestinian Health Ministry said the soldiers injured 115 Palestinians, including seven children and four women, after the army attacked the protesters with live fire and gas bombs, across the border area in the eastern parts of the coastal region. Thousands of Palestinians participated in the protests, which started after […]

21 May
3:46

Health Ministry: “Israeli Army Killed 112 Palestinians, Injured 13190 Since March 30th”

Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Palestinian Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip, has reported Sunday that Israeli soldiers have killed 112 Palestinians, and injured 13190 since the Great Return March protests started on the Palestinian Land Day, March 30th, 2018. Dr. al-Qedra said that the soldiers killed 13 […]

19 May
3:55

MOH: “Israeli Soldiers Injure 56 Palestinians In Gaza”

The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed that Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, 56 Palestinians during the Great Return March which was held in several parts of the Gaza Strip, and adding that twenty-three of the wounded Palestinians were shot with live rounds. The protests were held near border areas in several […]

19 May
3:27

56 Palestinians reported injured during demonstrations in Gaza on first Friday of Ramadan

Today, as of 20:00, Israeli forces injured 56 Palestinians in Gaza, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health (MoH), during demonstrations near the perimeter fence as part of the “Great March of Return.” Although 15 May, the 70th anniversary of what Palestinians refer to as the 1948 “Nakba”, was initially […]

16 May
5:01

Army Kills Two Palestinians In Gaza

Israeli soldiers killed, on Tuesday evening, two Palestinians, east of the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza, and injured more than 417, in several parts of the coastal region. The Palestinian Health Ministry said the soldiers killed Bilal Bodeir al-Ashram, 18, from the Nusseirat refugee camp, east of Deir al-Balah, […]

15 May
1:45

UPDATE: DEATH TOLL 58 in Israeli Military Assault on Gaza Protests

Updated: The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed that Israeli soldiers killed, Monday, 58 Palestinians, including six children and four officers of the Palestinian Ministry of Interior and National Security, in the Gaza Strip, and injured 2771. Among the slain Palestinians are six children, including an infant, only eight months of […]

14 May
3:01

Updated: “Israeli Soldiers Kill 25, Injure 918, In Gaza”

The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed, Monday, that Israeli soldiers killed (by approximately 3 in the afternoon) 25  Palestinians, including one child, and injured at least 918, in several parts of the Gaza Strip. It said that 584 of the wounded Palestinians were rushed to hospitals in several parts of […]

14 May
10:27

Israeli Drones Launch Firebombs At Protest Tents In Gaza, Army Jams Networks

Several Israeli military drones fired, Monday, dozens of firebombs at the Palestinians and the Great Return March tents, while the military started disrupting and jamming communications networks in the Gaza Strip. Eyewitnesses said the Israeli drones fired dozens of firebombs at the tents and the residents across the border area, […]

13 May
8:57

Palestinian Child Dies From Wounds suffered Friday

Palestinian medical sources have reported that a child died, on Saturday evening, from serious wounds he suffered Friday, when Israeli soldiers shot him in the head. The sources said the child, Jamal Abdul-Rahman Affana, 15, was shot with a gas bomb in the head near Rafah, in the southern part […]

28 Apr
5:12

Youth Under Occupation

By Abdalrahim Alfarra – Edited By Murad Qubbaj: I was born in the occupied Gaza Strip, in 1993. That same year, my family moved to the United Arab Emirates, where I completed all my school grades, from primary to secondary school. In 2011, I went back to the Gaza Strip […]

23 Apr
10:42

Palestinian Teen Dies From Wounds Suffered On April 1st In Gaza

The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that a Palestinian teenager died, Monday, from very serious wounds he suffered, on April 1st, after Israeli soldiers shot him during a nonviolent protest near the border fence, in Khuza’a village, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. The […]

23 Apr
5:52

Palestinian Dies From Serious Wounds Suffered Friday

April 23, 2018 5:52 AM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report, Rafah 0

The Palestinian medical sources have reported, on Sunday at night, that a young man died from serious wounds he suffered, Friday, in Rafah, in the southern part of the coastal region. The Ministry said the Palestinian, identified as Abdullah Mohammad Shamali, 20, from al-Barazil neighborhood, in Rafah. Abdullah shot in […]

21 Apr
7:26

Israeli Soldiers Killed Four Palestinians, Including A Child, Injured 729, In Gaza On Friday

The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed that Israeli soldiers shot and killed, Friday, four Palestinians, including one child, and injured more than 729, including 24 children and twelve women, after the army resorted to the excessive use of force against protesters, on their lands, near the border fence, in the […]

19 Apr
7:55

Health Ministry: “Army Killed 33 Palestinians, Injured 4297, Since March 30th”

The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported, Wednesday, that the number of Palestinians who were killed by Israeli army fire since the Palestinian Land Day, and the beginning of the “Great March of Return” on March 30th, 2018, has reached 33, while 4297 Palestinians have been injured, including 134 who suffered […]

14 Apr
7:43

Four Palestinian Fighters Killed East of Rafah

Four people were killed and several others injured, on Saturday, in what initially appeared to be an Israeli artillery attack targeting a group of Palestinians who were riding a three-wheeled “tuk tuk” motorcycle (rickshaw) east of Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip. Other accounts indicated that the four died in […]

08 Apr
12:51

Not Only Against Demonstrators but also Journalists: Israeli forces Practice Murder in Cold Blood

On Saturday, 07 April 2018, Israeli forces killed photojournalist Yasser Murtaja. Murtaja succumbed to wounds he sustained after being hit with a live bullet that was shot by an Israeli sniper to the abdomen. Since the beginning of the incidents, 9 journalists sustained live bullets wounds. The Palestinian Center for […]

05 Apr
1:58

Army Kills A Palestinian In Gaza, Another Young Man Dies From Wounds Suffered Last Friday

Palestinian medical sources have reported, Thursday, that Israeli soldiers killed one Palestinian with a missile fired from an armed drone, late on Wednesday at night, while another Palestinian died from wounds he suffered last Friday, in the Gaza Strip. The sources said that an armed Israeli military drone fired a […]

30 Mar
12:45

Army Kills Two More Palestinians, Injures Ninety In Gaza”

The Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRC) has reported that Israeli soldiers killed, Friday, two Palestinians in the ongoing processions across the Gaza Strip, and injured at least ninety others, including three who suffered serious wounds. Earlier Friday, the soldiers killed a farmer in Khan Younis. The PRC said the soldiers […]

13 Mar
8:54

Israeli Navy Attacks Fishing Boats In Northern Gaza

Israeli navy ships opened fire, on Tuesday morning, at several Palestinian fishing boats, and used sprayed them with water cannons, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. Eyewitnesses said the boats were in Palestinian territorial waters, in northern Gaza, when the navy attacked them. The navy opened fire at […]

12 Mar
10:37

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

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

12 Mar
9:39

Updated: Israeli Navy Abducts Eleven Fishermen In Rafah

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

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

23 Feb
5:10

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

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

19 Feb
7:32

Israeli Air Force Fires Missiles Into Palestinian Land In Rafah

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

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

18 Feb
7:10

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

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

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

18 Feb
6:01

Two Gaza Youth Killed by Israeli Airstrikes

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

03 Feb
8:37

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

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

14 Jan
4:08

Israeli Air Force Fires Missiles Into A Border Tunnel In Southern Gaza

The Israeli Air Force fired, on Saturday at night, at least two missiles into a siege-busting tunnel near the Egyptian border, in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. The Israeli army said it attacked “underground infrastructure along the border with Egypt.” The first missile was fired by […]

13 Jan
9:11

Egyptian Navy Kills A Palestinian Fisherman

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

12 Jan
6:36

Updated: Army Injures 108 Palestinians In Gaza

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

04 Jan
6:52

Israeli Air Force Fires Missiles Into Southern Gaza

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

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

29 Dec
5:29

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

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

23 Dec
1:37

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

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

15 Dec
3:29

Protests Continue Across Occupied Palestine

Dozens of thousands of Palestinians marched, Friday, in several parts of the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip, and were met by soldiers who resorted to the excessive use of force, leading to dozens of injuries, among them one who was seriously wounded, reportedly after “attempted to […]

15 Dec
2:44

Army Injures 25 Palestinians In Gaza

Medical sources have reported that Israeli soldiers shot 25 Palestinians, after the army, stationed across the border fence, attacked dozens of Palestinian protesters in several parts of the besieged Gaza Strip. The sources said that the soldiers shot five young men with live fire; two of them in the eastern […]

12 Dec
5:28

Israeli Army Fires Missiles Into Southern and Northern Gaza

The Israeli army fired, on Monday evening, tank shells and missiles into what was described as a “monitoring post” run by the al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, in southern Gaza, and many missiles into Palestinian lands, in northern Gaza. The army claimed, “it was retaliating” to shells fired […]

29 Nov
8:11

Rafah Crossing and the Impossibility of Leaving Gaza

by Muhammad Shehada After three days of an exceptional opening of Gaza’s only gate to the outside world, the Rafah border crossing, Palestinians are – again – locked up behind the giant concrete walls of the blockade; their only way out is paying the unaffordable bribe for the “coordinated passage.” […]

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, […]

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 […]

Jabalia protest (image by Ma'an)
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 […]

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 […]

21 Jul
7:47

Army Injures Twenty Palestinians, Including Six Medics, In Gaza

Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, at least twenty Palestinians, including six medics, in various areas near the border fence, in the Gaza Strip, and caused damage to two ambulances. The Palestinian Health Ministry said the incidents took place along the border fence, from Rafah in the southern part of the Gaza […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

17 Apr
8:31

Qassam Fighter Killed In Tunnel Accident In Gaza

The Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) issued a statement revealing that one of its fighters was killed, on Monday morning, when a tunnel collapsed on him in Gaza. The Al-Qassam said that Anas Mousa Abu Shaweesh, 20, from the Tuffah neighborhood, in Gaza City, […]

31 Mar
12:43

Israel Releases Two Gaza Fishermen After Holding Them For Three Years

The Israeli authorities have released, Friday, two Palestinian fishermen, from the besieged Gaza Strip, after holding them captive for three years, and confiscating their boats. Zakariyya Abu Bakr, the secretary of the fishermen’s committee at the Palestinian Agricultural Relief said the released fishermen have been identified as Emadeddin Mansour and […]

28 Mar
11:00

Israeli Soldiers Open Fire At Farmers In Khan Younis And Rafah

Israeli soldiers, stationed across the border fence, in the southern part of the Gaza strip, opened fire, on Tuesday mornings, at farmers in their own lands, east of Khan Younis, and Rafah, in the southern part of the coastal region. The soldiers fired many live rounds at the farmers, while […]

22 Mar
9:16

Israeli Army Invades Palestinian Lands in Southern Gaza

March 22, 2017 9:16 AM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report, Rafah 0

Several Israeli army vehicles, and armored bulldozers, invaded, Wednesday, Palestinian agricultural lands, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, and bulldozed them, while war jets hovered over various areas on the besieged coastal region. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency said at least six military vehicles, […]

22 Mar
7:55

Israeli Army Kills A Palestinian Child, Injures Two Others, In Gaza

March 22, 2017 7:55 AM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report, Rafah 0

Israeli soldiers fired, on Wednesday at dawn, several artillery shells, and live rounds,  into an area, east of Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, killing a Palestinian child, and wounding two others. Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza, said the slain teen […]

25 Feb
10:35

Three Tunnel Workers Killed, Five Injured In Gaza

February 25, 2017 10:35 AM IMEMC News Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, News Report, Rafah 0

Palestinian medical sources have reported, Saturday, that three workers were killed, and five others were injured, after inhaling gas while working in a siege-busting tunnel, on the Egyptian border. The workers were conducting maintenance work in the tunnel, on the Egyptian border with Rafah, in the southern part of the […]

24 Feb
10:05

Israeli Navy Opens Fire On Gaza Fishing Boats

Israeli navy ships opened fire, earlier Friday, targeting several Palestinian fishing bats, in Palestinian territorial waters in three areas, in the southern and northern parts of the Gaza Strip. Eyewitnesses said the navy fired dozens of rounds at fishing boats in Palestinian waters in Rafah and Khan Younis, in the […]

23 Feb
6:19

Life under Siege: Artist of War

Mohammed Abu Hashish, a young and skilled Gazan sculptor, matured in very harsh conditions due to the occupation. He had to overcome many obstacles and, instead of surrendering, decided to portray his anguish and grief in high-end art pieces. Mohamed was born in Rafah on November 11, 1988 and raised […]

09 Feb
11:00

PPS: “Israeli Soldiers Abduct Eleven Palestinians, Including Two Children, In The West Bank”

The Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) has reported that Israeli soldiers abducted, overnight and until dawn hours Thursday, eleven Palestinians, including two children, during invasions and violent searches of homes and property, in different parts of the occupied West Bank. The PPS in Ramallah, in central West Bank, said the soldiers […]

09 Feb
8:37

Two Palestinians Killed, Five Injured, By Israeli Missiles In Southern Gaza

The Israeli air force fired, on Thursday morning, several missiles targeting a siege-busting commercial tunnel close to the Egyptian border, in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, killing two Palestinian workers, and wounding at least five others. Spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza, Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, […]

08 Feb
5:11

Israeli Navy Attacks Palestinian Fishing Boats In Southern Gaza

Israeli navy ships opened fire, on Tuesday evening, at several Palestinian fishing boats, close to the shore in Rafah and Khan Younis, in the southern part of the besieged Gaza Strip. Eyewitnesses said the navy fired dozens of live rounds at the boats, causing damage, and preventing the fishers from […]

08 Feb
2:57

Israeli Navy Attacks Palestinian Fishing Boats In Southern Gaza

February 8, 2017 2:57 AM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, Khan Younis, Rafah 0

Israeli navy ships opened fire, on Tuesday evening, at several Palestinian fishing boats, close to the shore in Rafah and Khan Younis, in the southern part of the besieged Gaza Strip. Eyewitnesses said the navy fired dozens of live rounds at the boats, causing damage, and preventing the fishers from […]

29 Jan
11:16

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Southern Gaza

January 29, 2017 11:16 PM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report, Rafah 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday evening, two young men in Palestinian lands, close to the border fence in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. The soldiers also fired live rounds and several flares. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency has reported that the soldiers abducted two Palestinians, in […]

24 Jan
12:06

Israeli Army And Navy Open Fire On Farmers, And Fishers

Israeli soldiers opened fire, on Tuesday morning, on Palestinian farmers in their lands, in the eastern part of the Gaza Strip, while navy ships fired many live rounds at fishing boats, in southern Gaza. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency said the soldiers, stationed behind the border fence, east of Gaza […]

20 Jan
4:30

Israeli Soldiers Open Automatic Fire At Homes, Lands, In Southern Gaza

On Friday afternoon, Israeli soldiers, stationed across the border fence east of the Gaza Strip, fired dozens of rounds targeting homes and lands, in Rafah and Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers fired dozens of rounds for no apparent reason, hitting many […]

17 Jan
3:47

PCHR Concludes Training Course in Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law in Rafah City

On Thursday, 12 January 2017, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) and Attadamun Charitable Society concluded a training course in the field of human rights and international humanitarian law in Rafah. The 20-hour course was held in Attadamun office in Rafah City from 9 to 12 January 2017 and […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

14 Aug
3:32

Army Opens Fire On Shepherds, Farmers, In Rafah

Israeli soldiers, stationed across the border fence east of Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, opened fire, on Saturday evening, at a number of shepherds and farmers. The soldiers fired many live rounds at the shepherds and the farmers, forcing them to leave their lands in fear […]

12 Aug
9:42

 Israeli Navy Opens Fire On Palestinian Fishing Boats In Gaza

Several Israeli navy ships opened fire, on Friday morning, on a number of Palestinian fishing boats, in Gaza territorial waters, in Beit Lahia and Sudaniyya, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, and in Rafah, in its southern part. The fishers said the soldiers fired dozens of live rounds […]

21 Jul
11:10

Army Carries Out A Limited Invasion Into Southern Gaza

At least three armored Israeli military bulldozers and four tanks carried out, on Thursday morning, a limited invasion into Palestinian lands, east of Rafah, in the southern part of the besieged Gaza Strip. Eyewitnesses said the tanks and bulldozers left a military base across the border fence, and advanced dozens of […]

26 May
10:01

Army Fires Missiles Into Qassam Centers, Says Shells Were Fired From Gaza

The Israeli Air Force carried out, on Thursday at dawn, two air strikes targeting two centers of the al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, in the Gaza Strip. The army said it was retaliating to shells fired from Gaza. Media sources have reported that the army fired two missiles […]

06 May
12:37

Israeli Air Force Carries Out Several Air Strikes On Gaza

May 6, 2016 12:37 PM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, Khan Younis, News Report, Rafah 0

The Israeli Air Force carried out, on Friday morning, several airstrikes targeted various areas in Khan Younis and Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, and in Deir al-Balah in central Gaza. Media sources in Khan Younis said the Israeli war jets fired missiles into an open area, […]

05 May
4:12

Israeli Army Official: “No Agreement Regarding Limiting Army Operations On Gaza Border”

Israeli Army Coordinator of Government Activities in the Occupied Territories, Major Maj. -Gen. Yoav ‘Poli’ Mordechai, said the Israeli army will continue its activities in border areas in the Gaza Strip, and denied any knowledge of an agreement on the issue. Mordechai stated the army intends to continue its operations […]

05 May
1:57

Israeli Army Vehicles Invade Palestinian Lands In Southern Gaza

A number of armored Israeli military vehicles invaded, on Thursday morning, Palestinian agricultural lands, east of Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, while army drones and war jets flew overhead. Media sources in Gaza said the invasion was carried out by four Israeli tanks and three bulldozers; […]

04 May
12:52

Shells Fired Across The Border Fence In Southern Gaza

An armed Palestinian resistance group fired, Wednesday, a mortar shell on Israeli military vehicles, operating near the border fence, east of Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. The army also fired two shells targeting Hamas fighters. Israeli sources claimed the army responded to a mortar shell targeting […]

02 May
11:51

Israeli Army Vehicles Invade Agricultural Lands In Rafah

A number of Israeli army vehicles, and bulldozers, carried out, on Monday at dawn, a limited invasion into Palestinian agricultural lands east of Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, and started uprooting them while firing live rounds and smoke grenades. The WAFA news agency said the invasion […]

26 Aug
12:45

Rafah Crossing Continues to Function Amidst Israeli Attacks

August 26, 2014 12:45 AM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, Rafah 0

Director of border crossings, Maher Abu Sabha, stated that work at Rafah crossing will continue, despite attacks on its halls and vicinity by Israeli warplanes, on Monday.Given the current status, providing services to citizens at the crossing has been made difficult because of the attack, according to Abu Sabha. Al […]

23 Aug
12:36

Rafah Crossing Open for All but Students

August 23, 2014 12:36 AM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Rafah, Refugees/Immigration 0

The Palestinian border and crossing department has announced that Rafah crossing is open for all cases except students, according to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency.It was explained by the department, in a press release, that holders of foreign passports and injured citizens will be allowed to leave the Gaza Strip. […]

03 Aug
8:48

Another UN School Hit by Israeli Airstrikes, This Time in Rafah- 10 killed, 30 injured

August 3, 2014 8:48 PM Celine Hagbard Israeli attacks, News Report, Rafah 0

An airstrike by Israeli forces on Sunday morning targeted a United Nations school where Palestinian civilians has sought refuge, killing 10 and wounding 30 more, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health.The victims, many of them children, were taken to the Kuwaiti hospital in Rafah, which was already filled well […]

18 Jul
7:47

5-month Old Infant Killed in Rafah as Israeli Ground Invasion, Air Strikes Pound All Parts of Gaza

July 18, 2014 7:47 AM Celine Hagbard Israeli attacks, News Report, Rafah 0

Reports coming in from all parts of the Gaza Strip indicate a rapid increase in airstrikes and artillery fire in the early morning hours of Friday. Five month old Faris Juma’ al-Mahmoum has become the latest casualty in the ongoing Israeli assault on Gaza.Fares was killed while in his mother’s […]

12 Jul
12:02

Egypt Closes Rafah Crossing After One Day

July 12, 2014 12:02 AM IMEMC News & Agencies Gaza Siege, News Report, Rafah 0

Rafah crossing with Gaza was closed again by Egyptian authorities, on Friday. The passage had been opened for one day to allow injured Palestinians to seek treatment.’We received orders from the Egyptian authorities to close the Rafah crossing after we partially opened it on Thursday,’ Iyad al-Buzm, spokesman for Gaza’s […]

14 May
5:27

Israeli Supreme Court to Hear Rachel Corrie Appeal

May 14, 2014 5:27 PM IMEMC Agencies Human rights, News Report, Rafah 0

13th May 2014 | Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace & Justice | Occupied PalestineNine years after filing a civil suit against the State of Israel for the wrongful death of American peace activist Rachel Corrie, her family will have their appeal heard before the Israeli Supreme Court on May 21 […]

22 Feb
9:48

13-year-old Shot and Seriously Injured Near Rafah

February 22, 2014 9:48 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, Rafah 0

A Palestinian child, age 13, has been seriously injured, on Friday evening, as Israeli forces east of Rafah fired at him.Photo: A Palestinian injured during Friday, February 21, border protest east of Gaza City. Al Ray reports that medical sources at Abu Yousef al-Najjar Hospital, in the southern Gaza Strip, […]

02 Feb
2:21

Palestinian Killed In Tunnel Collapse Accident Near Rafah

February 2, 2014 2:21 PM IMEMC Agencies Gaza Siege, News Report, Rafah 0

Palestinian medical sources have reported that a young Palestinian man was killed, late on Saturday evening [ February 1 2014], when a siege-busting border tunnel collapsed on him near Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.The sources said that the young man, 20 years of age, is from […]

06 Jul
11:27

Egyptian officials indefinitely close Rafah border crossing with Gaza

As protests and unrest continue throughout Egypt, with over 40 people killed since Sunday, the Egyptian government closed the Rafah border crossing, which is virtually the only way in and out of the sealed Gaza Strip for its 1.4 million Palestinian residents.Egyptian officials stated that the reason for the closure […]

13 Jan
5:11

Palestinian Killed, Three Injured, In Tunnel Accident

January 13, 2013 5:11 PM Saed Bannoura Gaza Siege, News Report, Rafah 0

Palestinian medical sources in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, reported that one Palestinian was killed and three others were injured when a siege-busting tunnel on the border with Egypt collapsed on them.The sources said that rescue teams managed to save three wounded tunnel workers from under […]

09 Oct
4:05

Palestinian Dies Of Wounds Suffered Sunday

October 9, 2012 4:05 AM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, News Report, Rafah 0

Palestinian medical sources in the Gaza Strip reported Monday that a young Palestinian man died of wounds suffered Sunday after the Israeli army bombarded Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip wounding ten Palestinians, three seriously.Dr. Ashraf Al-Qudra, spokesperson of the Ministry of Health in Gaza, told the […]

08 Oct
4:36

10 Palestinians Injured By Army Missiles In Rafah

October 8, 2012 4:36 AM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, News Report, Rafah 0

Palestinian medical sources reported that ten Palestinians were injured, on Sunday evening, when the Israeli Air Force fired several missiles into Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Some of the wounded residents are in serious conditions; an infant is among the wounded.Eyewitnesses said that the army fired […]

03 Oct
3:21

Resident Killed, One Injured In A Tunnel Collapse Accident In Rafah

October 3, 2012 3:21 AM Saed Bannoura Gaza Siege, News Report, Rafah 0

Palestinian medical sources reported that one Palestinian worker was killed, and another was injured, on Tuesday afternoon, when a siege-busting tunnel in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, collapsed while they were in it.The sources said that resident Mohammad Yahya Aqel was seriously injured and died of […]

20 Sep
4:06

Two Palestinians Assassinated In Gaza

September 20, 2012 4:06 AM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, News Report, Rafah 0

Two Palestinians were assassinated, on Wednesday at night, when an Israeli drone fired a missile at a Palestinian car driving near Abu Taha Fuel Station, in the center of Rafah city, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. At least two residents were injured, one seriously. Medical sources reported […]

06 Aug
1:51

Resident Killed, Several Injured, by Army Missile in Gaza

August 6, 2012 1:51 AM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, News Report, Rafah 0

Palestinian medical sources in the Gaza Strip reported, Sunday, that one resident was killed and several others were wounded, when an Israeli drone fired one missile targeting a motorcycle rider in Rafah, in the southern part of the coastal region. The slain resident was identified as Eid Hijazi Oakal, 22. […]

18 Jun
12:47

Army Bombards Rafah, Five Injured

June 18, 2012 12:47 PM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, News Report, Rafah 0

The Israeli Air Force bombarded, late on Sunday evening, a blacksmith workshop in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, leading to extensive damage and at least five injuries, medical sources in Gaza reported. One of the wounded is a child.The blacksmith workshop in located in Khirbit Al-Adas […]

14 Jun
1:16

Palestinian Killed In Tunnel Accident

June 14, 2012 1:16 PM Saed Bannoura Gaza Siege, News Report, Rafah 0

Palestinian medical sources reported that one resident was killed on Wednesday evening when a barrel fell on him as he was working in a siege-busting border tunnel, in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Adham Abu Salmiyya, spokesperson of the Medical and Emergency Services in Gaza, reported […]

08 Jun
12:48

Palestinian Killed In Tunnel Accident In Rafah

June 8, 2012 12:48 AM Saed Bannoura Gaza Siege, News Report, Rafah 0

Palestinian medical sources reported Thursday that a Palestinian was killed and another was injured when a siege-busting tunnel, on the Gaza Egypt border, collapse while they were working inside it.The Higher Committee for Medical and Emergency services reported that the killed resident is in his twenties. It is worth mentioning […]

08 Apr
5:43

Two Residents Injured in Rafah

April 8, 2012 5:43 AM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, News Report, Rafah 0

Palestinian medical sources reported, Saturday, that two residents were injured after the Israeli army fired a missile at their motorcycle near Al-Fadliyya School, in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.The two suffered moderate-to-severe wounds while one of them was thrown a large distance by the explosive. The […]