Category Archives: Rafah

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, from the Tuffah neighborhood, in Gaza City, died […]

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 […]

09 Mar
8:33

18-Month Child Killed, Her Sister Injured, After Falling Into Tunnel

March 9, 2012 8:33 AM Saed Bannoura Gaza Siege, News Report, Rafah 0

Palestinian medical sources in the Gaza Strip reported, Thursday, that an 18-month-old Palestinian child was killed, and her 30-month-old sister was injured, after falling into a siege-busting tunnel, in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.Medics and rescue teams rushed to the scene and located two children under […]

03 Mar
4:14

Palestinian Killed, Two Wounded, After Falling into Tunnel In Rafah

March 3, 2012 4:14 PM Saed Bannoura Gaza Siege, News Report, Rafah 0

Palestinian medical sources in the Gaza Strip reported, Saturday, that one resident was killed and several others were injured after falling into a siege-busting tunnel along the Egypt border in Rafah, in the southern part of the coastal region.The sources identified the youth as Tha’er Madi, in his twenties, and […]

15 Feb
7:00

Islamic Jihad Fighter Killed In Rafah

February 15, 2012 7:00 AM Saed Bannoura Miscellaneous, News Report, Rafah 0

The Al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad, reported that one of its fighters was killed, on Tuesday evening, during what it described as a “jihadist mission” in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.The Brigades identified the fighter as Salem Abu Sahllouf, 25, and added […]

13 Feb
3:10

Fighter Killed In Rafah

February 13, 2012 3:10 AM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, News Report, Rafah 0

The Salah Ed-Deen Brigades, the armed wing of the Popular Resistance Committees, reported that one of its fighters was killed on Sunday evening during a training accident in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.The Brigades said that Ali Abu Aathra, aged 20, was killed after he fell […]

23 Jan
10:22

Two Wounded in Tunnel Accident

January 23, 2012 10:22 AM Saed Bannoura Gaza Siege, News Report, Rafah 0

Palestinian medical sources in the Gaza Strip reported that two Palestinians were injured on Saturday, when a tunnel partially collapsed while they were in it. The tunnel is located south of Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Dr. Ahmad Abu Salmiyya, spokesperson of the Medical and Emergency […]

10 Dec
11:20

Army Bombards Qassam Center In Rafah

December 10, 2011 11:20 AM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, News Report, Rafah 0

The Israeli Air Force bombarded, on Saturday at dawn, a training center that belongs to the Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, west of Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.Local sources reported that the Air Force fired at least one missile at the center […]

03 Nov
10:26

Palestinian Killed By Electric Shock In Rafah Tunnel

November 3, 2011 10:26 AM Saed Bannoura Gaza Siege, News Report, Rafah 0

Palestinian medical sources reported on Wednesday evening that a Palestinian man was killed by an electric shock while working inside a siege-busting tunnel on the border with Egypt, in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.The Higher Committee for Medical and Emergency Services in Gaza identified the resident […]

30 Oct
8:10

Hours after ceasefire declared- Palestinian killed, another wounded south of Rafah

October 30, 2011 8:10 PM IMEMC News Israeli attacks, News Report, Rafah 0

Gaza resident, Ahmed Gargun, was killed and another was wounded on Sunday afternoon as an Israeli air strike targeted a group of the National Resistance Brigades (NRB), the armed wing of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP). The attack occurred east of the border city of Rafah, […]

28 Oct
8:18

Palestinian Shepherd Wounded In Rafah

October 28, 2011 8:18 AM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, News Report, Rafah 0

Palestinian medical sources reported that a shepherd was shot and injured, on Thursday evening, after an Israeli soldier based near the border with Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, fired rounds of live ammunition at him. The shepherd, Mustafa Ermaylat, 32, was grazing his sheep, when the […]

25 Oct
1:52

Resident Killed In Tunnel Accident

October 25, 2011 1:52 PM Saed Bannoura Miscellaneous, News Report, Rafah 0

Palestinian medical sources reported on Tuesday that a resident was killed when a tunnel collapsed on him. The incident occurred near the border with Egypt, in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.The sources stated that rescue teams of the Civil Defense located the body of Ahmad Rabee’, […]

28 Sep
12:10

Three confirmed dead in Gaza tunnel from Egyptian wastewater attack

September 28, 2011 12:10 AM Saed Bannoura Miscellaneous, News Report, Rafah 0

After Egyptian forces flooded a smuggling tunnel with wastewater on Sunday in an attack aimed at stopping Palestinian smuggling, two men were missing and one badly injured. Two days later, all three Palestinian men have been confirmed dead. The victims were identified as Fadi Mustafa Ash-Shaer, 20, Firas Ahmad, 18, […]

25 Sep
5:33

Two Tunnel Workers Killed, Five Injured

September 25, 2011 5:33 PM Saed Bannoura Miscellaneous, News Report, Rafah 0

Palestinian medical sources reported that two tunnel workers died of wounds sustained due to a gas leak that led to an explosion inside as siege-busting tunnel, in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza StripThe sources added that medics and rescue teams managed to locate seven persons who went […]

11 Aug
6:23

Qassam Fighter Killed In An Explosion In Rafah

August 11, 2011 6:23 PM Saed Bannoura Miscellaneous, News Report, Rafah 0

The Al Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, reported that one of its fighters was killed, on Wednesday before midnight, in an explosion that took place in his home in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza, Strip.The brigades identified the fighter as Ali Nayef Al […]

03 Aug
9:30

Egypt Security Forces Detonate Tunnel On Gaza Border

August 3, 2011 9:30 AM Saed Bannoura Gaza Siege, News Report, Rafah 0

The Egyptian Security Forces detonated on Tuesday a siege-busting tunnel at the Gaza-Egypt border in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.Palestinian sources reported that the tunnel was located west of Rafah city, and was used to smuggle goods urgently needed in Gaza. The sources added that the […]

12 Jul
5:37

Last witness testifies in Rachel Corrie case; family says Israel suppressed evidence

July 12, 2011 5:37 AM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, News Report, Rafah 0

The last witness testified Sunday in an Israeli court case seeking justice for slain peace activist Rachel Corrie. Col. Pinhas (Pinky) Zuaretz claimed that Rachel’s death was her own fault for ‘running towards the fire’.The 23-year old Evergreen State College student was killed in 2003 when she was run over […]

12 Jun
9:52

Palestinian Dies Of Electric Shock Inside A Siege-busting Tunnel

June 12, 2011 9:52 AM Saed Bannoura Gaza Siege, News Report, Rafah 0

Palestinian medical sources reported Saturday that a Palestinian youth was electrified to death while working in a siege-busting tunnel in the border area in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.Adham Abu Salmiyya, spokesperson of Emergency Services in Gaza, reported that Mahmoud Abed, 23, was electrified by an […]

08 Jun
7:23

Rafah To Reopen Under Specified Agreement

June 8, 2011 7:23 PM IMEMC Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Rafah 0

The Rafah border crossing is to reopen following four days closure.The border between Gaza and Egypt at Rafah has reopened according to Gaza border official Ayyoub Abu Sha’ar. The border had been closed by Hamas in protest at closures, delays and limits enforced by Egyptian authorities that were not discussed […]

29 May
4:08

Egypt’s ‘state security’ still blocks Rafah exit from Gaza

May 29, 2011 4:08 AM IMEMC Agencies Gaza Siege, Opinion/Analysis, Rafah 0

“My father, may he rest in peace, was an Egyptian, my daughters are Egyptians, my grandchildren are Egyptians, my brothers are Egyptians, I am an Egyptian,” an exasperated Salah Zorob told The Electronic Intifada. “Please look at these papers — here is a court ruling and Egyptian interior ministry documents, […]

12 May
8:11

Palestinian Youth Dies Of Electric Shock At Border Tunnel

May 12, 2011 8:11 PM Saed Bannoura Gaza Siege, News Report, Rafah 0

Palestinian medical sources reported on Thursday morning that a Palestinian youth, in his twenties, died of an electric shock while working in a tunnel under the Gaza-Egypt border, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. The sources stated that Hasan Al Sha’er lived in Khan Younis, and worked in […]

30 Apr
2:16

Egyptian government plans to permanently re-open Rafah crossing with Gaza

April 30, 2011 2:16 PM Saed Bannoura Gaza Siege, News Report, Rafah 0

In an interview with Al Jazeera television on Friday, Egypt’s Foreign Minister announced that the interim Egyptian government has decided to re-open the border between Egypt and Gaza, and will begin in the next few days to begin easing the blockade on Gaza.Israeli authorities imposed a siege on Gaza four […]

14 Apr
10:27

Fighter Dies Of Wounds Sustained Last Week

April 14, 2011 10:27 PM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, News Report, Rafah 0

Palestinian medical sources reported on Thursday morning that a fighter died of wounds suffered last Thursday, April 7th, after the Israeli army bombarded Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.The fighter was identified as Mahdi Abu Ghadra, 21. The Al Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas issued […]

13 Apr
1:19

Four Palestinians Killed In Tunnel Collapse Accident In Rafah

April 13, 2011 1:19 PM Saed Bannoura Miscellaneous, News Report, Rafah 0

Palestinian medical sources reported Tuesday that four Palestinians were killed and six others were injured when a tunnel collapse on them in Al Barazil border area, in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.The four Palestinians killed in the incident were identified as Samir Abdul-Rahman Shaqqoura, 32, Abdul-Halim […]

04 Apr
12:36

Hearing resumes in case of non-violent activist killed by Israeli bulldozer

April 4, 2011 12:36 AM IMEMC Agencies News Report, Non-violent action, Rafah 0

After a five month recess, the Haifa District Court resumed a hearing on Sunday, April 3, in the civil lawsuit filed by Rachel Corrie’s family against the State of Israel for her unlawful murder in Rafah, Gaza on March 16, 2003. Rachel was an American student activist and human rights […]

01 Apr
5:33

Qassam Fighter Killed In Tunnel Accident

April 1, 2011 5:33 PM Saed Bannoura Miscellaneous, News Report, Rafah 0

The Al Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, issued a press release stating that one of its fighters was killed on Thursday evening when a tunnel collapsed on top of him in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.The brigades identified the fighter as Hasan […]

30 Mar
5:40

Fighter Assassinated In Rafah

March 30, 2011 5:40 PM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, News Report, Rafah 0

Palestinian sources reported on Wednesday at dawn that a member of the Al Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad, was killed, while another Palestinian was seriously injured after an Israeli drone fired a missile at them in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.The Al […]

19 Mar
8:05

Israeli army claims Palestinian fighters fired projectile at Israeli tank in Gaza

March 19, 2011 8:05 PM Saed Bannoura News Report, Palestinian attacks, Rafah 0

Israeli forces operating in the southern part of the Gaza Strip on Friday claim that they were attacked by Palestinian fighters, who fired an anti-tank projectile at an Israeli tank. The invasion of the border area, near Rafah, took place after the Israeli airforce dropped thousands of leaflets into the […]

09 Mar
11:12

Palestinian Killed In Tunnel Accident

March 9, 2011 11:12 PM Saed Bannoura Miscellaneous, News Report, Rafah 0

Palestinian medical sources reported that one worker was killed late on Tuesday evening in a tunnel accident in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.The sources stated that resident Yousef Khalil Al Bal’awy, 29, died after a tunnel collapsed on him burying him under the sand. It is […]

09 Mar
10:04

Qassam Fighter Killed In Gaza

March 9, 2011 10:04 PM Saed Bannoura Miscellaneous, News Report, Rafah 0

The Al Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, issues a press release stating that one of its fighters was killed in what was described “a mission in southern Gaza”.The Brigades identified the fighter as Abdul-Hamid Nasser Abu Ghali, 20, from the Rafah refugee camp, in the southern […]

02 Mar
7:39

Israeli Navy Fires At Palestinian Fishing Boats

March 2, 2011 7:39 PM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, News Report, Rafah 0

Israeli Navy boats opened fire, on Wednesday at dawn, at Palestinian fishing boats near the shore in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Damage was reported, but no injuries.Adham Abu Salmiyya, spokesperson of Emergency and Medical Services in Gaza, said that the fishing boats were within Palestinian […]

28 Feb
9:36

One Resident Wounded As Army Bombards Gaza

February 28, 2011 9:36 PM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, News Report, Rafah 0

Palestinian medical sources reported, Monday morning, that one resident was injured after the Israeli army bombarded an area near the Gaza International Airport, east of Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.The army fired several shells into the area causing damage, and moderately wounding one resident. The wounded […]

18 Dec
2:08

Child Killed As Army Chases Fishing Boats Near Rafah Shore

December 18, 2010 2:08 PM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, News Report, Rafah 0

A 15-year-old Palestinian child was killed on Friday evening after the Israeli Navy chased a fishing boat close to the Rafah shore, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip; the boat flipped over after the army opened fire at it.Medical sources in Rafah reported that the slain child was […]

29 Oct
7:06

Israeli Navy Opens Fire at Palestinian Fishermen

October 29, 2010 7:06 PM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, News Report, Rafah 0

Israeli Navy gunboats opened fire on Friday at dawn at several Palestinian fishing boats near the central district and Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. No injuries were reported.Eyewitnesses reported that Israeli Navy boats prevented the fishermen from fishing and attacked them forcing the fishermen back to […]

26 Oct
7:46

Two Palestinians Killed By Power Surge in Rafah Tunnel

October 26, 2010 7:46 PM Saed Bannoura Miscellaneous, News Report, Rafah 0

Palestinian medical sources reported that two Palestinians were killed on Monday evening due to a power surge at a siege-busting tunnel in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. The tunnel, one of many across the border with Egypt, was used for smuggling food supplies and other basic […]

20 Oct
7:29

Elderly Man Wounded By Military Fire In Rafah

October 20, 2010 7:29 PM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, News Report, Rafah 0

Palestinian medical sources reported, Wednesday morning, that a 65-year-old man was wounded by a live round fired by Israeli soldiers stationed near the Sofa Crossing east of Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.The man was moved to the European Hospital suffering from a gunshot injury to the […]

01 Oct
8:19

Army Fires At Farmers, Homes, In Rafah

October 1, 2010 8:19 AM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, News Report, Rafah 0

Palestinian farmers stated, Thursday evening, that Israeli soldiers stationed near the border in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, fired rounds of live ammunition at them, their lands and homes. No injuries were reported.The farmers said that soldiers, based near the Kerem Shalom crossing, opened fire at […]

17 Sep
7:15

Three Palestinians Wounded In A Tunnel Accident In Rafah

September 17, 2010 7:15 AM Saed Bannoura Miscellaneous, News Report, Rafah 0

Palestinian medical sources reported that three Palestinians were wounded while working in a tunnel In Rafah along border with Egypt. Adham Abu Silmiyya, coordinator of Military Medical Services in Gaza stated that medics and emergency workers managed to locate the three under the rubble. Two were moved to Abu Yousef […]

31 Aug
2:39

Israeli Forces Invade Rafah; Clashes Reported

August 31, 2010 2:39 AM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, News Report, Rafah 0

Late Sunday night, Israeli tanks, bulldozers and armored vehicles invaded the southern Gaza Strip, east of Rafah, and began bulldozing land in the an-Nahda neighborhood.A spokesperson for the al-Aqsa Brigades, the armed wing of the Fateh party, said its fighters exchanged fire with the invading Israeli soldiers, leading the troops […]

30 May
6:54

Israeli forces launch two airstrikes on destroyed Palestinian airport in southern Gaza Sunday

May 30, 2010 6:54 PM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, News Report, Rafah 0

The Israeli airforce announced Sunday that its warplanes had dropped two missiles on the previously-destroyed Palestinian airport in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, in the early hours of Sunday morning. Israeli government officials said that the airstrikes were in response to Palestinian militant groups firing two homemade shells from […]

30 May
10:12

Six Killed In Tunnel Explosion In Rafah

May 30, 2010 10:12 AM Saed Bannoura Miscellaneous, News Report, Rafah 0

Palestinian medical sources reported Saturday that six Palestinians were killed and twelve were wounded in an explosion that took place in a siege-busting tunnel in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.The explosion took place when a propane gas-tank exploded in the tunnel. Dr. Muawiya Hasanen head of […]

28 May
9:01

Egypt Uncovers 17 Tunnels

May 28, 2010 9:01 PM Saed Bannoura Miscellaneous, News Report, Rafah 0

Egyptian security personnel uncovered 17 tunnels across the border with Rafah during a campaign carried out overnight targeting siege-busting tunnels.The tunnels were uncovered near border marker 4 and in the areas of Abu Halawa, the Unknown Soldier, and Al Sarsouriyya; all near Salah Ed Deen border area. An Egyptian security […]

18 May
6:48

Hamas Demolished Homes In Rafah

May 18, 2010 6:48 PM Saed Bannoura Internal Unrest, News Report, Rafah 0

Local sources have reported that the Hamas security forces in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, demolished several homes, Sunday, and intends to demolish more homes under the claim that they were built without permits.The sources that clashes took place between a number of residents and the […]

10 May
6:30

Israeli Air Force Bombards Two Tunnels in Rafah

May 10, 2010 6:30 PM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, News Report, Rafah 0

Local sources reported that the Israeli Air force bombarded on Monday at dawn two siege-busting tunnels east of the Rafah Terminal, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. The sources added that F-16 Fighter Jets fired at least two missiles at the tunnels causing them to collapse; no injuries […]

05 May
11:00

Palestinian Killed In Tunnel Collapse in Rafah

May 5, 2010 11:00 AM Saed Bannoura Miscellaneous, News Report, Rafah 0

Palestinian medical sources reported Tuesday that a 19-year-old youth was killed when a tunnel collapsed on him in Al Salaam neighborhood, in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.The youth was identified as Ahmad Mohammad Saqer, 19. He suffocated to death after being buried under the rubble. Tunnel […]

04 May
8:26

Soldiers Level A Mosque Near Rafah

Israeli soldiers invaded on Tuesday at dawn an area in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, leveled the Al Dahniyya mosque and uprooted farmlands.Local sources reported that the mosque was leveled to the ground after several armored military vehicles and bulldozers invaded Rafah. Also in Rafah, soldiers […]

29 Apr
12:22

Four Killed, Nine Wounded, After Being Gassed In Tunnel By Egypt

April 29, 2010 12:22 PM Saed Bannoura Miscellaneous, News Report, Rafah 0

Palestinian medical sources in the Gaza Strip reported on Wednesday evening that four Palestinians were killed and nine others were wounded after the Egyptian security forces sprayed a border tunnel with Gas. The sources identified the slain residents as Mohammad Abu Jamous, 25, his brother Osama, 22, Khaled Al Ramly, […]

07 Apr
8:02

Youth Missing In Tunnel Collapse

April 7, 2010 8:02 AM Saed Bannoura Miscellaneous, News Report, Rafah 0

Palestinian medical sources reported that resident Bilal Abu Taha, 17, who went missing in a tunnel collapse accident in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, was not found yet, while four other missing residents made it safely to t Egyptian side. The incident took place Tuesday after […]

01 Apr
11:26

Four Palestinians Wounded As Egypt Detonates Tunnel

April 1, 2010 11:26 AM Saed Bannoura Miscellaneous, News Report, Rafah 0

Palestinian medical sources reported Wednesday that four Palestinians were wounded when the Egyptian Security Forces detonated a siege-busting tunnel on the border between Gaza and Egypt.The Quds Press reported that four residents were moved to a local hospital in Rafah suffering moderate wounds as they were in the tunnel when […]

30 Mar
9:55

Child Killed By Army Fire In Rafah

March 30, 2010 9:55 PM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, News Report, Rafah 0

Palestinian medical sources in the Gaza Strip reported Tuesday morning that a child was shot and killed by Israeli military fire in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.The child was identified as Mohammad Zeid Al Farmawi, 15, from Qishtat neighborhood in Rafah. Local sources reported that the […]

21 Mar
9:11

Egyptian Navy Arrests Three Fishermen

March 21, 2010 9:11 PM Saed Bannoura Miscellaneous, News Report, Rafah 0

The Egyptian Navy arrested on Saturday evening three Palestinian fishermen who accidentally entered Egyptian territorial waters.The three were in a fishing boat when they approached the Egyptian waters, near international marker number 12, and were surrounded by the Egyptian Navy before they were kidnapped. Egypt said that the fishermen illegally […]