Category Archives: Rafah

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 […]

09 Mar
8:59

Palestinian Youth Dies In Tunnel Accident

March 9, 2010 8:59 AM Saed Bannoura Miscellaneous, News Report, Rafah 0

Palestinian sources in the Gaza Strip reported on Monday at night that a Palestinian youth died by electric shock at a tunnel in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. The youth was identified was Nidal Mahmoud Dahleez. He was killed on Monday evening while working in one […]

23 Feb
7:00

Palestinian Dies Due To Electrocution In Rafah Tunnel

February 23, 2010 7:00 PM Saed Bannoura Miscellaneous, News Report, Rafah 0

Palestinian medical sources in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, reported, Monday evening, that a Palestinian youth died by electric shock at a tunnel in Rafah.The sources identified the youth as Ahmad Abu Al Hasseen, 22. He was working inside the tunnel and died instantly after apparently […]

10 Feb
8:50

Israel Bombards the Gaza International Airport

February 10, 2010 8:50 PM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, News Report, Rafah 0

The Israeli air force fired, on Tuesday evening, several missiles at the Gaza International Airport, east of Rafah city, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Local sources reported that the army carried at least three consecutive air strikes at the main building of the airport. Excessive damage was […]

31 Jan
8:23

Palestinian Killed In Tunnel Accident In Rafah

January 31, 2010 8:23 PM Saed Bannoura Miscellaneous, News Report, Rafah 0

Palestinian medical sources reported Saturday that a man was killed by an electric shock in a tunnel in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip.The resident was identified as Ashraf Al Attar, 23. His body was moved to a local hospital before it was transferred to a forensic center, the Maan News Agency […]

15 Dec
11:54

Three Palestinians Missing Under Collapsed Tunnel

December 15, 2009 11:54 PM Saed Bannoura Miscellaneous, News Report, Rafah 0

Egyptian security sources reported Tuesday morning that three Palestinians went missing when a border tunnel collapsed on them in an area close to the Rafah border terminal, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.The tunnel collapsed on Monday night. Palestinian rescue teams could not locate the three on the […]

06 Dec
2:16

Egyptian Security Uncovers Tunnel, Two Storehouses

December 6, 2009 2:16 PM Saed Bannoura Miscellaneous, News Report, Rafah 0

Egyptian security forces uncovered a tunnel and two storehouses filled with goods meant to be smuggled into the besieged and impoverished Gaza Strip. The tunnel and storehouses were uncovered as Egypt is conducting a security operation targeting tunnels across the border with Gaza. The first storehouse that was uncovered and […]

29 Nov
10:16

Israeli Navy Shells Palestinian Fishing Boats

November 29, 2009 10:16 PM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, News Report, Rafah 0

The Israeli Navy fired several shelled at a number of Palestinian fishing boats near the Al Shudaniyya shore, north west of Gaza City. No injuries were reported in the shelling. OSCAILTIMAGE(attachments/nov2009/280_0___10000000_0_0_0_0_0_palestinian_fishermen_off_the_coast_of_gaza_city_may_2008_wissam_nassar__maanimages.jpg 300 0) Palestinian fishermen off Gaza coast The Israeli Navy fired several shelled at a number of Palestinian fishing […]

29 Nov
10:16

Israeli Navy Shells Palestinian Fishing Boats

November 29, 2009 10:16 PM Saed Bannoura Feature, Israeli attacks, Rafah 0

The Israeli Navy fired several shelled at a number of Palestinian fishing boats near the Al Shudaniyya shore, north west of Gaza City. No injuries were reported in the shelling.57245 OSCAILTIMAGE(attachments/nov2009/280_0___10000000_0_0_0_0_0_palestinian_fishermen_off_the_coast_of_gaza_city_may_2008_wissam_nassar__maanimages.jpg 300 0) Image Caption Goes Here The Israeli Navy fired several shelled at a number of Palestinian fishing boats […]

17 Nov
12:38

Palestinian Dies In Gaza Tunnel

November 17, 2009 12:38 AM Saed Bannoura Miscellaneous, News Report, Rafah 0

Palestinian medical sources in the Gaza Strip reported on Monday morning that a Palestinian young man was electrocuted in a tunnel near Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. The resident was identified as Tawfiq Abu Rjeila, 25, from Khuza’a town, east of Khan Younis. He was […]

20 Oct
10:05

Egypt Locates Goods Meant To Be trafficked Into Gaza

October 20, 2009 10:05 AM Saed Bannoura Feature, Miscellaneous, Rafah 0

Egyptian sources reported that Egyptian border guards located a deposit at the border with the Gaza Strip filled with supplies and goods worth more than 1,000,000 Egyptian pounds.The sources added that this is the second deposit uncovered in the same area, but this one is the largest so far. They […]

04 Oct
3:16

Egyptian soldier dies of self-inflicted wounds, report says

October 4, 2009 3:16 AM Saed Bannoura Miscellaneous, News Report, Rafah 0

Israeli sources reported Sunday that an Egyptian border guard officer was killed by self-inflicted wounds while he was at an Egyptian military post near the Rafah Border Crossing, between southern Gaza and Israel.He sustained two gunshot injuries in his legs and bled to death before he was moved to a […]

01 Oct
9:16

Two Palestinians Killed Rafah Shelling, Five Missing

October 1, 2009 9:16 AM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, Rafah 0

Palestinian medial sources reported on Wednesday morning that two Palestinians were killed and five others were wounded after the Israeli air force shelled the ‘Tunnel areas’, south of Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. One of the slain men was identified as Mohammad Al Masry, 28, while […]

12 Aug
9:09

Israel threatens to shut Gaza crossings

August 12, 2008 9:09 AM Saed Bannoura News Report, Rafah, Truce 0

Israel stated that it would shut all border crossing in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday in response to Qassam shells fired by Palestinian fighters from the Gaza Strip into adjacent Israeli areas, according to Israeli sources. Military sources in Israel said that a homemade Qassam shell was fired on Monday […]

11 Aug
8:18

Three wounded, seven missing, in a tunnel collapse on Gaza-Egypt borders

August 11, 2008 8:18 AM Saed Bannoura Internal Unrest, News Report, Rafah 0

The Palestinian Information Center, run by Hamas, reported on Sunday that three residents were hospitalized after suffocating under the rubble of a collapsed tunnel in Rafah, on the borders between Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, and Egypt. Seven residents are still missing. The three wounded residents […]

02 Aug
2:45

Five deaths reported in Gaza tunnel collapse, nearly 15 wounded

August 2, 2008 2:45 PM Saed Bannoura Miscellaneous, News Report, Rafah 0

Palestinian sources in the Gaza Strip reported that five Palestinians were killed and at least 15 others were wounded when a tunnel on the Gaza- Egypt border, near Rafah, collapsed on them on Friday at night. Eyewitnesses reported that several Palestinians were digging the tunnel but it suddenly collapsed on […]

05 Jul
9:28

One Palestinian wounded, 4 missing in a tunnel collapse in Rafah

July 5, 2008 9:28 AM IMEMC Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Rafah 0

Palestinian sources reported on Friday at night that one Palestinian was wounded and four others went missing when a tunnel on the border between Rafah and Egypt collapsed during evening hours. Medical sources reported that Mohammad Al Basthteeny, 23,  was moved to Abu Yousef Al Najjar Hospital in Rafah after […]

27 May
8:48

Israeli naval forces detain 10 Palestinian fishermen on Rafah shores

May 27, 2008 8:48 PM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, Rafah 0

The Israeli naval forces detained on Tuesday morning 10 Palestinian fishermen , while on board on Rafah shores to the south of the Gaza Strip, Palestinian security sources reported. Witnesses said that Israeli naval boats intercepted fishing boats on board of Rafah shores earlier on Tuesday morning then arrested ten […]

13 May
8:58

After three days of opening, Rafah border crossing has been closed

May 13, 2008 8:58 PM IMEMC Agencies Human rights, News Report, Rafah 0

Egyptian media sources reported that the Egyptian authorities closed until further notice the Rafah border crossing, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. The Egyptian Authorities who re-opened the border last Saturday for three days to ease the suffering of the Palestinians, particularly for those who are in immediate […]

11 May
9:37

A Palestinian man killed as Israeli army sweeps into Rafah

May 11, 2008 9:37 PM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, Rafah 0

Palestinian medical sources in the Khan Younis city in southern Gaza Strip said that Osama Alastal, 23, was killed Sunday morning. Witnesses said that Alastal was among a group of resistance fighters of the Alqassam brigades, the armed wing of the ruling Hamas party, to the east of Qarrara town, […]

03 May
8:57

Islamic Jihad fighter dies of wounds sustained two days ago in Rafah

The Al Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad, reported that one of its fighters died on Friday evening of wounds sustained during an Israeli shelling that targeted Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, on Wednesday evening.The Brigades stated that Usama Abdul-Majid Al Hooby, 38, […]

01 May
10:35

Rafah shelling kills prominent member of the Al Quds Brigades

May 1, 2008 10:35 AM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, News Report, Rafah 0

The Al Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad, reported that the Wednesday evening Israeli shelling which targeted a workshop in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, killed one of its prominent leaders; five Palestinians including two children were wounded, at least two seriously. The […]

22 Apr
12:28

Report: Hamas police violently dispersed pro-Fateh rally in Gaza

April 22, 2008 12:28 PM Saed Bannoura Internal Unrest, News Report, Rafah 0

According to the Gaza-based Al-Mezan Center for Human Rights, a Hamas-run police force in Gaza used batons and rifle butts to beat demonstrators who gathered in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, last week to commemorate Palestinian Prisoners' Day. Apparently the police targeted the march because it was organized by […]

22 Apr
7:00

Palestinian man killed by Israeli airstike in Rafah

April 22, 2008 7:00 AM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, News Report, Rafah 0

On Sunday night, Israeli forces launched an airstrike on a vehicle driving on the street in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip.The victim was identified as Nur Ad-Dabari. Several bystanders were also injured in the attack.   Ad-Dabari's death brings the number of casualties since Friday to seven.  All seven […]

13 Apr
4:36

Parents of murdered British student: ‘Five years later, still no justice’

Five years ago today, 22-year old photography student Tom Hurndall was gunned down by Israeli forces in the Gaza Strip, while holding up his empty hands and pleading with the soldiers to stop shooting at a group of young children. On the fifth anniversary of his death, Hurndall's parents have […]

07 Apr
12:48

A Human chain in Rafah protests high prices under the siege

April 7, 2008 12:48 AM IMEMC Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Rafah 0

Scores of local Palestinian residents in the southern Gaza Strip city of Rafah, organized on Sunday a human chain in protest of prices of goods , made high, because of the Israel-enforced closure of commercial crossings. Organized by the local civil societies network in Rafah, the rally carried a message […]

21 Feb
11:16

School children in Rafah exposed to Israeli army gunfire

February 21, 2008 11:16 PM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, Rafah 0

Palestinian school children in the southern Gaza Strip city of Rafah have been reportedly exposed to Israeli army gun fire on Thursday morning, as resistance fighters clashed with the army forces.The Israeli army forces in the southern Gaza Strip city of Rafah opened heavy gun fire on Palestinian school children […]

19 Feb
8:57

Palestinian dies of wounds sustained Sunday in Rafah

February 19, 2008 8:57 AM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, News Report, Rafah 0

Palestinian medical sources reported on Monday that one resident died of wounds sustained during an Israeli military invasion into Al Shouka area in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip on Sunday noon. The sources identified the resident as Awni Abu Taha, 45. He was seriously wounded after […]

15 Feb
9:34

Troops bar farmers from reaching their lands east of Rafah

February 15, 2008 9:34 AM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, Rafah 0

Israeli soldiers stationed at the eastern borders of Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, barred on Thursday hundreds of residents from reaching their agricultural lands as the army continued to carry invasions into the area. The Palestinian Popular (Folk) Committees slammed the violations and stated that these […]

25 Jan
8:51

Four Palestinian killed in Israeli air strikes in Rafah

January 25, 2008 8:51 PM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, Rafah 0

In two separate Israeli air strike attacks, at least four Palestinians were killed in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, in Rafah city.The first Israeli air strike hit a Palestinian civilian car, which was traveling near the border fence, leaving two Palestinians dead and destroying the car. Medical sources […]

29 May
1:45

Israeli army storms Rafah as Palestinian president calls for truce with Israel

May 29, 2007 1:45 PM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, Rafah 0

For the first time in two weeks, Israeli army carried out early on Tuesday dawn a ground attack on southern Gaza Strip, killing two Palestinians, said to be Hamas members, wounded a 32-year-old woman and other two men. Palestinian medical sources identified the killed as Abdel-Karim Shaa’th and Mohammad Muamar, […]

22 May
1:39

More civilian deaths in Gaza

In an isolated barely field, located just few hundred meters away from the Israel-Gaza border line in eastern Rafah city, a heap of barely lies in the middle of the field. The field is now abandoned — why? Not because there are no farmers in the area, but rather because […]

17 May
4:48

Clashes erupt in Rafah, killing two and wounding severeal others

May 17, 2007 4:48 PM IMEMC Agencies Internal Unrest, News Report, Rafah 0

Media reports and witnesses said that two people were killed and several were wounded during a shootout between Hamas supporters and personnel of the Fatah-linked preventive security forces in Rafah city, south of Gaza Strip. Media reports and witnesses said that two people were killed and several were wounded during […]

16 May
5:09

Israeli warplanes bombard a buildling in Rafah, killing seven

May 16, 2007 5:09 PM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, Rafah 0

Israeli warplanes bombarded Wednesday a building, belonging to the executive force of Hamas, formed by the former interior minister, Saed Siyam of Hamas, killing seven executive force members and wounding 30 others.Israeli warplanes bombarded Wednesday a building, belonging to the executive force of Hamas, formed by the former interior minister, […]

16 May
3:57

Rafah police chief resigns over deteriorating security situation

May 16, 2007 3:57 PM IMEMC Agencies Internal Unrest, News Report, Rafah 0

Chief of the Palestinian police department of Rafah city, in southern Gaza, Zuheir Shahin, resigned today in protest of the deteriorating security situation in the Gaza Strip. Shahin said that due to the deteriorated security situation in Gaza and the police inability to prevent chaos, he resigned from the post. […]

10 May
2:23

Special Israeli army force invades Rafah and kidnaps two civilians

Palestinian sources reported that an undercover Israeli army force invaded the costal Gaza strip city of Rafah and kidnapped two civilians on Thursday at dawn. The sources stated that the force entered the Sofa are in Rafah located near the Gaza Israeli borders searched a number of homes then kidnapped […]

10 May
2:09

In Gaza, chaos versus democracy and democracy versus chaos

‘Perhaps some youth are trying to imitate what’s going in the outside world; we don’t have solid information on the existence of such groups,’ said Palestinian Interior Ministry spokesman Khaled Abu Helal in response to the recent attack on a UN-operated school in Rafah City. Early this week, a group […]

08 May
2:18

Troops shells houses near the Gaza Beach

May 8, 2007 2:18 AM Saed Bannoura Israeli attacks, News brief, Rafah 0

Palestinian sources reported on Monday at night that Israeli navy ships fired rounds of live ammunition at Palestinian houses near the Gaza beach. The shelling caused damage to the shelled areas; no injuries were reported. On Monday evening, the Israeli air force fired missiles at a Palestinian vehicle in the […]

27 Apr
3:29

Unknown gunmen kill security officer and wound three policemen at Rafah terminal

April 27, 2007 3:29 PM IMEMC Agencies Internal Unrest, News Report, Rafah 0

Palestinian sources confirmed Friday that one national security personnel was killed and three other policemen were wounded after unknown gunmen opened fire at the Rafah crossing terminal in Rafah, Gaza. Spokesman of the presidential guards at the crossing, Wael Dahab, told IMEMC that that a number of gunmen opened fire […]

26 Apr
6:29

UN report: Rafah Crossing terminal was closed 50% during April

April 26, 2007 6:29 PM IMEMC Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Rafah 0

A United Nations report said Thursday that Israel kept the Rafah crossing terminal closed half of the scheduled opening days between 4 and April17. The Office of Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), which circulated the report, considered the opening of the crossing as the best since the start of the […]

12 Apr
6:18

Two civilians killed in southern Gaza strip

April 12, 2007 6:18 PM Ghassan Bannoura Internal Unrest, News Report, Rafah 0

Two Palestinian men were killed in Rafah city in the southern part of the Gaza strip due to armed clashes between rival families in the city on Thursday midday. Palestinian sources in the city stated that two rival families clashed with each other in Rafah city center causing the death […]

12 Apr
2:50

One civilian killed in the southern Gaza strip

April 12, 2007 2:50 PM Ghassan Bannoura Internal Unrest, News brief, Rafah 0

One Palestinian man was killed in Rafah city in the southern part of the Gaza strip due to armed clashes between rival families in the city on Thursday midday. Medical sources identified the man as Younis Al Abed from Rafah city.

10 Apr
1:22

Egyptian border-guards uncover two tunnels on Gaza border

April 10, 2007 1:22 AM Saed Bannoura News Report, Palestinian attacks, Rafah 0

Official Egyptian sources reported on Monday that Egyptian border-guards arrested one Palestinian who allegedly crossed from the Gaza Strip into Egypt through one of two tunnels that were recently dug in the area.The Palestinian was allegedly arrested in the Sinai Peninsula, an Egyptian security source reported.  The two alleged tunnels […]

07 Apr
8:19

A Palestinian Resident of Rafah Dies of Wounds Sustained by Israeli Gunfire

April 7, 2007 8:19 PM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, Rafah 0

Palestinian medical sources in Rafah, south of Gaza Strip, announced Saturday the death of a local resident due to wounds he sustained three years ago during an Israeli army invasion into the city. The victim, identified as Iyad Abu Taha,24, was critically shot and wounded by the Israeli army gunfire […]

05 Apr
11:55

Israeli Gunboats Wound Two Palestinian Fishermen on Rafah Shore

April 5, 2007 11:55 PM IMEMC Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, Rafah 0

Israeli gunboats wounded Thursday two Palestinian fishermen who were on board their boats on the Rafah shoreline in the southern Gaza Strip. Local hospital sources confirmed the injury of two fishermen after Israeli gunboats chased and fired at Palestinian fishing boats. The fishing industry in the coastal region of Gaza […]

27 Mar
2:46

Five residents of Rafah injured in Hamas-Fateh clashes

March 27, 2007 2:46 AM Saed Bannoura Internal Unrest, News Report, Rafah 0

Palestinian medical sources at Abu Yousef Al Najjar Hospital in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, reported on Monday night that five residents were shot and injured during clashes between Hamas and Fateh gunmen.The clashes took place in Tal Al Sultan area in Rafah. The five suffered […]

26 Mar
3:25

European Observers’ Chief at Rafah Crossing Terminal Rethinks Presence

March 26, 2007 3:25 PM IMEMC Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Rafah 0

The head of the European observers at the Rafah crossing terminal, General Pietro Pistolese, said Sunday that if Israel continues closure of the Rafah crossing terminal in the southern Gaza Strip, his mission might rethink the presence of 70 observers there. Pistolese was speaking in an interview with an Israeli […]

26 Mar
8:54

Rafah crossing re-opens on Monday

March 26, 2007 8:54 AM Ghassan Bannoura Miscellaneous, News Report, Rafah 0

The Rafah crossing will be reopened on Monday morning from both sides Palestinian sources reported. Nathmi Muhana, the director of the borders and crossing control in the Palestinian Authority told the Palestinian online daily WAFA that the Rafah crossing, southern Gaza strip, will be open from both sides on Monday […]

20 Mar
3:31

Troops abduct five fishermen in Rafah

March 20, 2007 3:31 PM Ghassan Bannoura Israeli attacks, News Report, Rafah 0

On Tuesday morning, the Israeli naval forces abducted five Palestinian fishermen near the shores of the costal city of Rafah in the southern part of the Gaza strip. Local sources reported that the fishermen were working near the shore when Israeli naval boats attacked them, then abducted the five and […]

19 Mar
12:40

One Palestinian Girl Killed, Two Women Wounded during Clashes in Rafah

March 19, 2007 12:40 AM IMEMC Agencies Internal Unrest, News Report, Rafah 0

Palestinian medical sources confirmed that an 8 year-old girl was shot dead and two women were wounded in a crossfire during tribal clashes in Rafah city, in the southern Gaza Strip. Shaza Abu Mohsin and three others, including two women and a young man, were hit by stray bullets during […]

15 Mar
7:59

One killed, two injured near Rafah border

March 15, 2007 7:59 PM Ghassan Bannoura Miscellaneous, News Report, Rafah 0

Palestinian sources reported that one Palestinian man was killed and other two injured when an underground tunnel collapsed on them near the Palestinian Egyptian border in Rafah city in the southern Gaza strip. Mohamed Qishtah, 30, was killed when he was crushed to death when the tunnel collapsed on him. […]

13 Mar
1:37

Israel Abruptly Closes Rafah Crossing

March 13, 2007 1:37 PM IMEMC Agencies Human rights, News Report, Rafah 0

Israel abruptly closed Tuesday morning the Rafah crossing terminal, Gaza’s sole outlet to the outside world, after the crossing was reopened yesterday for three days. Israel abruptly closed Tuesday morning the Rafah crossing terminal, Gaza’s sole outlet to the outside world, after the crossing was reopened yesterday for three days. […]

08 Mar
6:34

Chaos at Rafah border crossing, one man crushed to death

March 8, 2007 6:34 PM IMEMC Agencies Miscellaneous, News Report, Rafah 0

On Thursday the Rafah crossing on the Gaza-Egypt border was re-opened after a day’s closure. As hoards of Palestinian civilians accumulated, panic erupted amidst Israeli troops’ attempt to achieve calm by firing gunshots in the air.It is estimated that 5000 civilians desperate to cross the rarely open border crossing had […]

27 Feb
3:33

Israeli war-ship opens fire at Palestinian fishermen in Rafah

February 27, 2007 3:33 PM Ghassan Bannoura Israeli attacks, News Report, Rafah 0

Palestinian sources reported that an Israeli war-ship opened heavy gunfire at Palestinian fishing boats and civilians at Tal Al Sultan beach, on the Rafah city coast in the southern Gaza strip on Tuesday morning. The sources reported no injuries, the boats sustained damage. In a separate incident, Israel army tanks […]

19 Feb
5:36

Rafah border crossing reopened

February 19, 2007 5:36 PM Ghassan Bannoura Human rights, News Report, Rafah 0

Palestinian sources at Rafah border crossing, in the southren Gaza strip, stated that the crossing was reopened on Monday morning. Wa’el Dahap, the spokesperson of the Palestinian groups working at the crossing, stated that the crossing was opened on Monday morning after the European observers came to their posts at […]

06 Feb
7:05

Rafah Border Crossing Re-Opened

February 6, 2007 7:05 PM IMEMC Agencies Miscellaneous, News brief, Rafah 0

The European third party which monitors the Rafah border crossing between Gaza and Egypt has re-opened the crossing after it was closed by Isreali troops at noon on Tuesday. No information regarding the crossing being open on Wednesday.