Category Archives: Gaza Siege

19 Jun
11:39

After France Condemns Israel’s Killings in Gaza, French Police Obstruct Freedom Flotilla

Human rights activist Claude Leostic accuses Emmanuel Macron’s government of political harassment. TRNN video & transcript: DIMITRI LASCARIS: This is Dimitri Lascaris, reporting for The Real News from Montreal, Canada. As The Real News reported a few weeks ago, a flotilla of ships has set sail from Copenhagen to the besieged […]

17 Jun
8:25

Tayseer Khaled: American Envoys to the Region are Unwelcome

Tayseer Khaled, member of the executive committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization ( PLO ) and of the Politbureau of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine, posted a tweet on social networking sites entitled, ”The American envoys to the region are not welcome.“ He added, according to the […]

15 Jun
4:35

Palestinian Security Breaks Up Ramallah Protest

Palestinian Authority (PA) security forces fired stun grenades and tear gas to disperse a rare anti-government protest in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah, on Wednesday, as hundreds demonstrated against Palestinian punitive measures against the Gaza Strip. According to local PNN sources, dozens were beaten and detained, including foreign journalists, in […]

14 Jun
10:01

Palestinian Dies From Wounds Suffered Eight Years Ago

Medical sources have reported, Wednesday, that a Palestinian man from northern Gaza died from serious complications caused by wounds he suffered after Israeli soldiers shot him eight years ago. The sources said the man, identified as Kamal Mohammad al-Yaziji, from Beit Hanoun, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, […]

13 Jun
9:26

DCIP Report: Israeli Soldier Shoots, Kills 14-year-old Palestinian in Gaza Strip

An Israeli soldier shot and killed a 14-year-old Palestinian with live ammunition during protests east of Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, near the perimeter fence, on June 8. Haitham Mohammad Khalil al-Jamal died Friday evening in a hospital, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, a few hours […]

13 Jun
8:28

UNRWA: Gaza’s Infant Mortality Rate No Longer In Decline

According to a new study by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) infant mortality, which in most parts of the world is in decreasing, has not declined for the last decade in Gaza. The paper entitled “Stalled decline in infant mortality among Palestine refugees in the Gaza Strip […]

11 Jun
1:33

Israeli Soldiers Conduct A Limited Invasion Into Central Gaza

Several armored Israeli military vehicles invaded, Monday, Palestinian agricultural lands, east of the al-Boreij refugee camp in central Gaza, and bulldozed sections near the border fence while firing live rounds. Media sources said the invasion was carried out by four tanks and three D9 armored military bulldozers. They added that […]

09 Jun
1:14

Friday: Israeli Soldiers Killed Four Palestinians Including Child, Injured 618, In Gaza

Updated: The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza has confirmed that Israeli soldiers killed four Palestinians, including one child, and injured 618 others, including five journalists, 26 children and 14 women, and added that 117 of the wounded were shot with live fire, among them eight who suffer very serious injuries. […]

08 Jun
4:15

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (31 May – 06 June 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 31 May – 06 June, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use force against Palestinian peaceful protestors. Two Palestinian civilians, including a female volunteer paramedic; and a third one succumbed to wounds in the Gaza […]

06 Jun
5:20

Cousin of Palestinian Medic Killed by Israel Speaks Out

Palestinian nurse Razan al-Najar was shot and killed by an Israeli sniper, in Gaza, while she was wearing a white medic’s uniform and had her hands raised. Dalia al-Najjar says her cousin “Razan showed everyone what it is to want freedom.” She tells TRNN’s Ben Norton, “Everyone is joining the […]

04 Jun
9:10

GMO: 125 Violations against Palestinian Journalists in May

Israeli occupation forces committed 125 violations against Palestinian journalists during the past month of May, a Palestinian government office said, in its monthly report. The report revealed the  number and the conditions of wounded Palestinian journalists who sustained injuries while covering the Great March of Return, in eastern Gaza, with […]

04 Jun
8:54

After Gaza Massacre, Has Israel Lost Liberal American Jews? (1/3)

Rebecca Vilkomerson, Executive Director of Jewish Voice for Peace, discusses the American Jewish community’s growing disillusionment with Israel as it aligns itself closer with the Trump administration and massacres civilians in Gaza. TRNN video & transcript: AARON MATE: It’s The Real News. I’m Aaron Mate. For years now, American Jewish public […]

03 Jun
9:33

Swedish Freedom Flotilla: ‘The people of Gaza need us to act.’

On Tuesday, 15 May, three Swedish boats met in the Danish Straits near Copenhagen, to start a voyage that would take them across channels and seas all the way to the Mediterranean and the coast of Palestine. This was a flotilla with a mission to defy Israel’s illegal siege on the Gaza […]

01 Jun
7:51

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (24 – 30 May 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 24 – 30 May, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against Palestinian peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank. Six Palestinian civilians succumbed to their wounds, 5 of whom […]

31 May
8:05

Israeli Military Prevents Palestinian Attempt to Break Gaza’s Naval Blockade

Palestinians in Gaza mounted a flotilla of small ships to take 17 injured to Cyprus, for medical treatment, but Israel’s navy halted the expedition. Meanwhile, Israel also launched massive strikes on Hamas positions, in retaliation for mortar fire from Gaza. Noor Harazeen reports from Gaza. Story Transcript & Video NOOR […]

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
12:28

Israeli Navy Abducts Two Fishermen In Gaza

Several Israeli military ships attacked, Wednesday, Palestinian fishing boats, near the shore in Gaza city. Media sources said the fishermen were taken prisoner while fishing in Palestinian territorial waters, in front of the Shati’ refugee camp, west of Gaza city. They two were placed in a navy ship, before they […]

The Gaza “Freedom Boat” in port in Gaza, before attempting to break Israel’s naval blockade. May 29, 2018. (Mohammed Zaanoun/Activestills.org)
30 May
11:32

Updated: Armed Israeli Gunships Intercept Gaza Boat Carrying Cancer Patients

On Tuesday, a humanitarian flotilla from the Gaza Strip was stopped nine miles from the shore of Gaza by the Israeli navy. The boat was seized, and its passengers returned to the prison of the Gaza Strip. Update: The Israel Navy released the passengers of the humanitarian flotilla, after transferring […]

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 […]

28 May
11:55

Palestinian Killed in Israeli Attack North of Gaza

A Palestinian man was killed on Monday, and another critically injured, in an Israeli artillery attack on a location to the east of Beit Lahia town, in the northern Gaza Strip, said the Ministry of Health. Mohammad Masoud al-Radea’, 31, from Beit Lahia, was killed in the attack that targeted […]

28 May
10:03

Freedom Flotilla to Depart Gaza as Another Sets Sail from Copenhagen

The National Higher Committee for the Great Return March (NHCGRM) announced, yesterday, that a flotilla of ships is going to depart the Gaza Strip, in breaking the siege imposed by Israeli occupation forces for over eleven years, which led to a dire and unlivable situation in the coastal enclave. In a press conference […]

28 May
9:44

Israel Begins Construction of Naval Barrier off Gaza Coast

Palestinian fishermen sit on a boat at the port of Gaza City, January 25, 2015. (AFP, File) The Israeli government began construction of a marine barrier off the coast of the northern Gaza Strip on Sunday, which it says will be used to prevent the movement of the Hamas military […]

26 May
8:23

Israeli Soldiers Shoot, Injure Two Palestinians on Gaza Border

At least two Palestinians, on Saturday, were shot and injured by the Israeli army, with live fire, along the barbed-wire fence that separates between Gaza and Israel to the east of Gaza city, said medical sources. Two unidentified youth were shot and injured as Israeli forces stationed along the Gaza-Israeli  barrier […]

26 May
10:13

Seriously Injured Palestinian Succumbs To His Wounds

The Palestinian Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip has reported that a Palestinian man died, on Saturday at dawn, from serious wounds he suffered after Israeli soldiers shot him with live fire, several days ago. The Ministry identified the slain Palestinian as Hussein Salem Abu ‘Oweida, 41, and added that […]

25 May
5:00

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (17 – 23 May 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 17 – 23 May, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use lethal force against peaceful Palestinian protestors in the Gaza Strip. Two succumbed to wounds sustained in the Great March of Return, in addition to […]

24 May
11:00

Israeli Navy Abducts Two Sibling Fishermen In Gaza, Confiscates A Boat

Israeli navy ships attacked, on Thursday morning, several Palestinian fishing boats, and opened fire at them in the Sudaniyya Sea, northwest of Gaza city, before abducting two sibling fishermen. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency said the soldiers used automatic fire against several Palestinian fishing boats, in Gaza territorial waters close […]

23 May
7:54

Gaza Freedom Flotilla Boat Boarded & Searched by German Coast Guard

from Freedom Flotilla Coalition: Just before noon local time (May 23,2018), the Freedom Flotilla vessel Al Awda (The Return) was boarded by the German Coast Guard, at the orders of the German Ministry of Interior. They collected all the passports on board, wrote down everyone’s personal data, searched the vessel thoroughly, asked […]

23 May
4:28

Israeli Air Force Fires Missiles Targeting Boats In Gaza Port

The Israeli Air Force fired, on Tuesday at dawn, several missiles at the Gaza Sea Port, west of Gaza City, targeting at least two boats prepared for welcoming the Freedom Flotilla boat that is currently sailing to the besieged and impoverished coastal region. Media sources in Gaza said the Israeli […]

22 May
8:49

Freedom Flotilla Sets Sail for Gaza after The Great March of Return

Activists Yudit Ilany and Heather Milton-Lightening explain why Israel’s blockade of Gaza must end. TRNN video & transcript: DIMITRI LASCARIS: This is Dimitri Lascaris, reporting for The Real News Network from Montreal, Canada. The Gaza Strip is home to approximately two million Palestinians, one half of whom are children. In 2007, […]

21 May
5:34

Arms Manufacturers Use Israel’s Massacres in Gaza to Test New Technology

As the Israeli military mows down unarmed Palestinian protesters, arms trade expert Andrew Feinstein explains how weapons companies use Gaza as a laboratory to test new products and rake in profits. Andrew Feinstein is the Executive Director of Corruption Watch UK and author of ‘The Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms […]

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 […]

20 May
9:07

UN Security Council to Discuss Resolution for Protection of Palestinian People

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC), on Monday, will discuss a draft resolution to provide international protection for the Palestinian people. The resolution was put forward by Kuwait’s permanent representative at the UN headquarters in New York, Ambassador Mansour Al Otaibi, and called for providing international protection to civilians in the […]

20 May
2:30

‘Killing Gaza’: A New Documentary on Palestinians Under Siege

In their new film “Killing Gaza,” journalists Dan Cohen and Max Blumenthal capture the harrowing stories of Palestinians who survived the 2014 Israeli assault, and their struggles to recover and persist under a crippling blockade. Via The Real News Network (TRNN). Watch video at https://vimeo.com/ondemand/killinggaza/255266362 Also from TRNN — 05/15/18 Gaza Activist: […]

19 May
5:20

Palestinian Man Dies From Serious Wounds Suffered On April 14

The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that a Palestinian man died, on Saturday at dawn, from serious wounds he suffered on Monday April 14, after Israeli soldiers shot him with live fire during the nonviolent protest against the U.S. moving its Embassy to occupied Jerusalem, and commemorating the 70th anniversary of […]

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 […]

18 May
9:43

Jewish Americans Condemn US Government Support for Israel’s Massacre of Gazans

Activists from Jewish Voice for Peace NYC and Jews Say No! held a Gaza solidarity protest outside the office of Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, condemning US support for Israel’s massacre of Palestinian protesters – Ben Norton reports. TRNN video & transcript: BEN NORTON: Activists from the progressive organizations, Jewish […]

18 May
7:53

UN Human Rights Body Calls for International Inquiry on Jerusalem, West Bank and Gaza

The UN human rights body, on Friday, called for an international inquiry into the state of human rights in East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza, calling out Israel for its killings of protesters in the Strip. The special session of the Human Rights Council was convened after the bloodiest […]

17 May
9:29

Gideon Levy: No Opposition in Israel as Netanyahu Massacres Gazans

Renowned Israeli journalist Gideon Levy says “the victims of Gaza hardly touch anybody in Israel,” as Israeli forces mow down protesters. Hardline right-wing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has a stranglehold on politics, and the left barely exists. Gideon Levy is a prominent Israeli journalist and author of the weekly column […]

17 May
8:22

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (10 – 16 May 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 10 – 16 May, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use appallingly lethal force against Palestinian protestors in the Gaza Strip; 46 Palestinian civilians, including 7 children and a wheelchair-bound man, were killed; 2024 Palestinian […]

17 May
8:07

Hamas: Military Force Will Be Used if Blockade Continues

Hamas’ chief in the Gaza Strip vowed, on Wednesday, to use military force against Israel if the blockade on the region continues. Speaking to Qatar-based Al-Jazeera TV on Wednesday evening, Yahya al-Senwar stressed that the March of Return rallies, which have been taking place since March 30, on the borders […]

16 May
8:53

Israel Slaughters Unarmed Palestinian Protesters While Trump Administration Shouts ‘Hamas!’

The Israeli military killed over 60 and wounded over 2,000 Palestinians protesters in one day, as Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner opened the US embassy in Jerusalem. Journalist Ali Abunimah says the Trump administration is misleadingly pointing the finger at Hamas to distract from Israel’s crimes. Ali Abunimah is co-founder of […]

16 May
8:25

Turkey Expels Israeli Consul Over Israeli Massacres In Gaza

The Turkish Foreign Ministry, on May 16, told Israel’s Consul General in Istanbul Yosef Levi Sfari to leave the country “for a while”, following indiscriminate violence and killings of Palestinian civilians by Israeli soldiers along the Gaza border. Turkey’s Consul General in Jerusalem was summoned by the Israeli Foreign Ministry on May […]

15 May
9:39

70 Years of Nakba: Where Can Palestinians Go from Here?

by Amal Ahmad, Irene Calis, Haidar Eid, Razi Nabulse  May 15, 2018 The Palestinian people have perhaps never been more in need of a forward-looking vision to shape their struggle. In facing the 70thanniversary of the Nakba, or catastrophe and the creation of Israel, on May 15, they also face a myriad of circumstances […]

15 May
9:12

Palestinians Mark Nakba Day following Israeli Bloodshed in Gaza

Just a day after mass Israeli bloodshed in Gaza, the Palestinians are marking the 70th anniversary of the Nakba (Catastrophe), when the Tel Aviv regime forced them out of their homeland and declared its existence on occupied territory. Palestinians, both in the Gaza Strip and the occupied West Bank, are […]

15 May
8:55

Gaza Killings Spark Mass Protests in Ireland, South Africa

In response to Israel’s horrific massacre of dozens of unarmed Palestinians, and wounding of thousands, in Gaza, the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) has organised a series of protests around Ireland to take place today. Protests are expected to continue in Gaza, and casualties are expected to mount. There will be […]

15 May
12:49

Gaza Activist: Israel’s Massacres Won’t Stop Our Struggle

In one of the worst mass killings by Israel in years, at least 58 Palestinians were killed as Israeli forces opened fire on the Great March of Return, in Gaza. The attack coincided with the opening of the new US embassy in Jerusalem. We are joined from Gaza City by […]

13 May
4:47

Norman Finkelstein: Israel’s Violence on Gazans’ Non-Violence

Norman Finkelstein says that Israeli forces have conducted a “murderous assault on non-violent protesters” in Gaza’s Great March of Return, because non-violent protest threatens not Israel, but its occupation. Norman G. Finkelstein received his doctorate in 1988 from the Department of Politics at Princeton University. He currently teaches at Sakarya […]

11 May
9:05

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (03 – 09 May 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 03 – 09 May, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use lethal force against Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip. A Palestinian civilian succumbed to wounds he sustained in the March of Return and Breaking […]

10 May
6:23

Israeli Military Fires on Fishermen, Razes Lands in Gaza

Israeli naval forces opened fire at Palestinian fishermen as they were sailing off the coast of Rafah City, in the southern Gaza Strip, on Wednesday morning, according to local sources. No injuries were reported, according to Ma’an. The fishermen said they were forced to head back to shore afterwards “in […]

10 May
5:54

Higher National Commission of Great March of Return and Breaking of Siege Appeals to International Community to Save Gaza

In a press conference, on Wednesday, at the Palestinian Ministry of Information, the Higher National Commission of the Great March of Return and Breaking of the Gaza Siege appealed the international community, at all levels, to urgently intervene on behalf of the Palestinian people in obtaining their basic human rights, […]

08 May
9:11

Historian Ilan Pappe: ‘We Need Sustained International Pressure on Israel’

The Great Return protests in Gaza will culminate on Nakba Day, May 14th. This is also the day that Israel will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the State of Israel. Historian Ilan Pappe says that we need international pressure brought upon the State of Israel, on this occasion, and to […]

08 May
9:00

Are Israeli Snipers Who Shoot Palestinian Protesters In Gaza Really Protecting Their Border?

Israeli snipers have been shooting Palestinian protesters within the Gaza Strip, claiming that, in doing so, they are protecting Israel’s borders and sovereignty. Is their claim genuine? Since 30 March, hundreds of Israeli soldiers, including a reported 100 snipers stationed along the eastern border of the Gaza Strip, have been […]

07 May
8:08

VIDEO: Palestinian Takes Down Israeli Drone with Stone

Palestinian protesters near the Gaza border managed to bring down an Israeli drone with a stone and a slingshot, a video posted online recently revealed. Footage by Press TV shows Palestinians hurling stones at an Israeli drone with a slingshot. A heavy cloud of grey smoke can be seen, while […]

06 May
11:58

Two More Palestinian Protesters Slain by Israeli Forces in Gaza

                  Updated: Israeli soldiers killed, on Sunday afternoon, two unarmed Palestinian protesters near the eastern border of the southern city of Khan Younis. The Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza identified the two protesters as Baha’ Qdeih, 23, and Mohammad Abu Reeda, […]

06 May
10:58

Israeli Soldier: “By the time we got out of there, everything was like a sandbox.”

Breaking the Silence is an organization of veteran combatants who have served in the Israeli military since the start of the Second Intifada, and have taken it upon themselves to expose the Israeli public to the reality of everyday life in the Occupied Territories. They endeavor to stimulate public debate about the price […]

05 May
3:57

Updated – Health Ministry: “Army Injures 1143 Palestinians, Including 83 With Live Fire In Gaza”

The Palestinian Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip has reported that Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, 1143 Palestinians, including 83 with live fire, among them three who suffered serious wounds, and added that the soldiers injured 149 children and targeted medics and journalists, wounding eight of them. Today’s procession, dubbed as […]

03 May
9:02

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (26 April – 02 May 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 26 April – 02 May, 2018. Israeli forces continued to directly target peaceful protests that did not pose any threat to the Israeli soldiers’ life. 4 Palestinian civilians, including a child, were killed on […]

03 May
8:28

Palestinians Face Explosive Bullets, Dangerous Gas Bombs (VIDEO)

~Mersiha Gadzo By the time he was transferred to Istishari Arab Hospital, in Ramallah, after undergoing seven surgeries in Gaza, there was nothing doctors could do to save his left leg. It had to be amputated, unbeknown to al-Zaieem, 22, who was unconscious at the time. “No one dared to tell […]

03 May
8:15

Human Rights Laws Do Not Apply for Great March

Basic principles of using force and firearms do not apply, with regard to  incidents which have occurred during the Great March of Return along Gaza’s border, with the army claiming that the marches constitutes a state of war. In response to a petition filed by human rights organizations against Israeli […]

29 Apr
7:39

Army Shoots, Injures Palestinian Youth along Gaza’s Border

A Palestinian, Sunday, was shot and injured in the foot with live ammunition fired by Israeli forces along Gaza borders with Israel, to the east of Khan Younis city, in the south of the Gaza Strip, said WAFA sources. Forces stationed along the borders reportedly opened fire at a Palestinian […]

29 Apr
10:51

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian East Of Gaza

Israeli soldiers abducted, Sunday, a Palestinian man after he reportedly crossed the border fence, east of Gaza City. Media sources said the soldiers cuffed and blindfolded the man, who remained unidentified as the times of this report, and took him to an unknown destination. In related news, the soldiers fired […]

29 Apr
3:00

Amnesty International Calling for Arms Embargo on Israel over Unlawful Killings

Israel is carrying out murderous assaults against protesting Palestinians, with its armed forces killing and maiming demonstrators who pose no imminent threat to them, Amnesty International said on Friday. Based on its latest research, the famous rights group said, Israel continues killing and maiming protesters as the “Great March of Return” protests […]

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 […]

Gaza Protest - image by Muhammed Smiry on Twitter
27 Apr
10:26

Will the International Criminal Court Prosecute Israel for War Crimes?

Rania Muhareb and Tareq Zaqoot of Al Haq discuss the shooting of hundreds of unarmed protesters, including women, children and journalists. TRNN video & transcript: DIMITRI LASCARIS: This is Dimitri Lascaris, reporting for The Real News Network from Montreal, Canada. On March 30th, the day that is known to Palestinians […]

27 Apr
6:57

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (19 – 25 April 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 19 – 25 April 2018. Israeli forces continued to directly target peaceful protests that did not pose any threat to the Israeli soldiers’ life. 5 Palestinian civilians were killed, including a child and 2 […]

22 Apr
9:58

Qassam Fighter Killed In Tunnel Accident In Central Gaza

The Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, has reported that one of its fighters was killed, Sunday, when a siege-busting tunnel collapsed on him near the border in Deir al-Balah, in central Gaza. The Brigades identified the fighter as Tha’er Nayef az-Zare’ey, 30, from Deir al-Balah. His corpse was […]

22 Apr
8:23

MSF Teams Observe Severe, Devastating Gunshot Injuries in Gaza

Since 1 April, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams in Gaza have provided post-operative care to more than 500 people injured by Israeli gunshots, during the Great March of Return demonstrations. The number of patients treated in MSF clinics, over the last three weeks, is more than the number they treated throughout […]

20 Apr
4:54

Update: Israeli Army Kills Two Palestinians, Injures 83, In Gaza

The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza has reported that the soldiers killed two Palestinians, and injured 83 others, in several parts of the Gaza Strip, Friday. The Ministry said the soldiers shot five Palestinians, including a medic who was shot with a live round in the head, and a journalist […]

19 Apr
11:24

Hospital in Ramallah Amputates Leg of Injured Gaza Child

A Ramallah hospital amputated, on Thursday, the left leg of Gaza child Abdul Rahman Noufal, aged 13, from Nuseirat refugee camp, who was shot in the leg with an explosive bullet that ruptured his bones during protests at the Gaza border with Israel, according to family members. Noufal underwent surgery […]

18 Apr
8:40

‘Onion Boy’ Dreams of Playground, Just Like Every Other Kid

by Asmaa Tayeh Onion boy is a Palestinian boy who represents most Palestinian children experiencing brutal Israeli violations of rights and freedoms in front of the eyes of the motionless international community. A picture of a 9-year-old boy in the Gaza Strip went viral immediately after it was posted on social […]

18 Apr
8:01

UNRWA Suffering $300m Financial Deficit

Spokesman for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in the Gaza Strip, Adnan Abu Hasna, said that the agency still suffers from a $ 300 million financial deficit, which it considers as an existential threat. Abu Hasna told Voice of Palestine radio, on Wednesday, that the agency continues […]

14 Apr
8:11

Israel Mows Down Unarmed Gaza Protesters for 3rd Week as US Blocks UN Investigation

Israeli soldiers wounded more than 900 peaceful Palestinian protesters on the Gaza border, for the third Friday in a row, while the Donald Trump administration prevents any action by the United Nations. TRNN video and transcript: BEN NORTON: For three weeks in a row, thousands of unarmed Palestinian have protested […]

14 Apr
7:50

Israeli Navy Continues to Prevent Fishing off Gaza Shores

Israeli navy boats barred fishermen, on Saturday, from sailing in the northern Gaza shores and forced them to return to coast, according to fishermen who told WAFA that this has been a daily occurrence. They said that the navy opened fire at fishermen across from Sudaniya shores in the northern […]

14 Apr
6:49

Members of US Congress Release Statement on Gaza Protests

U.S. Representatives Mark Pocan (WI-02), Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Keith Ellison (MN-05), Barbara Lee (CA-13), and Henry C. “Hank” Johnson Jr. (GA-04) released the following statement in advance of demonstrations scheduled to take place on Friday within the territory of Gaza. The Members of Congress are urging Gaza protesters to carry […]

12 Apr
9:33

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (05 – 11 April 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 05 – 11 April, 2018. Israeli forces continued to directly target peaceful protests along the Gaza Strip borders without their posing any threat to the Israeli soldiers’ lives. 8 Palestinian civilians, including 2 children […]

08 Apr
6:20

Agricultural Lands Shelled by Israeli Artillery

Israeli artillery, Sunday, shelled Palestinian agricultural land in the Juhr Ad-Dik area, southeast of Gaza city. No casualties were reported, said WAFA sources. Israeli artillery stationed along Gaza borders with Israel, to the southeast of Gaza city, fired six missiles targeting agricultural land to the east of Juhr ad-Deek. The […]

07 Apr
4:55

The Occupation of the American Mind – RAI with Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters

On Reality Asserts Itself (RAI) with Paul Jay, legendary musician Roger Waters and Sut Jhally discuss their new film about the Israeli public relations campaign to influence U.S. public opinion. TRNN video & transcript: (Additional links at bottom of page.) JAY: Welcome to The Real News Network, and welcome to […]

06 Apr
9:14

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (29 March – 04 April 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 29 March – 04 April, 2018. The Bloodiest Week After 2014 Offensive on the Gaza Strip Israeli forces continued to directly target peaceful protests along the Gaza Strip borders which didn’t pose any threat […]

06 Apr
7:16

Army to Shoot Palestinians within 300 Meters of Gaza Fence

The Israeli army has stepped up military measures on the border with the Gaza Strip after demonstrators gathered there for the Great March of Return, today. According to a military reporter for the Israeli news site Wallah, the Israeli army is preparing for another protest planned for the weekend, and […]

Thaer Rabea
06 Apr
10:40

Palestinian Dies From Serious Wounds Suffered Last Friday In Northern Gaza

The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that a young man died on Friday morning from serious wounds he suffered when Israeli soldiers shot him with live fire, last Friday March 30th, in northern Gaza. The Palestinian, Tha’er Mohammad Rabe’a, 30, suffered serious wounds after being shot with live army fire, […]

06 Apr
5:58

Israeli Soldiers Open Fire on Gaza Fishermen, Injuring 3

Israeli naval forces opened fire on Palestinian fisherman as they were sailing along the coast of the Gaza Strip, Thursday, injuring three. Local sources told Maan News Agency that three fishermen were injured with live ammunition, including one who suffered life-threatening wounds. The fishermen, whose identities were unknown at the […]

03 Apr
9:38

US Blocks UN Investigation into Israeli Military Killings in Gaza (pt. 1/2)

Reacting to Trump administration blocking of a UN investigation into Israeli military’s killings of Palestinians, Col. Larry Wilkerson says the United States is “in the back pocket of Israel like we have never been associated with any other country in the world.” Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Government and Public Policy […]

Mosab Salloul
02 Apr
10:40

Israel confirms holding two bodies of Palestinians killed Friday

Israeli authorities confirmed Sunday that they are holding the bodies of two Palestinians who were killed on Friday during the protests at the borders in Gaza. The two men were identified as: Mohammad Rubaiya and Mosab Zohair Salloul. Although the family confirmed the death of Mosab Salloul, no further information […]

01 Apr
12:43

Lieberman Refuses Investigation, Vows “Harsher” Military Response

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said, Sunday, that Israel will not hold any investigation, or cooperate with international inquiries, into the excessive use force against unarmed protesters in Gaza, Friday, leading to the death of sixteen Palestinians, in addition to hundreds of injuries. Lieberman did not only refuse any investigation […]

31 Mar
10:07

Hamas: Gazans Will Continue to Protest on the Border, Will Not Give Up Right of Return

Hamas resistance leadership has announced that the protests on the border between the Gaza Strip and Israel will continue, after visiting the various protest locations. Head of the Hamas political bureau, Ismail Haniyeh, was east of Gaza City. Hamas leader in Gaza, Yahya Sinwar, was in the southern Gaza Strip […]

29 Mar
11:18

B’Tselem: Gaza Not a “Combat Zone”, Shooting at Demonstrators a Crime

B’Tselem – The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights In The Occupied Territories: Ahead of the Palestinian demonstrations planned to start tomorrow (Friday) in Gaza, Israeli officials have repeatedly threatened to respond with lethal force. Completely ignoring the humanitarian disaster in Gaza and Israel’s responsibility for it, they are couching […]

29 Mar
8:53

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (22 – 28 March 2018)

Shooting: During the reporting period, Israeli forces wounded 22 Palestinian civilians, including 4 children and a photojournalist, in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.  In the Gaza Strip as well, the Israeli forces continued to chase the Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza Sea, target the border areas, and carry out […]

29 Mar
12:28

Israeli Government Issues “Shoot To Kill” Orders in Preparation for Friday Protests

The Israeli ministerial cabinet held a special meeting Wednesday to discuss the expected mass Palestinian protests, especially in the Gaza Strip, this Friday, to commemorate Palestinian Land Day. The Cabinet decided to significantly increase military deployments, in addition to using live fire and shoot to kill orders “if the Palestinians […]

28 Mar
9:59

Israeli Soldiers Injure A Young Man Near Gaza

Israeli soldiers shot, on Wednesday evening, a young Palestinian man east of the Sheja’eyya neighborhood, east of Gaza city. Palestinian medical sources said the soldiers shot the young man with a live round in his thigh, before he was rushed to the Shifa medical center, west of Gaza. The incident […]

26 Mar
9:03

There Are No Late Mornings for Samiha Ghaben

photo: Amal Qarra harvesting wheat in the town of Abasan, in the southeast Gaza Strip (MEE/Mohamed al-Hajjar) There are no late mornings for Samiha Ghaben. The 45-year-old mother of three wakes up every day at 5am to start work on her farm in the town of Beit Lahiya, northern Gaza. […]

22 Mar
7:58

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (15 – 21 March 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 15 – 21 March, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against the peaceful protests, while 37 Palestinian civilians, including 12 children and a photojournalist, were wounded in the West Bank and Gaza […]

22 Mar
10:00

Israeli Soldiers Invade Farmlands, Fire Live Rounds, In Gaza

Several Israeli tanks, and armored military bulldozers, invaded on Thursday morning Palestinian farmlands in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, bulldozed sections close to the border fence, and fired live rounds. The soldiers fired dozens of live rounds into Palestinian agricultural lands, and at farmers, east of the al-Qarara […]

20 Mar
4:51

Second Arrest in 3 Days, PCHR Denounces Arrest of Patient’s Companion by the Israeli Forces at Beit Hanoun Crossing

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) strongly condemns that Israeli forces stationed at Beit Hanoun “Erez” Crossing continued to apply the policy of arresting patients and their companions when traveling for treatment in the Israeli or Palestinian hospitals in the West Bank and occupied Jerusalem. The latest was arrest […]

20 Mar
11:19

Israeli Soldiers Fire At Farmers, Invades Lands, In The Gaza Strip

Israeli soldiers fired, on Tuesday morning, many live rounds at Palestinian farmers, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, and invaded farmlands in the area, in addition Beit Hanoun, to the northern part of the coastal region. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers, driving an armored military […]

17 Mar
10:51

UN Report: Lack of Political Process to End Israeli – Palestinian Conflict the Largest Impediment to Palestinian Development

(photo: Gaza’s Shuja’eyya in 2014) nsnbc : A report compiled by the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East peace process (UNSCO), published on Friday, stresses that the lack of a political process to end the Israeli – Palestinian conflict continues to be the single-largest impediment to Palestinian development. The […]

17 Mar
11:56

Israeli Soldiers Open Fire At Farmers, Shepherds And Fishermen, In Gaza

Israeli soldiers opened fire, on Saturday morning, at several Palestinian farmers, and shepherds, east Gaza, and in the al-Fakhari area, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the besieged coastal region, while Israeli navy ships fired dozens of live rounds and fishing boats, in the Sudaniyya Sea area, […]

15 Mar
8:32

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (07 – 14 March 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 07 – 14 March, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against peaceful protests in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, while two Palestinian civilians were killed in Nablus and Hebron. 28 Palestinian […]

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 […]

10 Mar
4:56

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (28 February – 06 March 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 28 February – 06 March 2018. Soldiers killed a Palestinian farmer east of Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip, while 12 shooting incidents targeting Palestinian fishing boats off the Gaza Strip Shore were […]