Category Archives: Gaza Siege

24 Jan
10:47

Livni Cancels Belgium Visit Following Arrest Threat

Former Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni has reportedly cancelled her trip to Belgium, according to the PNN, over threats of arrest for war crimes in Gaza. On 23 June, 2010, a group of victims filed a complaint in Belgium, with the Federal Prosecutor, against a number of Israeli military officials, […]

24 Jan
3:06

Tzipi Livni to Face Belgian Arrest Warrant

via the BDS National Committee. (Edited for the IMEMC by chris @ imemc.org) 23/01/2017 – Brussels  Belgian police have confirmed that they intend to question former Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni at her arrival in Brussels, today, for suspected war crimes. Livni is listed as a speaker  at a European Parliament […]

23 Jan
11:42

Gaza Fisherman Condition Critical Following Israeli Naval Attack

A Palestinian fisherman, on Monday morning, sustained serious wounds after he was shot in the head with a rubber-coated metal bullet by Israeli naval forces. Head of Gaza’s Fishermen’s Union, Nizar Ayyash, told the Palestine Information Center (PIC) that Israeli forces attacked Palestinian fishermen sailing off of western Beit Lahiya […]

21 Jan
6:01

Qassam Fighter Killed in Tunnel Accident In Khan Younis

The Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, has announced the one of its fighters was killed, on Friday evening, in a tunnel accident in Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Al-Qassam identified the fighter as Yousef Issam al-Agha, 22, from Khan Younis, and […]

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
11:38

Israeli Naval Forces Continue to Chase Palestinian Fishermen in Gaza Sea; 5 Fishermen Arrested and 2 Fishing Boats Confiscated

On Monday morning, 16 January 2017, Israeli gunboats chased and opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats.  They then arrested 5 fishermen and confiscated two fishing boats in two separate incidents.  The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) noticed that Israeli forces have recently concentrated their attacks against fishermen in Gaza […]

17 Jan
3:13

Palestinian Youth Self-Immolates in Gaza

A Palestinian youth set himself on fire, Monday, in the central Gaza Strip refugee camp of al-Bureij, for unknown reasons. Gaza police spokesperson Ayman al-Bantaji told Ma’an News Agency that the youth, identified as Islam al-Maqusi, poured gasoline on his body and set himself on fire in front of a […]

16 Jan
7:55

Israeli Navy Abducts Five Fishermen In Gaza Waters

Israeli navy ships attacked, in two separate incidents on Monday, several Palestinian fishing boats, in Gaza territorial waters, in Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, and abducted five fishermen. The first attack was carried out, earlier Monday, leading to property damage, and the abduction of two […]

15 Jan
3:36

Israeli Navy Injures A Palestinian Fisherman In Northern Gaza

Israeli navy ships opened fire, on Saturday evening, at Palestinian fishing boats near the shore of Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, wounding one fisherman. Medical sources in Gaza said the fisherman suffered moderate wounds, and was moved to the Indonesian Hospital, in the northern part […]

07 Jan
10:56

Israeli Soldiers Open Fire On Homes, Lands, In Khan Younis

Israeli soldiers, stationed on military towers across the border fence, opened fire on Saturday morning targeting a number of homes and lands, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Medical sources said the attacks did not lead to physical injuries, but caused anxiety attacks among […]

05 Jan
11:52

Gaza Fisherman Missing After Israeli Navy Capsized A Palestinian Fishing Boat

Israeli navy ships attacked, on Thursday morning, several Palestinian fishing boats in the Sudaniyya Sea, northwest of Gaza city, causing one boat to capsize while a fisherman went missing in the aftermath of the assault. The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza said the fisherman, identified as Mohammad Ahmad al-Hassi, went […]

Gaza Farmers (image from ISM)
21 Dec
6:45

Israeli Military Opens Fire at Farmers, Fishermen in Gaza

Photo: archive images, International Solidarity Movement (ISM). Israeli forces, on Tuesday morning, opened fire at Palestinian farmers and fishermen during separate incidents, in the north and south of the Gaza Strip, local sources said. Israeli forces deployed at borderline military outposts east of Maghazi refugee camp, in the central Gaza Strip, and […]

21 Dec
5:58

Global Foundation Renews Commitment to Gaza Youth, Awards 265 New Scholarships

Education Above All (EAA), through its program “Al Fakhoora”, has awarded 265 new scholarships to young leaders in the Gaza Strip. This will help to enable young people in attending university, build a better future for themselves and their families, and lead their communities toward a more peaceful future. These […]

19 Dec
7:08

Soldiers Abduct A Gaza Merchant At The Erez Terminal

Israeli soldiers abducted, Sunday, a Palestinian merchant from the besieged and improvised Gaza Strip, while trying to cross the Erez border terminal. Israeli Navi ships open fire on fishing boats in Palestinian territorial waters. Media sources in Gaza said the abducted merchant has been identified as Hasan Shehada, from Gaza […]

13 Dec
6:54

(Video Series) The General’s Son: From Privileged Zionist to Activist for Palestinian Rights – RAI

On Reality Asserts Itself, Miko Peled tells Paul Jay of Baltimore’s Real News Network that his father, a famous Israeli General, was ostracized for saying it was necessary to negotiate with the PLO and respect Palestinian self-determination; but, he never gave up his belief that the expulsion of 1948 and […]

10 Dec
6:22

Israeli Soldiers Open Fire At Homes, Farmlands, In Khan Younis

Israeli soldiers opened fire, on Saturday morning, at several homes, and into farmlands, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers, stationed on military towers across the border fence, fired dozens of live rounds at homes, and lands, in Khuza’a neighborhood, east […]

06 Dec
11:53

Israeli Navy Abducts Four Fishermen In Northern Gaza

Israeli navy ships attacked, earlier on Tuesday, several Palestinian fishing boats in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, and abducted four fishermen. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency said the Israeli navy boats fired many live rounds at the fishing boats, close to the shore in northern Gaza, and abducted […]

05 Dec
4:05

Bodies of Missing Palestinian Civil Defense Workers Found in Rafah

Palestinian Civil Defense crews found, early Sunday, the bodies of four Palestinian workers who had been missing for over a week, in a commercial tunnel on the Egyptian border with Rafah. The defense crews said, according to Al Ray, that three of the workers were identified as Sami Altaweel, 30, […]

04 Dec
7:47

Qassam Fighter Killed In Tunnel Accident In Southern Gaza

The Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, has reported that one of its fighters was killed, Sunday, in what it described as a tunnel accident, in Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Al-Qassam said the fighter was working in one of the tunnels when the […]

04 Dec
2:52

Israeli Navy Abducts Two Gaza Fishermen

Israeli navy ships attacked, earlier Sunday, several Palestinian fishing boats in Gaza waters, near Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the besieged coastal region, and abducted two fishermen. The navy fired many live rounds at several Palestinian fishing boats, and abducted two siblings, identified as Shafiq Sultan and his […]

02 Dec
5:40

Aid Watch Palestine Raises Awareness of Failed Reconstruction Efforts in Gaza

Aid Watch Palestine holds parallel exhibitions in the West Bank and Gaza to advocate for a just reconstruction process in the besieged coastal enclave, and assert Palestinian unity. On Wednesday, November 23, Aid Watch Palestine (AIP) organized a photo exhibition in central Ramallah, West Bank, titled “Gaza Incomplete.” The event […]

02 Dec
4:55

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the oPt (24 – 30 November 2016)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 24 – 30 November 2016. Israeli soldiers killed a Palestinian child in the the northern part of occupied Jerusalem, while forces conducted 57 incursions into Palestinian communities across the West Bank, and one in the […]

30 Nov
11:35

Israeli Navy Opens Fire On Palestinian Fishing Boats In Northern Gaza

Israeli navy ships opened fire, on Wednesday at dawn, on several Palestinian fishing boats, in the Sudaniyya Sea area, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. Eyewitnesses said the navy fired many live rounds, and used loud speakers ordering the fishing back to the shore. The attack caused no […]

28 Nov
2:18

Gaza Hospitals Amidst Fuel Crisis Again

Palestinian hospitals in the besieged Gaza strip are in an acute crisis because of a severe shortage of fuel that is needed to run the generators, threatening lives of many patients.   Fuel crisis in Gaza has embittered the lives of medical patients from time to time. They live in […]

27 Nov
5:03

Rights Groups Urge ICC Investigation into Persecution Arising out of Ongoing Gaza Closure

This week, Palestinian human rights groups urged the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to examine the Israeli closure of the Gaza Strip, which has denied two million Palestinians a panoply of fundamental rights for nearly a decade, as the crime against humanity of persecution under the Rome Statute. […]

23 Nov
9:08

World Bank: Water Situation in Gaza “Alarming”

GAZA, November 23, 2016 (WAFA) – People will need water, already scarce in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), even more desperately if temperatures rise because of climate change, said the World Bank in a report on the water situation in Gaza. In Palestine, water resources are critically scarce, and […]

18 Nov
7:36

Adalah Represents Four Women Detained In Gaza Boat Raid, Slated For Deportation From Israel

Adalah – The Legal Center for Minority Rights in Israel provided legal representation for four of the 13 women detained by the Israeli military when it commandeered their Gaza-bound boat, dubbed “The Women’s Boat to Gaza”, who were slated for deportation from the country.  07/10/2016 Adalah: Detention of women was […]

17 Nov
11:09

Israeli Army Abducts Two Palestinians Near Gaza

November 17, 2016 11:09 PM IMEMC News Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday evening, two Palestinians, after they reportedly crossed the border fence, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, while also ‘carrying two grenades” and moved them to an interrogation facility. An Israeli military spokesperson claimed the two crossed the border fence near Karem Abu Salem […]

16 Nov
7:16

UNRWA Headquarters on Strike in West Bank and Gaza

The employees at all United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) headquarters, in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, launched a strike on Monday, in a response to the systematic neglect of the international agency and its denial of the rights of […]

16 Nov
4:24

Israeli Navy Abducts Two Fishermen In Gaza Waters

Israeli navy ships attacked, on Tuesday evening, Palestinian fishing boats near the shore in the Sudaniyya Sea, in Gaza, and abducted two fishers. The WAFA Palestinian News agency has reported that the navy attacks the fishing boats in the Sudaniyya Sea area, near Gaza city, while they were sailing less […]

15 Nov
12:41

Israeli Navy Opens Fire On Fishing Boats In Gaza

November 15, 2016 12:41 PM IMEMC News Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Israeli navy ships opened fire, earlier Tuesday, targeting a number of Palestinian fishing boats, close to the shore in Gaza Sea, and chased several boats back to the shore.   The navy fired dozens of live rounds towards the fishing boats, while fishing less than four nautical miles in Gaza territorial […]

13 Nov
4:36

Army Fires At Homes, Lands, In Southern Gaza

Israeli soldiers opened fire, on Saturday evening, at several Palestinian homes, and agricultural lands, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the coastal region. Media sources said the attack causing damage, while several Palestinians, especially children, suffered anxiety attacks. The sources added that the soldiers fired many live […]

12 Nov
3:52

End Medical Apartheid: Israel Banning Entry of Gaza Patient Abd al-Kareem

32-year-old Abd al-Kareem Nahid Abu Halloub had a heart attack on 6/10/2016, and has been in a coma for about 36 days, now, as a result of a sudden fall to the floor. He convulsed. His health condition is extremely serious, as the doctors stated, and has to get his […]

10 Nov
7:11

VIDEO: Quizzed About Israel’s Crimes, US Tries to Change Subject

by Michael F. Brown John Kirby, US State Department spokesperson and self-described “lover of history,” knows “the media pivot.” He can ably transition from uncomfortable political terrain – Israeli wrongdoing – to the preferred territory of criticizing Palestinians living under military occupation. Last week provided Kirby just such an opportunity. […]

10 Nov
6:36

Gaza: UNRWA Provides Reconstruction Payments for 244 Refugee Families

(Al Ray archive image) The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees (UNRWA) disbursed over $1.6 million for reconstruction and severe repair works to 244 refugee families across Gaza, an official statement said on Wednesday. It said, according to WAFA, that emergency shelter – including support for home repairs, […]

08 Nov
11:13

Israeli Navy Ships Open Fire On Palestinian Fishing Boats In Northern Gaza

Israeli navy ships opened fire, on Tuesday at dawn, on a number of Palestinian fishing boats, in Gaza territorial waters, in the northern part of the coastal region. The attack led to excessive property damage, while the fishers remained unharmed and sailed back to shore in fear of additional Israeli […]

06 Nov
6:09

Gaza: Fishing Zone Expansion Postponed for 3rd Time

(PNN archive image) Israeli authorities postponed, for the third time, a planned temporary expansion of the besieged Gaza Strip’s fishing zone, on Sunday, claiming that Palestinian officials have not fulfilled their commitments. An Israeli official said that the temporary expansion of the northern Gaza Strip’s fishing zone would take place […]

03 Nov
6:48

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (27 October – 02 November 2016)

Israeli violations of international humanitarian law in the oPt continued during the reporting period (27 October – 02 November 2016). (photo: On Wednesday, Israeli bulldozers demolished a 2-storey building belonging to the family of Thalji Soliman, in the Beit Hanina neighborhood, located at the center of occupied Jerusalem, under the pretext […]

03 Nov
9:09

Mezan: “Israeli Navy Kidnapped Six Fishers In Gaza Waters”

The Mezan Center for Human Rights has reported that Israeli navy ships attacked, Tuesday, many fishing boats in Gaza territorial waters, after opening fire on them, and kidnapped six. Mezan stated that in the morning of Tuesday November 11, 2016, the navy ships fired dozens of rounds at two fishing […]

02 Nov
2:17

Israeli Naval Forces Continue to Chase Palestinian Fishermen in Gaza Sea; 6 Fishermen, including Child, Arrested and 2 Fishing Boats Confiscated

01 November 2016: The Palestinian Centre For Human Right (PCHR) On Tuesday, 01 November 2016, Israeli gunboats chased and opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats.  They then arrested 6 fishermen, including a child, and confiscated two fishing boats and nets on board. The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) noticed […]

31 Oct
4:47

Israeli Bulldozers Carry Out Limited Incursion into Gaza

Israeli bulldozers, on Monday morning, have reportedly carried out a limited incursion into the Khan Younis region of the southern Gaza Strip. Four army bulldozers launched a limited incursion into eastern Al-Khuza’a town, to the east of Khan Younis, entering 50 meters into the Strip. Bulldozers then started leveling lands, according […]

26 Oct
8:39

Israel To Temporarily Expand Gaza’s Fishing Zone To Nine Nautical Miles

The Israeli Authorities have decided, Tuesday, to expand the fishing zone allotted for Palestinian fishers in the besieged Gaza Strip to nine nautical miles instead of six, during the fishing season. The expansion still falls short of the twenty nautical miles set in the Oslo agreement. The Coordinator of Israeli […]

24 Oct
6:42

Lieberman: Israel Will Lift Seige on Gaza Strip if Hamas Demilitarizes

In a controversial move, the leading Palestinian newspaper, Al-Quds, has conducted a long interview with Israeli Minister of Defense Avigdor Lieberman,  raising sharp criticism within the Palestinian community who called the interview an act of “normalizing occupation”. In the interview, Lieberman said, according to the PNN, that Israel is ready […]

23 Oct
2:12

Gaza: Qassam Fighter Killed in Tunnel Collapse

A member of the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, was killed in Gaza on Saturday, after an underground tunnel collapsed on him. According to a statement released by the Brigades, Anas Salameh Abu Lashin, from al-Maghazi refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip, was […]

20 Oct
6:41

A Change of Course: Women’s Boat to Gaza Activists Speak Out, Following their Release from Israeli Custody

After sailing for several days, the adventure of 13 pro-Palestinian women ended abruptly, when Israeli commandos illegally boarded the Zaytouna-Oliva in international waters, on 5 October, 2016. The Zaytouna set sail from Barcelona in mid-September, under the banner ‘Women’s Boat to Gaza’ (WBG). The yacht stopped in Sicily before proceeding […]

19 Oct
7:01

Israeli Army Carries out Limited Invasion into Northern Gaza

Israeli occupation tanks, on Wednesday morning,  carried out a limited incursion into Beit Hanoun town, in the northern Gaza Strip. According to locals, four tanks have entered 50 meters into the region, and were reportedly leveling lands near the border, PNN reports. Israeli forces carry such invasions frequently, in addition […]

15 Oct
9:00

One Palestinian Injured By Army Fire In Gaza

Israeli soldiers shot and injured, on Friday evening, one Palestinian with live fire, while many suffered the effects of teargas inhalation, after Israeli soldiers, stationed across the border fence, attacked Palestinian protesters close to the border fence, east of Gaza. The soldiers, stationed on military towers in the Nahal Oz […]

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, […]

12 Oct
12:02

Israeli Soldiers Open Fire On Farmers In Southern Gaza

On Wednesday morning, Israeli soldiers, stationed across the border fence, fired many live rounds targeting farmers in Palestinian lands, close to the border fence, along the eastern area of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers, manning military towers across the border fence, […]

07 Oct
12:40

Israeli Navy Kidnaps Two Fishes In Gaza Waters

Israeli navy ships attacked, earlier Friday, a number of Palestinian fishing boats, in Gaza territorial waters, and kidnapped two fishers. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency has reported that the navy kidnapped Mahmoud Sa’id Sa’eedi, and Mohammad Awwad Sa’eedi. It added that the navy also confiscated the fishing boat of the […]

Women's Boat to Gaza
06 Oct
10:21

Israeli Navy Intercepts Women’s Boat to Gaza

by: Nora Barrows-Friedman – re-posted from the Electronic Intifada Israeli forces intercepted a boat carrying women solidarity activists as it was approximately 40 miles from Gaza’s shore on Wednesday.

06 Oct
12:58

Israeli Pilot Killed after Carrying out Gaza Airstrikes

An Israeli air force pilot died and another was injured on Wednesday, as their fighter jet crashed while returning from an air assault on the besieged Gaza Strip, Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported, according to Ma’an. An Israeli army spokesperson said that an F-16 fighter jet crashed while landing at the Ramon air […]

06 Oct
12:32

Bahar Warns Israeli Navy against Intercepting ‘Zaytouna’

The first deputy speaker of the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC), Ahmed Bahar, warned Israeli forces against intercepting the Zaytouna relief ship coming to Gaza. Bahar said, in a statement, that intercepting the ship is a kind of privateer since the ship is sailing in the international waters. “There are Arab […]

05 Oct
9:15

Israeli Soldiers, Navy, Open Fire On Fishers, Farmers And Shepherds In The Gaza Strip

Israeli soldiers and navy ships opened fire, on Wednesday morning, targeting Palestinian fishing boats, farmers and shepherds, in different parts of the Gaza Strip. Media sources in Gaza have reported that an Israeli tank fire one shell into a Palestinian agricultural land, east of the Zeitoun neighborhood in Gaza city. […]

03 Oct
10:19

Army Kidnaps A Palestinian From Gaza

Israeli soldiers kidnapped, Sunday, a young Palestinian man who crossed the border fence, and entered the Eshkol regional council of settlement, close to the border area in the besieged Gaza Strip. The Israeli army said that the soldiers noticed the man after he cut through the border fence, close to […]

30 Sep
9:45

Palestinian Killed, Three Injured, While Trying To Defuse Israeli Missile

The Palestinian Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip has reported that one Palestinian was killed, on Thursday evening, and three others were injured, while trying to defuse an Israeli missile, in Beit Hanoun, in the northern part of the coastal region. Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Palestinian Health […]

22 Sep
10:18

Zaytouna-Oliva Leaves Corsica for Italy before Sailing to Gaza

The Women’s Boat to Gaza (Zaytouna-Oliva) left the port of Ajaccio at 09:30, this morning. It is due to arrive later this week in Messina, Sicily, Italy, where it will dock for the last time, prior to sailing to challenge the illegal blockade of Gaza. One of the participants aboard, […]

Airstrike this week in Rafah (PCHR image)
19 Sep
5:27

PCHR: “Gaza Strip: Attacks in the Border Areas and their Consequences”

Following disengagement from the Gaza Strip in September 2005, Israel unilaterally and illegally established a so-called “buffer zone”, an area prohibited to Palestinians along the land and sea borders of the Gaza Strip. The precise area designated by Israel as a “buffer zone” is not clear and this Israeli policy […]

Supporters of women's boat (Albert Llop – Anadolu Agency )
15 Sep
11:15

Women’s Boat to Gaza sets sail to try to break Israeli blockade

Two boats with all-women crews set sail Wednesday for the Gaza Strip from Barcelona, Spain. They are planning to travel across the Mediterranean and break the Israeli blockade on Gaza by delivering much-needed medical supplies to the people of Gaza. The participants in the siege-breaking boat hail from fifteen different […]

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 […]

09 Sep
1:32

Israeli Navy Releases Six Fishers Abducted Thursday

The Israeli navy released, Friday, six fishers, who were assaulted and abducted, after the navy stormed their boats, in Palestinian territorial waters, in central Gaza, on Thursday. Zakariyya Bakr, the head of the Fishers Committee at the Union of Agricultural Committees, said the six fishers were released at the Erez […]

09 Sep
11:22

Soldiers Open Fire On Gaza Farmers; Navy Fires On Fishers

September 9, 2016 11:22 AM IMEMC News Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Israeli soldiers opened fire, on Friday morning, on Palestinian farmers in two areas in several parts of the Gaza Strip, while Israeli navy ships opened fire on fishing boats in Palestinian territorial waters, in northern Gaza. Media sources in Gaza said the soldiers, stationed across the border fence, fired many […]

09 Sep
2:17

Israeli Navy Kidnaps Five Fishers In Gaza, Confiscates Their Boat

Israeli navy ships opened fired, on Thursday, at a number of Palestinian fishing boats close to the shore in the besieged Gaza Strip, kidnapped five fishers and confiscated their boat. |Update; a sixth fisher, identified as Rami Abdul-Mo’ty al-Habeel, was also kidnapped in the same attack| Zakariyya Bakr, the head of […]

06 Sep
11:17

Belgium Allocates €10 million for Humanitarian Aid in Palestine

Belgium has decided to allocate more than €10 million in extra humanitarian aid to address the needs of the Palestinian people, a statement by the Belgium Ministry for Development Cooperation said on Monday. “To respond to the humanitarian needs of the Palestinian people, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development […]

06 Sep
11:01

New Turkish Aid Ship Docked in Ashdod

According to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency, a new Turkish aid vessel has docked in the Israeli port of Ashdod. In the photo, taken three days ago, the ship waits to unload its cargo for transport to the besieged enclave of Gaza. The Gaza Strip has suffered from an Israeli military blockade since 2007, […]

05 Sep
12:43

Striking Gaza 50 times: Lieberman’s Phantom Victory

Israel’s latest disproportionate response to a rocket launched from Gaza is indicative of longstanding Israeli policy – not a unique willingness on the part of Israeli defense minister Avigdor Lieberman to employ provocative violence against Palestinians. Though the latest Israeli response to a rocket launched from Gaza on 22 August 2016 […]

03 Sep
10:42

ISM Report: Israeli Attacks on Gaza Farmers

(Photo: Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency) 09/03/16 | International Solidarity Movement | Gaza Team According to the Council for European Palestinian Relations, the Palestinian agricultural sector’s contribution to the GDP dropped between 1993 (Oslo Accords) and 2009 from 13% to 4.8%, due to the illegal practices of the Zionist entity, […]

03 Sep
9:55

Israeli Forces Continue to Fire on Palestinian Fishing Boats

Israeli naval forces, Saturday morning, opened live fire at Palestinian fishing boats off the coast of the northern Gaza Strip. Witnesses told Ma’an News Agency that Israeli forces opened fire at fishermens’ boats in the north of the besieged enclave. No injuries were reported. An Israeli army spokesperson said that they […]

31 Aug
9:05

Israeli Soldiers Carry Out A Limited Invasion Into Central Gaza

Several Israeli military vehicles invaded, on Wednesday morning, Palestinian agricultural lands east of the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza, bulldozed and uprooted some of them, and fired many rounds of live ammunition. Eyewitnesses said four Israeli tanks, and two armored bulldozers, advanced more than 150 meters into Palestinian agricultural […]

29 Aug
9:20

Israeli Navy Kidnaps Two Fishers In Gaza

Israeli navy ships attacked, earlier Monday, a number of Palestinian fishing boats in Gaza territorial waters, in the Sudaniyya Sea area, northwest of Gaza city, kidnapped two fishers and confiscated their boat. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency said the navy opened fire on several boats, before attacking one of them, […]

Gaza Farmers (image from ISM)
27 Aug
9:24

Israeli Soldiers Open Fire On Farmers In Gaza

Israeli soldiers, stationed on military towers across the border fence with the besieged Gaza Strip, opened fired, on Saturday morning, at several Palestinian farmers in their own lands, near the Zeitoun and the Sheja’eyya neighborhoods, east of Gaza city. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency said the soldiers in two military […]

26 Aug
11:14

Israeli Navy Opens Fire On Palestinian Fishing Boats

A number of Israeli navy ships attacked, on Friday at dawn, a number of Palestinian fishing boats in Deir al-Balah sea, in central Gaza, and the Sudaniyya area, in the northern part of the coastal region. Eyewitnesses said the navy ships attacked the Palestinian fishing boats, and fired many live […]

25 Aug
9:56

Israeli Navy Kidnaps A Fisherman In Northern Gaza

Israeli navy ships opened fire, on Thursday at dawn, on a number of Palestinian fishing boats in Palestinian territorial waters, in the northern part of the coastal region, and kidnapped one fisherman. The Palestinian Fishers Syndicate said one fisher, identified as Abdul-Aziz Sa’dallah, was kidnapped from his boat in Beit […]

18 Aug
11:58

Gaza Power Plant Again Out of Fuel

The besieged Gaza Strip’s only power plant announced, Thursday, that it was unable to operate on more than one generator, after exhausting its fuel reserves. In a statement, the electricity supplier noted that efforts were being made to obtain fuel in the coming week. Even at full capacity, Egyptian and […]

16 Aug
1:24

Gaza Strip: Attacks in the Border Areas and their Consequences

Palestinian Center For Human Rights (PCHR), Press Release: Following disengagement from the Gaza Strip in September 2005, Israel unilaterally and illegally established a so-called “buffer zone”, an area prohibited to Palestinians along the land and sea borders of the Gaza Strip. The precise area designated by Israel as a “buffer zone” […]

15 Aug
10:13

Israeli Navy Kidnaps Five Fishers In Northern Gaza

Israeli navy ships attacked, on Monday evening, a number of Palestinian fishing boats, in Palestinian territorial water in Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, and kidnapped five fishers. Eyewitnesses said the navy fired many live rounds at the boats and kidnapped Fadi Mahmoud Bakr, Ehab Jawad Bakr, […]

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
11:20

Israeli Navy Kidnaps Five Fishers In Gaza

A number of Israeli navy ships attacked, earlier on Friday, a number of Palestinian fishing boats, opened fire on them and kidnapped five fishers, before confiscating their boats. Zakariyya Bakr, an official in charge of the Fishers Committee of the “Union of Agricultural Workers Committees,” said the navy ships opened […]

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 […]

07 Aug
11:10

Solidarity Ships to Sail for Besieged Gaza in September

Two “solidarity ships” are set to sail towards the besieged Gaza Strip from Barcelona, Spain, in mid-September. Named ‘Amal’ and ‘Zaytouna’ — meaning ‘Hope’ and ‘Olives’ in Arabic, respectively — the ships will be led by an all-female crew of 24, including Nobel Prize winner Mairead Maguire. According to Issam […]

07 Aug
10:21

Gaza Strip: Blockade Causing an End to Fresh Water Resources

7th August 2016 | International Solidarity Movement | Gaza Team As every year, during the summer, the water shortage in the Gaza Strip is accentuated. At the same time, the energy shortage caused by the blockade prevents engines and water pumps from pushing it from wells and tanks to houses […]

07 Aug
2:47

Qassam Fighter Killed In Tunnel Accident In Gaza

The al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, has reported that one of its fighters was killed, Saturday, when a tunnel collapsed on him, in the Gaza Strip. In a statement, al-Qassam said the fighter has been identified as Khaled Methqal al-Hoor, 23. Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health […]

06 Aug
2:40

Six Palestinians Injured, One Seriously, By Israeli Army Fire In Gaza

Israeli soldiers shot and injured, Friday, six Palestinians with live fire, causing various wounds, including one who suffered life-threatening wounds, after the army opened fire on protesters, in two areas in the besieged Gaza Strip. Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Ministry of Health in Gaza, said that five Palestinians […]

04 Aug
10:01

Israeli Authorities to Build Wall around Gaza

Israel plans to build a massive concrete wall along its border with the blockaded Gaza Strip, and with the stated aim of destroying cross-border tunnels dug by Gaza-based resistance groups, Israeli press reported Wednesday. According to daily Yedioth Ahronoth, the Israeli Defense Ministry recently accepted bids from 20 Israeli construction […]

03 Aug
9:43

Israeli Military Vehicles Carry Out A Limited Invasion Into Farmlands In Khan Younis

A number of Israeli military vehicles, and bulldozers, carried out on Wednesday morning a limited invasion into Palestinian farmlands, northeast of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Media sources in Khan Younis said four D9 armored military bulldozers and several others vehicles invaded the lands through the […]

28 Jul
9:50

9 Footballers Banned from Traveling to Occupied West Bank

Jamal Al-Khodari, Head of the Popular Committee Against the Siege, has condemned an Israeli decision to prevent nine footballers from Gaza to cross into the West Bank to participate in a football competition. “The Israeli occupation insisted to continue its siege against the Gaza Strip and its people. It targeted […]

28 Jul
10:52

Israeli Navy Attacks Palestinian Boats, Kidnaps Seven Fishers, In Gaza Waters

Israeli navy ships attacked, on Thursday morning, several Palestinian fishing boats in the Sudaniyya Sea area, northwest of Gaza city, kidnapped seven fishers and confiscated their boats. The WAFA News Agency quoted a fisher stating that the navy boats attacked them from several directions, and fired many rounds of live […]

22 Jul
9:22

UNRWA: Growth Needs in Gaza Exceed Financial Aid

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees, UNRWA, warned on Wednesday of the growth needs of Palestinian refugees, in the Gaza Strip, which exceed their financial support. In its emergency report on the crisis in Gaza, UNRWA noted an increased demand for services resulting from the growth in the number […]

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 […]

19 Jul
2:09

Fighter Killed, Three Injured, In Tunnel Collapse Accident

One Palestinian fighter was killed, Monday, and at least three others were injured, when a border tunnel collapsed on them, in the al-Qarara town, in the southern Gaza Strip district of Khan Younis. The al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad, said the Palestinian was one of its […]

18 Jul
8:46

Gaza Band Gains Global Audience Despite Siege (VIDEO)

It’s taken a long time and demanded patience and perseverance. But slowly, and in spite of all the obstacles, Gaza’s Watar Band is gaining international recognition. The soft rock pop group recently completed a tour of France, organized by the French Institute of Jerusalem, a branch of France’s official international […]

15 Jul
10:43

Amnesty International Releases Gaza Platform Findings (VIDEO)

Forensic Architecture – The Gaza platform is an innovative new tool being used to investigate human rights abuses. Amnesty International commissioned Goldsmiths University’s Forensic Architecture department to build a unique database using all available satellite imagery, broadcast news and citizen generated footage, stills, tweets, press reports and releases etc generated […]

11 Jul
8:05

US Churches Advance BDS Initiatives

The Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC), the broadest coalition in Palestinian civil society, has offered its congratulation and thanks, to both the Presbyterian Church (USA) and the Unitarian Universalist General Assembly, for their respective and powerful votes, in the weeks past, towards advancing solidarity with Palestinian rights under international law within […]

11 Jul
9:38

Israeli Soldiers Invade Farmlands In Southern Gaza

Several Israeli military vehicles invaded, on Monday at dawn, Palestinian agricultural lands, east of Khan Younis city, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Eyewitnesses said four Israeli tanks, and three bulldozers, advanced more than 150 meters into the Palestinian lands, bulldozed some of them, and installed sand hills, […]

10 Jul
9:25

Palestinian Fighter Killed In Tunnel Accident In Gaza

The Al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad, has reported, on Sunday at dawn, that one of its fighters was killed in a tunnel accident, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. The Brigades identified the fighter as Ibrahim Hasan al-Masri, 28, from Beit Hanoun, in the […]

08 Jul
10:34

Soldiers Kidnap A Gaza Merchant At The Erez Terminal

Israeli soldiers, based at the Erez terminal, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, kidnapped on Thursday evening, a Palestinian merchant, and released another after holding him captive for two years. The Palestinian District Coordination Office (DCO) has reported that the soldiers kidnapped a merchant, identified as Hani Habboub, […]

07 Jul
7:57

BDS National Committee Expresses Solidarity on 2nd Anniversary of 2014 Attack on Gaza

A message from the Palestinian BDS National Committee, the broadest coalition of Palestinian civil society organisations that leads the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement for Palestinian rights. Two years ago today, Israel began a brutal military attack on Palestinians in Gaza in which more than 2,300 Palestinians were killed and […]

03 Jul
7:42

UK Police Summon Livni Over Suspected War Crimes (VIDEO)

Former Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni has received a summons letter from the British police for questioning regarding suspicion of involvement in war crimes during the Israeli aggression on Gaza in 2008, according to the Israeli daily Haaretz. The Israeli daily said however, the summons was cancelled after diplomatic contacts […]

01 Jul
8:33

Two-state Solution in Danger, says Quartet (Full Report)

The Middle East Quartet has released a report on impasse in Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations entitled, ‘Two-state Solution in Danger.’ The report, published in full by the PNN, below, calls Palestinians to act against terrorism, while Israel is urged to stop settlement construction. Foreign Ministers of the Quartet – representing the […]

01 Jul
10:51

Israeli Navy Ships Open Fire On Palestinian Fishing Boats

Israeli navy ships opened fire, on Friday morning, on a number of Palestinian fishing boats near the shore of Gaza city and the Central District, causing damage and forcing the fishers back to shore. The fishers said the soldiers fired many live rounds at their boats as they were trying […]