Category Archives: Gaza Siege

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 […]

06 Mar
10:53

Israeli Navy, Soldiers, Open Fire At Fishing Boats And Farmers In Gaza

Israeli navy ships opened fire, Tuesday, at several Palestinian fishing boats, while the soldiers fired live rounds at farmers, in the southern and northern parts of the besieged Gaza Strip. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers, stationed on military towers, east of Khan Younis, in southern Gaza, fired dozens of live rounds, […]

05 Mar
10:42

Israeli Navy Opens Fire At Palestinian Fishing Boats In Gaza

Israeli navy ships fired, on Monday morning, many live rounds at Palestinian fishing boats, in Gaza territorial waters. Media sources in Gaza said the attacks took place near Gaza city, and in the northern part of the besieged coastal region. They added that the fishing boats had to sail back […]

03 Mar
10:50

Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Farmer In Khan Younis

The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported, on Saturday evening, that a Palestinian farmer died from serious wounds he suffered at noon, when Israeli soldiers shot him while working on his land, in Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. The Health Ministry said that Mohammad Ata Abu […]

01 Mar
8:34

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (22 – 27 February 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 22 – 27 February, 2018. Israeli forces killed a Palestinian civilian while arresting him when no danger to the soldiers’ life had been posed. 10 shooting incidents targeting the Palestinian fishing boats off the […]

01 Mar
9:18

Army Invades Farmlands In Khan Younis

On Thursday morning, several armored Israeli army vehicles, and bulldozers, carried out a limited invasion into Palestinian lands, southeast of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Eyewitnesses said the military vehicles left the Sofa army base, across the border fence, and invaded Palestinian agricultural lands, east […]

25 Feb
1:08

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Young Men In Southern Gaza

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Saturday evening, two young men in Palestinian men, near the border fence, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, and fired many live rounds and flares in the area. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers, stationed on military towers across the border fence, […]

24 Feb
8:22

UN says Food Aid for Palestinian Refugees May End Soon (VIDEO)

The head of the UN aid agency for Palestinian refugees in Gaza warns that it cannot guarantee food distribution beyond the end of June. The agency is blaming major funding cuts by the United States for this situation. There are growing concerns about the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Gaza and its potential to prompt conflict with Israel. […]

24 Feb
8:16

Gaza Municipal Services Reduced by 50%

Palestinian municipalities in the Gaza Strip, yesterday, announced the halving of their services as a result of the energy and funding crisis in the besieged coastal enclave. In a statement, the head of the Municipality of Gaza City, Nizar Hijazi, said that the “increasing humanitarian and environmental crisis pushed us […]

22 Feb
9:38

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

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 15 – 21 February, 2018. Israeli forces killed 2 children and wounded 2 others in the Gaza Strip, in cases where the soldiers’ lives were not in any danger. Shooting:   During the reporting […]

22 Feb
9:04

Amnesty International: Israel Carried Out Extrajudicial Executions, Tortured Children

Israeli authorities and armed forces carried out extrajudicial executions, tortured Palestinian prisoners and targeted human rights defenders, Amnesty International’s new annual report says. 2017 “marked the 50th anniversary of Israel’s occupation of the [occupied] Palestinian Territories” (OPT), Amnesty noted, “and the 10th anniversary of its illegal blockade of the Gaza Strip.” […]

15 Feb
8:38

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (08 – 14 February 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 08 – 14 February, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force in the oPt, as 43 Palestinian civilians, including 17 children, were wounded in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. 26 of them […]

15 Feb
8:23

Max Blumenthal in Gaza: Netanyahu Faces Scandal, Palestinians a Crisis

Reporting from the Gaza Strip, journalist and best-selling author Max Blumenthal says that Netanyahu’s domestic corruption case has not even registered to a besieged Palestinian population under Israeli blockade. Max Blumenthal is an award-winning journalist and bestselling author whose articles and video documentaries have appeared in The New York Times, The […]

15 Feb
7:56

Naval Forces Open Fire on Gaza Fishermen

Israeli naval forces opened fire on Palestinian fishing boats on Thursday morning, as they were working off the coast of the central and northern Gaza Strip. Ma’an News Agency sources added that no injuries were reported. The Palestinian Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC) issued this week its annual report […]

13 Feb
7:40

Al Mezan: 10 Gaza Fishermen Detained, 5 Injured since Beginning of 2018

February 13, 2018 7:40 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, News Report 0

Since the beginning of 2018, Israeli occupation forces have opened fire on Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza Strip 36 times, detaining 10, injuring 5 and seizing 3 fishing boats, Al Mezan Center For Human Rights said Sunday, in a statement.   In their report, the center pointed out systematic Israeli […]

13 Feb
5:30

Ministry of Health: Operating Theatres of Gaza Hospitals Completely Paralyzed

Spokesperson for Gaza’s Health Ministry Ashraf al-Qedra asserted that operating theatres in all the city’s hospitals have been paralyzed in full, as a result of pilling trash due to the suspension of cleaning companies’ work at the ministry’s hospitals and facilities, for the second day in a row.   Al-Qedra […]

11 Feb
11:47

Israeli Navy Attacks Fishing Boats And Abducts Two Fishermen In Northern Gaza

Israeli navy ships attacked, on Sunday morning, several fishing boats with live fire, and abducted two fishermen, in Palestinian territorial waters, in the northern past of the Gaza Strip. Nizar Ayyash, the head of the Palestinian Fishermen Syndicate, said the navy fired dozens of live rounds at fishing boats, and […]

08 Feb
10:05

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (01 – 07 February 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the weeks of 01 – 07 February, 2018. Two Palestinian civilians were killed in peaceful protests that did not pose any threat to soldiers’ lives, while Israeli forces killed Ahmed Jarar, in a crime of extra-judicial execution. […]

08 Feb
8:54

Israeli Soldiers Invade Palestinian Lands In Southern Gaza

Several armored Israeli army vehicles, including bulldozers, invaded Palestinian farmlands and bulldozed sections close to the border fence, while firing live rounds, east of the al-Qarara town, northeast of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Media sources in Khan Younis said the tanks, and bulldozers, came […]

06 Feb
7:11

Trucks Protest Collapsed Economic Conditions in Gaza

Protesting the collapsed economic conditions in Gaza, traders suspended the entry of  supply trucks via Kerem Shalom commercial crossing, on Tuesday. Traders organized a protest wuth the trucks that are supposed to bring goods into Gaza, along Saladin street, calling for rectifying  the collapsed economic conditions in Gaza. Director of […]

05 Feb
7:10

Power Generators Run Out of Fuel in Gaza Health Facilities

Three power generators operating in three Gaza health centers have shut down, as they ran out of fuel, the Palestinian Ministry of Health announced on Monday. According the ministry, the number of health facilities that stopped work, due to the crisis, has reached to 16 health centers and a hospital […]

01 Feb
11:45

Army Abducts Four Palestinians Near Gaza

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday evening, four Palestinians from the Gaza Strip, reportedly after they crossed the border fence, in the southern part of the coastal region. The Arabs48 news website has reported that the army detained the four, just as they crossed the border fence. It added that the […]

01 Feb
8:49

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (25 – 31 January 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 25 – 31 January, 2018. A Palestinian child was killed in al-Mughayer village, northeast of Ramallah, while 12 Palestinian civilians, including 3 children, were wounded in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, 11 of […]

01 Feb
8:35

Seven Additional Healthcare Centers in Gaza Closed

The Gaza Strip is heading towards an even greater humanitarian crisis as seven more healthcare centers closed their doors on Thursday, due to the ever tightening 11-year-old Israeli siege. According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza, fuel ran out in seven more healthcare centers, in different areas across […]

31 Jan
4:30

Qassam Fighter Killed In Tunnel Accident

January 31, 2018 4:30 PM IMEMC News Gaza City, Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, News Report 0

The Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas movement, has reported that one of its fighters died, Wednesday, in a siege-busting tunnel, in the Gaza Strip. The Brigades said that Mahmoud Abdul-Hai Safadi, 32, from the Daraj neighborhood, in Gaza city, was killed in an accident while working in one […]

26 Jan
10:56

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (18 – 24 January 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 18 – 24 January, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force in the oPt. A Palestinian was killed, 4 others were wounded, and 3 houses were leveled in a military operation in Jenin. 25 […]

25 Jan
8:41

Gazans Cannot Cope with ‘Unprecedented’ Economic Crisis

Motasem Ahmed Dalloul is a staff writer at the Middle East Monitor. He is a specialist in the Middle East affairs. Since October 2017, the knot around the neck of the Gaza Strip has been tightening due to the strict Israeli-Egyptian siege and the punitive measures imposed by the Palestinian […]

25 Jan
1:56

WFP Cuts Aid to 60,000 Poor in Gaza

As part of the Israel-led international war on Gaza, World Food Programme (WFP) has cut food aid to 60,000 residents in Gaza living below poverty line. To criticize this punitive measure taken by the international organisation, the poor in Gaza staged a protest in front of the head office of […]

23 Jan
1:19

General Commercial Strike in Gaza

The Gaza Strip, on Monday, is witnessing a general commercial strike in all walks of economic and commercial life, in a protest on the Strip’s economic meltdown, resulting from Israel’s immoral blockade and the Palestinian political split. President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Gaza, Waleed El- Husary […]

21 Jan
9:13

Israeli Navy Opens Fire On Fishing Boats In Gaza

Israeli navy ships opened fire, on Sunday morning on several Palestinian fishing boats, in Gaza territorial waters, in the northern part of the coastal region. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers fired dozens of live rounds, and chased the boats, forcing the fishermen back to shore, without being able to fish to […]

17 Jan
10:26

Gaza Ministry of Health: Stern Austerity Measures Introduced to Confront Fuel Crisis

The Ministry of Health in Gaza commenced on Monday morning, implementing a series of tough austerity measures, to face the shortage of fuel and electricity within its facilities.   Health Ministry spokesperson Ashraf al-Qedra stated that the ministry has introduced a series of stern measures to confront the shortage of […]

17 Jan
10:05

Official Statement: 2018 US Funding to UNRWA Dramatically Below Past Levels

UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre KrĂ€henbĂŒhl, on Wednesday, stated that the organization is facing a formidable challenge in upholding its mandate – an expression of the will of the international community – and preserving key services like education and health care for Palestine Refugees. KrĂ€henbĂŒhl said that the US government has announced a contribution […]

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17 Jan
6:33

Infant Dies in Gaza from Lack of Respiratory Medicine due to Israeli Siege

January 17, 2018 6:33 AM IMEMC News Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, Human rights, News Report 0

The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza reported Tuesday that a five-day old baby died in the intensive care unit of the Al-Hilal Emirati Hospital in Gaza. The infant, Hadia Mohammad Abu Hilal, died because of the lack of special medication required for the respiratory machine to function properly. Her father, […]

16 Jan
11:22

PCHR Organizes Workshop on “Mechanisms to Protect Civilians and their Property in Land and Sea Border Areas”

On Tuesday, 16 January 2018, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) organized a workshop titled “Mechanisms to Protect Civilians and their Property in Land and Sea Border Areas.” The workshop was attended by specialists representing civil society organizations, international organizations, farmers and fishermen organizations in the Gaza Strip, and […]

16 Jan
11:16

Israel Preventing Gaza Residents from Travelling for Medical Treatment

January 16, 2018 11:16 PM IMEMC News & Agencies Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, News Report 0

The Israeli occupation government decided, on Monday, to prevent most of Gaza’s residents from leaving the besieged enclave for treatment. The decision came in response to the Israeli High Court’s petition submitted by the family of the Israeli soldier Hadar Goldin, who was captured as a prisoner of war during […]

15 Jan
8:02

Israel: Gaza Economy Plummeted from “Zero to Below Zero”

Israeli daily Haaretz, on Monday, reported that Israeli  military officials have acknowledged that the Palestinian situation is deteriorating, and that the economy and infrastructure  in Gaza was “from zero to below zero.” Haaretz said, according to the PNN, that Israeli politicians were acting as if military pressure can continue on Gaza, […]

14 Jan
6:55

Elderly Couple Dies in Gaza due to Suffocation

An elderly couple using a charcoal grill to heat their house, in Gaza, was found dead on Sunday afternoon, the Palestinian Ministry of Health said. A Health Ministry spokesperson said that the man, who was 90 years old and his wife 88 years old, used the charcoal grill to heat […]

14 Jan
4:08

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

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

12 Jan
7:35

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (04 – 10 January 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 04 – 11 January 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force in the oPt; 22 Palestinian civilians, including 6 children, were killed, in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. 15 of them were […]

12 Jan
7:19

After Israel Decimated Gaza, Human Rights Defenders Failed It (4/4)

In his new book “Gaza: An Inquest into Its Martyrdom,” Norman Finkelstein argues that Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, the UN Human Rights Council, and other defenders of international law have succumbed to Israel’s pressure and whitewashed its crimes in the Gaza Strip. Norman G. Finkelstein received his doctorate in 1988 […]

11 Jan
10:10

Army Kills A Child, Injures Three Others, In Central Gaza

Israeli soldier killed, on Thursday evening, a Palestinian child, and injured three others, after the army attacked protesters, east of the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza. Palestinian medical sources said the soldiers shot Amir Abdul-Hamid Abu Mosa’ed, 16, with a live round in his chest. They added that the […]

11 Jan
5:54

Finkelstein on Gaza’s Right to Resist Military Occupation (3/4)

In part three of TRNN’s interview on his new book “Gaza: An Inquest into Its Martyrdom,” Norman Finkelstein discusses the legality, and utility, of Hamas’ armed resistance to Israel’s occupation. Norman G. Finkelstein received his doctorate in 1988 from the Department of Politics at Princeton University. Finkelstein is the author of […]

10 Jan
5:06

WHO: “Israel Delays Permit Application For Half Of Gaza Patients”

January 10, 2018 5:06 PM admin Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, Human rights, News Report 0

Reprinted From WAFA News Agency: A report by the World Health Organization (WHO) revealed that almost half of the Palestinian patients in the Gaza Strip, who need treatment outside of the besieged Gaza Strip and applied for exit permits from Israel, have their exit permit applications delayed, and lost their […]

09 Jan
9:11

Norman Finkelstein: Hamas Isn’t The Threat That Israel Claims (2/4)

In part 2 of TRNN’s interview on his new book “Gaza: An Inquest into Its Martyrdom,” Norman Finkelstein argues that Israeli propaganda — sometimes with Hamas’ help — has wildly exaggerated Hamas’ arsenal and the effectiveness of the “Iron Dome” missile defense system. Norman G. Finkelstein received his doctorate in 1988 […]

09 Jan
8:42

ICC to Open Full Investigation into Settlements, 2014 War on Gaza

The International Criminal Court in The Hague is planning on investigating Israeli leaders over Israeli settlement expansion in Jerusalem and West Bank, as well as the 2014 aggression on Gaza titled ‘Operation Protective Edge.’ According to a report by Channel 10 Monday evening, the Israeli National Security Council warned Israeli lawmakers in […]

09 Jan
11:46

Israeli Navy Abducts Six Palestinian Fishermen In Gaza

Israeli navy ships attacked, on Tuesday morning, several Palestinian fishing boats in the Sudaniyya area, northwest of Gaza city, and fired many live rounds at them, before abducting six Palestinians, including two children. The navy fired many live rounds at the fishing boats, while sailing less than four nautical miles […]

09 Jan
5:28

Norman Finkelstein on Gaza (1/4)

In his groundbreaking new book, “Gaza: An Inquest into Its Martyrdom,” Norman Finkelstein argues that Israel, with U.S. backing, has caused a “humanitarian disaster” in Gaza, and that international human rights groups have failed to uphold justice for its besieged people. Norman G. Finkelstein received his doctorate in 1988 from the […]

09 Jan
2:04

Israeli Naval Forces Arrest 2 Fishermen and Confiscate Fishing Boat in Northern Gaza Strip

On Monday, 08 January 2018, Israeli gunboats chased and opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats. Israeli naval forces then arrested 2 fishermen and confiscated a fishing boat manned by them. The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) monitored the escalation of Israeli attacks against fishermen in the Gaza Sea, in […]

07 Jan
2:02

Gazans Struggle to Cope with Heavy Rains as Threat of War Escalates

Dozens of makeshift houses in the Gaza Strip have been flooded since Thursday night, due to heavy rains amid an extreme cold wave hitting the region. Rainfall has poured into houses sheltering dozens of Palestinian families in several areas across the blockaded coastal enclave. Using fishing boats, civil defense services […]

04 Jan
10:59

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (28 December 2017 – 03 January 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 28 December 2017- 03 January 2018. Israeli forces have escalated the excessive use of force in the oPt; two Palestinian civilians, including a child, were killed, in the West Bank and Gaza Strip; 89 […]

31 Dec
10:49

New Airstrikes on Gaza Continue

Israeli warplanes, at dawn on Sunday, launched two F16 airstrikes on “Hamas sites” east of Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip. A spokesman for the Israeli army claimed that “Israeli jets launched raids on the strip in response to a rocket fired on Friday, adding that the situation is likely […]

31 Dec
12:29

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (21 – 27 December 2017)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 21-27 December, 2017. Israeli forces escalated the excessive use of force against protests in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Two Palestinian civilians were killed, while 2 others succumbed to their wounds in the […]

28 Dec
12:22

Israeli Navy Abducts Two Fishermen In Gaza

Israeli navy ships attacked, Thursday, several Palestinian fishing boats in the Sudaniyya Sea area, northwest of Gaza Strip, and abducted two fishermen, before confiscating their boat. Eyewitnesses said the navy fired many live rounds at the fishing boats, while sailing less than four nautical miles from the shore, and abducted […]

27 Dec
9:25

Army Warns Cabinet of Military Confrontation in Gaza

Leaders of the Israeli occupation army warned, during a cabinet session, of the gravity situation in the blockaded Gaza Strip, which could end up with the outbreak of a new armed confrontation with the Palestinian resistance factions. According to Israeli Channel 2, ministers were told, at the cabinet meeting, that […]

26 Dec
9:35

Israeli Bulldozers Raze Lands in Northern Gaza

Israeli military bulldozers leveled lands in the northern Gaza Strip on Tuesday, according to locals. Witnesses told Ma’an News Agency that six Israeli military vehicles, accompanied by bulldozers, raided Gaza east of the Jabaliya refugee camp, in the north, where they leveled lands near the border fence with Israel. No […]

25 Dec
10:33

VIDEO: Israeli Minister Harasses Palestinians Visiting Jailed Family Members

An ultra right-wing Israeli minister verbally harassed Palestinians from Gaza as they traveled on a bus, to visit their imprisoned relatives in southern Israel’s Nafha prison, hurling abuse at women on the bus calling their sons “dogs.” MK Oren Hazan of the right-wing Likud party, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s […]

23 Dec
7:28

Rights Groups Submit File to ICC Prosecutor

Four Palestinian human rights organizations, the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, Al Mezan Center for Human Rights, Al Dameer Association for Human Rights and Al Haq, submitted their fifth substantive communication to the prosecutor at the International Criminal Court (ICC), during the Assembly of States Parties at the United Nations […]

22 Dec
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PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (14 – 20 December 2017)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 14- 20 December, 2017. Israeli forces have escalated the use of excessive force against protests in the oPt: Four civilians were killed, including a lower-limb amputee, in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. 256 […]

21 Dec
9:12

Israeli Navy Abducts Two Fishermen In Northern Gaza

Israeli Navy ships attacked, on Thursday morning, Palestinian fishing boats in Gaza territorial waters, west of Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the costal region, and abducted two fishermen. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers fired many live rounds at fishing boats, and abducted Orans Sultan and Mohammad Sultan, before taking […]

16 Dec
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PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (07 – 13 December 2017)

Photo: Damage of houses belonging to Al-Najjar Family in Mawasi in Khan Younis after Israeli forces targeted a nearby agricultural land on Wednesday dawn, 13 December 2017. Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 07 – 13 December, 2017. Israeli forces […]

13 Dec
2:22

Gaza Fishing Zone Decreased to Six Nautical Miles

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) has condemned an Israeli decision to once again decrease the fishing area to 6 nautical miles, off the area from the Gaza Valley to Rafah City in the south. According to the Israeli decision, Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza Strip are banned from […]

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12 Dec
2:24

PCHR Condemns Israeli Authorities’ Decision to Decrease Fishing Area to Six Nautical Miles

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) condemns the Israeli authorities’ decision to decrease the fishing area to 6 nautical miles off the area from the Gaza Valley to Rafah City in the south.  According to the Israeli decision, the Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza Strip are banned from sailing […]

05 Dec
9:18

Navy Abducts 5 Fishermen and Seizes Boats in Gaza

The Israeli occupation Navy abducted five fishermen, on Sunday evening. seizing their boats from the Sudanese Sea, north of Gaza. The captain, fisherman Amjad al-Shrafi, said, according to the PNN, that the boat was owned by fisherman Khamis Abu al-Sadiq, and  that occupation forces took the five fishermen working on the […]

03 Dec
10:47

Israeli Navy Detains Five Fishermen, Injures One, In Northern Gaza

Israeli navy ships attacked, on Sunday evening, a Palestinian fishing boat in the Sudaniyya Sea, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. The Navy fired many live rounds at the fishing boat, wounding one fisherman. They then seized the boat and detained five fishermen. The attack took place in […]

30 Nov
6:39

Three Palestinians Injured After Israeli Planes Sprayed Farmlands With Toxins In Gaza

Israeli army planes sprayed, Wednesday, Palestinian farmland in the eastern part of the Gaza Strip, with toxins and chemicals, wounding three Palestinians. Medical sources in Gaza said the Palestinians suffered chemical burns, severe shortening of breath, and various types of allergies after being exposed to the Israeli toxins, while working […]

24 Nov
3:21

Former Dutch PM: Israel is the Most Dangerous Country in the Middle East

Former Dutch Prime Minister Dries Van Agt said that “Israel, for those who do not know, has a range of nuclear bombs,  [and] is the most dangerous country in the Middle East.” This came in a speech delivered by Van Agt during a discussion session on the Palestinian-Israeli issue, organized […]

22 Nov
10:47

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians In Northern Gaza; Navy Fires At Fishing Boats

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Wednesday morning, two young men in Palestinian lands close to the border fence, in Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. Israeli navy ships fired live rounds at fishing boats northwest of Gaza City. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency has reported that the […]

17 Nov
11:05

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (09 – 15 November 2017)

(photo: house belonging to the family of Nemer al-Jamal, blown up in Beit Sorik village.) Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 09 – 15 November, 2017. Israeli forces continued to apply the collective punishment policy, while a house belonging to […]