Category Archives: Gaza Siege

12 Aug
9:49

Netanyahu: Gaza Conflict Will Not End with a Single Blow

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claims that the Israeli army is in the midst of a comprehensive military confrontation with the Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip. He also said that the demonstration by the Arab Monitoring Committee against the Nation-State Law is conclusive proof of the challenges facing Israel. […]

12 Aug
10:45

Health Ministry: “80% Of Cancer Medications Depleted In Gaza Hospitals”

August 12, 2018 10:45 AM IMEMC News Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, Human rights, News Report 0

The Palestinian Health Ministry is Gaza has reported that 80% of cancer medications in the besieged coastal region have depleted, an issue that poses imminent threats to the lives of the patients. Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza, has reported that the Rantisi specialized hospital, […]

12 Aug
9:52

Israeli Navy Abducts Five Fishermen In Gaza

Israeli navy ships attacked, on Sunday morning, Palestinian fishing boats in the Sudaniyya Sea area, northwest of Gaza city, and abducted five fishermen from the same family. The navy fired many live rounds at the fishing boats, and abducted Nasser Fadel Bakr, and his sons Fadel Nasser Bakr, Ahmad Nasser […]

12 Aug
6:33

Israel’s Siege of Gaza is Anything But Legal

On Sunday, 29 July, Israeli commandos boarded a boat taking part in a Freedom Flotilla which was taking humanitarian aid to the besieged Gaza Strip. The boat — Al-Awda (The Return) — was captured by Israel while sailing in international waters. If anyone else had conducted the raid, it would […]

09 Aug
8:59

UN: ‘Well-being of 2 Million’ in Gaza at Stake as Emergency Fuel Runs Dry

To avert hospital closures, raw sewage overflowing onto streets of Gaza, the UN Humanitarian Coordinator, on Wednesday, called on the Israeli occupation to allow UN-purchased emergency fuel the besieged enclave. “Restricting the entry of emergency fuel to Gaza is a dangerous practice, with grave consequences on the rights of people in […]

09 Aug
8:26

Israeli Airstrike Levels Five-story Building in Gaza City

An Israeli airstrike on a cultural center in Gaza City, on Thursday, turned the five-story building into rubble, according to WAFA correspondence. He said that Israeli warplanes fired 10 missiles at the building, for no apparent reason other than to inflict as much damage as possible in Gaza. Israel has […]

09 Aug
8:16

Abbas Appeals to International Community in Halting Attacks on Gaza

PA President Mahmoud Abbas held intensive meetings, today, with international contacts at all levels to stop the Israeli military escalation against the people of Gaza. According to the PNN, he called on the international community to intervene immediately, to stop the violence and prevent further destruction and instability in the region. Three citizens, including a pregnant woman and her infant daughter, were […]

05 Aug
11:06

Palestinian Teen Dies From Serious Wounds He Suffered On March 30th

The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that a teen died, Sunday, from serious wounds he suffered on the first day of the Great Return March procession, on March 30th, which also marks the Palestinian Land Day. The Health Ministry said the teen, identified as Ahmad Jihad al-Aydi, 17, from Gaza […]

05 Aug
5:36

Four Wounded in Israeli Tank Attack on Gaza

Four Palestinians were wounded Sunday, when Israeli occupation forces targeted an alleged Palestinian resistance site north of Beit Lahia, in the northern Gaza Strip. Local media said that an Israeli reconnaissance plane targeted a training site belonging to the resistance movements north of the town of Beit Lahia, causing injuries […]

05 Aug
10:26

Israeli Navy Attacks Palestinian Fishing Boats In Northern Gaza

Israeli navy ships attacked, Sunday, several fishing boats in Palestinian territorial waters along the coastal line in northern Gaza. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency said the navy fired many live rounds at the boats, and sprayed them with water cannons, forcing the fishermen back to shore. Earlier Sunday, the navy […]

04 Aug
8:28

Swedish-flagged Flotilla Vessel Intercepted by Israel

The Israeli army Saturday morning said that it had taken over a European ship, the Swedish-flagged “Freedom,” captained by John Turnbull of Vancouver, that was aimed at breaking the naval blockade imposed on the Gaza Strip by the occupation forces 12 years ago. After the brutal violence and theft that […]

04 Aug
8:19

Israel Rejects Travel for Hundreds of Gaza Patients in 2018

At least 769 Palestinian patients have been denied exit from the blockaded Gaza Strip by Israeli authorities, since January, Israeli media reported this week. The applicants included Palestinians who sought medical treatment for diseases such as cancer. Israeli authorities cited first-degree relations between the applicants and Hamas members, for denying […]

04 Aug
8:13

Israeli Drone Targets Gaza

An Israeli drone fired at least one missile, targeting a group of Palestinian youth in eastern Jabaliya refugee camp, in the northern  Gaza Strip, on Saturday. A Ma’an reporter confirmed the incident, saying that no injuries were reported. On Friday, one Palestinian youth was killed and at least 220 others […]

04 Aug
8:06

Video: Activists Stand in Solidarity with Gaza

Israeli and international protesters demonstrated at Gaza fence in solidarity with The Great Return March On Friday August 3rd, “Return”, a group of Israeli and international anti-Zionist activists, including activists from the International Solidarity Movement, protested on the east side of the Gaza fence, in solidarity with the Great March of […]

03 Aug
6:54

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (26 July – 01 August 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 26 July – 01 August, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use force against peaceful Palestinian protestors in the Gaza Strip. 3 Palestinian civilians, including 2 children, were killed in the southern Gaza Strip. 138 […]

02 Aug
6:01

Norway Demands Explanation for Israeli Seizure of Gaza-bound Boat

Reuters reported, according to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency, that Norway has asked the Israeli government to explain the legal grounds for detaining a Norwegian-flagged fishing boat seized, while activists tried to sail with aid to the Gaza Strip, Norway’s foreign ministry said on Tuesday. The ministry said its diplomats […]

31 Jul
9:40

Palestinian Cabinet Urges World Support for UNRWA

During its weekly meeting held in Ramallah, today, the Palestinian Cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Dr. Rami Al- Hamdallah, condemned the latest Israeli escalation against Al-Aqsa Mosque, and considered it part of the plans of the occupying power to Judaize Jerusalem, alter its historical features, and obliterate its Arab and […]

30 Jul
8:19

Navy Intercepts Norwegian-flagged Flotilla Ship

The Israeli navy has intercepted a Norwegian-flagged ship, with activists on board, as it was approaching the shores of the besieged Gaza Strip to deliver humanitarian relief to the inhabitants of the impoverished enclave. “The activity ended without exceptional events. At this time, the ship is being transferred to the […]

30 Jul
5:37

USS Liberty Attack Survivor: Delegate on Freedom Flotilla Boat

Joe Meadors was selected as the delegate from the United States on the final 1,000-mile voyage to Gaza with the 2018 Gaza Freedom Flotilla. He was on the Al Awda or Return boat that was intercepted by Israeli authorities in international waters on July 29th. The 2018 flotilla took a 75-day voyage from Scandinavia to reach Gaza. https://jfp.freedomflotilla.org/news/ports/upcoming-ports […]

29 Jul
7:56

Heavy Economic Loss in Besieged Gaza due to Israeli Ban of Basic Goods

Israeli occupation authorities have banned, for the 19th day in a row, the entry of basic goods and humanitarian aid, via Kerem Shalom crossing, the sole commercial crossing with Gaza, MP Jamal al-Khudari, head of the People’s Committee to Face the Siege, stated on Sunday. Khudari said that the most […]

29 Jul
7:21

Freedom Flotilla Intercepted in International Waters En Route to Gaza

Freedom Flotilla was intercepted by the Israeli navy on Sunday afternoon, approximately 70 miles from the Gaza Strip shore. Israeli Navy Forces stopped the ship in international waters in violation of international maritime law, after shouting toward the boat via loudspeaker and asking for the boat’s destination. In a statement, […]

28 Jul
7:58

Israeli Activist Who Grew Up In A Kibbutz Sails To Gaza On The Freedom Flotilla

Zohar Regev Chamberlain says the injustice she witnessed as a child, in Israel, moved her to defend Palestinian human rights. Dimitri Lascaris is a lawyer, journalist, and activist. After working in the New York and Paris offices of a major Wall Street law firm, Dimitri became a class action lawyer […]

28 Jul
9:22

Palestinian Teen Dies From Serious Wounds Suffered Friday

The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza has reported that a teenage boy died, on Saturday morning, from serious wounds he suffered by Israeli army fire on Friday. The Health Ministry identified the slain teen as Mo’men Fathi al-Hams, 17, and said that he suffered very serious wounds a day earlier, […]

26 Jul
8:50

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

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 19 – 25 July, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against Palestinian protesters in the Gaza Strip. A Palestinian civilian was killed and 2 civilians succumbed to their previous wounds. 99 Palestinian […]

24 Jul
11:25

Back to the Future: The Great March of Return

This piece was originally published by Al-Shabaka: The Palestinian Policy Network, an independent, non-partisan, and non-profit organization whose mission is to educate and foster public debate on Palestinian human rights and self-determination within the framework of international law.  by Haidar Eid on July 24, 2018 The Great March of Return – which began on March 30 […]

24 Jul
11:12

Palestinians Will Not Be Free Until They Can Return to Their Homeland

Awni Farhat and Youssef Sammour, two Palestinian passengers on the Freedom Flotilla, discuss their longing to return home. Dimitri Lascaris is a lawyer, journalist, and activist. After working in the New York and Paris offices of a major Wall Street law firm, Dimitri became a class action lawyer in Canada. […]

24 Jul
10:48

Freedom Flotilla Heading Towards Gaza On Final Mission

Freedom Flotilla ships are now at their last leg of the journey, heading toward the Gaza Strip, after they set off from multiple Italian ports, most prominent of which is the ship of Al-Awda, Arabic for “The Return”, which was launched from Palermo port.   The flotilla, which has been […]

23 Jul
7:25

UNOCHA: Essential Services in Gaza on Verge of Collapsing

Supplies of emergency fuel, provided by the UN for critical facilities in Gaza, are fast being depleted, the Humanitarian Coordinator of OCHA, Mr. Jamie McGoldrick, warned on Sunday.   In a statement, McGoldrick called on Israel to end restrictions preventing the import of fuel, and for donors to provide immediate […]

22 Jul
8:33

Israeli and International Protesters Demonstrate at Gaza Fence in Solidarity with Great Return March (VIDEO)

On the 20th of July, Friday afternoon, a group of anti-Zionist Israeli and international solidarity activists approached the Gaza siege fence at the same time that Gazans gathered by the fence, on the other side, during the weekly ‘Great Return March’, calling for the right to return to their land […]

21 Jul
9:21

Hamas Fingers Kushner as ‘Spokesman for Israel’

Hamas, which won the last free Palestinian elections, held in 2006, hit back after an op-ed blamed it for plight of Palestinians, and urged it to abandon resistance. The op-ed, co-authored by Jared Kushner, US President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and adviser, shows that American officials are “mere spokesmen for the Israeli occupation,” […]

21 Jul
9:07

Israel Shells Resistance in Gaza following Ceasefire

The Israeli army reportedly shelled a resistance site in the Malaka area, in eastern Gaza City, central Gaza Strip, on Saturday morning. One shell was fired at the site, and no injuries were reported, according to Ma’an News Agency. The shelling comes hours after a ceasefire was reached, between Israel […]

20 Jul
5:40

Lieberman says Israel Planning Assault on Gaza Bigger than 2014 Invasion in which 2100 Palestinians Killed

Israeli Defense Minister and former nightclub bouncer Avigdor Lieberman stated, on Friday, that he is directing the Israeli military to prepare for an all-out assault on the besieged Gaza Strip, which he said will be “broad” and “painful”. After killing 42 unarmed protesters, and wounding 17,000 who were participating in […]

20 Jul
1:29

Freedom Flotilla Arrives in Palermo, Sicily

A picture showing several of the ships taking part in the Palestine Freedom Flotilla campaign as they near a port in Palermo, Sicily, on July 17, 2018. (Photo by freedomflotilla.org) Activists from around the world have gathered in the Italian city of Palermo, and are engaged in the final stages […]

18 Jul
3:33

From the Freedom Flotilla, Former Israeli Air Force Pilot Calls for a Boycott of Israel

Yonatan Shapira says Israel’s ‘democracy’ is, in fact, an apartheid state led by fascist Jewish supremacists. TRNN video & transcript: DIMITRI LASCARIS: This is Dimitri Lascaris, reporting for The Real News Network from the port of Naples, Italy. We are seated in front of the ships of the Gaza flotilla, the […]

17 Jul
10:12

Young Palestinian Man Dies From Wounds He Suffered On May 14

Palestinian medical sources have reported that a young man, died on Tuesday morning, from serious wounds he suffered on May 14, after an Israeli army sharpshooter shot him in the neck. The sources said the Palestinian Sari Daoud Shobaki, 24, was shot during the Great Return March, when the soldiers […]

17 Jul
9:04

Israeli Army Carries Out A Limited Invasion Into Southern Gaza

Ar least four armored Israeli military vehicles invaded, on Tuesday morning, Palestinian agricultural lands, east of al-Qarara town, near Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Media sources said the Israeli vehicles came from Kissufim military base, across the border fence, and advanced dozens of meters into […]

17 Jul
2:22

Israel Reduces Fishing Zone For Gaza, Closes Crossing

The Israeli Authorities have decided, on Monday evening, to close Karem Abu Salem (Kerem Shalom) crossing, and to reduce the fishing zone allotted for the Palestinians in Gaza, from six to only three nautical miles. Engineer Raed Fattouh, the chairman of the coordination committee for the entry of goods into […]

16 Jul
9:49

Israel First Country to Kill Children using US-made F35 Fighters

According to Days of Palestine, the Israeli occupation state is the first country to use the US-made F-35 fighter jet to kill people –two innocent Palestinian children in Gaza Strip. While America and the rest of the world’s attention was focused on the Wold Cup, Wimbledon, Trump’s visit to England, […]

16 Jul
3:55

Israeli Drone Fires A Missile In Northern Gaza

An Israeli army drone fired, on Monday evening, a missile at Palestinians, reportedly flying flaming balloons, east of Beit Hanoun, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. Eyewitnesses said the missile exploded near several Palestinians, but did not lead to any casualties. Israeli Ynet News has reported that a […]

15 Jul
8:59

Further Strangulating Gaza, Israeli Authorities Add Restrictions on Movement of Goods in and out of Gaza

Via Al Mezan Center for Human Rights Israeli authorities have reportedly introduced new restrictions which further strangulate the movement of goods from and into the Gaza Strip. Fishermen have also been subjected to more restrictions which decrease the space in which they are allowed fish. Adopted after talks on 9 […]

15 Jul
7:41

MADA: 62 Violations against Palestinian Media Freedoms in June

Photo: Journalist Madeline Al-Aqraa after she was wounded in the field, in the town of Khuza’a, east of Khan Younis. The attacks against media freedoms in Palestine continued to rise during June of 2018, and have experienced a new upsurge. Totalling 62 attacks, they reflect an increase of five cases, as […]

14 Jul
3:54

Israeli Air Force Carries Out Dozens Of Air Strikes In Gaza

The Israeli Air Force carried out, on Saturday afternoon, dozens of airstrikes targeting sites, reportedly run by armed resistance groups, and the areas around them, in several parts of the besieged Gaza Strip. The Israeli war jets fired at least four missiles into a center near the Egyptian border, in […]

14 Jul
3:17

PCHR: “Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian Civilian and Wound 95 Others, including 17 Children, 3 Women, 2 Paramedics, and 2 Journalists”

In New Crime of Excessive Use of Lethal Force against Peaceful Demonstrators in Gaza Strip, Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian Civilian and Wound 95 Others, including 17 Children, 3 Women, 2 Paramedics, and 2 Journalists The Palestinian Centre For Haman Rights (PCHR): On Friday, 13 July 2018, using excessive lethal force against […]

13 Jul
9:49

Freedom Flotilla Activist Divina Levrini: ‘Gaza needs to be remembered.’

This interview was conducted with a crew member of one of the Freedom Flotilla ships sailing off from Sweden to break the illegal Israeli blockade of the besieged Gaza Strip. The ships are carrying peace activists from around the world, who aim to raise awareness about the Israel-Gaza conflict along […]

13 Jul
4:30

Israeli Soldiers Injure Two Palestinians In Gaza

Israeli soldiers shot, Friday, two Palestinians near the Great Return March encampment, southeast of Gaza city, medical sources said. The Health Ministry in Gaza has reported that 137 Palestinians, including 18 children and two women, have been killed by the army in the period between March 30th and July 7th, […]

12 Jul
7:52

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

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 05 – 11 July, 2018. Shooting:   Israeli forces continued to use lethal force against Palestinian civilians, who participated in peaceful demonstrations organized within the activities of the “Great March of Return and Breaking […]

12 Jul
7:11

Palestinian Government: US and Israel Work to Implement “Deal of Century”

The Palestinian government says that the US administration and Israel are working on the first stage of Trump’s Middle East ‘Deal of the Century’ by offering a humanitarian plan in Gaza, according to Al Ray. In a statement, on Wednesday, the government said that the US exploits humanitarian work in Gaza, and […]

11 Jul
7:26

Israeli Drones Bomb Palestinian Teens Flying Kites

Israeli drones carried out an airstrike targeting a group of Palestinian kite-flyers in eastern Rafah City, in the southern Gaza Strip, on Wednesday afternoon. Palestinian security sources said, according to Ma’an, that Israeli drones launched 1 rocket at a group of Palestinians near the Sufa crossing in northeastern Rafah. No […]

11 Jul
7:10

Seven Passengers of Gaza Flotilla Released

Israel on, Wednesday, released seven passengers of a humanitarian flotilla that was attempting to break the decade-long blockade of Gaza. The flotilla was intercepted by Israeli naval forces on Tuesday, according to Al Ray. Raed Abu Dair, coordinator of Gaza’s National Committee for Breaking the Siege, told Anadolu Agency that […]

11 Jul
11:00

Tightening Closure Imposed On the Gaza Strip For 11th Year

Israeli Authorities Impose Closure On the Only Commercial Crossing in the Gaza Strip “ Karm Abu Salem” and Reduce Fishing Area. PCHR strongly condemns the Israeli authorities decision to tighten the closure imposed on the Gaza Strip and close the only commercial crossing “Karm Abu Salem” and warns of its […]

11 Jul
7:07

Dr. Basem Naim: Israel Shuts Vital Crossing, But Gazans Will Not ‘Die in Silence’

Israel has intensified its crippling blockade of the Gaza Strip by closing the only crossing for commercial goods. Former Gaza health minister Dr. Basem Naim discusses the impact on a devastated health system and says that Palestinians will continue their weekly protests for freedom. TRNN video & transcript: AARON MATE: It’s […]

10 Jul
9:03

Israeli Navy Seizes Boat of Wounded Palestinians Seeking Treatment

On Tuesday, the Israeli Navy confiscated a Palestinian boat off the coast of Gaza. The passengers on the boat included wounded Palestinians who had exhausted the limited medical resources available in Gaza and were seeking treatment abroad. This is the second such attempt to break the Israeli military siege of […]

10 Jul
2:19

Gaza Strip: Attacks in the border areas and their consequences

PCHR Fact Sheet: The term “buffer zone” in land and at sea is used for land and sea areas, which were unilaterally and illegally declared by Israeli forces as areas with no access along the eastern and northern borders and in the sea of the Gaza Strip following the Israeli […]

09 Jul
9:26

Israeli Bulldozers Level Lands in Gaza

Several Israeli military vehicles raided the eastern borders of the besieged Gaza Strip on Monday morning. Locals said, according to Ma’an News Agency, that six Israeli military vehicles raided into the area near the eastern borders of Gaza City, razed and leveled lands while Israeli forces were putting up a […]

06 Jul
8:37

Israel: We Will Not Allow Gaza To Be Rebuilt

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin pledged, on Wednesday, that the Gaza Strip will not be rebuilt so long as Hamas governs the besieged enclave. “Israel was and has remained the only actor in the region that conveys basic staples for the welfare of the residents of Gaza,” the Times of Israel reported Rivlin […]

06 Jul
1:21

Army Abducts Two Palestinians In Bethlehem And Gaza

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Friday at dawn, a young Palestinian man near Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank. On Thursday evening, the soldiers abducted a civil authority official from Gaza. Media sources in Bethlehem said several army jeeps invaded the al-Khader town, south of the city, searched homes and abducted […]

04 Jul
10:34

Israeli Soldiers Invade Lands In Central Gaza

Several armored Israeli military vehicles, including bulldozers, invaded on Wednesday morning Palestinian lands, east of the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza. The soldiers advanced dozens of meters into the Palestinian lands, heading toward the Great Return March encampment, east al-Boreij, and started bulldozing them. The soldiers also started the […]

Soldiers drag Palestinian after shooting him (image from Al Quds video)
03 Jul
4:02

Israeli Army Kills A Palestinian, Injures Three, Then Abducts Two Of Them

Israeli soldiers killed, on Monday evening, at least one Palestinian, and injured three others, including two who were then abducted by the soldiers after being injured, and one teenager who was rushed to a Palestinian hospital in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. The Israeli news agency […]

02 Jul
10:24

Army Invades Palestinian Lands In Southern Gaza

Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday morning, Palestinian agricultural lands east of Abasan al-Kabeera town, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. The invasion was carried out by a few armored vehicles, and bulldozers, before the soldiers advanced approximately 50 meters into Palestinian lands in the […]

02 Jul
7:00

Trump Pursues Israel ‘Peace Plan’ to Break off Gaza, Without Input from Palestinians

While US President Trump reportedly hopes to use Gulf funding to pressure Egypt to take over Gaza, splitting it from the West Bank, expert Phyllis Bennis warns no Israel peace deal is possible when “there is no Palestinian voice” involved. Via The Real News Network. Phyllis Bennis is a Fellow […]

01 Jul
11:15

PCHR Testifies before UN Special Rapporteur

On Friday, 29 June 2018, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) testified before the Special Rapporteur on situation of human rights in the Palestinian territory occupied since 1967 in Amman, Jordan within his official mission starting from 25 to 29 June 2018. The testimony, according to the PNN, reviewed […]

30 Jun
5:43

Israel Bans Condoms from Entering Gaza Strip

New Israeli regulations stipulate that condoms will not be allowed to enter the Gaza Strip, as they might be used in violent actions. The Times of Israel published, last week, a report with the title “Condoms, kites and birthday balloons: ‘Silly’ Gaza weapons could lead to real war”. The report […]

30 Jun
5:08

Health Ministry: Acute Depletion in Leukemia Treatment

The director of the blood and tumors pharmacy at Rantisi Hospital for Children, Talha Balousha, warned of a severe depletion of the drug Mercaptopurine, and the resulting threat to the lives of children with leukemia. Balousha said, on Thursday, in a press statement, that the depletion of the drug threatens […]

30 Jun
3:36

Dr. al-Qedra: “Israeli Soldiers Killed Two Palestinians, Including A Child, Injured 415”

Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza, has confirmed that Israeli soldiers killed, Friday, two Palestinians, including a child, and injured 415 others, including 11 children, two women and three medics, in the “Great Return March” processions along the eastern parts of the Gaza Strip. Dr. […]

23 Jun
4:19

Gaza Health Care at Breaking Point say UN Experts

UN human rights experts have backed calls for a large-scale international response to the overwhelming health care needs of people living in Gaza. They also remind Israel, as the occupying power, of its obligation to protect the population of Gaza, ensure its welfare and well being, and to allow and […]

21 Jun
10:26

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (13– 20 June 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 13 – 20 June, 2018. A Palestinian civilian was killed, and 3 others, including a child, succumbed to their wounds. 8 Palestinian civilians were wounded in the Gaza Strip, while 3 Palestinians were wounded […]

21 Jun
4:46

Updated: “Cancer Patient Dies at Gaza Border Crossing With Israel After Repeated Denial of Medical Permit”

A Palestinian man, a cancer patient identified as Masoud Abdul Hai Abu Saqer, aged 49, died on Tuesday, at Erez/Beit Hanoun crossing between Gaza and Israel, while awaiting to be interviewed by Israeli security officers, to discuss his permit application to receive treatment at an East Jerusalem hospital, the Al-Mezan […]

20 Jun
9:44

Israel Targets Several Sites in Gaza, Hamas Responds with Rocket Fire

Israeli military planes carried out airstrikes targeting several locations allegedly belonging to the Hamas movement, in the besieged Gaza Strip, overnight Tuesday, while Hamas fighters fired dozens of rockets into Israeli territory in the predawn hours of Wednesday. At least three Palestinians were injured in the shelling of the Tel […]

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 […]