Search Results for : buffer zone

11 May
11:27

PCHR-Gaza: Israeli Buffer Zone Policies Typically Enforced with Live Fire

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 […]

17 Mar
11:16

1,020 Homes Demolished for Egyptian Buffer Zone

The Egyptian army demolished 1,020 houses in the border city of Rafah as part of the second stage of the establishment of a buffer zone along the border with the Gaza Strip.Egyptian security officials told a Ma’an reporter in El-Arish city, Tuesday, that 200 more houses would be demolished to […]

28 Dec
2:38

Egypt to Demolish 1,200 Homes for Rafah Buffer Zone Expansion

December 28, 2014 2:38 AM IMEMC & Agencies Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, News Report 0

An Egyptian committee has finished surveying the homes of residents living between 500 and 1,000 meters of the Gaza border, in preparation for extending the buffer zone to a width of 1,000 meters, according to Egyptian military sources.The move comes following the previous destruction of hundreds of homes inside the […]

12 Nov
11:37

ISM Journal: Farming in Gaza near the Buffer Zone

November 12, 2014 11:37 AM IMEMC & Agencies Gaza Strip, Human Interest, Human rights 0

The farmers are rarely talked about. They blend into the background of the lands beyond the destroyed buildings of the towns. The reality is though, they are facing a battle themselves.9th November | International Solidarity Movement | Rina Andolini, Khuza’a Many farmers have had their homes, and farmland attacked. Farm […]

27 Oct
9:41

Egypt to Build Gaza Buffer Zone, Thousands to Be Displaced

Egyptian authorities have announced a recent decision to build, along its borders with Gaza, a buffer zone with the depth of 500 meters, and a height of 14 km, with the aim of hindering militants from entering Sinai.A deadly assault occured in the region, this past Friday, in which some […]

17 Feb
3:50

Sniper Fire in the ‘Buffer Zone’

Goldfinches and canaries are appreciated worldwide for their colourful appearance and their melodic whistling. The birds are especially popular in the Gaza Strip as they help to create a distraction from the hardships of daily life. Munther Rashad Saleh al-Nakhala, 44, lives in Gaza city. He is widely known by […]

05 Apr
10:15

Palestinian Killed in Gaza Buffer Zone

A Palestinian man has been killed in the buffer zone of the Gaza Strip, on Tuesday. The Israeli military has claimed that they shot the man as he was armed, and approaching the border, but Palestinian medical sources have stated that no weapon was found at the scene.The attack occurred […]

16 Jun
4:49

Peaceful March Against The Buffer Zone In Gaza

Hundreds of Palestinians marched in the Gaza Strip to protest the “buffer zone” Israel is creating in the northern, and eastern side of the Gaza Strip.The march, called for by the Popular Committee Against the Buffer Zone, started from the town of Beit Lahia to the area Israel is leveling […]

10 Mar
5:11

Palestinians Protest The Israeli Buffer Zone In Northern Gaza Strip

Palestinians along with international supporters organized on Tuesday a protest at the Eriz crossing at the northern Gaza Strip borders protesting the Israeli army attempts to create a buffer zone. The protest started from Beit Hanon town, protesters carried Palestinian flags and banners demanding the Israeli army to stop the […]

05 Jul
2:46

Security Council agrees to expand buffer zone in North Gaza

The security cabinet, after convening in Jerusalem Wednesday morning has agreed to expand operations in Gaza, which will likely include a significant expansion of the buffer zone in the north of the Gaza strip.The security cabinet, after convening in Jerusalem Wednesday morning has agreed to expand operations in Gaza, which […]

28 Dec
7:08

Israeli Army to enforce Gaza buffer zone within hours

December 28, 2005 7:08 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israeli attacks, News Report, Palestine 0

In the first stage of its plans to create a northern Gaza buffer zone, which is claimed to keep Palestinians from firing Qassam home made shells into Israel, Israeli air force Wednesday dropped leaflets urging Gazans to clear the area by 6 P.M. The leaflets called on residents to leave […]

06 Jul
1:11

Security Zones Being Used to Further Expand West Bank Settlements

Land confiscated from Palestinians for the purpose of security buffer zones around illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank is actually being utilized as ‘land reserves or for agriculture,’ according to an investigation by Israeli newspaper Haaretz. The buffer zones were originally created during the Second Intifada reportedly as a […]

26 Jul
2:33

Israel to establish ‘killing zone’ on Lebanon border

With many Lebanese civilians still hiding in their homes in refugee camps and villages in southern Lebanon, afraid to flee after hearing of convoys of evacuees being hit by Israeli airstrikes, Israeli military officials announced that they are establishing a ‘kill zone’ across many of those villages, in which anything […]

04 Jan
5:28

B’Tselem says Israeli ‘death’ zone in Gaza is illegal

January 4, 2006 5:28 PM IMEMC & Agencies Israel, Israeli Politics, News Report 0

The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, B’Tselem, said the Israeli orders to automatically shoot at anyone in the "buffer zone" in northern Gaza is a flagrant violation of international human rights laws in times of war. At the core of this is the principle of […]

16 Aug
5:05

ISM Journals: Education Under Occupation

08/11/19 | International Solidarity Movement | Hebron Whilst continuing my work with ISM this year, I spent four weeks working at the Hebron/Al-Khalil office of Defence for Children International focusing on the way that the occupation has compromised the access to education in the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza. […]

10 Aug
6:02

Updated: “Four Palestinians Killed by Israeli Forces at Gaza Border”

August 10, 2019 6:02 PM Ali Salam Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Four Palestinians were shot and killed by Israeli forces for allegedly coming too close to the border fence between Gaza and Israel, east of Dir al-Balah, in the central Gaza Strip, according to Israeli media sources. Israeli forces stationed along Gaza borders to the east of Khan Younis reportedly opened […]

Farmers near the border in Gaza. (Shourideh C. Molavi and Ain Media Gaza)
29 Jul
11:25

Report: Israeli Pesticides Contaminating Gaza Crops

A new report by the group ‘Forensic Architecture’ has found that widespread pesticide contamination from Israel into Gaza has occurred over decades, severely impacting the food grown in Gaza. The full report follows below: Staging the terrain Over three decades, in tandem with the Madrid and Oslo negotiation processes, the […]

26 Jul
9:10

BTS Testimonial: “Around every such settlement there’s a circle, a radius of one kilometer.”

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

13 Jun
9:54

Israeli Army Bulldozes Palestinian Lands Near Nablus

On Thursday, Israeli soldiers, accompanied by several armored bulldozers, invaded Palestinian lands in ‘Aseera al-Qibliya village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus, and bulldozed them in order to expand their nearby military base. Hafeth Saleh, the head of ‘Aseera al-Qibliya Village Council, said the army bulldozed nearly […]

10 Jun
6:50

Israel Confiscates 20 Dunams In Northern West Bank

The Israeli occupation authorities have decided to illegally confiscate at least twenty dunams of privately-owned Palestinian lands, in northern West Bank, to pave a new road for illegal colonies. Ghassan Daghlas, a Palestinian official who monitors Israel’s colonialist activities in northern West Bank, said the lands and the newly planned […]

15 May
10:30

Palestinian Fisherman Shot by Israeli Forces in Gaza

A Palestinian fisherman was shot and injured by Israeli naval forces, while working off Gaza’s coast, on Wednesday. The Palestinian Fishermen’s Union in Gaza told Ma’an News Agency that Mourad al-Hasi, 22, was shot and injured with a rubber-coated steel bullet fired by Israeli naval forces. The union confirmed that […]

06 May
8:31

World Condemns Israeli Attack On Anadolu Agency Office

A growing list of news agencies, advocacy groups and leaders condemned an Israeli attack on Anadolu Agency office, in the Gaza Strip, on Saturday. Israeli warplanes hit the building with at least five rockets after firing warning shots, Anadolu Agency’s correspondent in Jerusalem reported. No injuries or death were reported. […]

01 May
7:27

Lands Razed by Israeli Bulldozers East of Gaza City

Several Israeli military vehicles raided Palestinian lands, on Wednesday, east of Gaza City, in the central besieged Gaza Strip. A Ma’an reporter said that eight large D-9 Israeli military bulldozers entered the region, dozens of meters into Palestinian lands. Sources added that Israeli military bulldozers razed and leveled the lands […]

16 Apr
3:37

Israeli Soldiers Fire Live Rounds At Fishermen And Farmers In Gaza

Israeli forces targeted Palestinian fishermen and farmers, in the southern besieged Gaza Strip, on Tuesday morning. Eyewitnesses told Ma’an News Agency that Israeli naval forces opened heavy fire towards Palestinian fishing boats, within the permitted fishing zone of six nautical miles, off the southern coast of Rafah. The fishermen were […]

13 Apr
7:38

Navy Opens Fire on Gaza Fishermen

Israeli naval forces opened fire at Palestinian fishermen, on Friday morning. Locals reported that Israeli naval boats opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats off the coast of the northern Gaza Strip. No injuries were reported, according to Ma’an. The Israeli army also regularly detains and opens fire on unarmed Palestinian […]

25 Mar
4:13

Navy Opens Heavy Fire on Gaza Fishermen

Israeli naval forces opened heavy fire, on Sunday, towards Palestinian fishing boats off the coast of Khan Younis and Rafah, in the southern besieged Gaza Strip. Eyewitnesses said that the Israeli navy repeatedly opened fire towards a number of Palestinian fishing boats, which were working within the permitted fishing zone, […]

23 Mar
3:26

Navy Injures Palestinian Father and Son Off Gaza Coast

A Palestinian fisherman, along with his son, were shot and injured by Israeli naval forces, off the northwestern coast of the besieged Gaza Strip, on Friday. Head of the Palestinian Fishermen Union in Gaza, Zakariya Bakr, told Ma’an News Agency that the Israeli navy targeted a number of Palestinian fishing […]

18 Mar
5:21

Israeli Forces Fire On Gaza Farmers and Shepherds

Israeli forces opened heavy fire towards Palestinian farmers and shepherds on Sunday, in the southern besieged Gaza Strip. A Ma’an reporter said that Israeli forces, deployed in military watchtowers, opened fire towards Palestinian agricultural lands east of Rafah, in southern Gaza, targeting farmers and shepherds. No injuries were reported. The […]

07 Mar
9:50

Gaza Strip: Attacks in the border areas and their consequences

The Palestinian Center For Human Rights (PCHR):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 […]

24 Feb
6:23

Israeli Soldiers Fire on Shepherd in Gaza

Israeli forces opened fire towards Palestinian shepherds, on Saturday morning, in the besieged Gaza Strip. Witnesses told a Ma’an reporter that Israeli forces opened fire, targeting Palestinian shepherds who were herding their sheep in the Malaka area of the eastern Gaza Strip. No injuries were reported. The Israeli army also […]

13 Feb
3:50

Bulldozers Raze Lands in Khuzaa

Israeli military vehicles raided, on Tuesday morning, Palestinian lands along the eastern borders of Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip. Local Al Ray sources reported that six large D-9 Israeli military bulldozers infiltrated dozens of meters into Palestinian lands, coming from the Israeli security border fence and heading south. […]

09 Feb
7:25

Israeli Forces Fire on Gaza Fishermen & Farmers

Israeli naval forces opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats off the coast of Rafah City, in the southern besieged Gaza Strip, on Friday. Witnesses told a Ma’an reporter that Israeli war boats opened fire targeting Palestinian fishermen off the coast of western Rafah City, forcing the fishermen to head back […]

06 Feb
4:15

Bulldozers Raze Lands in Southern Gaza

Several Israeli military vehicles raided Palestinian lands along the eastern borders of Khan Younis, in the southern besieged Gaza Strip, on Tuesday. Locals told Ma’an that four large D-9 Israeli military bulldozers entered dozens of meters into Palestinian lands, coming from the Israeli security border fence heading south. Sources added […]

23 Jan
6:19

Report: 2 Palestinian Journalists Killed in 2018

Two Palestinian journalists were killed and scores of others injured by Israeli army fire in 2018, a Palestinian NGO reported on Monday. Yasser Murtaja and Ahmed Abu Hussein were killed in April, while covering anti-occupation protests near the Gaza-Israel buffer zone, the Gaza Center for Media Freedom said, in a […]

22 Jan
4:52

Israeli Forces Bulldoze Lands in Gaza, Detain Fisherman

Israeli military vehicles entered dozens of meters into the northern besieged Gaza Strip, on Monday. A Ma’an reporter said that four large D-9 Israeli military bulldozers entered dozens of meters into Palestinian lands, north of Beit Hanoun, and began to raze the lands as drones flew overhead. No injuries were […]

16 Jan
7:26

Israeli Forces Raze Lands in Northern Gaza, Fire on Youth at Border

Israeli bulldozers infiltrated dozens of meters in, along the eastern borders of Beit Hanoun, in the northern besieged Gaza Strip, on Tuesday. Locals told Ma’an News Agency that four large D-9 Israeli military bulldozers entered dozens of meters into Palestinian lands, north of Beit Hanoun town, and began to raze […]

14 Jan
2:42

Gaza Strip: Attacks in the Border Areas and Their Consequences

The Palestinian Centre For Human Rights (PCHR): 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 […]

11 Jan
7:06

Palestinian Vessel Catches Fire as Navy Fires on Fishermen

A Palestinian fishing boat was set on fire, Thursday, after Israeli naval forces repeatedly opened fired towards it off of the coast, in the northern besieged Gaza Strip. Head of the Palestinian Fishermen Union in Gaza, Zakariya Bakr, said that Israeli naval forces opened fire towards Palestinian fishing boats located […]

05 Jan
6:37

Bulldozers Raze Lands in Southern Gaza

Several Israeli bulldozers raided eastern Rafah City, in the southern besieged Gaza Strip, on Friday morning. Witnesses told a Ma’an reporter that three Israeli D9 military bulldozers and an excavator raided dozens of meters into Palestinian lands in eastern Rafah City, coming from the Sufa military base and heading towards […]

10 Dec
6:32

Israeli Military Opens Fire Toward Gaza Fishermen and Shepherds

Israeli naval forces opened fire towards Palestinian fishermen, west of Rafah City and Khan Younis City, in the southern besieged Gaza Strip, on Sunday. A Ma’an News Agency reporter said that naval forces repeatedly opened fire at fishermen within the permitted fishing zone, forcing them back to shore. Meanwhile, Israeli […]

06 Dec
4:01

Shots Fired at Palestinians in Gaza, Bulldozers Raze Lands

Israeli military bulldozers entered dozens of meters into eastern Beit Hanoun, on Wednesday, in the northern besieged Gaza Strip. A Ma’an reporter said that four Israeli D-9 bulldozers razed and leveled lands as Israeli drones flew overhead. Earlier on Wednesday, Israeli forces deployed at the Nahal Oz military site in […]

26 Nov
3:54

Navy Opens Fire on Palestinian Fishermen

Israeli naval forces, on Sunday, opened fire at Palestinian fishermen off the coast of the besieged Gaza Strip. Locals told Ma’an News Agency that Israeli naval forces repeatedly opened heavy fire towards Palestinian fishermen in southern and northern Gaza, forcing fishing boats to sail back to shore. No injuries were […]

03 Nov
7:36

Israel & Gaza Close To Ceasefire says Israeli Source

Israel and Palestinian factions in Gaza are close to an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire, a report said Saturday, citing a high-level Israeli source. According to the Israeli Public Broadcasting Corporation, an unnamed senior political figure leaked that a deal was in the making between Israel and the Gazan administration to allow Qatar […]

28 Oct
10:36

Israeli Forces Open Fire on Gaza Farmers

Israeli occupation forces, on Sunday morning, opened fire at Palestinian farmers in the northern Gaza strip. Local PNN sources said that Israeli soldiers opened fire on farmers in the town of Beit Hanoun, injuring one of them Ma’an sources confirmed that one farmer was injured by Israeli forces and transferred […]

24 Oct
1:56

Updated: Israeli Navy Opens Fire At Fishing Boats, Abducts Four Fishermen In Gaza

The Al-Mezan Center for Human Rights issued a statement strongly condemning the ongoing Israeli violations against the Palestinian fishermen, and the illegal confiscation of their boats, and called for the release of four fishermen, who were taken prisoner by the navy, on Tuesday, in two separate attacks. Al-Mezan said its […]

16 Oct
8:08

Airstrikes over Gaza Continue

An Israeli warplane carried out an airstrike on Tuesday, targeting a group of Palestinians east of Beit Hanoun, in the southern Gaza Strip. A Ma’an reporter said that an Israeli warplane fired one missile towards a group of Palestinian youth in northern Gaza; no injuries were reported. The Israeli army […]

16 Aug
2:52

Gaza Strip: Attacks in the Border Areas and Their Consequences

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 Disengagement Plan in […]

15 Aug
10:01

Gaza: Meet the Palestinian Doctor Who Watched His Son Die

Ghazal Othman In the 22 years of Sari al-Shobaki’s life, his father rescued him from death seven times, but the eighth time, when he was shot by the Israeli occupied snipers, he failed. The first time, Dr Dahoud al-Shobaki recalls, was when his son was born three months premature and […]

15 Aug
9:55

Israel Open Fire on Fishermen, Detains Merchant at Crossing

Israeli naval forces opened fire on Palestinian fishing boats off the coast of the northern Gaza Strip, on Wednesday morning. Locals said that Israeli war boats were seen and heard opening fire at Gazan fishermen as they were working withing the permitted fishing zone. No injuries were reported, according to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

09 Jun
9:42

Upending the Palestinian Leadership: The Role of Youth

by Fadi Quran, Al Shabaka Palestinian Policy Network This analysis is part of the Al-Shabaka Policy Circle on Leadership and Accountability and is published alongside the contributions made by Dana El-Kurd, Marwa Fatafta, Inès Abdel Razek, Tareq Baconi, and Ali Abdel Wahab – to read their contributions see here.   Instead of bringing […]

21 May
8:08

Navy Fires on Fishing Boats, Bulldozers Raze Lands in Gaza

Israeli naval forces, on Monday morning, opened fire on Palestinian fishing boats off the coast of Gaza City. Witnesses told Ma’an News Agency that Israeli naval boats opened fire at several fishing boats off the coast of Gaza City, forcing fishermen to head back to shore, in fear for their […]

10 May
6:23

Israeli Military Fires on Fishermen, Razes Lands in Gaza

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

11 Apr
10:58

Israel’s Relentless Land Grabs: How Palestinians Resist

by Yara Hawari Overview It has been 42 years since the Israeli police shot and killed six Palestinian citizens of Israel as they protested the expropriation of thousands of dunums of Palestinian land by the government. The protests were a result of mass collective action across the part of Mandate Palestine […]

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. […]

26 Mar
8:44

Israeli Bulldozers Raze Lands in Southern Gaza

Several Israeli military vehicles entered into the southern Gaza Strip on Sunday morning, and razed lands along the border with Israel. Local sources told Ma’an New Agency that five military bulldozers razed lands east of Khan Younis, near the border fence, while a drone flew overhead. Israeli military incursions inside […]

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 […]

27 Feb
4:49

Army Levels Lands in Northern Gaza

Several Israeli bulldozers entered into the “buffer zone” along the northern Gaza border, on Monday morning, where they razed lands under heavy military protection. Locals told Ma’an News Agency that four Israeli military bulldozers raided lands in the town of Beit Lahiya. As the bulldozers razed and leveled lands, military […]

18 Feb
6:12

Al Mezan Briefing Paper: Effects of Aerial Spraying on Farmlands in the Gaza Strip

The subject of this briefing paper is the chemical spraying of farmlands, by Israeli forces, in the conflict-stricken Gaza Strip. The practice affects the livelihood and right to food of the population, while potentially harming Gaza’s fragile environment and decaying infrastructure. Despite the evident impact on the population’s human rights, […]

17 Feb
9:26

DCIP: Israeli Live Fire on the Gaza Strip Border Injures Four Teenagers

Israeli forces shot Akram al-Sharafi, 16, in the northern Gaza Strip, causing serious damage to his left thigh and moderately injuring the right thigh. (Photo: DCIP / Mohammad Abu Rukbeh) Israeli forces injured four Palestinian teenagers over the past two weeks with live ammunition during protests along the Gaza Strip […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

15 Dec
5:00

Palestinians Stand Up to Israel, Will the World?

“Palestinians will continue to protest as long as they’re not liberated,” says writer Mariam Barghouti, “the question is, when will the rest of the world finally begin listening?” Mariam Barghouti is a Palestinian American writer currently residing in Ramallah. She documents and writes on the Palestinian situation and Israeli occupation. Her […]

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 […]

15 Nov
7:34

Israeli Soldiers Invade Palestinian Lands In Northern Gaza

At least three D9 armored Israeli military bulldozers and three tanks invaded, on Tuesday evening, Palestinian lands near the border fence in Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, and bulldozed sections close to the fence. The invasion was also accompanied by army drones that hovered overhead, […]

14 Nov
10:00

Israeli Forces Fire on Lands in Southern Gaza

Israeli forces opened fire at Palestinian agricultural lands in the eastern part of the Khan Younis district, in the southern Gaza Strip, on Monday morning. Witnesses told Ma’an News Agency that Israeli forces opened fire from inside the border fence. No injuries were reported. Israeli military incursions inside the besieged […]

04 Nov
4:23

Updated: Bodies Of Five Fighters Found Under Rubble, Twelve Confirmed Dead

A statement released by the Al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad, revealed that the bodied of five of its fighters have been recovered from the rubble of the tunnel, which was bombarded by the Israeli army last Monday, bringing the number of confirmed deaths to twelve. The […]

18 Sep
10:00

Hamas to Dissolve Administrative Committee, Hold Elections

Hamas, the de facto ruling party of the Gaza Strip, has pledged to dissolve its administrative committee that runs the besieged coastal enclave and expressed readiness to hold general elections, in a bid for reconciliation with the Fateh-led Palestinian Authority (PA). A statement from Hamas said, according to Ma’an News […]

06 Aug
7:19

How the Blockade Hurts Children (VIDEO)

It’s been ten years since Israel began its land, sea, and air blockade on the Gaza Strip. This military siege has largely cut Gaza off from the rest of the world and prevented or acutely limited a wide range of goods and services from reaching children in Gaza. (Photo: A Palestinian […]

21 Jun
8:52

Israel Secretly Aids Anti-Assad Forces in Syria Proxy War (VIDEO)

Beirut-based journalist Nour Samaha has uncovered extensive Israeli government support of anti-Assad forces in southern Syria. TRNN transcript: AARON MATÉ: It’s The Real News. I’m Aaron Maté. Of all the foreign countries involved in the Syrian proxy war, one that does not get much attention is Israel. We’ve known for […]

19 Jun
2:00

Life under Siege: Indiscriminate killing of farmers

“Our life has turned upside down since my mother’s death. With her passing, we lost the backbone of the house.” Hani Salem Elomor is a married father of 3 children and resident of El Elfokhari neighborhood, Khan Younis, whose mother Zeina was killed by the Israeli occupation forces in 2016 […]

06 Apr
4:54

Israeli Forces Assert Military Presence North of Beit Lahia

Several occupation bulldozers moved into the northern Gaza Strip, near the town of Beit Lahia, on Thursday morning. According to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency, approximately seven D9 bulldozers penetrated 100 meters into the northern border of Beit Lahia, from the western gate of Zikim. The bulldozers razed the area […]

05 Apr
10:51

Army Invades Farmlands, Spray Toxins, In Borders Areas In Gaza

On Wednesday, the WAFA Palestinian News Agency has reported that two armored bulldozers, three tanks and bulldozers, stationed at a military base across the border fence, invaded Palestinian agricultural lands, east of Jabalia, in the northern part of the coastal region, while Israeli planes also sprayed lands with toxins. The […]

02 Apr
3:45

Israeli Forces Open Fire on Lands in Southern Gaza

Israeli forces opened fire on Palestinian lands in the southern Gaza Strip, on Saturday morning, according to locals. Witnesses told Ma’an News Agency that soldiers deployed behind the border fence, in eastern Rafah city, opened fire at Palestinian agricultural lands in the area. No injuries were reported. An Israeli army spokesperson […]

25 Mar
12:24

Gaza Fishermen Reported Injured Following Israeli Detention

Two fishermen who were detained by Israeli forces, on Thursday, were reported injured on Friday, and were subsequently being treated in Israeli hospitals. Zakariya Bakir, the head of the fishermen committee, said that the detained fishermen, identified as Rajab Abu Mayala and Khader al-Saadi, were injured during their detentions, one […]

28 Feb
7:50

Life Under Siege: A Farmer’s Struggle with the Occupation

Abdel Salam Manasra is a Gazan citizen, in his 50s, who has dedicated his life to agriculture and farming. Farming has always been his family’s main profession, as inherited from their ancestors. Abdel Salam’s farmland is located east of the Shuja’eyya neighborhood in Gaza city, near the Israeli border – […]

25 Jan
10:56

Israeli Aircraft Continues to Sprays Toxins over Palestinian Farms

A low-flying Israeli agricultural plane, this past Monday morning, sprayed herbicides on Palestinian farmlands east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Witnesses said that  the crat sprayed herbicides along the Israeli border fence and, then, sprayed farmlands belonging to citizens in the towns of Khuza’a, Abasan and […]

14 Dec
5:51

Soldiers Raid Agricultural Lands in Gaza

Israeli forces, on Tuesday morning, leveled lands in the northern Gaza Strip, while opening fire on agricultural lands in the southern region of the coastal enclave, according to witnesses. Witnesses told Ma’an News agency that four Israeli bulldozers entered the northeastern Gaza Strip, from the Zekim military base, and leveled […]

01 Nov
5:06

PFLP Extends Revolutionary Greetings to Indigenous Resistance at Standing Rock

‘In the face of settler colonial genocide and destruction, the land and water defenders at Standing Rock are defending all of us.’ ~ Alternative Information Center (AIC) The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), a leftist Palestinian political party founded by George Habash in 1967, announced on Saturday their […]

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 […]

Palestine Today - audio
18 Oct
11:45

Palestine Today 10 18 2016

October 18, 2016 11:45 PM Ghassan Bannoura Audio report, Palestine 0

Download / Listen Here Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Tuesday, October, 18, 2016. Israeli troops attack villagers harvesting their olives and kidnap school children in separate attacks in the West Bank. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned. Israeli […]

18 Oct
6:45

Israeli Extremists Storm Al Aqsa, Ibrahimi Mosques

Around 200 Israeli extremists, on Tuesday, held provocative tours of Al-Aqsa Mosque, in annexed East Jerusalem’s Old City district, heeding calls by parent organizations to increase Jewish presence on the holy site during the Jewish holidays, according to mosque officials. The Islamic Waqf, which runs the al-Haram al-Sharif (holy sanctuary) […]

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 […]

08 Sep
11:02

Armed, Autonomous Ford Trucks to Patrol Gaza’s Besieged Border

Photo: The Israeli military’s new unmanned ground vehicle is self-driving and will be fitted with a machine gun.  FoxNews.com reported that the Israeli military has equipped Ford F-350 pickup trucks with remote driving technology and plans to disperse them along the border of the besieged Gaza Strip. The trucks, called Border […]

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 […]

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” […]

13 Aug
9:08

In Gaza: Palestinian Injured by Live Fire During Protests, Al Qassam Fighter Dies of Electric Shock in Tunnel

Israeli forces, on Friday, injured a Palestinian with live fire in the eastern part of al-Bureij refugee camp, in the central Gaza Strip, during clashes with Israeli forces deployed near the border between the besieged enclave and Israel. Spokesperson for the Ministry of Health, Ashraf al-Qidra, told Ma’an News Agency […]

10 Aug
9:14

ISM Issues Statement Concerning Israeli Measures against Activists

8th August 2016 | International Solidarity Movement The International Solidarity Movement is a Palestinian-led movement with a mandate to support Palestinian nonviolent popular resistance to Israeli military occupation and apartheid. Palestinian-led nonviolent resistance includes the Palestinian call for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions of Israel, until it adheres to its obligations […]

14 Jul
10:04

Israel’s Ideological Barrier

In 2002, the Israeli government decided to construct “a barrier” separating the West Bank and Israel with the declared purpose of improving the security of Israel by preventing Palestinians from entering Israel without first being cleared at a checkpoint. [1]Today, the Annexation and Segregation Wall consists partly of concrete slabs […]

Palestine Today - audio
29 Jun
12:16

Palestine Today 06 28 2016

June 29, 2016 12:16 AM Ghassan Bannoura Audio report, Palestine 0

Download/Listen Here Welcome to Palestine Today, a service of the International Middle East Media Center, www.imemc.org, for Tuesday, June 28, 2016. Israeli troops target farmers in Gaza and injuries civilians during invasions targeting West Bank communities. These stories, and more, coming up, stay tuned. Israeli forces opened fire on Tuesday […]

28 Jun
9:56

Israeli Forces Fire on Palestinian Farmers

Israeli forces, Tuesday, reportedly opened fire at Palestinian farmers in the eastern part of al-Qarrara, in the southern Gaza Strip. Witnesses said Israeli forces deployed at the eastern borders of al-Qarrara opened “heavy” fire at farmers in the area. No injuries were reported, according to Ma’an. An Israeli army spokesperson […]

27 Jun
6:10

Syrians Protest against Israeli Occupation and Planned Annexation of the Golan Heights (VIDEO)

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Syrians in the Israeli occupied Syrian Golan Heights have rallied in protest against the Israeli occupation, illegal oppression of Syrian culture and identity, outspoken plans to permanently annex the Syrian territory and Israel’s use of the Golan for military action against Syria and the support of […]

09 May
10:01

Israeli Soldiers Open Fire On Palestinian Farmers In Southern Gaza

Israeli Soldiers, stationed across the border fence, opened fired earlier on Monday on a number of Palestinian farmers, in their own agricultural lands, east of Khuza’a town, east of Khan Younis city, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Media sources said the soldiers, stationed on military towers across […]