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27 Jul
11:01

Israeli Military Invade, Raze Palestinian Lands in Southern Gaza Strip

July 27, 2020 11:01 PM Ali Salam News Report 0

Israeli bulldozers invaded, on Monday morning, Palestinian lands east of Rafah, in the southern besieged Gaza Strip, Alray reported. Local sources stated that Israeli D-9 bulldozers carried out a limited incursion beyond the so-called ‘security fence’ east of Rafah. The sources noted that as the bulldozers razed the area, drones […]

06 Jul
9:08

Israeli Warplanes Strike Several Areas in eastern Gaza Strip

Israeli warplanes struck several locations in the besieged Gaza Strip, Sunday night, Quds News Network reported. Israeli military jets struck four targets, in Palestinian agricultural lands in the Zaytoun neighborhood, in eastern Gaza, as well as the Tuffah neighborhood. In a statement, the Israeli army confirmed the strikes, claiming that […]

30 Jun
6:21

OCHA: Gaza Strip – Snapshot – May 2020

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Monthly Highlights As part of the measures to contain the pandemic, the de facto authorities announced the full closure of the two passenger crossings, from 23 May till the end of June; however, limited movement through the Erez crossing with […]

16 Jun
2:32

Israeli Warplanes Strike the Besieged Gaza Strip

Israeli artillery and warplanes struck many targets throughout the besieged Gaza Strip, on Monday night Quds News Network reported. No casualties were reported at the time of this report. Local sources said the Israeli heavy weaponry fired shelled two shells, at an area to the east of Khan Younis, central […]

06 May
5:01

Israeli Soldiers Fire Missiles Into The Gaza Strip

Israeli soldiers fired, on Wednesday at dawn, several missiles targeting two areas south of Gaza city, and Beit Hannoun in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, causing damage. Media sources said the soldiers, stationed in military bases across the perimeter fence, fired several artillery shells into a building east […]

23 Apr
4:26

Israeli Military Vehicles Infiltrate Gaza Strip, Raze Palestinian Land

A number of Israeli occupation military vehicles penetrated, on Thursday morning, the Palestinian agricultural lands along the border with Israel, east of Gaza City, local sources reported. Local sources and residents told Quds Press, that Israeli military vehicles infiltrated dozens of meters into the agricultural lands of citizens east of […]

08 Apr
1:27

World Health Day: PCHR Calls for Providing Medical Supplies and COVID-19 Testing Kits to Gaza Strip’s Health Sector

Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) World Health Day is celebrated each year on April 7th, and it was first sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1950 to raise health awareness. The theme for World Health Day 2020 is “Year of the Nurse and Midwife” to support nurses […]

30 Mar
5:42

PCHR Calls upon International Community to Assist Healthcare System in Gaza Strip to Fight Coronavirus

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) is closely monitoring the health conditions in the Gaza Strip, and the healthcare system’s preparedness to combat the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) and its possible outbreak. PCHR confirms that the healthcare system will not be able to deal with patients infected with the coronavirus […]

26 Mar
6:56

PCHR Calls upon Palestinian Government to Find Mechanisms to Protect and Support the Poor and Low-Income Families in light of the State of Emergency in the Gaza Strip

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) follows up on the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip in light of the state of emergency announced to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). PCHR warns of catastrophic deterioration in the living conditions of the Gaza Strip population if the state of […]

23 Mar
10:10

World Health Organization Officials Visit the Besieged Gaza Strip

A delegation from the World Health Organization (WHO) arrived in the besieged Gaza Strip on Sunday morning, after announcing that two people were infected with Corona virus (COVID-19). The Hebrew newspaper “Yediot Aharonot” reported that a group of representatives from the WHO arrived in the Gaza Strip, through the Beit […]

19 Mar
5:10

PCHR Demands Provision of Health and Humanitarian Standards at Gaza Strip COVID-19 Quarantine Centers

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) is closely monitoring the precautionary measures adopted by the Ministry of Health (MOH) in the Gaza Strip in the face of Coronavirus (COVID-19), including the medical exam procedures and quarantine policies for Palestinians returning from abroad via Rafah and Beit Hanoun “Erez” Crossings, […]

10 Mar
4:41

Israeli Forces Fire Live Rounds and Flares into Besieged Gaza Strip

Flares lit up the sky over the eastern border area of Gaza City, on Sunday evening, as the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) intensively fired live rounds at agricultural plots of land, Days of Palestine reported. According to local sources, the IOF opened fire at cultivated lands east of Gaza City, […]

03 Mar
8:00

On Israeli Election Day, Israeli Forces Impose Total Closure on the West Bank and Gaza Strip

The Israeli army imposed a comprehensive closure on the West Bank and Gaza due to the Israeli elections on Monday. The closure was imposed from midnight on Sunday until early Tuesday morning, due to the Israelis going to the polls for the Presidential and “Knesset” elections. The Israeli army said […]

25 Feb
1:21

Netanyahu Orders Further Airstrikes on Besieged Gaza Strip

Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, on Monday, ordered the army to continue airstrikes on the blockaded Gaza Strip, Anadolu Agency reported. In a written statement on social media, Benjamin Netanyahu announced his decision to persist with the bombardment of the besieged Gaza Strip, after speaking with several Israeli officials, including […]

12 Feb
12:18

PCHR Condemns the Killing of a Woman in the Gaza Strip

February 12, 2020 12:18 AM PCHR Gaza Strip, Human rights, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

On Monday, 10 February 2020, it was announced that (S.Sh.) (25) was found strangled to death, from al-Nasser neighborhood, west of the Gaza Strip. The police opened an investigation into the case and referred the body to the Forensic Medicine Department at al-Shifa hospital to identify the cause of death. […]

10 Feb
1:16

Israeli Army Fires Missiles Into The Gaza Strip

The Israeli Air Force fired, on Monday at dawn, many missiles into several areas in Khan Younis, in southern Gaza Strip, Deir al-Balah, in central Gaza, and in Gaza city, causing excessive damage, reportedly after a homemade shell was fired into the Negev. Media sources said the army fired at […]

06 Feb
4:53

13 Years of Closure, PCHR Condemns Enhanced Closure on the Gaza Strip

On February 2, 2020, Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) announced tightening restrictions on the movement of goods into the Gaza Strip and on the movement of merchants/businesspersons in response to incendiary balloons and projectiles fired towards Israeli communities near the Gaza Strip. In a press release, Coordinator of Government Activities in […]

16 Jan
8:09

Israeli Warplanes Strike Gaza Strip Overnight

Israeli warplanes, Wednesday night, bombed at least two posts across the besieged Gaza Strip, according to the Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. An Israeli drone targeted a post, northwest of Gaza city, causing fires to break out. In addition Israeli F-16 fighter jets pounded the same post with […]

27 Oct
2:30

Israeli Forces Shoot, Injure Palestinian in Southern Gaza Strip

A Palestinian man was shot and injured Saturday, by Israeli forces’ fire along the borderline area, in the southern Gaza Strip, medical sources told WAFA. A Palestinian driving a sanitation vehicle, east of the town of Khaza’a, east of Khan Younis governorate, was reportedly shot and injured after forces stationed […]

05 Aug
12:01

Two Palestinians Arrested South of the Gaza Strip

The Israeli occupation forces, Sunday at dawn, arrested two Palestinian citizens south of the Gaza Strip. The Israeli website 0404 reported that the Israeli forces arrested two Palestinian youths on Gaza border, while they were attempting to infiltrate into the 1948 occupied territories. It stated that the two detainees, who […]

18 Jun
12:09

Fearing for Patients’ Life: PCHR Warns of Medicine Shortage in Gaza Strip Hospitals

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) is concerned over the increasing crisis of medicine shortage in the Gaza Strip hospitals and warns of its serious impact on life of thousands of patients, who suffer serious diseases and are in urgent need of treatment. PCHR calls upon the Palestinian Authority […]

07 May
10:25

PCHR: “Israeli Forces Violate the Gaza Strip for Two Consecutive Days Killing 23 Palestinians”

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR: )Israeli Forces Violate the Gaza Strip for Two Consecutive Days Killing 23 Palestinians; 14 of them were Civilians, Including 3 Women and 3 Children; Resumption of Extra-judicial Executions Policy, Heavily Targeting Residential Buildings and Causing Fear Among Civilians  Hours before the announcement of […]

06 May
2:40

PCHR: “Around 70 Airstrikes within 12 Hours
 Israel Violates the Gaza Strip”

 Pregnant Woman and Baby Girl Killed,,, Residential Buildings Targeted 
 and Israeli Aggression Continues – The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) The Israeli forces escalated their attacks against the Gaza Strip and continued to carry out intense airstrikes and shelling throughout the Gaza Strip. Moreover, the Israeli warplanes continue […]

25 Apr
2:47

PCHR: “Israeli Authorities Arrest Patient’s Companion While Returning to Gaza Strip”

Ref: 64/2019: Date: 24 April 2019: Time: 11:20 GMT: The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) strongly condemns that the Israeli authorities stationed at Beit Hanoun “Erez” Crossing arrested a patient’s companion, from the Gaza Strip, while returning to the Gaza Strip. According to PCHR’s investigations, at approximately 12:00 on […]

09 Mar
11:11

Israel Detains 2 Palestinian Children Crossing the Border From Gaza Strip

Two young Palestinian boys were detained by Israeli forces on Friday, after they were caught crossing the border fence, between Israel and the southern Gaza Strip. The boys, who have not yet been identified, were searched, and found to be in possession of three knives, according to Israeli army spokesman, […]

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 […]

16 Feb
11:04

PCHR: “On International Childhood Cancer Day, Israel and Political Division Deepens Struggle of Children with Cancer in Gaza Strip”

Ref: 19/2019 – Date: 14 February 2019: International Childhood Cancer Day (ICCD), which was founded in 2002 by Childhood Cancer International (CCI), is celebrated  around the world every year on 15 February to reduce children’s cancer incidence. This occasion coincides with the deterioration of health conditions in the Gaza Strip […]

13 Feb
4:20

PCHR Warns of Deterioration of Health and Education Services in the Gaza Strip

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) is deeply concerned over the repercussions of the sanctions imposed by the Palestinian Authority (PA) against the Gaza Strip population for 2 years on the economic and social conditions and service sectors in the Gaza Strip. PCHR believes that impact of these sanctions […]

23 Jan
9:30

PCHR: “Economic Reality in the Gaza Strip: Between Sanctions and Taxation”

January 23, 2019 9:30 AM PCHR Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, Human Interest, Human rights 0

PCHR Organizes Workshop Titled as: “Economic Reality in the Gaza Strip: Between Sanctions and Taxation” On Monday, 21 January 2019, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) organized a workshop titled as “Economic Reality in the Gaza Strip: Between Sanctions and Taxation.” The workshop that was attended by sociologists, economists […]

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 […]

02 Jan
10:17

Israeli Naval Forces Arrest 2 Fishermen and Detain Fishing Boat Off Beit Lahia Shore in Northern Gaza Strip

On Tuesday, 01 January 2018, Israeli gunboats chased and opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats.  They then arrested 2 fishermen and detained a fishing boat.  This is part of the Israeli ongoing attacks against Palestinian fishermen and preventing them from sailing and fishing freely and accessing the fish-breeding areas in […]

24 Dec
4:40

Alert Status Raised along Gaza Strip

The Israeli occupation army has raised alert status along Gaza’s border, and enacted additional security measures for fear of any revenge attack from Gaza, Hebrew media sources reported, according to Al Ray. Walla Israeli info site reported that the security measures came about lest Palestinian resistance factions carry out an […]

13 Dec
7:57

Qatar Proposes Airport be Built in Gaza Strip

Palestinian officials were reportedly concerned over reports that the country of Qatar is aiming to establish a separate Palestinian state in the Gaza Strip; allegations which came following Qatar’s proposal of creating an international airport in Gaza. According to Qatari ambassador Mohammad al-Emadi, Israel is yet to respond. However, they […]

13 Oct
3:28

PCHR: In Serious Escalation of Using Excessive Lethal Force Against Peaceful Protestors in Eastern Gaza Strip, Israeli Forces Kill 7 Civilians, Including Child, and Wound 224 Others, Including 42 Children, 3 Women, 3 Journalists and Paramedic”

The Palestinian Center For Human Rights: On Friday afternoon, 12 October 2018, using excessive force against the peaceful protesters in the eastern Gaza Strip for the 29th Friday in a row, Israeli forces Killed 7 Palestinian civilians, including a child, and and wounded 224 others, including 42 children, 3 women, […]

03 Oct
6:18

UNRWA Withdraws Portion of International Staff from Gaza Strip

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), today, decided to temporarily withdraw part of its international staff from Gaza, following a series of worrying security incidents affecting its personnel in the Strip. According to a press statement from UNRWA, the Director of […]

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 […]

24 Jul
10:32

Gaza Strip: UNRWA Employees Protest Contract Termination

Dozens of United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) employees, on Tuesday, demonstrated inside the agency’s office in the Gaza Strip, in protest of the agency’s plan to terminate the contracts of dozens of employees. WAFA correspondence said that the dozens of employees demonstrated inside the UNRWA […]

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20 Jul
10:36

Dozens Of Israeli Bombs Dropped In Various Parts Of Gaza Strip; One Soldier Killed By Palestinian Fire

As night fell on Friday evening, after Israeli airstrikes killed  Palestinian fighters that afternoon, and one Israeli soldier stationed at the border was reportedly killed, reports began coming in on Twitter from different parts of Gaza showing Israeli fighter jets dropping bombs. The Israeli army said one of its soldiers […]

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 […]

30 Jun
12:32

In New Crime of Excessive Use of Lethal Force against Peaceful Demonstrators in Gaza Strip, Israeli Forces Kill 2 Palestinian Civilians; One of Them is Child, and Wounded 124 Others, including 13 Children, 3 Women, 3 Paramedics, and Female Journalist

The Palestinian Centre For Human Rights (PCHR): On Friday, 29 June 2018, using excessive lethal force against the peaceful protesters in eastern Gaza Strip for the 11th Friday in a row, Israeli forces killed 2 Palestinian civilians, including a child, and wounded 124 other civilians, including 13 children, 3 women, 3 […]

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 […]

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 […]

24 May
3:28

Al-Haq Calls on the Authorities in the Gaza Strip to Release Samah Abu Ghayyad

Date: 23 May 2018: By Al-Haq Human Rights Organization: Al-Haq is following with great concern the case of Samah Ibrahim Muhammad Abu Ghayyad, arrested by the internal security apparatus in the Gaza Strip on 9 May 2018, and who has been detained since. Al-Haq calls on the authorities in the […]

25 Apr
1:43

Updated: Army Injures Nineteen Palestinians In The Gaza Strip

The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed that Israeli soldiers injured, Tuesday, nineteen Palestinians in several parts of the Gaza Strip. It said the Palestinians were participating in the nonviolent “Great March of Return” which started on Palestinian Lad Day, on March 30, 2018. The Health Ministry said the soldiers shot […]

20 Mar
8:07

No Power, No Supplies, No Way Out: A Year Without the Right to Health in the Gaza Strip

Whether swimming at the beach or trying to get urgent medical care, children in the Gaza Strip were boxed out of their right to health care in 2017, with both Israeli and Palestinian authorities contributing to record lows. Death Before Walking On her fifth pregnancy, Naela Abu Nasira was an […]

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 […]

09 Mar
4:21

Israeli Soldiers Injure And Abduct Many Palestinians Across The West Bank And Gaza Strip

Israeli soldiers resorted, Friday, to the excessive use of force against protesters across the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip, injured and abducted many protesters, as the weekly processions continue for the 14th consecutive week against the illegal U.S. recognition of occupied Jerusalem as the unified capital […]

23 Feb
5:10

Israeli Soldiers Attack Weekly Protests Across The West Bank And Gaza Strip

Israeli soldiers resorted, Friday, to the excessive use of force against Palestinian protesters across the occupied West Bank and the Gaza Strip, causing scores of injuries, as the protesters held their weekly processions against the Annexation Wall and Colonies, and for the twelfth consecutive week, marched against the illegal U.S. […]

18 Feb
7:10

PCHR: “Without Posing Any Threat to Soldiers’ Life, Israeli Forces Kill Two Palestinian Children and Wound 2 Others in Southern Gaza Strip”

February 18, 2018 7:10 PM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report, Rafah 0

 In a new war crime and without any justification or reason endangering soldiers’ life, on Saturday afternoon, 17 February 2018, Israeli forces killed two Palestinian children and wounded 2 others after the Israeli forces fired artillery shells at them near the border fence with Israel in al-Shokah village, east of […]

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 […]

01 Feb
12:26

Press Release: Teenaged Palestinian Girl, Born and Raised in the West Bank, is Illegally Deported to the Gaza Strip

By HaMoked: Center for the Defence of the Individual: For Immediate Release: HaMoked has written urgently to the Israeli military to return a 14 year-old girl who was illegally deported to the Gaza Strip. Ghada (her last name is withheld) was born in 2003 in the city of Ramallah in […]

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 […]

23 Dec
1:37

Israeli Army Kills Two Palestinians, Injures 123, In The Gaza Strip

Israeli soldiers killed, Friday, two Palestinians, and injured at least 123 others, including three who suffered life-threatening wounds, and caused dozens to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, after the army, stationed across the border fence, resorted to the excessive use of force against Palestinian protesters, in several parts of […]

12 Dec
3:25

Israeli Soldiers Injure 149 Palestinians In The West Bank And Gaza Strip

Israeli soldiers shot, Monday, 149 Palestinians in several parts of the occupied West Bank, including Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip, as the army continued to use excessive force against Palestinians protesting the illegal U.S. recognition of occupied Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the Palestinian Health Ministry has reported. The […]

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30 Oct
4:25

Israeli Forces Wound 5 Civilians, Including 3 Children, in Northern Gaza Strip

October 30, 2017 4:25 PM PCHR Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, Jabalia, News Report 0

Israeli forces stationed inside military watchtowers, east of Jabalia in the northern Gaza Strip, opened fire and wounded 5 Palestinian civilians, including 3 children, when the soldiers targeted dozens of civilians, who were about 200 meters away from the border fence, without posing any threat to the Israeli forces. This […]

17 Sep
6:45

Gaza Strip: MADA Denounces Sentencing of Female Palestinian Journalist Struggling with Cancer

The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) released a statement, on Thursday, denouncing a Gaza court’s absentia decision to imprison a female Palestinian journalist who is currently in Jordan receiving cancer treatment. According to MADA, the Gaza Magistrate Court sentenced journalist Hajar Muhammad Abu Samra to six months […]

11 Sep
3:16

Israeli Soldiers Open Fire At Farmers, Abduct A Patient, in The Gaza Strip

Israeli soldiers fired many rounds of live ammunition at Palestinian farmers in their lands, in Khan Younis, in the southern part of the besieged Gaza Strip, and abducted a patient at Beit Hanoun (Erez) border terminal. The soldiers, stationed on military towers across the border fence in southern Gaza, fired […]

10 Aug
5:29

Five Journalists Arrested in West Bank, PCHR Warns of Misusing Laws in West Bank and Gaza Strip

Yesterday and today, the Palestinian General Intelligence Service (GIS) arrested 5 journalists in the West Bank on grounds of leaking sensitive information to hostile parties, according to Wafa Agency, without identifying the hostile entity in question.  The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) follows with deep concern this dangerous development […]

12 Jul
4:42

Disastrous and Unprecedented Exacerbation of all Basic Services in the Gaza Strip Due to Power Outages

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) is strongly concerned over an unprecedented deterioration of the electricity crisis in the Gaza Strip and warns of the disastrous consequences of the already deteriorating humanitarian situation. PCHR highlights that the power outage has reached over 20 hours a day for over 3 […]

30 Apr
11:18

Israeli Navy Abducts Two Fishermen; Soldiers Uproot Lands In The Gaza Strip

Several Israeli navy ships attacked, on Monday morning, Palestinian fishing boats in Gaza territorial waters, northwest of Gaza city, and abducted two fishermen. Soldiers invaded and uprooted farmlands in central Gaza. The navy fired many live rounds at the boats, and chased some of them to the shore, before abducting […]

22 Mar
2:32

In Excessive Use of Lethal Force, Israeli forces Kill Child and Wound Young Man in Southern Gaza Strip

March 22, 2017 2:32 PM IMEMC News News Report 0

In a new crime of excessive use of force, on 22 March 2017, Israeli forces killed a Palestinian civilian and seriously wounded a young man after firing artillery shells at them when both civilians were near the border fence with Israel in al-Shokah village, east of Rafah City. The investigations […]

20 Mar
3:34

PCHR: “In Serious Precedent Portending Militarization of Gaza Strip: Military Court in Gaza Issues 2 Death Sentences on Drug Charges in Gaza”

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights: On Sunday, 19 March 2017, in a serious precedent, the Military Court in Gaza issued two death sentences against two persons convicted of drug possession; one of whom is military and the other is civilian. There is no legal text upholding the application of […]

24 Oct
6:42

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

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

05 Oct
4:50

Israeli Army Bombards Several Areas In The Gaza Strip

For the second time in just a few hours, The Israeli Air Force and army fired several shells and missiles, on Wednesday, targeting various areas of the Gaza Strip, after a shell was fired earlier into Sderot, in the Negev. The Israeli Air Force fired at least one missile into […]

05 Oct
9:15

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

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

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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 […]

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” […]

07 Aug
10:21

Gaza Strip: Blockade Causing an End to Fresh Water Resources

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

08 Jun
9:28

Gaza Strip: Continued Power Cuts Over Ramadan

With the arrival of Ramadan, the most densely populated area on the planet – the Gaza Strip – is now facing the added pressure of increasing power cuts amid the hot summer weather. The cuts have affected the live of Gazans at all levels, with  resulting damages to electrical devices adding further dismay to […]

28 Dec
2:36

Two Palestinians Killed In The Gaza Strip

December 28, 2015 2:36 PM IMEMC & Agencies Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Palestinian medical sources in the Gaza Strip have reported, Sunday, that one Palestinian died of wounds suffered several days ago, after Israeli soldiers shot him while working on his land, and Hamas fighter was killed in a tunnel collapse accident.The sources said the Yousef Abu Sbeikha al-Boheiri, 48, from the […]

27 Nov
9:53

Army Injures Eleven Palestinians In The Gaza Strip

November 27, 2015 9:53 PM IMEMC & Agencies Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Israeli soldiers shot 11 Palestinians with live rounds, including one who suffered a serious injury, while dozens suffered the effects of tear gas inhalation, during clashes near border areas in the besieged Gaza Strip.Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza, said five Palestinians were shot with live […]

30 Sep
12:36

Army Bombards Several Areas In The Gaza Strip

September 30, 2015 12:36 PM IMEMC & Agencies Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

The Israeli Air Force fired, on Wednesday at dawn, several missiles targeting different areas in the besieged Gaza Strip, causing significant property damage.Media sources in Gaza said the army fired one missiles into a site, southwest of Gaza city, causing serious property damage, while many families suffered anxiety attacks. The […]

07 May
12:47

Army Opens Fire On Farmers And Fishers In The Gaza Strip

Israeli soldiers opened fire, on Thursday at dawn, on a number of Palestinian farmers east of Deir al-Balah, in Central Gaza, while navy ships opened fire on fishing boats in Gaza territorial waters.Media sources said the soldiers fired dozens of rounds of live ammunition into Palestinian agricultural lands, south of […]

13 Apr
2:15

Gaza Strip Flooded Following Heavy Rains

Heavy rain has flooded low-lying areas across the Gaza Strip, including Khazaa and Beit Hanoun, where thousands of Gazans displaced by the Israeli offensive last summer are living in caravans.Civil Defense spokesman Muhammad al-Midana told Ma’an News Agency that a number of homes in the neighborhood of Kunz Street and […]

19 Feb
4:07

PCHR Concerned over Increasing Incidents of Chaos in the Gaza Strip

February 19, 2015 4:07 AM IMEMC & Agencies Gaza Strip, Internal Unrest, News Report 0

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) is concerned over the series of incidents of security chaos and assaults on the rule of law that have recently occurred in the Gaza Strip. The latest of these attacks was firing at a leader in Fatah movement, which resulted in wounding two […]

02 Nov
4:00

Gaza Strip: War Crimes Documented (VIDEO)

November 2, 2014 4:00 AM IMEMC & Agencies Gaza Siege, International, News Report 0

In the wake of the 50-day Israeli assault that devastated the Gaza Strip, reconstruction must not be the only priority, according to the nonprofit organization Euro-Mid Observer for Human Rights. All perpetrators of war crimes must be held to account, and Euro-Mid has taken the initial step by completing the […]

22 Aug
10:41

Two Palestinians Killed, Army Bombards Different Parts of The Gaza Strip

August 22, 2014 10:41 AM Saed Bannoura Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Palestinian medical sources in the Gaza Strip has reported that a Palestinian father and his child have been killed, while many Palestinians have been wounded, as the Israeli army continues to bombard civilian areas of the besieged, and impoverished coastal region.The sources said the Israeli Air Force fired missiles into […]

30 Jul
7:56

At Least 26 Palestinian Killed In Different Parts Of The Gaza Strip

The Israeli army continued its bombardment of homes and civilian structures in different parts of the Gaza Strip killing at least 26 Palestinians, including family members and children, and wounding dozens of residents.The Ministry of Health in Gaza said that one Palestinian died of serious wound suffered in an earlier […]

19 Jul
7:49

Ten More Palestinians Killed In The Gaza Strip

The Palestinian Ministry of Health has reported that eight Palestinians, four of them members of one family, have been killed on Saturday, in the pre-dawn hours, when Israeli missiles struck their homes in Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. One was killed in northern Gaza, and […]

13 Jul
7:31

Three More Palestinians Killed In The Gaza Strip

Palestinian medical sources have reported that three Palestinians, including a 73-year-old woman, were killed on Sunday at dawn, in the Gaza Strip, as Israel’s war on the Palestinians in the coastal region continues for the sixth day. Many Palestinians have been injured in ongoing Israeli attacks.The sources said that Ezzeddin […]

11 Jul
1:41

PCHR: Israeli Forces Engaged in Punitive Destruction of Homes in the Gaza Strip

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) is strongly concerned by Israel’s conduct of its offensive on the Gaza Strip, and in particular by the widespread punitive targeting of homes belonging to members of Hamas and Islamic Jihad. In recent days, the Israeli air force has conducted two phase targeting […]

09 Jul
11:58

Including Many Children, Twenty-one Palestinians Killed In Gaza Strip

The Israeli army continued its aggression against the Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip, killing at least twenty-one Palestinians, including children and women, and wounding dozens of residents.The Israeli air force fired missiles into the Sabra neighborhood in Gaza, killing one Palestinian identified as Mohammad Khaled an-Nimra, 22. Also on […]

25 Apr
8:55

Turkey to Provide Aid to West Bank and Gaza Strip

Minister of Turkish Foreign Affairs, Ahmet Davutoğlu, said that his country would provide humanitarian aid to the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, in facilitation of implementing the Palestinian reconciliation agreement signed Wednesday.Oğlu emphasized, on Thursday, during a telephone call with the Palestinian Prime Minister in the Gaza Strip, Ismail […]

09 Jul
3:43

PCHR Concerned for Deterioration of Humanitarian Conditions in the Gaza Strip

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) is deeply concerned for the deterioration of humanitarian conditions in the Gaza Strip, especially in light of the closure of Rafah International Crossing Point, which has been the sole outlet for the movement of the population of the Gaza Strip to the outside […]

15 Nov
8:16

Seven Killed On Thursday As Israel Continues To Target The Gaza Strip

November 15, 2012 8:16 PM Ghassan Bannoura Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Palestinian Medical sources announced on Thursday that seven Palestinian were killed on Thursday due to the continued Israeli aerial and sea bombardment targeting the Gaza Strip. Death toll in Gaza since Saturday due to Israeli attacks now reached 23. Eight Palestinians among them two children were killed on Wednesday attacks. […]

25 Oct
4:52

Closure of Beit Hanoun Crossing Threatens the Lives of Hundreds of Patients in the Gaza Strip

October 25, 2012 4:52 AM IMEMC & Agencies Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, News Report 0

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) condemns the targeting of the Palestinian customs checkpoint, near Beit Hanoun (Erez) crossing, by Israeli warplanes. As a result of the attack, a Palestinian policeman sustained serious wounds, and damage was caused to surrounding facilities in the area. PCHR also denounces the Israeli […]

30 Aug
3:55

PCHR Condemns Continued Israeli Violations against Palestinian Fishermen in the Gaza Strip

August 30, 2012 3:55 AM IMEMC & Agencies Gaza Strip, Human rights, News Report 0

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) condemns Israel’s continued violations against Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza Strip, and expresses concern about the escalation of these violations. On Tuesday morning, 28 August 2012, 2 Palestinian fishermen were arrested and a Palestinian fishing boat was heavily damaged in 2 separate incidents […]

13 Jul
9:05

25 Gaza Strip Detainees To Have Family Visits Monday

July 13, 2012 9:05 AM Saed Bannoura Gaza Strip, News Report, Prisoners 0

The Red Cross announced, during a Thursday meeting with representatives of national and Islamic factions, and a committee of parents of political prisoners held by Israel, that Gaza Strip detainees, held by Israel, will be allowed family visits starting Monday under certain restrictions and conditions set by Israel. The Red […]

23 Jun
3:50

2 Killed, 5 Injured in Israeli Air Strike; Multiple Projectiles Fired From the Gaza Strip

Two Palestinians have been killed and five others injured, on Friday, following two separate Israeli air force strikes in the Gaza Strip.Reuters has reported that both men were fighters belonging to a Salafist group, who Israeli daily Haaretz have named as Jaljalat, although the Popular Resistance Committees have claimed one […]

22 Jun
2:57

Further Projectile Fire Comes From the Gaza Strip

Despite the Hamas movement seeking a truce following this week’s cross-border clashes with Israel, projectiles were fired on Thursday from the Gaza Strip.Israeli news reports state that a total of seven projectiles were fired, all of which landed in open areas with no damage or injuries reported. Furthermore, the Ma’an […]

11 Jun
2:24

Israeli Forces Attack Homes in Gaza Strip

Israeli forces attacked the homes and lands of Palestinian residents in the east of Khan Younis, South of the Gaza Strip on Monday morning.According to eye witnesses, Israeli forces situated at the border opened fire on the houses and lands north of the towns of ‘Esan and Kharaz’a which led […]

06 Jun
4:30

15 Palestinians Arrested from Gaza Strip and West Bank

15 Palestinians were arrested from both the West Bank and Gaza strip on Wednesday the Wafa News Agency has reported. Sources said that a resident of Jenin, Tariq ‘Aweis, was arrested after Israeli forces raided his home. Three fishermen were arrested in Gaza after Israeli navy boats intercepted their fishing […]

03 Apr
2:22

Conditional Release: Hana Shalabi Expelled to Gaza Strip Today

This is a joint statement by the Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association and Physicians for Human Rights-Israel welcoming the release of Hana Shalabi, and explaining the illegality of her forced exile to Gaza.Ramallah-Jaffa, 1 April 2012− As organizations dedicated to the promotion and protection of human rights and […]

10 Mar
4:01

Six Palestinians Killed In The Gaza Strip As Escalation Continues

Palestinian Medical sources reported that that a total of six Palestinians were killed on Friday, and several others were wounded, after the latest Israeli bombardment left one dead and two more injured in central Gaza. Earlier five Palestinians were killed and several others were wounded in a number of Israeli […]

16 Feb
1:25

Six Wounded In Two Israeli Air Strikes In The Gaza Strip

February 16, 2012 1:25 PM George Rishmawi Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Six Palestinian civilians have been wounded in two air strikes by the Israeli air force that targeted the besieged Gaza Strip in the early hours of Thursday morning.According to a Palestinian media source, the first target is allegedly a center for al-Aqsa brigade, the armed wing of the Islamic Hamas […]

02 Feb
7:41

Israeli Military Shells Gaza Following Rocket Fire From Gaza Strip

The Israeli military has fired shells into the north of the Gaza Strip on Thursday, following the firing of rockets into the south of Israel.The Ma’an News Agency has reported that medical sources in the Gaza Strip say that no injuries were reported when tank shells were fired in the […]

02 Feb
7:22

Ban Received in the Gaza Strip by Protestors

February 2, 2012 7:22 PM IMEMC & Agencies Gaza Strip, News Report, Peace process 0

Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-Moon, was met on Thursday by a group of protestors as he entered the Gaza Strip.Protestors threw shoes, sticks and stones at the U.N. convoy in protest, as they believe that the U.N. is not sufficiently addressing the issue of Palestinian political prisoners in […]

30 Dec
2:30

One Dead, Five Injured in Israeli Shelling in the Gaza Strip

December 30, 2011 2:30 PM George Rishmawi Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

One Palestinian was killed and five were injured in an Israeli shelling of the Gaza Strip on Friday morning, a Palestinian medical source reported.The source identified the dead as Mo’min Abu Daff, who at appears was killed in an artillery shelling that targeted Juhr Eddik neighbourhood, east of Gaza city. […]