Category Archives: Gaza Strip

24 Apr
4:57

Health Ministry: “Child Killed In Accidental Explosion In Gaza”

The Palestinian Health Ministry in the besieged Gaza Strip has reported, on Tuesday evening, that a child was killed in an “accidental explosion” in central Gaza Strip. The Health Ministry identified the child as Mohannad Amin al-Baz, 13 years of age. There has been no detailed information regarding the child’s […]

23 Apr
11:44

Miles of Smiles Convoy Heads Back to Gaza Next Month

Dr. Essam Youssef, the Head of the Popular International Committee to Support Gaza, announced that new Miles of Smiles convoy is set to arrive in the Gaza Strip early next month. Working as the coordinator of the series of convoys that first entered Gaza back in 2009, Youssef stated that […]

22 Apr
10:20

PCHR: “Silence or Deportation…Israel’s Message to Human Rights Defenders”

The Palestinian Center For Human Rights (PCHR): In a new and unprecedented move, an Israeli Court on April 16, 2019 has decided to uphold the revocation of the work permit of Human Rights Watch (HRW) Israel and Palestine Director, Omar Shakir, ordering him to leave the country within 14 days […]

Christians in Gaza celebrate Easter (image from Ma'an)
21 Apr
8:41

Israel Denies All Gaza Christians Travel Permits to Jerusalem for Easter

For the first time, Israeli authorities decided this year to deny all travel permits to Palestinian Christians from Gaza to celebrate Easter as they do each year, by processing from Bethlehem to Jerusalem to follow the path of Jesus in the Resurrection. The number of permits issued by the occupying […]

20 Apr
1:33

Army Bombards Several Areas In Gaza

The Israeli army and its Air Force fired, Friday, several missiles and shells into a number of areas, east of Gaza city, and east of the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza Strip, causing property damage. Media sources said an Israeli army drone filled a missile into an area, east […]

20 Apr
12:53

PCHR: “On 55th Friday of Great March of Return and Breaking Siege, Israeli Forces Wound 100 Civilians, including 23 Children, 5 Women, 4 Paramedics, and 4 Journalists”

The Palestinian Centre For Human Rights (PCHR): On Friday, 19 April 2019, in excessive use of force against peaceful protesters on the 55th Friday of the Great March of Return and Breaking the Siege, Israeli forces wounded 100 civilians, including 23 children, 5 women, 4 paramedics, and 4 journalists, in […]

17 Apr
4:51

Amputee Football Championships Held In Gaza

Palestinian amputees, this past weekend, held the first football championship for those who have lost a limb, while living in the Gaza Strip. Secretary-General of the World Federation of Disabled Persons in the World, Simon Baker, launched the initiative at the Stadium of Palestine. Baker, who lost his right leg […]

17 Apr
7:30

Palestinian Loses Eyesight After Hamas Interrogators Tortured Him In Gaza

A young Palestinian man who suffered from neurological disorders in his eyes impacting his vision, has completely lost eyesight after Hamas interrogators tortured him, and struck him on the head. The Palestinian, identified as Ahmad Safi, was supposed to undergo a surgery in Egypt, and told Hamas security forces about […]

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 […]

16 Apr
3:17

Gaza Hospitals Suffer from Lack of Therapeutic Milk

Director of the hospital pharmacy, at the Ministry of Health based in Gaza, Alaa Heles, on Tuesday, said that the depletion of all sorts of therapeutic milk, from Gaza hospitals, constitutes a real threat for sick children’s lives. Ragheb Agha,  head of the Gastroenterology Department at Rantisi Hospital, stressed that […]

15 Apr
2:22

PPS: “Hundreds Of Detainees Join Hunger Strike”

The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported, Monday, that the Israeli Prison Authority is still rejecting the legitimate demands of the Palestinian detainees, as nearly 400 detainees are ongoing with the hunger strike, and dozens more are expected to join soon. The PPS stated that the detainees negotiated with the […]

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 […]

13 Apr
5:30

PCHR Weekly Report: Israeli Forces Injure 115 Palestinian Civilians, Abduct 54

In its Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for the week of 04– 10 April 2019, Israeli forces continued systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories. 115 civilians, including 28 children, 5 women and 3 journalists, were wounded. The injury of 2 of them […]

13 Apr
3:35

On 54th Friday of Great March of Return and Breaking Siege, Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian Child and Wound 93 Civilians, including 17 Children, 4 Women, 3 Paramedics, and Journalist

The Palestinian Center For Human Rights: Ref: 58/2019 Date: 12 April 2019: Time: 18:00 GMT: On Friday evening, 12 April 2019, in excessive use of force against peaceful protesters on the 54th  Friday of the March of Return and Breaking the Siege, Israeli forces killed a Palestinian child and wounded […]

13 Apr
3:29

Citizen Loses His Sight after Being Tortured, PCHR Calls for Investigation and Providing Necessary Medical Care

April 13, 2019 3:29 AM PCHR Gaza Strip, Human rights, Internal Unrest, News Flash 0

 The Palestinian Center for Human RIghts :  Mohammed Deeb Salim Safi, a 28-year-old university graduate, lost sight in both eyes after being tortured in an Internal Security detention center in the Gaza Strip on grounds of allegedly participating in the “We Want to Live” popular movement which started last March. […]

12 Apr
8:12

Updated: “Army Kills A Child, Injures 66 Palestinians, In Gaza

Israeli soldiers attacked, on Friday evening, the weekly Great March Processions in the besieged Gaza Strip, killing one child, and injuring at 55 others, including one who suffered serious wounds, and two medics. The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that the soldiers shot a child, identified as Maisara Mousa Ali […]

12 Apr
12:03

Israeli Soldiers Injure A Palestinian In Gaza

Israeli soldiers shot, on Friday morning, a Palestinian man with live fire, on his own land, east of Gaza city. Media sources said the soldiers, stationed in their posts across the perimeter fence east of Gaza city, fired many live rounds at Palestinians on their lands. They added that one […]

11 Apr
1:04

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Fourteen Palestinians In West Bank

Israeli soldiers abducted, Thursday, at least fourteen Palestinians from several parts of the occupied West Bank, and continued the closure imposed on Azzoun town, near Qalqilia, for the fourteenth day, the Palestinian Prisoner Society (PPS) has reported. The PPS said the soldiers invaded and searched many homes in Ramallah governorate, […]

11 Apr
10:48

Israeli Navy Attacks Palestinian Fishing Boats In Gaza

Israeli navy ships fired, on Thursday morning, many live rounds at Palestinian fishing boats, and attacked them with water cannons, in Gaza territorial waters, in the Sudaniyya Sea area, northwest of Gaza city. The Palestinian fishermen’s syndicate in Gaza said the fishing boats were less than three nautical miles in […]

10 Apr
7:17

Update: Israel Using Lethal Gas against Return March Protesters

Dr. Ashraf al-Qidra, spokesman for the Ministry of Health in the Gaza Strip, says that the number of Palestinian protesters injured during anti-occupation protests, along the fence separating the besieged enclave and the occupied territories, clearly points to the fact that Israel is dogged to either kill or maim the […]

10 Apr
1:43

PCHR: “Hardest Choice for Detainees in the Israeli Prisons: “Hunger Strike Started”

On Monday, 08 April 2019, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Movement in the Israeli Prisons declared the start of a hunger strike after the negotiations failed and the Israeli Prison Service (IPS) refused the detainees’ legitimate demands, which constitute the most basic legal rights guaranteed under international laws and standards. According to […]

09 Apr
11:30

Dozens Of Detainees Continue Hunger Strike For Second Day

The head of the Palestinian Commission for Detainees’ Affairs, Qadri Abu Bakr, has reported that 120 detainees, held by Israel, have declared a hunger strike two days ago, and added that hundreds of detainees intend to join the strike, after the Israeli Prison Authority denied their basic demands. Abu Bakr […]

08 Apr
11:24

Zoo Animals Evacuated from Gaza to Jordan

Dozens of neglected animals were evacuated from a ramshackle Gaza zoo on, Sunday, in the fourth and largest such rescue mission in the blockaded Palestinian enclave. Vets and volunteers from Four Paws International transported some 40 animals, into Israel, from the neglected zoo, located in the southern town of Rafah. […]

08 Apr
12:02

Army Invades Lands In Gaza, Navy Opens Fire At Fishing Boats

Israeli soldiers carried out, on Monday morning, a limited invasion into Palestinian agricultural lands, in northern Gaza Strip, while navy ships attacked fishing boats and opened fire at them west of Gaza city. Media sources said three Israeli tanks, and three armored D9 military bulldozers, advanced dozens of meters into […]

08 Apr
3:23

Israeli troops shoot live gunfire toward farmers and fishers in Gaza

Israeli forces fired live ammunition toward Palestinian farmers east of Khan Younis in southern Gaza on Sunday. In addition, Israeli naval forces opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats in northwestern Gaza, forcing the fishers to return to shore. According to local sources, the gunfire in southern Gaza came from Israeli […]

06 Apr
12:38

Palestinian Detainees Declare Hunger Strike

Palestinian political prisoner held by Israel stated that many detainees have decided to start hunger strike this coming Sunday, while more detainees will be joining the strike which will expand to all prisons if Israel does not respond to their demands. Among the main demands of the detainees are improving […]

06 Apr
10:12

Israeli Navy Attacks Palestinian Fishing Boats In Gaza

Israeli navy ships attacked, on Saturday morning, several Palestinian fishing boats with live fire and water cannons, near the shore of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. The navy fired many live rounds at the boats and chased some of them while, using water cannons, in […]

06 Apr
7:28

Israel Using Strange Teargas against Gaza Protesters (VIDEO)

Israeli forces have been using the Great Return March and its thousands of protesters as a sort of testing ground for new forms of weaponry and crowd control, say physicians in the Gaza Strip. They talk of explosive bullets and an unknown gas that causes severe convulsions and loss of […]

06 Apr
7:19

Reoccupation of Gaza ‘Still On the Table’ says Netanyahu

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, on Thursday, that he had spoken with many Arab leaders about the possibility of taking over the besieged Gaza Strip, however, there were “no takers.” During an interview with Israeli Kan Reshet Bet radio, Netanyahu said that Israel “may be forced” to carry out […]

06 Apr
1:31

PCHR: “On 53rd Friday of Great March of Return and Breaking Siege, Israeli Forces Wound 109 Civilians, including 30 Children, 6 Women and 2 Journalists”

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights: Date: 05 April 2019. Time: 09:00 GMT: On Friday evening, 05 April 2019, in excessive use of force against peaceful protesters on the 53rd Friday of the March of Return and Breaking the Siege, Israeli forces wounded 109 civilians, including 30 children, six women […]

06 Apr
12:17

83 Palestinians Wounded in Great Return March Protests in eastern Gaza

At least 83 Palestinian civilians were wounded by Israeli live gunfire fired against non-violent demonstrators in eastern Gaza on Friday, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health. In addition, the Israeli forces stationed at the Gaza-Israel border used a strange new bright red tear gas against demonstrators, containing unknown chemicals […]

06 Apr
12:02

PCHR Weekly Report: 5 Palestinian Civilians Killed, 412 Wounded by Israelis

In its weekly report on Israeli human rights violations for the week of 28 March – 03 April 2019, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) found that Israeli forces continued systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories throughout the week, including the use of excessive force against the peaceful […]

04 Apr
11:22

Israeli Navy Attacks Fishing Boats in Gaza, Army Invades Lands In Khan Younis

Israeli navy ships attacked, Thursday, Palestinian fishing boats within three nautical miles from the shore of Gaza city, while army vehicles carried out a limited invasion into Palestinian lands in Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Media sources said the navy ships fired several live rounds […]

04 Apr
10:06

On Palestinian Child’s Day; 250 Children Imprisoned By Israel

Palestinian Child’s Day; 250 Children Imprisoned By Israel, 11 Killed By Army Fire A day ahead of Palestinian Child’s Day, marked on April 5th, the Palestinian Detainees Committee has reported that Israel is holding captive 250 children, who are facing various sorts of violations and oppression, denied basic rights guaranteed […]

04 Apr
6:05

Palestinian Succumbs to Wounds Incurred during Land Day Protests

A Palestinian youth who was shot and critically injured by Israeli forces, during Land Day protests in the besieged Gaza Strip, succumbed to his wounds, late Tuesday. The Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza confirmed that Fares Youssef Abu Hajras, 26, from Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip, succumbed to […]

04 Apr
3:47

Israeli Soldiers Kill One Palestinian, Injure Another And Abduct A Third In Gaza

According to the Israeli News Agency (News 0404), Israeli soldiers shot and killed, Wednesday, one Palestinian, injured and detained another, and arrested a third who was unharmed, after they reportedly crossed the perimeter fence in Gaza. The Israeli report claimed that the Palestinians, who reportedly carried knives, crossed the perimeter […]

03 Apr
11:02

Israeli Soldiers Invade Lands, Open Fire At Fishing Boats, In Gaza

Israeli soldiers carried out, on Wednesday morning, a limited invasion into Palestinian lands in central Gaza, while navy ships opened fire on fishing boats in southern Gaza. Media sources said more than five armored military vehicles, including a bulldozer, invaded Palestinian lands near the perimeter fence, east of the al-Boreij […]

03 Apr
1:01

Palestinian Dies From Serious Wounds Suffered Saturday

The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that a young man died, on Tuesday evening, from serious wounds he suffered last Saturday, after Israeli soldiers shot him east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. The Health Ministry said the Palestinian, Fares Abu Hajras, 26, was shot […]

02 Apr
1:48

PCHR Fears that Palestinian Prisoners’ Conditions in Israeli Prisons Would Deteriorate Following Ardan’s Statement

The Palestinian Center for Human Right (PCHR): PCHR follows up with concern Palestinian prisoners’ conditions in the Israeli prisons following the statement of Gilad Ardan, Minister of Public Security, on 30 March 2019,  threatening that there will be no negotiations with the Palestinian prisoners if they go on a hunger […]

02 Apr
1:20

Israeli Navy Attacks Palestinian Fishing Boats In Gaza

Israeli navy ships attacked, on Tuesday at noon, several Palestinian fishing boats in the Central District of the besieged and impoverished Gaza Strip. The head of the Palestinian Fishermen Union in Gaza, Zakariya Bakr, said the navy chased several fishing boats less than twelve nautical miles from the shore. Bakr […]

02 Apr
4:48

Gaza Fishing Zone Expanded as Part of Ceasefire Agreement

Israel has expanded the permitted fishing zone, in the besieged Gaza Strip, as part of a ceasefire agreement between Israel and Hamas, who currently governs the enclave. The Egyptian-brokered deal includes expanding the fishing limit along the Mediterranean coast from six to 15 nautical miles, for the first time in years, with […]

01 Apr
4:44

Gaza Crossings Opened after One-week Closure

Israel has reopened two vital border crossings between the occupied territories and the blockaded Gaza Strip, about a week after it closed them amid escalating tensions with Palestinians in the enclave. A spokeswoman for the Israeli ministry of military affairs, the unit that oversees the crossings said that the Erez […]

01 Apr
4:34

Israeli Tanks Strike Targets in Gaza following Alleged Rocket Fire

Israeli tanks have shelled the Gaza Strip after alleged rocket fire from the blockaded coastal enclave, into the occupied territories.   The Israeli army said that its tanks had hit “a number of positions” belonging to the Hamas movement, in Gaza, early on Sunday morning. The shelling, it claimed, came […]

31 Mar
7:22

Health Ministry: “Army Killed 266 Palestinians In One Year”

The Palestinian Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip has reported, Saturday, that Israeli soldiers killed 266 Palestinians, and injured 30398 others, since the Great Return March processions started on March 30, 2018, which also marks Palestinian Land Day. Four Palestinians were killed, Saturday, and 316, including 86 children and 29 […]

30 Mar
11:56

Updated: Land Day; Israeli Soldiers Kill Four Palestinians, Injure 316, In Gaza

Israeli soldiers killed, Saturday, four Palestinians, and injured 316 others, including 14 who suffered life-threatening wounds, during protests across the perimeter fence, in the eastern parts of the Gaza Strip. On Saturday at night, a Palestinian teen, identified as Bilal Mahmoud Najjar (Abu Jamous), 17, from Bani Soheila near Khan […]

30 Mar
3:50

Update 2: “Army Kills Two Palestinians, Injures 112 In Gaza”

The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that Israeli soldiers killed, Saturday, two Palestinians, and injured 112, including at least 13 with live fire, among them two who suffered life-threatening wounds. The two slain Palestinians have been identified as Adham Nidal ‘Amara, 17, and Mohammad Jihad Sa’ad, 20, east of Gaza […]

30 Mar
1:35

On 1st Anniversary of Return and Breaking Siege March; PCHR Warns of Further Targeting of Civilians by Israeli Forces

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) follows up with deep concern the Israeli forces’ military reinforcements along the border fence with the Gaza Strip, coinciding with the Palestinians’ commemoration of the 1st anniversary of the Great March of Return and Breaking the Siege that will start on Saturday afternoon, […]

30 Mar
7:09

Losses Exceed $2 Million for Gaza in Latest Israeli Aggression

The Palestinian Ministry of Public Works and Housing in the Gaza Strip, on Thursday, said that the recent Israeli military aggression on the besieged enclave resulted in complete destruction of 30 houses and partial damage to 500 others. Deputy minister Naji Sarhan announced, during a press conference, that the estimated […]

30 Mar
6:48

Israeli Reinforcements Deployed near Gaza, Ahead of Return March Anniversary

On the eve of the first anniversary of the “Great March of Return” protests, Israeli soldiers and tanks have been deployed near the fence separating the Israeli occupation from the besieged Gaza Strip. The reinforcements were deployed on Friday morning, as Gazans planned to stage a massive protest, on Saturday, […]

30 Mar
3:14

PCHR: Question and Answer: 1st Year Anniversary of the March of Return Demonstrations

Why are Palestinians demonstrating in the Gaza Strip?  The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR): On Friday 30 March 2018, the commemoration of Land Day, Palestinians launched a massive wave of peaceful weekly demonstrations known as the Great Return March along the security fence separating Gaza from Israel.  The demonstrations […]

israel-tanks (image from RT)
29 Mar
11:56

800 Palestinians Protest at Gaza Border; 11 Wounded as Israel Amasses Tanks

In an update from an earlier report, in which IMEMC reported that 2 Palestinians were wounded by Israeli gunfire on Friday, the Palestinian Ministry of Health has now reported that 11 Palestinian protesters were wounded, including one who was shot in the chest in a protest east of Rafah, in […]

29 Mar
9:06

Egyptian Delegation in Israel to Negotiate Ceasefire

The Egyptian delegation sent by the government traveled to Israel from Gaza on Thursday to try to negotiate a ceasefire of the three-day long Israeli shelling campaign against the Gaza Strip. Israeli media sources identified General Ayman Badia and Ahmed Abdel Khalek as two of those leading the Egyptian delegation. […]

29 Mar
4:14

Calls for Civil Action Marking 1st Anniversary of Gaza’s “March of Return”

The Higher National Committee for Return and Breaking the Siege in Gaza called for an unprecedented millionth  participation on Saturday, coinciding with the first anniversary the Return Marches.   In a press conference held on Monday, the commission said that it would not step back from land and sea marches […]

29 Mar
1:44

Israeli Soldiers Shoot Eight Palestinians In Gaza

Israeli soldiers shot, on Thursday at night, eight young Palestinian men with live fire, and caused many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, in northern and eastern Gaza Strip. The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that the soldiers shot five young men with live fire, after the army fired […]

28 Mar
10:15

Egyptian Officials Arrive in Gaza to Negotiate Truce, While Israel Sends More Troops to Border

The Israeli government authorized even more troops and weaponry to be deployed to the Gaza-Israel border on Wednesday evening, as Palestinians in Gaza prepare for the one-year anniversary of the weekly protest movement known as the ‘Great March of Return’ on Saturday. Meanwhile, Egyptian officials crossed the Erez border crossing […]

27 Mar
7:44

Israeli Air Force Fires Many Missiles Into Gaza

The Israeli Air Forces carried out, at dawn Tuesday, several airstrikes for the second consecutive night, targeting many areas in the besieged and improvised Gaza Strip, after hours of relative calm in and around the coastal region. Media sources said the army fired missiles at a Palestinian security center, east […]

27 Mar
5:01

Palestinian Youth Shot at Gaza Border

A Palestinian youth was shot and injured, by Israeli fire, to the east of al-Bureij refugee camp, in the central Gaza Strip, said medical sources. An 18-year-old Palestinian was shot in the foot with a rubber-coated steel bullet after Israeli forces, stationed along the barbed-wire fence between Gaza and Israel, opened […]

27 Mar
4:53

Gaza Graduate Challenges Unemployment by Planting Flowers

In her new world, Rewaa al-Najjar, carrying the watering pot, moves among the beautiful flowers which she has decided to make the plan that will save her from unemployment. The 22-year-old graduate, living in Bani Suheila town in the southern Gaza Strip province of Khan Younis, spends most of her […]

Israeli military jet (archive image from Twitter)
27 Mar
3:44

Israeli Escalation Continues for Second Night; Egyptian Mediators Arrive in Gaza

After Israel’s assault on Gaza Monday night, Israel’s Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan, told Israeli army radio on Tuesday morning that Israel will “continue to exact a very heavy price from Hamas for its attacks on Israeli citizens”, Israel’s Haaretz reported. Erdan acknowledged that Hamas was willing to agree to […]

27 Mar
3:37

Israel Threatens Massive Military Offensive On Gaza

The Israeli TV has reported that the Israeli government sent an indirect message to Hamas movement in the Gaza Strip, threatening a massive military offensive against the coastal region. The Israeli report stated that the Israeli government informed the Egypt, which acts as a mediator, that all border protests, the […]

27 Mar
12:39

Latest Israeli Bombing On Gaza Destroyed 30 Residential Units, And Caused Damage To 500

Palestinian Labor Minister Mofeed al-Hasaina has reported, Tuesday, that the Israeli bombing on Gaza, which started on Monday evening, has destroyed 30 civilian residential units, and caused damage to 500 others. In a press briefing, al-Hasaina said that engineers and workers of the Labor Ministry have started since morning hours, […]

26 Mar
11:44

Israeli Military Continues Bombarding Gaza Despite Egyptian Attempts to Negotiate Ceasefire

Israeli forces continued to pound Gaza with bombs late Monday night and into Tuesday morning, including the office of Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyya in Gaza City. After the Israeli military began its bombardment campaign, dropping close to 100 bombs in the first three hours of Monday evening, Palestinian resistance […]

26 Mar
3:10

Israeli Brigades, Recruits Sent to Gaza Border

The Israel army  has deployed two infantry and armored divisions to southern Israel, and has begun a limited call for reservists in the intelligence and air defense corps, following rocket fire on central Israel Monday morning, a military spokesman  said. Brigadier General Ronen Manelis alleges that a rocket was fired […]

26 Mar
12:28

Israeli Airstrikes Injure 8 Palestinians, Including Two Children In Gaza

The Israeli Air Force carried out, on Monday at night, a series of air strikes targeting several areas, including homes, in many parts of the besieged Gaza Strip, wounding eight Palestinians, including two children. Media sources said the army fired two missiles into a commercial building, in the center of […]

25 Mar
7:54

Israeli Soldiers Injure Two Palestinians In Gaza

Israeli soldiers injured, on Sunday evening, two Palestinians, and caused many others to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, in several areas in the eastern parts of the besieged Gaza Strip. Medical sources said the soldiers fired many live rounds at Palestinian protesters, wounding two, before they were rushed to […]

25 Mar
6:02

Journalist Hajar Harb’s Trial: PCHR Appeals Gaza Judiciary to Uphold the Freedom of Press

Press Release;The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR): Tomorrow, 25 March 2019, the Magistrate’s Court in Gaza will hold the sentencing hearing in the case of journalist Hajar Harb, whom the Attorney General’s Office brought charges against on grounds of Investigative Report on Alleged Corruption in the Medical Referrals Department. […]

25 Mar
5:54

Israeli Soldiers Injure Hundreds Of Detainees In The Negev Detention Camp

Israeli soldiers assaulted and injured, Sunday, hundreds of Palestinian political prisoners in the Negev Desert Detention Camp, after the soldiers invaded the detainee’s rooms and tents; at least seven of the wounded detainees were moved to hospitals. The Maan News Agency has reported that the detainees are held in Sections […]

25 Mar
4:44

Israel’s War Crimes Fuel Mental Illness In Gaza

by Hanin Elholy, for Days of Palestine It was a roasting July afternoon, and the reverberations of bombs were so continuous that her body seemed like it was vibrating in time with them. There was no time to consider whether to don her hijab, what belongings to gather together, or […]

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, […]

25 Mar
3:55

New Airstrikes Launched on Gaza

Israeli warplanes have launched attacks against the positions of the Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, in the Gaza Strip, amid weekly protests at the edge of the enclave, to assert the right of displaced Palestinians to return to their homeland. The Israeli fighter jets targeted the positions of […]

24 Mar
8:46

Palestinian Dies From Serious Wounds He Suffered In Gaza

The Palestinian Health Ministry in the besieged Gaza Strip has reported, on Sunday at dawn, that a young man died from serious wounds he suffered, on Saturday at night, after Israeli soldiers shot him in the northern part of the coastal region. Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health […]

24 Mar
5:22

Organizers of Night Protests in Gaza to Escalate Border Activities

Organizers of nighttime protests in the besieged Gaza Strip have warned that they will escalate their activities, along the border fence, to pressure the Israeli occupation to lift its siege on the coastal enclave. “In light of the enemy’s persistence in blockading the Gaza Strip and the mediators’ foot-dragging, the […]

24 Mar
1:49

Israeli Soldiers Injure Several Palestinians, One Seriously, In Gaza

Israeli soldiers injured, on Saturday evening, several Palestinians, including one who suffered life-threatening wounds, during protests across the eastern parts of the besieged and improvised Gaza Strip. Medical sources said the soldiers shot four Palestinians with live fire, east of Jabalia in northern Gaza Strip, and east of al-Boreij, in […]

Israeli military jet (archive image from Twitter)
23 Mar
11:45

Israeli Military Fires Missile Toward Motorcycle, Injuring Three Palestinians, In Gaza

The Israeli airforce targeted a motorcycle carrying three Palestinians on Saturday, injuring all three, in Central Gaza Strip. According to the Palestinian news agency Al Ray, a military aircraft targeted a motorcycle belonging to a citizen near Jaker Street, east of al- Boreij refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip […]

23 Mar
4:22

WHO: Over 97% of Gaza’s Water Below Quality Standards

More than 97% of the water pumped from the coastal aquifer, in the besieged Gaza Strip, does not meet the water quality standards of the World Health Organization (WHO), leading to the depletion of groundwater reserves, with the groundwater level in the coastal aquifer reaching 19 meters below sea level, […]

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 […]

23 Mar
1:02

Israeli Forces Kill 2, Wound 181 Civilians in March of Return Protests in Gaza

On Friday, 22 March 2019, In excessive use of forces against the peaceful protesters on the 51st Friday of the Great March of Return and Breaking Siege in the eastern Gaza Strip, Israeli forces killed 2 Palestinian civilians and wounded 181 others, including 53 Children, 5 Women, 1 Paramedic, and […]

21 Mar
11:24

Israeli Airstrike Injures Seven Palestinians In Gaza

An Israeli military drone fired, on Thursday evening, a missile at several Palestinians, east of Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Media sources has reported that the Palestinians were protesting on Palestinian lands near the  perimeter fence, east of Rafah. They added that seven Palestinians were injured […]

21 Mar
8:21

Israeli Airstrike Targets Protesters In Central Gaza

An Israeli military drone fired, on Wednesday at night, a missile at young Palestinian protesters in the Central District of the Gaza Strip. Eyewitnesses said the drone fire a missile at the young men, east of the al-Boreij refugee camp, and added that the missile detonated close to the protesters […]

20 Mar
7:22

MADA Demands Release of Journalists

The Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms (MADA) condemned, in a statement, the large-scale arrests and attacks that have been carried out by security forces in the Gaza Strip, over the last three days, against journalists and workers in human rights organizations — citizens who took part in peaceful […]

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 […]

18 Mar
5:03

Hamas Police, Gunmen, Raid Homes in Gaza

Hamas police and armed members, early this morning, raided homes of activists in the Gaza Strip and detained dozens of people involved in the popular movement against high prices and tax hikes, according to witnesses. Witnesses told WAFA that masked Hamas gunmen and security officers raided homes in Gaza City […]

17 Mar
11:50

The Untold Story of Gaza’s March of Return

by: Ramzy Baroud, palinfo.com What is the ‘Great March of Return’ but a people attempting to reclaim their role, and be recognized and heard in the struggle for the liberation of Palestine? Much has been said about what the popular mobilization in Gaza, which began on March 30, 2018, represents. […]

16 Mar
6:28

Rights Group Condemns Repression of Gaza Protests

For the second day in arrow, hundreds of Gazans took to the streets today demanding better economic conditions and protesting rise in taxes. Protests were reported in the north, center and south of the Gaza Strip against tax hikes and high cost of living, and for the second day in […]

15 Mar
12:08

Palestinian Resistance Groups in Gaza All Deny Firing Shells Toward Israel

After two nights of wide-scale bombardment of the Gaza Strip by Israeli forces in which dozens of bombs were dropped on the crowded coastal enclave, someone in Gaza apparently attempted to retaliate Thursday night by firing several shells toward Israel. But the Palestinian  resistance groups in Gaza, usually quick to […]

15 Mar
9:02

Israeli Missiles Injure Four, Including A Husband And His Wife, In Gaza

The Israeli army has announced it fired missiles against 100 targets in several parts of the Gaza Strip, in a serious violation that led to excessive property damage, and despite military claims of “targeting Hamas sites,” a husband and his wife were among four Palestinians injured. The Al-Quds brigades, the […]

15 Mar
7:37

Israeli Warplanes Attack Gaza

Israeli aircraft launched, on Thursday, at midnight, a series of raids on various targets in the Gaza Strip. Palestinian local agencies reported that Israeli warplanes bombed 7 different locations including the Naval site in the northern Gaza Strip, the Al-Baydar Site off the Gaza shore, and the Badr site in […]

15 Mar
12:45

PCHR Condemns Gaza Security Services’ Attacks against Peaceful Protests

Date: 14 March 2019 – The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) strongly condemns the security services’ dispersal of the peaceful protests organized in several areas in the Gaza Strip upon calls by the “Youth Movement” to improve living conditions as  the security services attacked the protestors by beating and […]

14 Mar
9:58

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Five Palestinians Near Gaza Fence

Israeli soldiers abducted, Thursday, five Palestinians near the perimeter fence, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Media sources said the soldiers, stationed in sniper posts and sand hills, abducted five residents, who were on Palestinian lands close to the fence. The soldiers frequently open […]

12 Mar
1:54

Palestinian Dies From Wounds Suffered On March 1st In Gaza

The Palestinian Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip has confirmed, Tuesday, that a young man, who was shot and seriously injured by Israeli army fire, on March 1st, during the Great Return March processions, has died from his wounds. The Health Ministry said the Palestinian, identified as Mousa Mohammad Mousa, […]

11 Mar
11:56

Army Abducts Ten Palestinians, Bars Woman From Visiting Detained Sons

Israeli soldiers abducted, Monday, ten Palestinians in the West Bank, including an employee of the Waqf and Islamic Endowment Department, in occupied Jerusalem, and issued orders denying a Palestinian woman the right to visit with her detained sons. The PPS office in Ramallah governorate, in central West Bank, said the […]

11 Mar
8:57

Israeli Navy Abducts Two Fishermen In Gaza

Israeli navy ships attacked, Monday, Palestinian fishing boats in the Waha Sea area, northwest of Gaza city, and abducted two fishermen. Media sources said the navy fired many live rounds at the fishing boats in Palestinian territorial waters, in addition to using water cannons, and surrounded one boat before abducting […]

11 Mar
8:52

Palestinian Dies From Serious Wounds Suffered In February

The Palestinian Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip has reported that a young Palestinian man died, on Monday morning, from serious wounds he suffered by Israeli army fire, on February 22, 2019. The Health Ministry stated that the young man, Bassam Sami Othman Safi, 22, was shot with a high-velocity […]

10 Mar
12:00

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Six Palestinians In West Bank, Two In Gaza

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at dawn, at least six Palestinians from their homes in several parts of the occupied West Bank, and two fishermen in Gaza territorial waters in the besieged coastal region. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Society (PPS) has reported that the soldiers searched many homes in Bethlehem, and […]

10 Mar
9:15

Hundreds Attend Funerals of Two Slain Palestinian Youth

Two Palestinian youth, both shot dead by Israeli forces, were laid to rest Saturday – one in the Gaza Strip and one in the West Bank. Hundreds of people attended each funeral, according to the Wafa Palestinian News Agency. The young girl Samah Zoheir Mubarak, 16, was shot dead with […]

10 Mar
8:27

Israeli Army Fires Missiles Into Gaza

The Israeli Air Force fired, late on Saturday at night, many missiles targeting sites run by armed resistance groups in several parts of the Gaza Strip, after the army alleged that a balloon, carrying an anti-tank shell, was flown from Gaza. Palestinian media sources said the Israeli Air Force fired […]

10 Mar
12:01

Israeli Soldiers Shoot A Palestinian In Central Gaza

Israeli soldiers shot, on Saturday evening, a young Palestinian man, east of the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza Strip. Medical sources said the soldiers, stationed across the perimeter fence, east of al-Boreij, fired many live rounds at Palestinians, on their lands, moderately wounding the young man. They added that […]

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, […]

09 Mar
8:52

Israeli Army Fires Many Missiles Into Gaza

The Israeli air force fired, on Saturday at dawn, several missiles into a few areas, near Gaza city, and in the southern part of the coastal region, causing property damage. Media sources in Gaza said that Israeli F-16 fighter jets fired at least two missiles into a site near the […]

09 Mar
1:06

Army Kills A Palestinian, Injures 48, Including 4 Medics And 2 Journalists In Gaza

The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza has confirmed that Israeli soldiers killed, Friday, one Palestinian, and injured 48 others, including four medics and two journalists, in the Great Return March processions, in the eastern parts of the besieged Gaza Strip. The Health Ministry said the soldiers killed Tamer Khaled Mustafa […]