Category Archives: Rafah

26 Mar
3:28

PHOTOS: As Coronavirus Reaches Gaza, the Besieged Strip on High Alert

By Palestine Chronicle Staff The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza announced on Sunday the first two cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, in the besieged Gaza Strip. Deputy Health Minister, Youssef Abulreesh said that the two Palestinian patients had returned from Pakistan via Gaza’s Rafah border […]

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 […]

20 Mar
4:14

Analysis: A Terrifying Scenario; Coronavirus in ‘Quarantined’ Gaza

By Ramzy Baroud for the Palestine Chronicle What if the Coronavirus reaches the besieged Gaza Strip? While the question carries great urgency for all Palestinians living under Israel’s military occupation, the Gaza situation is particularly complex and extremely worrying. Nearly 50 countries have already reported cases of COVID-19 disease, one […]

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
4:36

VIDEO – Gaza: The Undrinkable Water of a Land Under Siege

Rakan Abed El Rahman for Middle East Eye Experts say Israeli policies and wars are to blame for a deepening water crisis in Gaza that will have detrimental effects on public health, especially on the most vulnerable segment of society: children. [Transcript by Ali Salam] Ahmed Hills – Water and […]

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05 Mar
9:43

PCHR: Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (27 February – 04 March 2020)

SUMMARY This week, PCHR documented 228 violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law (IHL) by Israeli occupation forces (IOF) and settlers in the occupied Palestinian territory. IOF continued to use excessive force against the peaceful protests organized against Trump’s Peace Plan for the Middle East known as […]

04 Mar
5:02

Israeli Bulldozers Raze Land, Place Barbed Wire Fence, in Gaza

Several Israeli military vehicles on Tuesday invaded the southern besieged Gaza Strip in eastern Rafah, Quds News Network reports. Local sources said that five bulldozers entered through Mutebeq military entry, invading 50 meters into Palestinian lands, in eastern Rafah, erecting barbed wire in the area to prevent Palestinians from entering. […]

03 Mar
4:50

Analysis: On Hanging from the Blades of a Bulldozer: Al-Naem is Every Palestinian

By Ramzy Baroud for Palestine Chronicle How is one to apply rational political analysis to what is inherently irrational? What kind of political theory must one consult to formulate and test hypotheses when the information at hand is so grizzly, sadistic, and reeking with unbearable contradictions? Seeing the gaunt body […]

26 Feb
8:58

EU Representative Deplores Israeli Army Actions in Gaza

European Union (EU) Representative in Jerusalem, Sven Kuehn von Burgsdorff said Tuesday that the incident in which an Israeli soldier drove a bulldozer onto Palestinian territory, and dragged the body of a slain Palestinian in Gaza, on Sunday, goes counter to all principles of human dignity, Palestine News Network reported. […]

26 Feb
2:30

B’Tselem: “Turning A Blind Eye: 19 Protestors In Gaza Lose Eye From Israeli Forces’ Fire, 2 Lose Both”

B’Tselem: In the last two years, 19 Palestinians lost their vision in one eye while participating in March of Return protests near the Gaza perimeter fence. At least two more lost their vision in both eyes. Each of these personal tragedies adds to the alarming casualty count in the protests: […]

31 Jan
5:16

Israel Carries Out Airstrikes on Southern Gaza

The Israeli occupation army launched a series of airstrikes east of the city of Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, on Thursday evening, Shehab News Agency reported. Shehab correspondent stated that Israeli reconnaissance planes targeted 3 agricultural sites in the destroyed Gaza International Airport area, Karm Abu Salem and Sofa, east of […]

27 Jan
1:45

Israeli Army Fires Missiles Into Southern Gaza

January 27, 2020 1:45 AM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report, Rafah 0

Israeli soldiers fired, on Sunday evening, at least two missiles into Palestinian farmlands, east of Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Medica sources said the missiles struck Palestinian farmlands near Sofa Crossing, east of Rafah, causing damage. The Israeli army said it was retaliating to a shell […]

19 Jan
10:01

Palestinian Farmer Killed, Another Injured, In Explosions In Southern Gaza

The Palestinian Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip has reported, Saturday, that one farmer was killed, and another was injured, in two separate explosions, in the southern part of the coastal region. The Ministry stated that a farmer, identified as Mahdi Eid Ayyad Irmeilat, 36, was killed when an explosive […]

28 Dec
6:35

PCHR: “86th GMR: IOF Shot and Injured 39 Palestinian Civilians, Including 11 Children and a Woman”

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR): Thirty-nine Palestinian civilians, including 11 children and a woman, were shot and injured by Israeli occupation forces’ (IOF) fire against peaceful protestors at the 86th Great March of Return (GMR) in eastern Gaza Strip, this Friday, 27 December 2019. Despite of general calmness […]

20 Dec
11:19

Israeli Air Force Fires Several Missiles Into Gaza

The Israeli air force fired, on Friday at dawn, several missiles into a few areas in the besieged Gaza Strip, causing damage. The army claimed it was retaliating to one shell reportedly fired from the coastal region. Media sources in Gaza said the army fired at least two missiles into […]

19 Dec
9:32

Israel Unilaterally Decreases Gaza’s Fishing Zone

December 19, 2019 9:32 AM IMEMC News Gaza City, Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, News Report, Rafah 0

The Israeli Navy unilaterally decreased, on Thursday morning, the fishing zone allotted to the Palestinian fishermen in the besieged Gaza strip. The Palestinian Fishermen’s Syndicate has reported that the fishing zone was reduced to six nautical miles from the port area in Gaza city all the way to the northern […]

14 Dec
4:01

Over 2000 Palestinians Participate in Peaceful Protest at Gaza Border

Over 2,000 Palestinians gathered in various parts of the Gaza Strip on Friday to take part in the weekly ‘March of Return’ protests. The Palestinian Ministry of Health reported that five Palestinians were shot with live rounds fired by the army across the perimeter fence. One of the wounded Palestinians […]

06 Dec
11:48

Israeli Soldiers Injure 37 Palestinians In Gaza

The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, 37 Palestinians, including 10 children, during the Great Return March processions along the eastern parts of the besieged Gaza Strip. 0The Health Ministry said the four of the injured Palestinians were shot with live rounds, and ten with rubber-coated […]

19 Nov
11:21

Army Releases A Palestinian Fisherman Who Was Abducted A Year Ago

The Israeli army released, on Monday at night, a Palestinian fisherman who was taken prisoner a year ago, after the navy ships attacked fishing boats in Gaza territorial waters, and opened fire on them. The Palestinian Fishermen’s Syndicate said the fisherman, identified as Mohammad Qassem Saidam, was released after a […]

15 Nov
5:07

Israel Launches New Airstrikes on Gaza

Israel’s army said early Friday it had launched fresh strikes against Islamic Jihad targets in Gaza, despite a ceasefire in place since Thursday morning. In a WhatsApp message to reporters, Israeli military claimed it was “striking Islamic Jihad terror targets in the Gaza strip,” The New Arab (Al-Araby) reported. Israel […]

15 Nov
4:43

Israel and Gaza Exchange Fire Hours After Ceasefire Declared

Two Palestinians were injured in new Israeli airstrikes in the southern Gaza Strip, Days of Palestine reported. The names of the injured were not available at the time of reporting. Israel occupation warplanes attacked a resistance site west of Khan Younis, as well as targeting agricultural lands northwest of Rafah […]

15 Nov
4:30

Israeli Claims Bombing of Family Home a “Mistake”

Haaretz headline – Israeli Army Admits to Killing Eight Gaza Family Members: We Thought the House Was Empty November 15 – 8:33 A.M Israeli army admits to killing eight Gaza family members: “We thought the house was empty.” The Israeli military admitted it made a mistake in targeting a Gaza […]

14 Nov
3:52

Dr. Al-Kaila: “One-Third Of The Slain Palestinians Are Women And Children”

Palestinian Health Minister, Dr. Mai al-Kaila, has reported that one-third of the Palestinians, who were killed by Israeli missiles and shells in the three-day offensive on Gaza, are women and children. In a press release, Thursday, Dr. al-Kaila stated that the Israeli army killed 34 Palestinians in its offensive, which […]

13 Nov
4:44

Including A Father And Two Sons; Israeli Strikes Killed fifteen Palestinians, Wednesday

The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that the ongoing Israeli bombardment of the Gaza Strip has resulted in the death of at least fifteen Palestinians, including a father and two of his sons, and injured at more than ten others, in several parts of the coastal region, raising the number […]

09 Nov
12:15

82nd GMR: IOF Shot and Injured 104 Palestinian Civilians, Including 43 Children, a Woman and a Paramedic

The Palestinian Center For Human Rights (PCHR):104 Palestinian civilians, including 43 children, a woman and a paramedic, were shot and injured by Israeli occupation forces’ (IOF) fire against peaceful protestors at the 82nd Great March of Return (GMR), this Friday, 08 November 2019. This week, IOF continued the use of […]

07 Nov
2:35

Israeli Navy Abducts Two Fishermen In Rafah

Israeli navy ships attacked, late on Wednesday at night, several Palestinian fishing boats in Gaza territorial waters in Rafah, in the southern part of the coastal region, and abducted two fishermen. Eyewitnesses said the navy fired several live rounds at the fishing boats, in addition to trying to capsize them […]

03 Nov
9:05

PCHR: 81st Great March of Return: IOF Shot and Injured 144 Palestinian Civilians

144 Palestinian civilians, including 53 children, 3 women, 2 paramedics and a journalist, were shot and injured by the Israeli occupation forces’ (IOF) fire against peaceful protestors at the 81st Great March of Return (GMR), this past Friday, 01 November 2019. The increased number of injuries in this week’s GMR […]

29 Oct
3:22

Israeli Tanks, Bulldozers, Invade Palestinian Lands in Central Gaza

Three Israeli military tanks and two armored bulldozers invaded, earlier Tuesday, Palestinian agricultural lands, east of the al-Maghazi refugee camp, in central Gaza, and bulldozed sections near the perimeter fence. Media sources said the vehicles came from a nearby military base, across the fence, and that they also fired sporadic […]

29 Oct
2:55

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Two Palestinians, Including One Who Was Shot, In Rafah

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Tuesday at dawn, two young Palestinian men, after shooting and wounding one of them, reportedly after they breached the perimeter fence, east of Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers fired a burst of live fire at the two Palestinians, […]

26 Oct
12:33

PCHR Gaza: 95 Civilians Shot and Injured, Including 43 Children, at 80th Great March of Return

In Gaza on Friday, 95 Palestinian civilians, including 43 children, a woman, 2 paramedics and a journalist, were shot and injured by Israeli forces, who fired live rounds against peaceful Palestinian protesters at the 80th Great March of Return. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against peaceful protesters, wounding […]

12 Oct
1:54

PCHR: “On 78th Friday of Great March of Return: 71 Civilians Injured, Including 28 children”

The Palestinian Center For Human Rights (PCHR): Seventy-one Palestinian civilians, including 28 children, were injured due to Israeli soldiers’ excessive use of force against peaceful protestors at the 78th Great March of Return, this Friday, 11 October 2019. Israeli forces persisted in the use of excessive force against the protestors participating […]

28 Sep
1:26

On 76th Friday Great March of Return: Palestinian Civilian Killed and 86 Civilians Injured, including 22 children, 4 female paramedics and 5 Male Paramedics

On 76th Friday of Great March of Return, A Palestinian civilian was killed and 86 civilians were injured as a result of the Israeli military’s continued use of excessive force against the peaceful protests along the Gaza Strip’s eastern border; 22 children, 4 female paramedics, 5 male paramedics and 2 […]

19 Sep
4:15

Seven Palestinian Injured In Southern Gaza

September 19, 2019 4:15 AM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, Miscellaneous, News Report, Rafah 0

Palestinian medical sources have reported that seven residents were injured, Wednesday, apparently when a homemade shell was fired from Gaza targeting nearby Israeli settlements but landed and detonated in a home in the eastern area of Rafah, in the southern part of the coastal region. The sources stated that medical […]

15 Sep
11:35

Israeli Soldiers Invade Palestinian Lands Near Rafah

Several Israeli army vehicles invaded, on Sunday morning, Palestinian lands east of Rafah city, in the southern part of the coastal region. Media sources said three armored vehicles, and two military bulldozers, left their base near Sofa Crossing, east of Rafah, and advanced dozens of meters into Palestinian agricultural lands. […]

14 Sep
2:28

PCHR Report : On 74th Friday of Great March of Return, 75 Civilians Injured, 35 With Live Ammunition

On 74th Friday of Great March of Return, 75 civilians were injured as a result of the Israeli military’s continued use of excessive force against peaceful protests along the Gaza Strip’s eastern border; 34 children, 1 woman and 1 journalist, were among those injured this Friday, 13 September 2019. Israeli […]

07 Sep
1:39

PCHR: “On 73rd Friday of Great March of Return: 2 Children Killed and 81 Civilians Injured, including 39 Children, 1 Journalist and 2 Paramedics by Israeli forces”

The Palestinian Center For Human Rights (PCHR): On 73rd Friday of Great March of Return, 2 children were killed and 81 civilians injured as a result of the Israeli military’s continued use of excessive force against peaceful protests along the Gaza Strip’s eastern border; 38 children, 1 journalist and 2 paramedics, […]

30 Aug
11:51

PCHR: “On 72nd Great March of Return: 94 Civilians Injured, including 25 Children, a Woman, 2 Journalists and 2 Paramedics by Israeli forces”

Comprehensive Report by the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR): On 72nd Great March of Return, 94 civilians injured as a result of the Israeli military’s continued use of excessive force against peaceful protests along the Gaza Strip’s eastern border; 25 children, a woman, 2 journalists and 2 paramedics were […]

30 Aug
9:25

Israeli Soldiers Injure 72 Palestinians In Gaza

The Palestinian Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip has reported that Israeli soldiers injured, during the Great Return Procession in the Gaza Strip, Friday, 72 Palestinians, including 30 who were shot with live ammunition, in addition to a journalist and a medic, in various parts of the coastal region. Thousands […]

30 Aug
8:48

PCHR Video: Medicine Shortage Crisis in the Gaza

Video by the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR): This video sheds light on the medicine shortage crisis in the Gaza Strip, and how it impacts thousands of patients suffering from chronic and serious diseases. 

24 Aug
5:08

PCHR Press Release : 71st Great March of Return

On 71st Great March of Return, 149 civilians injured as a result of the Israeli military’s continued use of excessive force against peaceful protests along the Gaza Strip’s eastern border; 66 children, 7 paramedics, including a female paramedic, were among those injured this Friday, 23 August 2019. This week’s protest […]

23 Aug
7:51

Israeli Soldiers Injure 122 Palestinians In Gaza

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly Great Return March processions along the eastern parts of the Gaza Strip, and injured 122 Palestinians, including 50 who were shot with live rounds, and three medics. Thousands of Palestinians gathered along the eastern parts of the coastal region, hundreds of meters away from […]

17 Aug
1:59

PCHR: “70th Great March of Return: 66 Civilians Injured by Israeli forces, including 20 Children, 3 Women and a Volunteer Paramedic”

On the 70th Great March of Return, 66 Palestinian civilians were injured due to the Israeli military’s continued use of excessive force against peaceful protests along the Gaza Strip’s eastern border. At least 20 children, 3 women and a volunteer paramedic were among those injured this Friday, 16 August 2019. Twenty-nine […]

27 Jul
12:25

Army Injures 71 Palestinians, Including 30 Children, 3 Women and 1 Medic, In Gaza

Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) has reported that Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, 71 Palestinians, including 30 children, one medic and three women, after the army attacked the Great Return March processions in the Gaza Strip. The PCHR said the soldiers resorted to the excessive use of force against the […]

13 Jul
3:14

Israeli Navy Attacks Palestinian Fishing Boats In Southern Gaza

Israeli navy ships attacked, on Saturday morning, Palestinian fishing boats in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, abducted two fishermen, and confiscated equipment. The Palestinian Fishermen Syndicate said in a statement that the attack took place less than six nautical miles from the Gaza shore. It identified the two […]

02 Jul
1:36

Israel To Release Corpse Of Slain Teen Who Was Killed In April

The Israeli Authorities have decided, Monday, to release the corpse of a Palestinian teen, identified as Ishaq Abdul-Mo’ti Eshteiwi, 16, who was killed by Israeli army fire in April of this year. The decision came after the al-Mezan Center for Human Rights filed an appeal with Israeli courts demanding the […]

29 Jun
2:14

On 64th Friday of Great March of Return and Breaking Siege, Israeli Forces Wound 128 Palestinian Civilians, including 38 Children, 3 Women, 7 Paramedics, and Journalist

The Palestinian Center For Human Rights (PCHR): On Friday, 28 June 2019, in excessive use of force against peaceful protesters on the 64th   Friday of the Great March of Return and Breaking the Siege, Israeli forces wounded 128  Palestinian civilians, including 38 children, 3 women, 7 paramedics, and a journalist. […]

26 Jun
10:48

Israeli Navy Injures A Palestinian Fisherman, Abducts Three

Israeli navy ship attacked, late on Tuesday at night, Palestinian fishing boats in Gaza territorial waters, close to the shore in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, before ramming one of the boats and crashing it, wounding one fisherman, and later opened fire other boats, causing damage, […]

16 Jun
10:42

Army Injures Many Palestinians In Southern Gaza

Israeli soldiers fired, on Sunday, dozens of high-velocity gas bombs at many homes, east of Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, causing many Palestinians to suffer the effects of inhalation. Media sources said the soldiers, stationed across the perimeter fence, fired the gas bombs at homes located […]

15 Jun
12:06

PCHR: “On 61st Friday of Great March of Return and BreakingSiege, Israeli Forces Wound 92 Palestinian Civilians,28 of them were Children and Four were Paramedics,including Female Paramedic”

The Palestinian Center For Human Rights (PCHR): On Friday, 14 June 2019, in excessive use of force against peaceful protesters on the 61st  Friday of the Great March of Return and Breaking the Siege, Israeli forces wounded 92 Palestinian civilians, 28 of them were children and four were paramedics, including […]

14 Jun
8:21

Israeli Air Force Fires Many Missiles Into Gaza

The Israeli Air Force fired, on Friday at dawn, many missiles into several Palestinian areas in the Gaza Strip, causing serious damage to homes and buildings, in addition to the area near Khan Younis Seaport. The Palestinian News & Info Agency (WAFA) said Israel F16 fighter-jets fired at least three […]

13 Jun
8:44

Army Fires Missiles Into Farmlands In Gaza

Israeli soldiers fired, on Thursday at dawn, several missiles into Palestinian lands in Gaza city, and Rafah in the southern part of the coastal region, causing damage to nearby homes and buildings. Media sources said the Israeli missiles did not lead to casualties, but caused damage to some homes and […]

04 Jun
10:54

Army Invades Agricultural In Southern Gaza

Several Israeli army vehicles carried out, on Tuesday morning, Palestinian agricultural lands east of Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Media sources said the invasion was carried out by four armored military bulldozers, before they advanced dozens of meters into the lands in the Nahda neighborhood, east […]

25 May
7:32

Army Injures Sixteen Palestinians In Gaza

The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that Israeli soldiers injured, Friday, sixteen Palestinians during the Great Return March processions, ongoing for the 59th week, in the besieged Gaza Strip. The Health Ministry in Gaza said the injuries varied between rubber-coated steel bullets and gas inhalation, including some who were shot […]

21 May
1:28

Palestinian Dies From Wounds Suffered In April Of 2018

A young Palestinian man died, on Tuesday morning, from complications resulting to wounds he suffered in April of the year 2018, after Israeli soldiers shot him during the Great Return March processions in the Gaza Strip. His family said their son, Mohammad Abdul-Jawad Zo’rob, 30, from Rafah in the southern […]

16 May
2:57

PCHR: “Israeli Forces Wound 144 Palestinian Civilians, including 49 Children, 4 Women and 1 Paramedic”

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR): During Protests In Commemoration of 71st Anniversary of Palestinian Nakba: Israeli Forces Wound 144 Palestinian Civilians, including 49 Children, 4 Women and 1 Paramedic: On Wednesday, 15 May 2019, Israeli forces wounded 144 Palestinian civilians, including 49 children, 4 women, and 1 paramedic, […]

15 May
3:32

Updated: “Army Injures Thirteen Palestinians In Gaza”

Israeli soldiers shot, Wednesday, at least thirteen Palestinians in the ongoing processions of the Great Return March, on Palestinian lands across the eastern parts of the Gaza Strip. The Palestinian Health Ministry said the soldiers injured thirteen Palestinians, and caused dozens to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, in addition […]

15 May
1:35

Health Ministry: “Israeli Soldiers Killed 305 Palestinians Since March 30th, 2018”

The Palestinian Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip has reported that Israeli soldiers have killed 305 Palestinians, including 59 children, ten women, three medics and two journalists, since the Great Return March procession started, in the coastal region, on Palestinian Land Day, March 30th, 2018, until May 15, 2019. The […]

10 May
8:28

Updated: Army Kills One Palestinian, Injures 30, Including 4 Children And One Medic, In Gaza

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly Great Return March processions on Palestinian lands along the eastern areas of the Gaza Strip, killing one Palestinian and wounding 30, including four children, and one medic who was shot in the head. The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza has confirmed that the soldiers […]

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 […]

07 May
1:49

Israeli Army Believes The Truce Could Collapse Within Weeks

The Israeli military leadership believes that the current truce reached with the resistance in the besieged Gaza Strip could collapse within weeks if the situation in the coastal region does not improve. Israeli media sources said, although  both Hamas and the Islamic Jihad in Gaza were willing to end the […]

06 May
2:59

Israeli Soldiers Destroyed 130 Residential Units, Damaged 700, In Three Days

The Palestinian Ministry for Public Works and Housing has reported that the Israeli shells and missiles, carried out against the Gaza Strip in less than three days of escalation, have destroyed 130 residential units, and caused damage to 700. In its Monday preliminary report, the Ministry said the soldiers destroyed […]

06 May
5:52

Army Pushes More Tanks, Troops, To Gaza Border

Just a few hours after the Israeli Ministerial Cabinet for “Security and Military Affairs” decided to expand the military offensive on the Gaza Strip, the Israeli army send more thanks to the border areas with the besieged coastal region. Update: A Palestinian official said that Egypt has mediated a ceasefire […]

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 […]

06 May
12:47

23 Palestinians, Including Infant & 12-Year Old, Killed by Israeli Airstrikes

Updates: Israeli Soldiers Fire Missiles Into A Site Northern Gaza Israeli Soldiers Fire Missiles Into A Site East Of Rafah, In Southern Gaza Strip Israeli Navy Fires Many Missiles Into Sudaniyya Shore Area, in Northern Gaza, and Rafah In Southern Gaza, Causing Damage To A Rescue Tower, And A Restaurant […]

05 May
3:55

Israeli Missiles Kill Three Palestinians East Of Gaza

The Palestinian Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip has confirmed that Israeli missiles killed, Sunday, three young Palestinian men, east of Gaza city, amidst ongoing Israeli bombardment and shelling targeting several parts of the coastal region. Two Israelis kills by Palestinian shells. The Ministry said the Israeli missiles killed Bilal […]

05 May
9:48

Army Kills Two Palestinians In Gaza, One Israeli Killed By Palestinian Shell

Israeli soldiers continued, on Sunday at dawn, the firing of dozens of missiles and shells, into many areas in the besieged and impoverished Gaza Strip, including the center of the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza, killing two Palestinians. One Israeli was killed by shrapnel from a Palestinian shell. Updates: […]

05 May
3:22

Updated: Israel Continues To Bomb Gaza After Killing Pregnant Mother And Her Baby

The Israeli army continued, on Sunday at dawn, the bombardment and shelling of several parts of the Gaza Strip, inflicting more injuries among the Palestinians, and serious property damage, just hours after the army killed four Palestinians, including a baby, and her mother who was also pregnant. Media sources said […]

04 May
1:02

Updated: Army Kills Two Palestinian, Injures 82, Including 34 Children, 2 Journalists and 3 Medics

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the weekly Great Return March processions in the Gaza Strip, killing two Palestinian, and injuring 82 others, including 34 children, two journalists and three paramedics. Update: One Palestinian, identified as Ramzi Rawhi ‘Abdo, 31, died from serious wounds he suffered, Friday, after the soldiers shot him […]

27 Apr
12:05

On 56th Friday of Great March of Return and Breaking Siege, Israeli Forces Wound 110 Civilians, including 37 Children, 3 Women, 4 Paramedics, and Journalist

On Friday, 26 April 2019, in excessive use of force against peaceful protesters on the 56thFriday of the Great March of Return and Breaking the Siege, Israeli forces wounded 110 civilians, including 37 children, 3 women, 4 paramedics, and a journalist, in the eastern Gaza Strip.  Two of those wounded […]

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 […]

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15 Apr
8:23

Palestinian child dies of injuries sustained two weeks ago

Palestinian medical sources report that a Palestinian child, Issac Abdul Muti Suwailm Eshteiwi, 16, from Rafah, in the south of the Gaza Strip, died of injuries sustained when he was shot by Israeli forces east of Rafah near the border fence on April 3rd. After he was shot, the injured […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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
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
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 […]

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
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, […]

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 […]

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
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 […]

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 […]

17 Mar
6:39

Remembering Rachel Corrie

03/16/19 | International Solidarity Movement | Occupied Palestine Today marks the sixteenth anniversary since the passing of ISM activist Rachel Corrie. She was 23 at the time of her passing. Rachel was tragically crushed to death under the front blade of an Israeli military Caterpillar bulldozer near Rafah, in the southern […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

02 Mar
8:46

Israeli Drones Fire Two Missiles Into Central Gaza

Israeli drones fired, on Saturday evening, two missiles into a site, near the perimeter fence, in the eastern area of Central Gaza. Several Palestinians, including medics, suffered the effects of teargas inhalation in Rafah. Media sources said the missiles struck a structure between the cities of Deir al-Balah in central […]

01 Mar
10:59

PCHR: “Israeli Forces Wound 83 Civilians, including 23 Children, Woman, 3 Paramedics, and Journalist, In Gaza”

On 49th  Friday of Great March of Return and Breaking Siege, Israeli Forces Wound 83 Civilians, including 23 Children, Woman, 3 Paramedics, and Journalist. Report By The Palestinian Center For Human Right (PCHR). On Friday evening, 01 March 2019, in excessive use of force against peaceful protesters on the 49th […]

01 Mar
10:27

Israeli Soldiers Injure Seventeen Palestinians In Gaza

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, thousands of Palestinians in the Great Return March procession, in several parts of the besieged and impoverished Gaza Strip, wounding seventeen with live fire. Medical sources in Gaza said the soldiers shot seventeen Palestinians with live fire and caused dozens to suffer the effects of teargas […]

25 Feb
11:28

Israeli Soldiers Shoot Three Palestinians In Southern Gaza

February 25, 2019 11:28 PM IMEMC News Gaza Strip, Israeli attacks, News Report, Rafah 0

Israeli soldiers shot, on Monday evening, three young Palestinian men with live fire, east of Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that the three suffered moderate wounds and were moved to a hospital in the city. The soldiers opened fire at […]

22 Feb
6:50

Israeli Soldiers Kill One Child, Injure 41 Palestinians, In Gaza

The Palestinian Health Ministry in the besieged Gaza Strip has reported that Israeli soldiers killed, Friday, a child, and injured 41 other Palestinians, including a medic, after the army resorted to the excessive use of force against the Great Return March processions. Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health […]

22 Feb
3:12

Israeli Soldiers Injure Six Palestinians In Gaza

February 22, 2019 3:12 AM IMEMC News Gaza City, Israeli attacks, News Report, Rafah 0

Israeli soldiers shot, on Thursday evening, six young Palestinian men with live fire, and caused many to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, during nonviolent protests east of Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. The soldiers stationed in military posts hundreds of meters across the perimeter fence, […]

15 Feb
10:04

Israeli Soldiers Injure 20 Palestinians In Gaza

Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the Great Return March processions, ongoing for the 47th consecutive week in the besieged Gaza Strip, and injured dozens of Palestinians, including at least twenty with live fire, one of them a child, who suffered a life-threatening injury. The Health Ministry in Gaza has confirmed that […]

11 Feb
4:59

Two Palestinians Killed In Tunnel In Southern Gaza

February 11, 2019 4:59 AM IMEMC News Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, News Report, Rafah 0

The Palestinian Interior Ministry in the besieged Gaza Strip has reported, Sunday, that two Palestinians were killed, and nine others were injured, in a siege-busting tunnel on the border with Egypt, in Rafah, in the southern part of the coastal region. Eyad al-Bozom, the media spokesperson of the Interior Ministry […]

02 Feb
1:00

Israeli Soldiers Injure 32 Palestinians In Gaza

Israeli soldiers injured, Friday 32 Palestinians during the Great Return March processions, ongoing for the 45th consecutive week, near the perimeter fence in the eastern parts of the besieged and impoverished Gaza Strip. The Palestinian Health Ministry said the soldiers injured 32 Palestinians, including a medic, who was shot with […]