Category Archives: Gaza Siege

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 […]

18 Nov
10:30

Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian Merchant At Erez Terminal

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Sunday at night, a Palestinian merchant while trying to cross the Erez Terminal with the besieged Gaza Strip. Media sources in Gaza said the merchant, identified as Adel Mohammad Hussein, headed to Erez and was interrogated for some hours before he was taken prisoner. They added […]

17 Nov
6:13

Netanyahu Kills Palestinians to Keep Opposition From Forming Government

Provoking a conflict with Gaza led to the deaths of 32 Palestinians. But, was the real objective the creation of an emergency government so Netanyahu can remain in power? Jeff Halper is the co-founder and director of ICAHD, the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions. He was born in 1946 in Minnesota […]

16 Nov
7:14

UPDATE: Two Shot while Dozens Suffocate Near Ramallah

Dozens of Palestinians were injured near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, Sunday, from teargas fired by Israeli soldiers at Palestinians protesting Israel’s recent attacks on Gaza, according to witnesses. Students from Birzeit University were demonstrating at the Israeli army roadblock in Ramallah and were attacked with teargas, said […]

16 Nov
6:15

UNRWA Mourns Loss of Boy from One of its Schools in Gaza

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) hopes that the ceasefire that was reached the night of 13 November will put an end to two days of escalation between Israel and Palestinian armed groups in the Gaza Strip. The Israeli military operations […]

16 Nov
6:05

“I Did Not Find Our House, There Was Only a Huge Hole.” Sawarkah Children Speak About a Massacre They Survived

Surviving children of the Abu Malhous “Sawarkah” family, who survived the massacre in which an Israeli air-strike killed 8, including five children and two women, spoke about what happened to them this past Thursday. That night, Noor Sawarkah, 12, could not sleep for fear, listening to the Israeli drones hover […]

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
6:07

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (07 – 13 November)

Summary                                                 This week, Israeli occupation Forces (IOF) escalated the situation across the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) and committed war crimes. IOF started a two-day large-scale aggression on the Gaza Strip, deployed its naval, air and artillery forces and carried out 73 targeted airstikes against residential buildings, civilian establishments and […]

15 Nov
5:53

Palestinian FM Urges ICC to Bring Israel to Justice

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Riyad Malki, Wednesday, called on the International Criminal Court (ICC) to hold Israel accountable for its latest attacks on the blockaded Gaza Strip, The Palestinian News and Info Agency (WAFA) reported. Speaking at the 12th annual International Forum MEDays, running in the Moroccan town […]

15 Nov
5:01

Palestinian Foreign Minister Criticizes U.N. Official

Palestinian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Riyad Malki, strongly criticized a statement by Nickolay Mladenov, on Israel’s latest aggression against Gaza, accusing him of covering up the Israeli occupation crimes by blaming the Palestinian people for these crimes. In a press statement, Malki condemned the language used by Mladenov, […]

14 Nov
3:26

Updated 2: Israeli Missiles Kill Eight Family Members In Deir Al-Balah, Injure 13

The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that Israeli missiles struck, on Thursday at dawn, a Palestinian home in Deir al-Balah, in central Gaza, killing eight members of the same family, and wounding thirteen others. The Health Ministry stated that Israeli F16 war jets fired missiles into a home in Deir […]

Israeli airstrike this week (PCHR image)
13 Nov
3:01

PCHR: Israel’s Extrajudicial Execution Policy Resumed

November 13, 2019 3:01 AM PCHR Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, Israel, Israeli attacks, News Report 0

Israel resumed its extrajudicial execution policy against Palestinians, as Israeli warplanes carried out a targeted attacks, one against a senior leader of a Palestinian resistance group at dawn, Tuesday. As a result, the targeted Palestinian was killed along with his wife, while 7 others sustained injuries including 4 of the […]

13 Nov
2:42

The Arab League: Israeli Government Responsible for Escalation in Gaza

The Arab League condemned the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip, Tuesday, in which 10 Palestinians were killed and 45 wounded. In a statement, the Arab League declared that “this aggression comes in continuation of a series of crimes committed by the Israeli occupation,” the Palestinian News and Info Agency […]

12 Nov
10:02

Jordan Reacts to Israel’s Air Strikes on Gaza

Jordan, on Tuesday, condemned the Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip, which have so far left five Palestinians dead, and many others injured, according to, Jordan’s official news agency, Petra. Spokesperson for Jordan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Daifallah Al-Fayez, said that “the Israeli escalation against the Gaza […]

12 Nov
11:34

Ongoing Bombarded On Gaza Leads To Property Damage

Hours after assassinating a senior leader of the Islamic Jihad, who was killed along with his wife, the Israeli army continued firing missiles into several areas of the coastal region, causing excessive property damage. Media sources said the army fired a missile into an apartment in a residential building in […]

08 Nov
9:13

Opinion: Microsoft Should Not Fund Israeli Spying On Palestinians

Ramzy Baroud – Days of Palestine The act of Palestinian activists covering their faces during anti-Israeli occupation rallies is an old practice that spans decades. The masking of the face, often by Kufyias – traditional Palestinian scarves that grew to symbolize Palestinian resistance – is far from being a fashion […]

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 […]

03 Nov
7:36

Mosques, Churches, Protests: Gaza on the Balfour Declaration’s 102nd Anniversary

Gazans march in protest on the 102nd anniversary of the Balfour Declaration. On the 102nd anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, churches rang bells and mosques called for prayer at the same time, while tens of thousands of Palestinians entered the buffer zone this Friday between the besieged Gaza Strip and […]

02 Nov
10:03

Israeli Air Strikes Kill One Palestinian, Injure Three, In Gaza

The Health Ministry in the besieged Gaza Strip has confirmed that one Palestinian was killed, on Saturday at dawn, and three others were injured, in Khan Younis, in the southern part of the coastal region. The army also fired many missiles into several areas in the Gaza Strip, after alleging […]

01 Nov
9:21

Israeli Forces Injure 96 Palestinians At Gaza Border

At least 96 Palestinians were injured on Friday as Israeli forces attacked dozens of peaceful protesters taking part in the 81st Friday of the Great March of Return at the border between Gaza and Israel. The Ministry of Health reported that the Israeli occupation forces shot 96 Palestinian non-violent protesters, […]

31 Oct
3:47

Euro-Med: Light Sentencing of Israeli Soldier is a ‘Green Light to More Violations’

The Israeli sharpshooter who killed an unarmed Palestinian teen in Gaza, was sentenced to 1 (one) month of community service, was described by Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor (Euro-Med) as ‘a green light to more violations’. Othman Rami Helles, 15, was shot in the torso, on the 13th of July 2018, […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

19 Oct
9:34

Army Injures A Palestinian In Northern Gaza

Israeli soldiers shot, on Saturday morning, a Palestinian man while working on his land, east of Jabalia refugee camp, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. Media sources said the soldiers fired several live rounds at four Palestinians, wounding one, before he was rushed to the Indonesian Hospital, in […]

18 Oct
10:16

Medical Crisis in Gaza: Bone Infections Rise with Shortage of Critical Medicine

The release of two new reports point to the severity of the Israeli-imposed crisis on the Gaza Strip, with thousands of Palestinian patients — many of whom have been injured by Israeli gunfire, shells and missiles — unable to access much-needed medicines and treatment due to the ongoing Israeli siege […]

18 Oct
9:38

73 Palestinians Wounded as Israeli Forces Attack Gaza Protests

Israeli forces assaulted protesters who gathered at a number of points along the Gaza-Israel border on Friday for the 79th weekly ‘March of Return’ calling for a return of Palestinian refugees to their homeland and an end to the Israeli siege of Gaza. At least 31 of those injured on […]

16 Oct
3:05

Israeli Soldiers Invade, Bulldoze, Palestinian Lands In Northern Gaza

A few armored Israeli army vehicles, including bulldozers, invaded Palestinian lands, east of Jabalia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, and bulldozed several sections while firing live rounds to force the Palestinians away. Media sources said the invading vehicles came from Abu Safiyya military base, across the perimeter […]

11 Oct
12:07

Soldiers Fire At Palestinian Farmers East Of Gaza

Israeli soldiers fired, Thursday, several rounds of live ammunition at Palestinian farmers in the ar-Taqa area, east of Gaza city. Media sources said the soldiers fired the live rounds at the farmers who were not even close to the “buffer zone” near the fence but were just working on their […]

09 Oct
6:16

Slain Gaza Protester: Father, Husband, Brother, and “a Palestinian who dreamed of liberation”

photo: Alaa Nizar Hamdan, 28, killed by Israeli live ammunition on October 4th, 2019 5th October | Wafa Aludaini | Gaza, Occupied Palestine A Palestinian protester identified as Alaa Nizar Hamdan, 28, was shot dead on October 4, by Israeli Occupation soldiers in Jabalia, northern Gaza during the 77th week […]

07 Oct
10:38

Palestinian Dies From Serious Injuries Suffered In Northern Gaza

The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported, on Monday, October 7th, 2019, that a young man who was shot and seriously injured by Israeli army fire in northern Gaza, has died from his wounds. The Health Ministry stated that the young man, Fadi Osama Ramadan Hijazi, 21, was seriously injured in […]

06 Oct
5:10

Dr. Hilla Dayan: Israel’s Benny Gantz Faces Dutch War Crimes Case

Ismail Ziada, a Dutch Palestinian who lost six family members when Israel bombarded his home in Gaza, is taking Benny Gantz, the leader of Israel’s Blue and White Party, to court for killing his family. Professor Hilla Dayan, who observed the proceedings, discusses the case and its impact on Israeli […]

05 Oct
12:03

Miles Of Smiles Aid Convoy Arrives In Gaza

Essam Yousef, the head of the “Miles Of Smiles” convoys in the Gaza Strip, has reported, Friday, that “Miles Of Smiles” has made it into the besieged coastal region, carrying essential medical equipment and vehicles for transporting persons with physical challenges. Yousef said the convoy carried six ambulances, 10 buses […]

01 Oct
9:40

Qassam Fighter Accidentally Killed In Gaza

The al-Bassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas movement, has reported that one of its fighters was accidentally killed, Monday, in southern Gaza. The Brigades stated that Mohammad Ayman al-Qarra, from Khan Younis, was accidentally killed due to a malfunction is his weapon, aparently while cleaning it. It is worth […]

01 Oct
6:04

Palestinians Mark 19 Years Since Al-Aqsa Intifada

Back in September of the year 2000, the then-Israeli opposition leader Ariel Sharon made a provocative visit to Haram al-Sharif, or Temple Mount, in Jerusalem al-Quds, along with hundreds of Israeli forces, in a move widely denounced by Palestinians.   The visit triggered a popular uprising, against Israel, in which […]

29 Sep
1:19

Israeli Navy Attacks Fishing Boats In Northern Gaza

Israeli navy ships fired, on Sunday morning, several rounds of live ammunition at Palestinian fishing boats near the shore of Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the besieged coastal region. The Palestinian Fishermen’s Syndicate said the Israeli navy fired live rounds at the Palestinian fishing boats while sailing less […]

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 […]

27 Sep
2:43

2019: Over 415 Human Rights Violations against Palestinian Journalists by Israel

The Israeli government is  deliberately targeting Palestinian journalists in both the Gaza Strip and the West Bank. The Ministry of Information, on the International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian journalists, reported that the number of human rights violations, from the beginning of year 2019 to the end of August 2019, […]

18 Sep
12:18

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Merchant At Erez Terminal

Israeli soldiers abducted, Tuesday, a Palestinian merchant at the Erez border terminal between the besieged Gaza Strip and Israel, after interrogating him for several hours. The merchant is the second to be abducted this week, and the fifth since the beginning of this year. Nasser Ferwana, a Palestinian Researcher, a […]

18 Sep
11:20

Israeli Navy Attacks Palestinian Fishing Boats In Gaza

Israeli navy ships opened fire, on Wednesday morning, on several Palestinian fishing boats near the shore of Gaza city. Media sources said the Palestinian fishing boats were less than three nautical miles from the shore of the Sudaniyya area, northwest of Gaza. They added that the attack did not lead […]

17 Sep
4:44

Press Release: Ziada Case against Israeli Generals for Gaza War Crimes Heard in The Hague

The Hague, September 9th, 2019  On Tuesday 17th September, the District Court of The Hague will hold a hearing on the admissibility of a case brought by Dutch citizen Ismail Ziada against the former Chief of General Staff of the Israeli Defence Force (IDF), Benny Gantz and former Commander of the […]

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 […]

12 Sep
11:42

Two Raids on Gaza Early Thursday

Israeli warplanes launched two raids on the northern Gaza Strip, early Thursday. Palestinian sources said, according to the PNN, that an Israeli reconnaissance aircraft fired two missiles at a site in the town of Beit Lahia, followed by an F16 raid on the same site  a few minutes later. No […]

12 Sep
3:46

Israeli Soldiers Fire Missiles Into Gaza

The Israeli Air Force fired several missiles into the Gaza Strip, on Wednesday at night, reportedly after shells were fired from the coastal region into Hof Ashkelon and Kibbutz Zikim, causing minor damage. Media sources in the Gaza Strip said the Israeli army fired at least two missiles into a […]

11 Sep
5:42

OpEd : Israel Killed Palestinian Civilians Deliberately, So Why is the UNHRC Speculating About It?

When the Great March of Return protests started in March, 2018 the Palestinian people’s call was clear, with a collective, entirely legitimate, demand to return to historic Palestine. Israel’s response was to position snipers at the border, shooting to kill or maim Palestinians exercising their fundamental right of free expression […]

11 Sep
5:36

UN Human Rights Commissioner : 30 Journalists Covering Protests Injured by Israel

In Gaza alone, Israeli forces have injured 30 journalists since March 22, a UN rights body said on Monday. “30 journalists covering the protests were injured” by the Israeli army, UN Human Rights High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet said in a statement, referring to the protests held along the Israel-Gaza fence. […]

10 Sep
3:37

“I Watched My Father And Brother Killed By Israeli Bombs. For Me, The UK Arms Trade Is Deeply Personal”

“The UK has, for the first time, officially invited the Israeli government to participate in the world’s largest arms fair at DSEI, set to take place in London, this month. I’m calling on UK citizens to make their voices heard.” – Amal Samouni For many people who have lived a […]

10 Sep
2:44

Hague to Discuss Trial for Ex-Israeli Army Chief

Haaretz Israeli newspaper reported that the Dutch Central Court in The Hague will discuss, next Tuesday — which coincides with Israeli elections — whether it is within its competence to try Israeli politician Benny Gantz for war crimes committed during the 2014 Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip. A civil […]

10 Sep
9:08

Corpse Of Missing Palestinian Found In Bosnia and Herzegovina

A corpse of a young Palestinian man, who went missing around three weeks ago, was found by the authorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina, after he tried to immigrate to Europe to escape the dire conditions in the besieged Gaza Strip. The family of Saleh Hamad, 22, from Beit Hanoun, in […]

09 Sep
9:22

Israeli Soldiers Invade Palestinian Lands In Gaza

Several Israeli army vehicles invaded, on Monday at dawn, Palestinian lands in northern and central Gaza, and bulldozed them while military drones flew overhead. Media sources said four armored military vehicles advanced dozens of meters into Palestinian agricultural lands, east of Jabalia, in the northern part of the coastal region, […]

08 Sep
11:03

Israeli Soldiers Open Fire On Farmers In Central And Southern Gaza

Israeli soldiers, stationed in their military towers across the perimeter fence with the Gaza Strip, opened fire, on Sunday at dawn, on several Palestinian farmers on their own lands in central Gaza and in the southern part of the coastal region. Media sources said the soldiers targeted many farmers in […]

08 Sep
12:58

Israeli Army Fires Missiles Into Northern, Central And Eastern Gaza

The Israeli Air Force fired, late on Sunday at night, several missiles into areas in the northern, central and eastern parts of the Gaza Strip, causing excessive damage; the army claimed it was retaliating to a shell fired from Gaza. Media sources in Gaza said the army fired several missiles […]

07 Sep
5:27

Israeli Navy Opens Fire On Fishing Boats In Gaza

Israeli navy ships opened fire, on Friday evening, on several Palestinian fishing boats in the Sudaniyya Sea area, northwest of Gaza city. Media sources said the boats were in Palestinian waters when the navy attacked and opened fire on them. The attack did not lead to casualties, but forced the […]

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, […]

07 Sep
12:52

Updated: Israeli Forces Kill Two Children, Injure Dozens Of Palestinians In Gaza

The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed that Israeli soldiers killed, Friday, two children and injured 81 civilians, including 38 children, one journalist and two paramedics, after the army attacked the weekly Great Return March processions along the eastern parts of the besieged Gaza Strip. The soldiers fired live round and […]

03 Sep
1:24

ICC Prosecutor to Reconsider Decision on Mavi Marmara

The Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) decided, on Monday, that the ICC prosecutor must reconsider a decision to start an investigation, or not, on the 2010 Gaza flotilla incident. “[The] Appeals Chamber nevertheless maintained that ‘ultimate decision’ as to whether or not to initiate an investigation is […]

31 Aug
8:48

Young Man Dies From Serious Wounds Suffered Friday In Southern Gaza

The Palestinian Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip has reported, Saturday, that a young man who was shot and seriously injured by Israeli army fire during the Great Return March processions, Friday, has died from his wounds. The Health Ministry stated that Badereddin Nabil Mousa, 25, was shot with a […]

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. 

30 Aug
8:38

Army Shoots A Palestinian Fighter In Northern Gaza

Israeli soldiers shot and moderately injured, Friday, a Palestinian resistance fighter of the National Resistance Brigades, the armed wing of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP), in northern Gaza. The Palestinian was injured after the soldiers fired a barrage of live rounds at a site, run by […]

30 Aug
5:19

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (22 – 28 August 2019)

Israeli violations of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territory  22 – 28 August 2019   Great March of Return in Eastern Gaza Strip: 155 civilians injured, including 60 children, 2 women, and 7 paramedics.   West Bank: 4 civilians injured.   During 82 incursions into the West Bank: 79 civilians, including 9 […]

29 Aug
8:04

Update 2: “Hamas Arrests Ten Persons Believed To Be Behind The Fatal Bombings In Gaza”

Mousa Abu Marzouq, a member of the political bureau of Hamas, stated on Thursday that the security forces of the Interior Ministry in Gaza have arrested ten persons who are believed to be members of the cell that carried out the two bombings on Tuesday evening, which killed three security […]

28 Aug
5:36

Committee Calls on International Community to Protect Palestinian Civilians

The Legal and International Advocacy Committee of the National Commission for the Return and Siege Breaking Marches strongly condemns the continuation of the Israeli occupation forces targeting the Palestinians participating in the return and siege breaking marches in Gaza Strip. The demonstrations have been held for 71 consecutive Fridays, and […]

28 Aug
12:15

Netanyahu Cuts Fuel Transfer to Gaza in Half

The Israeli Occupation has reduced by half, the amount of fuel supplies to the besieged Gaza Strip, over alleged rocket attacks from the coastal enclave, reported Palestine News Network. The Israeli military claimed, Sunday night, that 3 rockets had been fired from Gaza toward the occupied territories and that 2 […]

27 Aug
10:13

Israeli Army Strikes Gaza After Alleged Mortar Fire

The Israeli army stated, Tuesday, that it fired missiles into what it called Hamas sites in the Gaza Strip, reportedly after four mortar shells were fired from Gaza, including three that did not make it across the perimeter fence, and one which landed in an open area across it. The […]

27 Aug
3:28

Analysts: Lifting Israeli Siege To Halt Gaza Attacks

Recent attacks carried out by armed individuals in the Gaza Strip reflect the growing public anger of Israel’s 12-year blockade on the Palestinian territory, analysts told Anadolu Agency. Analysts opine that lifting the crippling siege and improving livelihood in Gaza will lead to halting attacks from the coastal enclave against […]

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 […]

22 Aug
8:29

Israeli Forces Strike “Hamas Facilities”

Israeli warplanes attacked, late Wednesday night and early Thursday morning, several areas in the northern and southern Gaza Strip causing damage but no injuries, according to WAFA correspondent. It was reported that Israeli jets twice attacked a post on the Sheikh Ijjilin coast, east of Gaza City, causing fire and […]

19 Aug
6:39

Israeli Minister of Energy: Large-scale Military Operation being Planned for Gaza

Israeli officials continue to threaten with a massive military operation against the Gaza Strip, while Israel still refuses to ease the blockade. Israeli Minister of Energy, Yuval Steinitz, also a member of Israel’s cabinet, said on Monday that they “are planning a large-scale military operation in Gaza,” adding that Prime […]

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 […]

16 Aug
10:48

67 Palestinians Shot By Israeli Forces at Gaza’s 70th Great March of Return Protest

Medical sources said that at least 34 Palestinians were injured, Friday, by live ammunition, and 33 others by rubber-coated rounds as Israeli forces attacked thousands of peaceful protesters taking part in the 70th Great March of Return in the besieged Gaza Strip, WAFA reported. Israeli snipers at the separation fence, […]

16 Aug
5:19

VIDEO: Gaza In Context

By: Status Audio-Visual Magazine / Days of Palestine 08/05/19 Opinion: Abbas’ La-La Land And The Evolution Of The American Love Affair With Israel  

13 Aug
4:52

Israel Planning to Build Annexation Wall North of Gaza

The Israeli occupation authority (IOA) has decided to build a new concrete wall around all areas in the northeast of the Gaza Strip. According to Israel’s Channel 12, the wall is intended to prevent any infiltration attempt by Palestinians on Israel’s southern border with Gaza. The wall will be built […]

11 Aug
11:41

Lone Palestinian Killed at Gaza Border by Israeli Forces on Sunday

On Sunday morning, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, a Palestinian identified as Marwan Nassar, 26, was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers near the border between Gaza and Israel. Nassar was not associated with any Palestinian resistance groups, but the Israeli paper Ha’aretz has reported that relatives […]

05 Aug
7:29

Israeli Navy Attacks Palestinian Fishermen, Abducts One, Injured Another

The Israeli Navy on Tuesday morning attacked a number of Palestinian fishing boats off the coast of Gaza, firing water cannon at close range, causing damage to several boats. They also abducted one fisherman and took him into custody, and injured another fisherman. The attacks took place near Sheikh Ejleen […]

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 […]

03 Aug
1:29

On the 69th Great March of Return 66 Civilians Injured by Israeli Forces: 28 Children, 2 Journalists and 4 Women, Including a Paramedic

On the 69th 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 28 children, 4 women and a paramedic were among those injured this Friday, 02 August 2019. Twenty-seven […]

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

Report: Israeli Pesticides Contaminating Gaza Crops

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

Palestinians at Gaza border fence (archive image - Wafa)
28 Jul
10:50

Israeli Forces Abduct Two Youth at Gaza Border

Israeli occupation forces arrested two youths at dawn on Sunday as they tried to cross the border fence in the Gaza Strip. Local media reported that the Israeli occupation forces abducted the two young men in the southern Gaza Strip after trying to cross the fence, and took them in […]

27 Jul
2:33

Palestinian Dies From Serious Wounds Suffered Friday

The Palestinian Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip has confirmed that a young man died, on Friday at night, from serious wounds he suffered in the evening after Israeli soldiers shot him during the Great Return March processions. The Health Ministry said the young man, identified as Ahmad Mohammad al-Qarra, […]

23 Jul
10:06

Gaza’s Desalination Plant Completed, says Official

The head of Gaza’s Water Authority, Mazen Ghoneim, today, announced the completion of the sea water desalination plant project in Gaza City. Ghoneim said, in a press release, that the experimental operation of the station, which has a capacity of producing 10,000 cubic meters per day, will serve more than […]

21 Jul
3:04

Medics Need Miracles To Stay Alive In Gaza

Hamza Abu Eltarabesh is a journalist from Gaza. Nobody in Gaza is exempt from being an Israeli target. Luck is the only thing that saves anyone here from being killed. The medic Muhammad al-Judaili ran out of luck. On 3 May, he was working at the Great March of Return […]

21 Jul
2:41

Nearly 100 Gazan Protesters Wounded by Israeli Forces

Israeli occupation forces have again attacked Palestinians taking part in the weekly “Great March of Return” rallies, injuring 98 Gazan protesters, according to the Gazan Health Ministry. The Gazan Health Ministry also said that 49 of the injured protesters had sustained bullet wounds from Israeli live fire. Four paramedics were […]

19 Jul
4:32

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (11 – 17 July 2019)

Israeli violations of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territory for the week of 11- 17 July, 2019. 74 Palestinian civilians injured; 24 of them were children, a woman, 2 journalists including a female, and a paramedic at the Great March of Return in the Gaza Strip. 5 civilians, including […]

19 Jul
3:52

MoH: Gaza Facing Unprecedented Shortage of Medical Supplies

The Palestinian Ministry of Health in the Gaza Strip said tha  it was facing an “unprecedented” shortage of essential medicines and medical supplies, on Tuesday. “The medical crisis in hospitals and health centers is the most difficult during the years of the Israeli siege on the Gaza Strip,” a statement […]

18 Jul
6:24

Israeli Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian In Northern Gaza

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Thursday evening, a young Palestinian man allegedly after he breached the perimeter fence, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. The Israeli army said the young Palestinian man breached the fence and was instantly taken prisoner by the soldiers. It added that the young man […]

16 Jul
2:32

Freedom Flotilla to Break Israeli Siege Again Next Year

Chairman of the International Committee for Breaking the Siege of Gaza, and a founding member of Freedom Flotilla Coalition, Zaher Birawi, has unveiled a new attempt, by the Freedom Flotilla, to break Gaza’s naval blockade. Birawi indicated, in press statements, that the new Freedom Flotilla might be carrying nominal relief […]

16 Jul
2:27

VIDEO: Gazans Deprived of Seaside Recreation by Pollution

By Zakaria al-Madhoun GAZA, Monday, July 15,2019 (WAFA) – Hassan Qassem’s family failed to find a safe and clean swimming area along the shore of Gaza City to swim in because of the pollution of the sea with sewage. The seashore is the only natural relief for the two million […]

14 Jul
4:50

African Group Calls On UN to Hold Israel Accountable for Crimes Against Palestinians

The African Group has called on the United Nations (UN) to hold Israel accountable for its crimes against Palestinians. The African Group – sometimes known as the Group of African States – is a regional assembly within the UN comprised of 54 member states from the African continent. It represents […]

14 Jul
4:35

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (04 – 10 July 2019)

Israeli violations of human rights documented in the occupied Palestinian territory for the week of 4-10 July, 2019: West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem: 6 civilians injured; 55 civilians arrested, including 6 children; 75 incursions into Palestinian territory; 113 temporary checkpoints established; 100 demolition notices distributed in occupied East Jerusalem; […]

13 Jul
12:00

3,000 Protest in Gaza for Great Return March as Egyptian Delegation Arrives

A day after Israeli forces “mistakenly” shot and killed a Palestinian security guard trying to prevent protesters from reaching the border fence with Israel, thousands of people turned out Friday midday to protest the escalation in ‘Great Return March’ protests in northern, southern and eastern Gaza. One Palestinian couple used […]

12 Jul
4:15

Israeli Soldiers Shoot A Palestinian In Northern Gaza

Israeli soldiers shot, Friday, a young Palestinian man near Beit Lahia town, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, and fired many live rounds at fishermen, and at an observation post near Gaza city and Khan Younis. The soldiers, stationed across the perimeter fence near Beit Lahia, fired many […]

10 Jul
12:40

Al Mezan: Israel Bans Fishing in 85% of Gaza’s Allocated Zone

Israeli occupation forces continue to impose a stifling maritime siege on the Gaza Strip that is hampering Palestinian maritime activities, particularly for Palestinian fishermen whose fishing activities are limited to an area between three to six nautical miles off the coast of the Gaza Strip, depending on Israeli authorities’ alternating […]

06 Jul
2:20

95 Palestinians Injured By Israeli Forces in Gaza

Thousands of protesters took part Friday, in the weekly Great March of Return, at Israel’s so-called security fence, bordering Gaza, according to Palestinian WAFA Agency. According to medical sources, some of the injured being treated in field hospitals, while others had to be transferred to hospital for medical care. According […]