Category Archives: Gaza Siege

08 Apr
10:06

Israeli Naval Forces Wound Palestinian Fisherman in Northern Gaza

Israeli naval forces reportedly shot and wounded a Palestinian fisherman, on Wednesday, off the northern coast of the tiny Palestinian territory of the Gaza Strip. Local media outlets reported that at least one Palestinian fisherman was shot and wounded earlier on Wednesday morning, after naval Israeli forces chased and intercepted […]

08 Apr
1:27

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

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

07 Apr
7:36

Israeli Troops Invade Parts of Gaza with Tanks, Bulldozers

Israeli troops reportedly, incurred earlier on Tuesday, into the northwestern part of the besieged Gaza Strip, with tanks and D-9 bulldozers. Local media outlets and witnesses said that at least four army bulldozers as well as other armored vehicles, incurred several hundred meters deep into a northwestern part of the […]

07 Apr
7:21

Committee Concerned About Health of Palestinian Prisoners

Representative of the Ramallah-based Committee for Palestinian Prisoners and Ex-prisoners, Hassan Abd Rabo, expressed on Tuesday the committee’s growing concerns over the safety of the 5,000 Palestinian prisoners inside Israeli jails. Abd Rabo’s remarks come amidst the internationally-spread Coronavirus, inside Israel and some Palestinian cities, towns and villages. He was […]

06 Apr
7:31

Report: 17 Israeli Violations Against Gaza Fishermen

The Gaza-based Palestinian Agricultural Union issued on Sunday a report, outlining the amount of Israeli naval forces violations against Gaza fishermen, during March of 2020. According to the Department of Lobbying and Advocacy of the Palestinian Agricultural Union, Israeli naval forces, off the coast of Gaza, committed 17 violations against […]

06 Apr
8:44

Opinion: A Palestinian Guide to Surviving a Quarantine: On Faith, Humor and ‘Dutch Candy’

By Ramzy Baroud for Middle East Monitor Call it a ‘quarantine’, a ‘shelter-in-place’, a ‘lockdown’ or a ‘curfew’, we Palestinians have experienced them all, though not at all voluntarily. Personally, the first 23 years of my life were lived in virtual ‘lockdown’. My father’s ‘quarantine’ was experienced much earlier, as […]

06 Apr
8:21

PCHR Condemns Israeli Defense Minister’s Statements, Stresses Linking Humanitarian Aid to Politics is Unacceptable

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) condemns the Israeli Defense Minister, Naftali Bennett’s statements linking the entry of medical supplies into the Gaza Strip to combat Coronavirus with the return of Israeli soldiers who have been held by Palestinian armed groups in the Gaza Strip since 2014. PCHR stresses […]

02 Apr
6:54

Israel Puts Forth a Condition for Aiding Gaza Over Coronavirus

Palestinian media reports, citing Israeli sources, reported on Thursday that the Israeli government put forth a condition for shipping medical aid to the besieged Gaza Strip, for fighting the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Sources said that Israeli Defense Minister, Naftali Bennett, was quoted during a press briefing in Tel-Aviv, as saying […]

01 Apr
5:39

Israeli Army Tanks Invade Parts of Gaza, Raze Palestinian Farmlands

Armored vehicles of the Israeli army invaded early on Wednesday, the northern besieged Gaza Strip town of Beit Hanoun, according to local sources. Sources and witnesses said that a number of armored vehicles including combat tanks, rolled about tens of meters, deep into farm lands, owned by local Palestinian farmers […]

31 Mar
6:56

Israeli Colonial Settlers Raze Palestinian Farm Lands near Nablus

Israeli colonial settlers on Tuesday, razed vast areas of Palestinian-owned farm lands in the occupied West Bank city of Nablus. Local media outlets said that the lands razed, are located near the illegal Israeli colonial settlement of Shefout Rahel. The sources confirmed that today’s bulldozing caused widespread harm to tens […]

31 Mar
2:42

COVID-19 State of Emergency: Powers and Restrictions Under Palestinian and International Law

 The Palestinian Center For Human Rights (PCHR): Introduction: On 05 March 2020, the Palestinian President issued a decree declaring a 30-day state of emergency to combat the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Palestine. The Presidential decree bestowed upon the Prime Minister and relevant authorities the powers to “take all necessary […]

30 Mar
5:42

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

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

30 Mar
11:28

Palestinians Cancel Land Day March Over Coronavirus Concerns

March 30th marks Palestinian Land Day, commemorating  the day on March 30, 1976, when Palestinians inside Israel protested against the Israeli government announcement of the seizure of 21,000 dunams  (5,189 acres) of Palestinian land. The Israeli police violently suppressed the demonstrations, killing 6 young Palestinians, and injuring and arresting many […]

29 Mar
10:08

League of Arab States Reiterates Support to the Palestinian People

The Cairo-based League of Arab States, comprising of 22 Arab countries, reiterated on Sunday its support to the Palestinian people’s struggle against the Israeli occupation and called for unveiling all Israeli practices that undermine the existence of Palestinians on their own homeland. The league’s reiteration came in a statement, issued […]

29 Mar
6:50

Israeli Navy Shoots, Injures Palestinian Fisherman off Gaza Coast

One Palestinian fisherman was wounded by Israeli forces on Sunday, while fishing off the coast of the northern besieged Gaza Strip, according to local sources. Sources told Quds News Network (QNN) that the fisherman was in his boat fishing, when Israeli soldiers opened fire at him, wounding him with a […]

29 Mar
6:47

Analysis: Palestine Is Occupied, Segregated, And About To Face COVID-19

Israel’s military control of Gaza and the West Bank has only grown more brutal during the pandemic. Workers are held in quarantine, prisoners have been infected, and Israel is withholding money that could be used to help contain the outbreak. By Taya Graham for The Real News Network Israeli Journalist […]

28 Mar
7:39

Palestinian Political Parties Call for Digitally Marking Land Day

The Higher Committee for Follow-up, consisting of majority of Palestinian political factions in the occupied West Bank, decided Saturday that due to current widely-spread Coronavirus in Palestine and other world countries, there will be no marches for marking the Palestinian Land Day of March 30, 2020. Instead, the committee urged […]

28 Mar
6:32

Israeli Troops Open Fire on Palestinian Farmer in Southern Gaza

Israeli troops opened fire at Palestinian farmers and shepherds, early on Saturday, near the border fence in eastern Khan Younis city, southern Gaza Strip, according to local sources. Local Palestinian media sources and witnesses said that Israeli troops, stationed on the Israeli side of the border, opened their machine guns […]

28 Mar
6:16

Israeli Soldiers Fire Missiles Into Gaza

Israeli war jets fired, on Friday at night, several missiles into a few areas in the besieged and impoverished Gaza Strip, causing damage. Media sources said the army fire many missiles into an area, northwest of Gaza city, causing damage to homes and structures. The army also fired two artillery […]

28 Mar
3:12

Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (19 – 25 March 2020)

Summary Israeli occupation forces (IOF) continued to violate Palestinians’ human rights and commit crimes against civilians and their properties, conducting raids into Palestinian cities without regard to the state of emergency declared across the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) in the efforts put forward to combat the spread of Coronavirus, despite […]

26 Mar
11:01

Israel Releases Post Packages for Palestinian Territories

Israeli authorities released on Thursday a large shipment of postal packages sent to the occupied Palestinian territories, from abroad. A statement, released by the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) Ministry of Telecommunication and Information Technology, said that the released shipment includes posts, delivered directly by three new countries to the Palestinian Authority’s […]

26 Mar
6:56

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

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

26 Mar
4:16

ANALYSIS: Technology of Death: The Not-so-Shocking Report on Israeli Weapons Exports

By Ramzy Baroud for Palestine Chronicle The Middle East region, battered by wars and adjoining humanitarian crises that have left millions of people stateless, hungry and diseased, is in urgent need for peace, security, and reconstruction. Thanks to the US, Russian, French, Israeli and other weapons manufacturers, however, it is […]

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 […]

25 Mar
2:09

PCHR: “Call for Intervention before It is too Late: PCHR Warns that Gaza’s Healthcare System Would Collapse in case of Coronavirus Outbreak”

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights in Gaza is following with great concern the health conditions in the Gaza Strip and seriously warns of a catastrophic deterioration that may afflict the Strip in the event of an outbreak of the new Coronavirus Covid-19. The center is concerned that the health […]

24 Mar
4:50

Israeli Bulldozers Raze Palestinian Farm Lands Near Nablus

Israeli army bulldozers, on Tuesday morning, began razing Palestinian-owned farm lands in the occupied West Bank village of Jaloud, south of Nablus city, local Palestinian sources reported. Chief of Israeli colonial settlements file in northern West Bank, Ghassan Daghlas, told local media outlets that the new bulldozing started in area […]

24 Mar
1:19

PHRI calls on the Israeli authorities to provide Gaza with missing equipment and assist patients needing treatment

Physicians for Human Rights Israel (PHRI) has called on the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) and the Ministry of Health (MoH) to provide Gaza with the equipment it urgently needs to combat COVID-19, including basic antiseptics, intensive care beds, and ventilators. PHRI’s further urged COGAT and the […]

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, […]

18 Mar
11:18

PHOTOS: Using Humble Means, Besieged Gaza Prepares for the Coronavirus

By Palestine Chronicle Staff Despite its limited resources, the Gaza Health Ministry and international aid agencies operating in the besieged Gaza Strip, are taking precautionary measures to protect the Palestinians in the Strip from the Coronavirus COVID-19 disease. Palestinian photojournalist Fawzi Mahmoud visited the Al-Shati refugee camp, located on the […]

17 Mar
11:15

PCHR Calls for the Expedited Release of Investigation Results on Tragic Nusairat Camp Fire

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights continues to monitor, with great pain, the consequences of the catastrophic fire at Nusairat camp that took place on 05 March 2020 in a densely populated area at the heart of Nusairat refugee camp market. As a result of the unfortunate event, 19 civilians, […]

16 Mar
8:07

PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (05-11 March 2020)

Israeli Violations Continue in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (05 – 11 March 2020) Summary During the period covered by the current report, the Israeli military occupation forces and Israeli settlers continued to commit further grave violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law. During this week, Israeli forces […]

15 Mar
2:56

Gaza’s Border Crossings Closed

All Gaza crossings have been reportedly indefinitely closed, Sunday, said Palestinian and Israeli sources. In Gaza, local authorities in the Israel-besieged territory announced that the Rafah Egyptian-Palestinian crossing terminal, sole outlet to the world for Gaza’s 2-million residents, will be closed for two weeks, for travelers on both sides of […]

15 Mar
5:13

B’Tselem: Israeli AG’s Objection to ICC Jurisdiction in Palestine Divorced from Reality

B’Tselem’s analysis finds Attorney General’s claims, that the ICC has no jurisdiction in Palestine, rely on intentional misquotation, disregard for international law and an absurd misrepresentation of reality. Contrary to the AG’s position, the ICC has jurisdiction to carry out the necessary investigation of the situation in Palestine. Thursday morning, […]

15 Mar
12:41

Opinion: Maiming Palestinians for Sport is a War Crime

By Marion Kawas for Palestine Chronicle The new Haaretz report entitled “42 Knees in One Day” is a difficult and painful read, and many people of conscience have responded with disgust and rage. For those few who have not seen the report, it details in chilling fashion the accounts of […]

15 Mar
12:27

Opinion: The Israeli Army Doesn’t Have Snipers on the Gaza Border, it has Hunters

By Gideon Levy for Haaretz They’re the best of our boys. One is a “musician from a good high school,” another a “boy scout” who majored in theater.” They’re the snipers who have shot thousands of unarmed protesters along the Gaza border fence. In the Gaza Strip there are 8,000 […]

10 Mar
4:41

Israeli Forces Fire Live Rounds and Flares into Besieged Gaza Strip

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

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 […]

09 Mar
6:43

Analysis: “42 Knees In One Day”- Israeli Snipers Open Up About Shooting Gaza Protesters

By Hilo Glazer for Haaretz I know exactly how many knees I’ve hit, says Eden, who completed his service in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) as a sniper in its Golani infantry brigade six months ago. For much of the time, he was stationed along the border with the Gaza […]

08 Mar
8:15

PCHR: On International Women’s Day – Renewed Calls for Justice, Protection and Equality for Palestinian Women

The 8th of March marks International Women’s Day (IWD) which was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1977. This day symbolizes women’s ongoing fight and struggle for their rights, justice and equality and to ensure women exercise their rights, codified in all international laws and standards. This year […]

07 Mar
9:36

Unemployment Among Gaza Women Hits Record High of 90%

In new remarks by the Gaza-based head of the Popular Committee for Breaking the Israel-imposed Blockade of Gaza, Dr. Jamal Alkhodary said that Palestinian women in Gaza have been badly affected by the Israeli blockade, in terms of labor. The statement, released Saturday by Alkhudary to local media outlets, suggested […]

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 […]

02 Mar
6:04

Updated: Israeli Army Reports to Palestine on Army’s Killing of Three Youth in Gaza

Updated: The Israeli army informed the Palestinian Civil Affairs, on Sunday evening, of the details of the deaths of three Palestinian youth from Gaza, for their alleged infiltration from the eastern part of the central Gaza Strip in January. On Sunday, Palestine TV said that the Israeli army has officially […]

29 Feb
4:26

PCHR: Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (20– 26 February 2020)

Summary This week, PCHR documented 207 violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law (IHL) by Israeli occupation forces (IOF) and Israeli settlers in the occupied Palestinian territory. As part of its excessive use of lethal force, IOF killed a Palestinian in Jerusalem and abused the body of […]

28 Feb
6:05

Israel Re-Opens Gaza Crossings, Fishing Zones

Israeli occupation authorities, on Wednesday, reopened the two main crossings with Gaza after days of closure following the latest escalation of tensions at the beginning of this week, Arab48 reported. In a statement, the unit of the Israeli Coordinator of Government Activities in the Occupied Territories (COGAT) said that the […]

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: […]

26 Feb
9:48

Washington Post’s ‘Relative Quiet’ Ignores Israeli Violence Against Palestinians

The Post says there had been “weeks of relative quiet,” even though Israeli soldiers had shot over 100 Palestinian civilians, killing four of them; conducted 400+ invasions of the Palestinian Territories; abducted dozens of Palestinians; perpetrated air strikes on Gaza; shot at fishermen and farmers; demolished Palestinian homes; tortured a […]

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26 Feb
4:59

B’Tselem – Turning a Blind Eye: 19 Protestors in Gaza Lose Eye from Israeli Forces’ Fire, 2 Lose Both

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: more […]

26 Feb
12:43

As Part of Ceasefire Agreement, Israel Closes Gaza Border Crossings and Fishing Zone

Israel closed Gaza’s border crossings and the entire fishing area, Monday night, as part of the ceasefire agreed between Israel and the Palestinian factions in Gaza, according to Days of Palestine. The ceasefire went into effect at 11:30 p.m. local time, on Monday, after 2 days of intense fire, that […]

25 Feb
6:46

Eight Palestinians Injured by Israeli Missiles in Gaza

The Palestinian Ministry of Health announced, Monday evening, that a number of citizens were injured by the Israeli aggression in the besieged Gaza Strip. The ministry said in a press statement: “The arrival of 8 different injuries from eastern Gaza to the Al-Shifa Medical Complex due to the Israeli escalation.” […]

25 Feb
6:40

Israeli Airstrike Injures Palestinian Motorcycle Driver

A Palestinian citizen was injured, Monday evening, in an airstrike by Israeli occupation planes targeting his motorbike, east of Gaza City. WAFA correspondent, quoting medical sources, stated that the occupation planes targeted, with at least one missile, a motorcycle on Salah El-Din Street, east of the city, which resulted in […]

25 Feb
1:21

Netanyahu Orders Further Airstrikes on Besieged Gaza Strip

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

24 Feb
8:10

Adalah to Israeli Military: This is a War Crime; Open an Immediate Criminal Investigation

Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel sent an urgent letter, Sunday, 23 February 2020, to Israeli Chief Military Advocate General, Sharon Afek, demanding he immediately open a criminal investigation into the incident that occurred Sunday morning near Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip in […]

24 Feb
7:19

Updated: Ceasefire Between Israel and Palestinian Resistance

Shortly after the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu concluded a security meeting in Tel Aviv, on Monday, Israeli warplanes resumed its airstrikes against targets in the besieged Gaza Strip, Days of Palestine reports. The following is a breakdown of Israel’s assault on Gaza. 2:55 PM: Israeli warplanes attacked a Palestinian […]

24 Feb
5:53

Gaza Fires Rockets, Israeli Warplane Strikes, Injure 4 Palestinians

Saraya Al Quds, the military wing of the Islamic Jihad resistance movement, fired a barrage of rockets at Israel, on Sunday, in retaliation for the Israeli crime of murdering and mutilating Palestinian Muhammad Na’em in eastern Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip, Quds News Network (QNN) reports. Late Sunday, […]

23 Feb
7:33

PCHR: IOF Abuses the Body of Palestinian in a Humiliating and Degrading Manner

On Sunday, 23 February 2020, Israeli occupation forces (IOF) shot and injured Palestinian civilians whom were trying to rescue and evacuate two persons that were targeted by IOF in eastern Khan Younis, south of the Gaza Strip. IOF made a 150-meter incursion into the border and evacuated the body of […]

23 Feb
12:24

Updated 2: “Israeli Soldiers Kill One Palestinian, Injure Four, In Southern Gaza”

Update: The Al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad, has reported that the slain Palestinian was one of its members. The Brigades stated that the Palestinian has been identified as Mohammad Ali Hasan an-Na’em, 27, from Khan Younis. The slain Palestinian was unarmed and wasn’t even in military […]

23 Feb
5:56

US Senators Call for Resuming Aid to Gaza, UNRWA

According to American media reports, a group of 31 US Democratic Senators have written a letter calling on the US administration to restore funding and aid to the Gaza Strip, warning that Palestinians are facing a humanitarian crisis. The senators urged the administration to take immediate action to restore humanitarian […]

19 Feb
3:07

Soldiers Shoot A Young Man In Southern Gaza

Israeli soldiers shot, on Wednesday afternoon, a young Palestinian man east of Khuza’a town, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Media sources said the soldiers shot the young man near the perimeter fence, inflicting moderate wounds before he was rushed to the European Hospital […]

18 Feb
4:20

Israeli Navy Attacks Palestinian Fishing Boats In Gaza

Israeli navy ships attacked, Tuesday, several Palestinian fishing boats with live rounds only three nautical miles from the shore in the besieged Gaza Strip. Media sources said the navy ships fired many live rounds at the boats, in Palestinian waters in the northern part of the coastal region. The attack […]

17 Feb
3:30

Israeli Soldiers Invade Lands, Open Fire At Farmers, In Gaza

Several armored Israeli military vehicles invaded, on Monday morning, Palestinian farmlands near Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, and opened fire at farmers in Khan Younis, in southern Gaza. Media sources said several army vehicles, including bulldozers, invaded Palestinian farmlands north of Beit Lahia, and started […]

16 Feb
5:46

Fateh Warns Germany and Czech Republic Against “Standing in the Way of Justice”

The Fateh movement, on Friday, called on both Germany and the Czech Republic in particular to rescind their requests to become an “amicus curiae” with the intention to argue that the International Criminal Court (ICC) has no jurisdiction over the occupied Palestinian Territories. In a statement, Fateh’s spokesperson, Jamal Nazzal, […]

16 Feb
5:05

Army Fires Missiles Into Gaza, Revoke Permits And Reduce Fishing Zone

Israeli soldiers fired, on Saturday night after midnight, a few missiles into a site in the besieged and impoverished Gaza Strip, causing damage, after the army claimed that two shells were fired from the coastal region. The army also revoked the permits of 500 merchants in addition to reducing the […]

11 Feb
7:32

Billboards Calling for Ending Support to Israel Launched in New Hampshire

Palestine Advocacy Project has launched two billboard ads calling upon American voters and the next President of the United States to end U.S. funding for Israeli human rights violations, and restore humanitarian aid to Palestine, the Palestine News Network reported. In 2015, the United Nations warned that Gaza could become […]

10 Feb
2:53

Soldiers Invade Palestinian Lands in Central Gaza

Several armored Israeli military vehicles invaded, on Monday morning, Palestinian farmlands east of the al-Maghazi refugee camp, in central Gaza, and bulldozed them. Media sources said the vehicles, including five bulldozers, came from a military base across the perimeter fence and invaded the lands through Abu Safiyya gate, east of […]

06 Feb
10:44

Human Rights Watch: “Gaza: Apparently Unlawful Israeli Strikes Kill At Least 11 Civilians”

Report By Humann Rights Watch: (Jerusalem) – Two Israeli airstrikes in Gaza during a flare-up in fighting with Palestinian armed groups in November 2019 killed at least 11 civilians, in apparent violations of the laws of war, Human Rights Watch said today. Between November 12 and 14, Palestinian armed groups […]

06 Feb
4:53

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

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

05 Feb
12:13

Soldiers Attack Schoolchildren Near Bethlehem

Israeli soldiers attacked, Wednesday, many Palestinian schoolchildren in Teqoua’ town, east of Bethlehem, south of occupied Jerusalem in the West Bank. Media source said the soldiers fired many gas bombs and concussion grenades at the student while heading to school. Taiseer Abu Mfarreh, a teacher of Teqoua’ Secondary School, said […]

05 Feb
11:36

Israeli Navy Attacks Palestinian Fishermen In Gaza

Israeli navy ships attacked, Wednesday, Palestinian fishermen in Gaza territorial waters, near Gaza city, by firing live rounds, and using water cannons against them and their bots. Media sources said the navy attacked the fishing boats only three nautical miles from the shore, by firing many live rounds, in addition […]

03 Feb
8:30

Israeli Navy Abducts Three Fishermen, Confiscates Their Boats, In Gaza

Israeli navy boats attacked, on Monday evening, Palestinian fishing boats in Gaza sea, before abducting three, and confiscated one boat. Zakariya Bakr, the head of the Palestinian Fishermen’s Syndicate, said the navy abducted Ramadan Ali Salah, Ali Wa’el Salah, and Majed Mahmoud al-Miqdad. Bakr added that the navy also confiscated […]

03 Feb
7:25

Entry of Cement to Gaza Suspended

Israeli War Minister Naftali Bennett decided, last night, to freeze entry of cement shipments to the besieged Gaza Strip, in response to what he called daily Palestinian attacks on Israeli areas. According to Maariv newspaper, the Israeli army gave instructions, at the behest of Bennett, to suspend cement exports to […]

01 Feb
3:52

Soldiers Injure 14 Palestinians In Gaza

Israeli soldiers shot, Friday, 14 Palestinians, including ten with live ammunition, during protests on Palestinian lands east of Jabalia city, in the northern part of the besieged coastal region. The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that the soldiers, stationed in their fortified sniper towers across the perimeter fence, shot ten […]

01 Feb
1:51

Gaza Journalists Reject So Called ‘Deal of the Century’

Palestinian journalists in Gaza applied their blood to the map of Palestine to symbolize their dedication to their home land. The Government Media Office (GMO) in Gaza organized, on Thursday, a protest for Palestinian journalists, in front of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) headquarters, to show […]

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 […]

30 Jan
4:05

Palestinian Fighter Killed In A Tunnel Accident In Gaza

The Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) has reported that one of its fighters was killed, Thursday, in an accident in a siege busting tunnel, near Gaza city. The Brigades said the fighter, identified as Ibrahim Khalil ash-Shantaf, 21, was from Sheikh Radwan neighborhood in […]

30 Jan
2:04

Army Fires Missiles Into Gaza

Israeli soldiers carried out, on Thursday at dawn, two airstrikes targeting areas in central and southern Gaza Strip. Media sources said the army fired missiles into farmlands near Deir al-Balah, in central Gaza, causing damage. They added that the soldiers also fired missiles into lands west of Khan Younis, in […]

25 Jan
8:08

Human Rights Commission Calls Killing of Three Palestinian Teens a War Crime

Palestinian human rights activist accused the Israeli occupation of executing three Palestinian children east of the Gaza Strip, on Tuesday evening, in cold blood, calling it a war crime, Alray reported. The head of the International Commission for the Support of the Rights of the Palestinian People “Hashd”, Salah Abdel-Ati, […]

24 Jan
4:05

Israel Accused of Flooding Khan Younis

The municipality of Khan Younis City, in southern Gaza, has accused the Israeli occupation authority of intentionally releasing collected rainwater from dams in the east and swamping many areas of the city, especially Salahuddin Street. Days of Palestine reports that Mohamed al-Asttal, head of the municipality’s emergency committee, said on […]

24 Jan
3:58

Report: Israel Begins Selling Gas Destined for Gaza

The severity of Gaza’s humanitarian crisis is currently growing in magnitude, as a result of Israel tightening its 15-year long, illegal siege of the poverty-stricken Palestinian territory. Due to Israel’s restriction of gas, prevented from entering the besieged coastal enclave, the people of Gaza are facing a lack of sufficient heating, […]

22 Jan
4:26

Israeli Soldiers Kill Three Palestinians In Gaza

Israeli soldiers killed, on Tuesday evening, three young Palestinian men near the perimeter fence, in central Gaza, after the army alleged they breached the fence and hurled grenades. The army claimed that the three managed to breach the fence and advanced approximately 400 meters, before they hurled a grenade, or […]

21 Jan
7:39

PCHR: Palestinians Injured at Great March of Return

Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) works around the clock to document all Israeli violations and war crimes against Great March of Return (GMR) peaceful protestors, especially children, women and the elderly. Aside from legal documentation of Israeli war crimes, PCHR follows urgent cases that require immediate and advanced medical […]

20 Jan
2:01

Palestinian Dies From Serious Wounds Suffered On March 30, 2018

The Palestinian Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip has reported that a young Palestinian man died, on Sunday evening, from serious wounds he suffered, on March 30th, 2018, after Israeli soldiers shot him with live fire. The Health Ministry said the Palestinian has been identified as Amer Manar Hajjar, 30, […]

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 […]

18 Jan
4:06

Israeli Forces Abduct Finnish MP, Activists On Gaza Border

Israeli occupation forces, on Thursday, detained five Finnish citizens, including a member of parliament, for allegedly attempting to cross the fence separating the 1948 occupied Palestinian territories and the blockaded Gaza Strip. According to Israeli media sources, the Israeli forces detained Anna Kontula, a Finnish MP, and four other humanitarian […]

18 Jan
3:35

Gaza Bombed for 2nd Time in 24 Hours

Occupation aircraft have carried out a fresh round of airstrikes, against targets in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, as Israel continues with its acts of aggression against the besieged Palestinian coastal sliver. The Israeli military said, in a statement, that a combat helicopter attacked infrastructure used for by […]

16 Jan
8:09

Israeli Warplanes Strike Gaza Strip Overnight

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

12 Jan
9:36

Israelis Flood Gaza Lands with Rainwater, Damaging Crops

Israeli occupation forces pumped huge amounts of rainwater into agricultural lands east of the Gaza Strip, causing planted crops to sink, witnesses said. They said Israeli authorities opened the rainwater collection dams along the border with the Gaza Strip, causing about 1,000 dunams of agricultural land planted with wheat, barley, […]

12 Jan
11:53

Israel Floods Palestinian Farmlands In Gaza

The Israeli army opened, Saturday, the dams that collect rainfall across the besieged Gaza Strip, flooding more than 1000 dunams of Palestinian farmlands. Media sources said the soldiers opened the dams, located across the fence east of the Sheja’eyya neighborhood, east of Gaza city. They added that this resulted in […]

30 Dec
4:11

Anti-Siege Committee: Urgent and Decisive Intervention Needed in Gaza

The Popular Committee Against the Siege appealed to UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, to solve the deteriorating humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip, which has been under Israeli blockade since 2006, Days of Palestine reported. “The situation in the Gaza Strip entails urgent and decisive intervention from the UN Secretary-General to […]

30 Dec
12:38

The Freedom Flotilla Will Make its 36th Attempt to Sail to Gaza in 2020

Ramzy Baroud, Mint Press News What is Gaza to us but an Israeli missile, a rudimentary rocket, a demolished home, an injured child being whisked away by his peers under a hail of bullets? On a daily basis, Gaza is conveyed to us as a bloody image or a dramatic video, […]

Israeli night raid (archive image)
29 Dec
10:40

Israeli FM: Tel Aviv to Resume “Policy of Assassinations”

Israeli foreign minister, last week, said that Tel Aviv would return to “the policy of assassinations” against Palestinian resistance figures in the Gaza Strip, Middle East Monitor reported. In statements made to Israel’s army radio, Yisrael Katz indicated that there was “an intelligence effort to identify the rockets’ launchers and […]

29 Dec
3:32

Israeli Soldiers Shoot A Palestinian In Northern Gaza

Israeli soldiers shot, Sunday, a Palestinian man on his land, east of Beit Hanoun, in the northern part of the besieged Gaza Strip. Media sources said the soldiers, stationed across the perimeter fence east of Beit Hanoun, fired many rubber-coated steel bullets at a Palestinian farmer, wounding him in the […]

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 […]

28 Dec
2:51

Report: Israeli snipers target Gaza protesters in the eyes

Eyes are a ‘common target’ of Israeli snipers at Gaza’s Great March of Return. To date, Gaza’s Ministry of Health reports that Israeli soldiers have shot 50 men, women, and children in the eye since the weekly demonstrations began last March, leaving many permanently blind. by Tareq Hajjaj and Pam […]

26 Dec
6:16

Israel Jets and Helicopters Strike Gaza in Response to Alleged Rocket Fire

The Israeli occupation forces said that it struck Hamas targets, in the besieged Gaza Strip, early Thursday morning, Israel’s Haaretz reported. In a statement, an IDF Spokesperson said that “The Hamas organization is responsible for everything that happens in the Gaza Strip, and it will be held accountable for its […]

26 Dec
3:58

Alleged Rocket Fire from Gaza Interrupts Netanyahu’s Campaign Event

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was rushed off the stage, on Wednesday evening, at an election campaign event, Israel’s Haaretz reported. Emergency sirens sounded in several communities, when alleged rocket fire from Gaza was claimed, by the army, to have been intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system. Netanyahu and […]

23 Dec
4:55

Qasim: “US is Encouraging Israel to Commit Crimes by Opposing ICC Probe”

In an official statement, US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo said: “We firmly oppose this and any other action that seeks to target Israel unfairly.” the Anadolu Agency reported. He also claimed that Washington does not believe that Palestine qualifies as a “sovereign state”, hence it should not be able […]