Category Archives: Gaza Siege

26 Apr
4:19

Stabbed In The Heart

Amjad Ayman Yaghi is a journalist based in Gaza. Walid al-Shawa dreamed of a bright future when he was younger. Yet adult life has been cruel despite years of planning. Starting as a child, Walid spent 10 years moving from one job to another. A permanent job was beyond reach […]

25 Apr
2:47

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

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

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

Israel Denies All Gaza Christians Travel Permits to Jerusalem for Easter

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

20 Apr
1:33

Army Bombards Several Areas In Gaza

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

20 Apr
12:53

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

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

16 Apr
3:37

Israeli Soldiers Fire Live Rounds At Fishermen And Farmers In Gaza

Israeli forces targeted Palestinian fishermen and farmers, in the southern besieged Gaza Strip, on Tuesday morning. Eyewitnesses told Ma’an News Agency that Israeli naval forces opened heavy fire towards Palestinian fishing boats, within the permitted fishing zone of six nautical miles, off the southern coast of Rafah. The fishermen were […]

16 Apr
3:17

Gaza Hospitals Suffer from Lack of Therapeutic Milk

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

12 Apr
12:03

Israeli Soldiers Injure A Palestinian In Gaza

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

11 Apr
10:48

Israeli Navy Attacks Palestinian Fishing Boats In Gaza

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

08 Apr
12:02

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

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

06 Apr
10:12

Israeli Navy Attacks Palestinian Fishing Boats In Gaza

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

06 Apr
7:19

Reoccupation of Gaza ‘Still On the Table’ says Netanyahu

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

06 Apr
1:31

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

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

04 Apr
11:22

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

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

04 Apr
3:47

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

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

03 Apr
11:02

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

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

02 Apr
4:48

Gaza Fishing Zone Expanded as Part of Ceasefire Agreement

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

01 Apr
4:44

Gaza Crossings Opened after One-week Closure

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

01 Apr
4:34

Israeli Tanks Strike Targets in Gaza following Alleged Rocket Fire

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

31 Mar
7:22

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

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

30 Mar
3:50

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

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

30 Mar
1:35

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

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

30 Mar
7:17

Great March of Return and Breaking the Siege: Worldwide Solidarity This Weekend

Photo: Joe Catron/Flickr As we approach the one-year anniversary of the Great March of Return and Breaking the Siege in Gaza– also the 43rd anniversary of Land Day – Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network joins Palestinians and people around the world in encouraging all supporters of justice to join in solidarity actions at […]

30 Mar
6:48

Israeli Reinforcements Deployed near Gaza, Ahead of Return March Anniversary

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

30 Mar
3:14

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

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

29 Mar
4:20

UK Provides $2.6m for Gaza Hospitals

The United Kingdom announced, today, a new package of $2.6 million to provide urgently needed medicines and surgical supplies to hospitals in Gaza. The funding will help keep Gaza’s hospitals functioning as they face increasing demand from the number of trauma patients, as a result of more than 23,000 Palestinians […]

29 Mar
4:14

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

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

28 Mar
10:15

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

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

27 Mar
5:01

Palestinian Youth Shot at Gaza Border

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

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

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

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

27 Mar
3:37

Israel Threatens Massive Military Offensive On Gaza

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

26 Mar
12:28

Israeli Airstrikes Injure 8 Palestinians, Including Two Children In Gaza

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

25 Mar
4:13

Navy Opens Heavy Fire on Gaza Fishermen

Israeli naval forces opened heavy fire, on Sunday, towards Palestinian fishing boats off the coast of Khan Younis and Rafah, in the southern besieged Gaza Strip. Eyewitnesses said that the Israeli navy repeatedly opened fire towards a number of Palestinian fishing boats, which were working within the permitted fishing zone, […]

25 Mar
3:55

New Airstrikes Launched on Gaza

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

24 Mar
5:22

Organizers of Night Protests in Gaza to Escalate Border Activities

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

23 Mar
4:22

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

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

23 Mar
3:40

UN Votes To Adopt Gaza HRC Report

The United Nations Human Rights Council has voted to adopt a report accusing Israel of War Crimes committed against civilians during Gaza demonstrations. The report was adopted with 23 votes in favor, 8 against and 15 abstentions. Despite the statements of UK foreign Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, the UK abstained from […]

23 Mar
3:26

Navy Injures Palestinian Father and Son Off Gaza Coast

A Palestinian fisherman, along with his son, were shot and injured by Israeli naval forces, off the northwestern coast of the besieged Gaza Strip, on Friday. Head of the Palestinian Fishermen Union in Gaza, Zakariya Bakr, told Ma’an News Agency that the Israeli navy targeted a number of Palestinian fishing […]

21 Mar
11:24

Israeli Airstrike Injures Seven Palestinians In Gaza

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

21 Mar
5:35

UN to Vote on Report Confirming Israeli Perpetration of Crimes against Palestinian Protesters

The UN Human Rights Council voted, on March 15, to conduct an investigation into the Israeli army’s killing of peaceful Palestinian protesters along the eastern parts of Gaza, near the Israeli separation fence. The council voted 29 in favor and two against, while 14 countries abstained. Australia and the US […]

18 Mar
5:21

Israeli Forces Fire On Gaza Farmers and Shepherds

Israeli forces opened heavy fire towards Palestinian farmers and shepherds on Sunday, in the southern besieged Gaza Strip. A Ma’an reporter said that Israeli forces, deployed in military watchtowers, opened fire towards Palestinian agricultural lands east of Rafah, in southern Gaza, targeting farmers and shepherds. No injuries were reported. The […]

16 Mar
6:28

Rights Group Condemns Repression of Gaza Protests

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

15 Mar
7:37

Israeli Warplanes Attack Gaza

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

11 Mar
8:57

Israeli Navy Abducts Two Fishermen In Gaza

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

11 Mar
8:52

Palestinian Dies From Serious Wounds Suffered In February

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

09 Mar
11:11

Israel Detains 2 Palestinian Children Crossing the Border From Gaza Strip

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

09 Mar
8:53

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (28 February – 06 March 2019)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 28 February – 06 March, 2019 Israeli forces kill two Palestinian civilians and wound another one, west of Ramallah. Five civilians, including three children, were wounded in different incidents in the West Bank. Israeli […]

09 Mar
8:52

Israeli Army Fires Many Missiles Into Gaza

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

08 Mar
10:48

Israeli Navy Abducts Four Palestinian Fishermen In Gaza

Israeli navy ships attacked, Friday, several fishing boats in Palestinian territorial waters, northwest of Gaza city, abducted four fishermen and confiscated their boat. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency has reported that the navy fired many live rounds at fishing boats, and chased them, before surrounding one boat in the Sudaniyya […]

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 […]

07 Mar
6:26

Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Child In Gaza

A Palestinian child died, on Thursday at dawn, from serious wounds he suffered late on Wednesday evening, after Israeli soldiers shot him with a live round, and injured several others, during protests on Palestinian lands, close to the perimeter fence, east of Gaza city. Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of […]

05 Mar
9:04

PHRI: “Ahead of International Women’s Day, New PHRI Report Calls on Israel to Examine Impact of Medical Permit Denials on Women”

Report By Physicians For Human Rights – Israel: Ahead of International Women’s Day, Physicians for Human Rights Israel (PHRI) is releasing its report “Between the Hammer and the Anvil: Women’s Right to Health in Gaza”, on the way in which Israel’s medical exit permit policies impact women. Although UN Resolution […]

04 Mar
10:00

Army Attacks Protesters In Central Gaza

Israeli soldiers attacked, on Monday evening, many Palestinian protesters on lands near the perimeter fence, in the Central District of the besieged Gaza Strip. Media sources said dozens of Palestinians protested east of the al-Boreij refugee camp, and burnt tires, before the soldiers fired several live rounds, gas bombs and […]

04 Mar
9:22

Israeli Navy Opens Fire At Palestinian Fishing Boats In Northern Gaza

Israeli navy ships opened fire, on Monday morning, at several Palestinian fishing boats in Gaza territorial waters, close to the shore in the northern part of the besieged Gaza Strip. Eyewitnesses said the fishermen were in the permitted fishing zone, and were just a few miles from the shore. They […]

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
6:23

UN Security Council: Israel Intentionally Shot Disabled, Children & Journalists in Gaza

The investigative committee of the United Nations Human Rights Council that has been looking into the 2018 Israeli attacks on Gaza protestors, in a report, said it found that Israeli forces had violated international law. The committee’s chairman, Santiago Canton, said, at the beginning of the session, that his panel […]

01 Mar
6:13

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (21 – 27 February 2019)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 21 – 27 February, 2019. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip, and killed a Palestinian child in eastern Gaza City. 117 civilians, including 19 children, eight […]

26 Feb
10:23

Israeli Soldiers Shoot Four Palestinians In Gaza

Israeli soldiers injured, on Tuesday evening, four Palestinians and caused many others to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, east of Gaza city. Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry of Gaza, said the soldiers shot four Palestinians in Malaka area, east of Gaza city, causing moderate wounds, […]

22 Feb
8:07

Easing the Suffering of Pregnant Women at Al-Sahaba Clinic in Gaza

photo: Hind Abu Jahal, a pharmacist at Al Sahaba, talks to a patient. by Anera.org / Gaza/ PNN Al Sahaba medical complex in Gaza City specializes in offering medical services to women at reproductive age and beyond. “Most of our patients need constant follow-up and check-ups to monitor the status of their fetus […]

22 Feb
6:00

Most Violent Attack against Palestinian Fishermen in Gaza Sea since the Beginning of the Year

Israeli chase of Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza Sea on 20 February 2019 resulted in the arrest and injury of 5 fishermen and confiscation and damage of 3 fishing boats in 2 separate incidents occurred in Khan Younis and Rafah Sea. This came as part of the Israeli ongoing attacks […]

20 Feb
5:23

Army Injures Twenty Palestinians In Gaza

Israeli soldiers attacked, Tuesday, the naval procession in the northern parts of the Gaza Strip, by firing many live rounds, high-velocity gas bombs and rubber-coated steel bullets at the nonviolent protesters, wounding at least twenty Palestinians. Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza, has confirmed that […]

19 Feb
3:27

19 Palestinians Injured by Israeli Fire on Sunday

19 Palestinians protesters were injured Sunday night, in violent confrontations with Israeli soldiers along Gaza’s eastern border, in Jabalia. Israeli occupation forces opened fire, launching tear gas, stun grenades and light bombs towards Palestinian youth protesting along the border. The spokesperson of Gaza Health Ministry, Ashraf Al-Qedra announced the injury […]

17 Feb
3:54

Gaza Crisis Must Be “Immediately Addressed” : Guterres

The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, addressed the Community on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, Friday, to discuss the humanitarian emergency in Palestine. Guterres emphasized the effect the crisis has had on the youth of Gaza, stressing that they are left with “little […]

16 Feb
11:38

Israeli Soldiers, Navy, Open Fire At Farmers And Fishermen, in Gaza

The Israeli army and navy opened fired, on Saturday morning, many live rounds at Palestinian agricultural lands and fishing boats, east of Gaza city and in northern Gaza. Media sources said the soldiers, stationed across the perimeter fence, east of Gaza city, fired live rounds at Palestinian farmers on their […]

16 Feb
11:04

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

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

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 […]

14 Feb
10:37

Israeli Soldiers, Navy, Fire At Farmers, Shepherds And Fishermen In Gaza

Israeli soldiers, and Israeli navy ships, opened fired on Thursday at dawn, at many Palestinian farmers, shepherds and fishermen, in several parts of the besieged and impoverished Gaza Strip. Media sources in Gaza said Israeli navy ships fired dozens of live rounds at fishing boats, and at the coast in […]

13 Feb
3:50

Bulldozers Raze Lands in Khuzaa

Israeli military vehicles raided, on Tuesday morning, Palestinian lands along the eastern borders of Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip. Local Al Ray sources reported that six large D-9 Israeli military bulldozers infiltrated dozens of meters into Palestinian lands, coming from the Israeli security border fence and heading south. […]

13 Feb
3:42

Teen Injured in Gaza Protests Succumbs to Wounds

 A Palestinian teenager succumbed to the wounds he sustained after being shot and injured by Israeli forces, during the Great March of Return protests along the borderline area, to the east of al-Bureij refugee camp, in the central Gaza Strip, said medical sources. Medical sources at at Shuhada al-Aqsa Hospital in Deir el-Balah  announced, […]

11 Feb
5:05

UNICEF Condemns Israeli Army for Murder Of Palestinian Children

UNICEF said that it is deeply saddened by the killing of two children, aged 13 and 17 years old, shot on Friday, by the Israeli occupation army, near the border fence of the blockaded Gaza Strip. “The exact circumstances of their death are under verification”, said UNICEF in a Saturday […]

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 […]

11 Feb
3:43

WHO: $32m Needed to Address Humanitarian Needs in the oPt

Al-Awda hospital ER team providing emergency care to an injured patient. Credit: UHWC A new report by WHO shows that, since the start of the mass demonstrations in Gaza, on 30 March, 2018, 261 people have been killed and a total of 27,942 people injured: “13,174 were treated and discharged from the Trauma Stabilization Points […]

10 Feb
10:51

Two Young Men From Gaza Drown To Death After Boat Capsized Near Algeria

Two young Palestinian men were killed, Saturday, and many others were injured, after a boat, filled with immigrants, capsized while they were trying to sail to Spain to seek better living conditions. Media sources said that the Algerian coastguards were informed about the capsized boat, transporting eighteen persons, including the […]

09 Feb
7:25

Israeli Forces Fire on Gaza Fishermen & Farmers

Israeli naval forces opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats off the coast of Rafah City, in the southern besieged Gaza Strip, on Friday. Witnesses told a Ma’an reporter that Israeli war boats opened fire targeting Palestinian fishermen off the coast of western Rafah City, forcing the fishermen to head back […]

09 Feb
6:59

PCHR Calls on PA to Withdraw Decision on Gaza Salaries

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR), in a statement, said it was strongly concerned over the Palestinian Government’s decision, against Palestinian Authority (PA) employees in the Gaza Strip, to cease the payment of salaries for thousands without any legal basis and in violation of the amended Civil Service Law […]

08 Feb
6:22

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (31 January – 06 February 2019)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 31 January – 06 February, 2019. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against the peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip and West Bank. A Palestinian civilian succumbed to his wound while participating in […]

08 Feb
6:03

Palestinian Child Loses Eye to Israeli Sniper

Palestinian child Muhammad Al-Najjar (12) is living a severe psychological shock after losing his right eye by an Israeli sniper’s bullet, during his participation in the Great Return March protests, on 11 January. ‏When Muhammad learned about his eye, he locked himself up in his room and stopped going to […]

06 Feb
4:15

Bulldozers Raze Lands in Southern Gaza

Several Israeli military vehicles raided Palestinian lands along the eastern borders of Khan Younis, in the southern besieged Gaza Strip, on Tuesday. Locals told Ma’an that four large D-9 Israeli military bulldozers entered dozens of meters into Palestinian lands, coming from the Israeli security border fence heading south. Sources added […]

06 Feb
4:10

Cancer Patients Face Slow Death in Gaza

About 8515 cancer patients in the Gaza Strip are facing a fate worse than death, as they do not have adequate resources for medical treatment, Al Mezan Center for Human Rights reported, according to Al Ray.   On Monday, World Cancer Day, the center published a report about the conditions […]

05 Feb
11:30

OCHA Report: Israeli Settler Attacks Against Palestinians on the Rise

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs [OCHA] in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, published a report for the period of January 15 -28, 2019, finding an increase in attacks by Israeli settlers against Palestinian civilians. During the two-week period covered by the report, 3 Palestinians were shot and […]

05 Feb
5:59

Israel Begins Construction of Massive Barrier along Gaza Border (VIDEO)

Israel began construction on the over-ground portion of the Gaza border barrier that will connect to the under-construction sea barrier aimed at preventing the movement of the Hamas military wing out of the coastal enclave and into Israel. The Israeli Defense Ministry confirmed, on Sunday, that the over-ground section of […]

05 Feb
5:53

Palestinian Documentary Wins 33rd Goya Award (VIDEO)

The documentary film “Gaza”, directed by Gary Keane and Andrew McConnell, won the “Best Documentary Short Film” Premios Goya Award on Sunday, at the Goya Awards, in Spain. The film first premiered in Sundance Film Festival, in early 2019. The documentary depicts the lives of Palestinians in the besieged Gaza […]

04 Feb
10:34

Israeli Soldiers Abduct Six Palestinians In Gaza

Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday and Sunday, six young Palestinian men from the besieged Gaza Strip. The Israeli army stated that the soldiers arrested, Monday, a young Palestinian man, who reportedly “breached the perimeter fence with Gaza. The army claimed that the soldiers also located a knife with the Palestinian, […]

04 Feb
8:42

Palestinian Succumbs to Wounds in Gaza

A Palestinian man succumbed, Sunday, to critical wounds he sustained last week, as Israeli forces attacked the “Great Return March” protests along Gaza’s borders Ahmad Ghazi Abu Jabal, 30, died of critical wounds he sustained last week, after being shot by Israeli forces offshore the town of Beit Lahia, north […]

04 Feb
7:11

Orphaned Children From Gaza Protest

Hundreds of orphans from the besieged Gaza Strip gathered near the Erez Crosing, in the northern Gaza Strip, to protest the cutting of their families’ salaries. The orphans, victims of decades of living under Israel’s illegal draconian siege, have been left under miserable conditions in the coastal enclave, without any […]

03 Feb
5:14

Why did Hamas Refuse Aid Money from Qatar?

Scholar Imad Al-Soos discusses the massive changes in the relationship between the Israeli government and Hamas in Gaza, over past months, and how Hamas’ new policies affect the lives of the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. Dr. Imad Alsoos wrote his PhD at the Free University of Berlin. He’s a […]

03 Feb
4:49

Midnight Horror in Gaza

by Rana Shubair, author of In Gaza I Dare to Dream. “Mom, do they bomb residential buildings?, asked one of my daughters in fear. And my response again came in the form of a lie: “No, habibti. They don’t. Don’t be scared.” I stroked her cheek to reassure her. As a […]

02 Feb
3:04

“Miles Of Smiles 35” Scheduled To Arrive In Gaza Sunday

“Miles Of Smiles 35” humanitarian solidarity convoy is scheduled to arrive in the besieged and improvised Gaza Strip this Sunday through Egypt to provide some of the urgently aid, especially medicine and fuel. Dr. Issam Yousef, the coordinator of Miles of Smiles and the head of the Popular International Committee […]

02 Feb
5:18

UPDATE: On 45th Friday of Great March of Return and Breaking Siege, Israeli Forces Wound 98 Civilians, including 15 Children, 4 Women; 2 of them Paramedics, and 1 Journalist

02/01/19 Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) On Friday afternoon, 01 February, 2019, in use of excessive force against peaceful protesters on the 45th Friday of the Great March of Return in the eastern Gaza Strip, Israeli forces wounded 98 civilians, including 15 children, 4 women; 2 of them are paramedics, […]

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 […]

30 Jan
4:44

Palestinians Injured as Israel Quells Weekly Naval Protest in Gaza

At least five Palestinians were injured by Israeli forces’ gunfire as they suppressed the weekly naval march in the northern besieged Gaza Strip, on Tuesday afternoon. Medical sources confirmed that those injured were transferred to the Indonesian Hospital for medical treatment, while a Palestinian driver of a bulldozer, who was […]

29 Jan
9:19

Palestinian Dies From Wounds He Suffered Last Friday In Gaza

The Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip has confirmed that a Palestinian man died, Tuesday, from serious wounds he suffered, last Friday, after Israeli soldiers shot him during the Great Return March Procession. The Health Ministry stated that the man, Samir Ghazi Nabahin, 47, was shot with a high-velocity gas […]

29 Jan
5:41

Gaza Maritime Protest to Continue

The Higher Committee for the Great March of Return and Breaking the Siege, on Tuesday, announced the launching of the 22nd maritime protest, at Gaza port, near the northern Israeli maritime separation fence. “We Will Not Accept the Maritime Blockade” the committee named the protest. The Committee called upon Gazans […]

26 Jan
1:10

Israeli Forces Attack Great Return March Protests, Injuring 14, Including 2 Children

Across the Gaza Strip on Friday, Palestinian civilians held non-violent protests along the Gaza-Israel border as part of the ‘Great March of Return’ that has continued each Friday for nearly ten months. Israeli forces responded by attacking the protesters with live ammunition, concussion grenades and tear gas. Fourteen Palestinians were […]

23 Jan
9:30

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

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

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

22 Jan
5:00

Update: DCIP Submits Evidence to UN on Killings in Gaza

Defense for Children International – Palestine submitted a joint report to United Nations investigators, last week, detailing Israeli forces’ killing of Palestinian children during mass protests in the Gaza Strip, conduct amounting to war crimes. The 57-page report, drafted in collaboration with the Human Rights and Gender Justice Law Clinic (HRGJ) […]

22 Jan
4:52

Israeli Forces Bulldoze Lands in Gaza, Detain Fisherman

Israeli military vehicles entered dozens of meters into the northern besieged Gaza Strip, on Monday. A Ma’an reporter said that four large D-9 Israeli military bulldozers entered dozens of meters into Palestinian lands, north of Beit Hanoun, and began to raze the lands as drones flew overhead. No injuries were […]

19 Jan
10:10

Soldiers Abduct A Palestinian Near Gaza

Israeli soldiers abducted, Friday, a young Palestinian man reportedly after he crossed the perimeter fence, in the eastern part of the besieged Gaza Strip. The Israeli army did not release details about the reported incident, but only stated that the young man “was observed by the soldiers while breaching the […]

19 Jan
1:34

On 43rd Friday of Great March of Return and Breaking Siege, Israeli Forces Wound 119 Civilians, including 30 Children, 5 Women, 5 Paramedics, and 2 Journalists

Date: 18 January 2019, The Palestinian Center For Human Right (PCHR):  On Friday evening, 18 January 2019, Israeli forces wounded 119 Palestinian civilians, including 30 children, 5 women, 5 paramedics, and 2 journalists, in the peaceful demonstrations in the eastern Gaza Strip despite the decreasing intensity of the demonstrations there […]

17 Jan
8:47

Al-Qassam Fighter Dies of Wounds Sustained in Accidental Explosion

A member of the al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Hamas movement, succumbed on Wednesday to wounds he had sustained in an accidental explosion. Al-Qassam said, in a statement, that fighter Hamdi Abed al-Karim Hijazi succumbed to wounds he had sustained last week. The Palestinian Ministry of Health confirmed […]