Category Archives: Gaza Siege

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 […]

16 Jan
8:02

Update: PCHR Warns of Fuel Shortage at Gaza Hospitals

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) is warning of the deteriorating situation of the Palestinian patients in the Gaza Strip, due to the ongoing crisis of fuel shortage. PCHR calls upon the Palestinian Authority (PA) and international organizations to urgently intervene to order to ensure the rapid flow of […]

16 Jan
6:46

Beit Hanoun Hospital to Shut Down over Ongoing Fuel Crisis

Beit Hanoun hospital director Jameel Suleiman has warned that their generator would be shut down within two days, due to shortage of fuel. Suleiman said, in a statement, that the depletion of fuel would lead to complete paralysis in the services of the hospital, which serves 340 thousand people north […]

14 Jan
10:36

Child Dies From Serious Wounds Suffered Last Friday in Gaza

The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that a child died, on Monday at dawn, from serious wounds he suffered on Friday January 11th, 2019, after Israeli soldiers shot him with live fire, in northern Gaza. The Health Ministry stated that the child, Abdul-Rauf Ismael Salha, 14, was shot with a […]

12 Jan
1:57

Report: “20% Of Palestinians Injured In Gaza In 2018 Were Children”

In its annual report, the Gaza European Hospital has revealed that 20% of Palestinians who were shot by the Israeli army, during the Great Return March processions of the Gaza Strip, in 2018, were children, and more than half of them were shot with live fire. The report stated that […]

11 Jan
7:06

Palestinian Vessel Catches Fire as Navy Fires on Fishermen

A Palestinian fishing boat was set on fire, Thursday, after Israeli naval forces repeatedly opened fired towards it off of the coast, in the northern besieged Gaza Strip. Head of the Palestinian Fishermen Union in Gaza, Zakariya Bakr, said that Israeli naval forces opened fire towards Palestinian fishing boats located […]

10 Jan
4:42

A NYT Investigation Examining the Killing of Medic Razan al-Najjar Concludes: “Possibly a War Crime” by Israeli Forces

The Investigation by the NYT into the killing of  21-year-old paramedic Razan al-Najjar reveals:  “. . . the shooting by (IDF-Sniper) appears to have been reckless at best, and possibly a war crime,.. for which no one has yet been punished.”  We speak with James North of Mondoweiss. TRNN Video […]

08 Jan
5:33

Qatar Fund Transfer To Gaza Suspended by Israel

The Israeli occupation government suspended a fund transfer, from Qatar to Palestinian employees, in the besieged Gaza Strip, Israeli TV Channel 20 reported, on Monday. Israeli authorities claim that freezing the payment came in response to the firing of a rocket, from Gaza, towards Ashkelon. Former Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said: […]

02 Jan
10:17

Israeli Naval Forces Arrest 2 Fishermen and Detain Fishing Boat Off Beit Lahia Shore in Northern Gaza Strip

On Tuesday, 01 January 2018, Israeli gunboats chased and opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats.  They then arrested 2 fishermen and detained a fishing boat.  This is part of the Israeli ongoing attacks against Palestinian fishermen and preventing them from sailing and fishing freely and accessing the fish-breeding areas in […]

28 Dec
11:06

On 40th Friday of Great March of Return and Breaking Siege, Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian Civilian With Disability and Wound 18 Other Civilians, including 4 Children and 2 Paramedics

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR): On Friday evening, 28 December 2018, Israeli forces Killed a Palestinian civilian with disability and wounded 18 other civilians, including 4 children and 2 paramedics (female and male), in the peaceful demonstrations in the eastern Gaza Strip despite the decreasing intensity of the […]

28 Dec
8:39

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (20 – 26 December 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 20 – 26 December 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip. 4 Palestinian civilians, including a child and a person with mobility impairment, were killed. 142 civilians, […]

28 Dec
8:29

Remembering the Israeli 2008 Offensive on Gaza (VIDEO)

Rebecca Stead is an MA graduate of SOAS University of London, focused on Middle Eastern Studies with Arabic, with special attention to the history, culture and politics of Israel-Palestine, specifically, and the Levant, more broadly. What: Israel waged a three-week military offensive against the Gaza Strip, killing almost 1,400 Palestinians […]

24 Dec
7:27

Israeli Forces Injure Dozens of Palestinians at Gaza Protest

Israeli forces attacked, Monday,  the Naval March protest taking place along the northern borders of the besieged Gaza Strip. The peaceful protests, taking place for 21 weeks, with the intent of ending the 11 year Israeli/Egyptian blockade on Gaza. Israeli forces injured at least 27 Palestinian protesters, Maan News Agency […]

24 Dec
4:53

Gaza Christians Obstructed from Travelling to Bethlehem

Annually, Israeli authorities file travel permits for only a small percentage of Palestinian Christians in the besieged Gaza Strip, dividing families during the holiday season and preventing them from pilgrimage to Bethlehem. According to local sources, the Christians, who form a minority in Gaza, annually apply for “holiday permits” to […]

24 Dec
4:40

Alert Status Raised along Gaza Strip

The Israeli occupation army has raised alert status along Gaza’s border, and enacted additional security measures for fear of any revenge attack from Gaza, Hebrew media sources reported, according to Al Ray. Walla Israeli info site reported that the security measures came about lest Palestinian resistance factions carry out an […]

22 Dec
2:34

PCHR: “Israeli Forces Kill 3 Palestinian Civilians, including 1 Child and 1 Man with Mobility Impairment, and Wound 115 Civilians”

On 39th  Friday of Great March of Return and Breaking Siege, Israeli Forces Kill 3 Palestinian Civilians, including 1 Child and Person with Mobility Impairment, and Wound 115 Other Civilians, including 21 Children, 2 Women, 2 Journalists and 3 Paramedics On Friday evening, 21 December 2018, Israeli forces Killed 3 […]

22 Dec
2:20

Update: Israeli Soldiers Kill Three Palestinians, Including A Child, Injure 115, Including 2 Journalists And 4 Medics In Gaza”

The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza has confirmed that Israeli soldiers have killed, three Palestinians, including a child, and a man with a mobility impairment, and wounded 115 civilians, including two journalists and four medics, during the Great Return March processions in the besieged and impoverished Gaza Strip. The Palestinian […]

18 Dec
12:34

20th Weekly Boat Protest Attacked by Israeli Naval Forces Near Gaza

The Israeli navy, with battleships stationed just off the coast of the Gaza Strip, fired live bullets, tear gas and rubber-coated steel bullets at protesters who, for the 20th straight Monday, gathered on the beach and set off in small fishing boats with flags and signs to challenge the Israeli […]

17 Dec
4:05

Israeli Naval Forces Wound Fisherman, Arrest 4 Others and Detain Fishing Boats

The Palestinian Center For Human Rights (PCHR): On Saturday, 15 December 2018, Israeli gunboats opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats, wounded a fisherman and arrested him. Moreover, Israeli naval forces chased Palestinian fishing boats, arrested 4 fishermen and detained 2 fishing boats as part of the ongoing Israeli attacks against […]

15 Dec
11:59

Israeli Navy Abducts Two Fishermen In Gaza

Israeli navy ships attacked, on Saturday morning, several Palestinian fishing boats with live fire, abducted two sibling fishermen, including a child, and confiscated their boat. Zakariya Bakr, the head of the Gaza Fishermen Committee of the Union of Agricultural Work Committees, has reported that the soldiers fired many live rounds […]

15 Dec
4:22

Palestinian Among World’s 50 Best Teachers

Palestinian teacher Rana Ziada, from al-Zahra School, in Gaza, has been chosen among the 50 shortlisted for the world’s best teacher prize. Ziada is competing for the best teacher, in the US $1 million Global Teacher Prize, which is carried out by Varkey Foundation. Ziada is a mathematics teacher in a […]

12 Dec
3:15

Child Dies From Wounds Suffered Last Friday

The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed that a child died, Tuesday, from serious wounds he suffered, last Friday, after Israeli soldiers shot him, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. The Health Ministry said the soldiers shot the child, Ahmad Yasser Sabri Abu ‘Aabed, 4, […]

10 Dec
1:15

Israeli Navy Abducts Two Palestinian Fishermen In Rafah

Israeli navy ships attacked, Monday, Palestinian fishing boats in Gaza territorial waters, near Rafah, in the southern part of the coastal region, and abducted two fishermen. Media sources in Gaza said the soldiers fired many live rounds at the boats, and used water cannons, while the fishermen were only four […]

10 Dec
6:55

Senior Israeli Lawmaker: “The Israeli army has enough bullets for every Palestinian.”

Chairman for the Defense Committee of the Israeli Parliament of the Knesset, Avi Dichter, recently made an underhanded remark expressing favor for killing all Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. As he was commenting on the protests of the Great March of Return, taking place along the eastern fence of the […]

10 Dec
6:32

Israeli Military Opens Fire Toward Gaza Fishermen and Shepherds

Israeli naval forces opened fire towards Palestinian fishermen, west of Rafah City and Khan Younis City, in the southern besieged Gaza Strip, on Sunday. A Ma’an News Agency reporter said that naval forces repeatedly opened fire at fishermen within the permitted fishing zone, forcing them back to shore. Meanwhile, Israeli […]

10 Dec
6:15

UNOCHA Report: 33 Palestinian-owned Structures Seized or Demolished in Area C and East Jerusalem

A recent report issued, by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), on the latest developments in Palestinian territories, published on December 6. According to the report, demonstrations in the context of the ‘Great March of Return’ continued for the 36th successive week, resulting in the […]

08 Dec
11:40

Former Israeli PM Ordered Targeting of Densely Populated Areas in 2008

Former Israeli Prime Minister and Defense Minister Ehud Barak ordered the targeting of densely populated areas, in the 2008 war on Gaza. The revelation was made yesterday by Israeli newspaper “Maariv”, which reported that Barak had been frustrated with his failure to stop the firing of primitive Qassam rockets, from […]

08 Dec
12:17

On 37th Friday of Great March of Return and Breaking Siege, Israeli Forces Wound 72 Civilians, including 11 Children, 1 Woman and 2 Paramedics

On Friday evening, 07 December 2018, Israeli forces wounded 72 Palestinian civilians, including 11 children, 1 woman and 2 paramedics in the peaceful demonstrations in the eastern Gaza Strip despite the decreasing intensity of the demonstrations there for the sixth week consecutively and absence of most means usually used during […]

07 Dec
9:37

At Least 33 Palestinians Shot In Gaza Protests

At least 33 Palestinian protesters were shot and injured by Israeli soldiers Friday, at the Great March of Return in the Gaza Strip, medical sources said. Protesters were shot at with live ammunition and rubber-coated steel bullets as they approached the barbed-wire perimeter fence. Of the 33 shot, one protester […]

03 Dec
8:40

9 Palestinians Shot By Israeli Forces in Gaza

At the 18th weekly Naval March, hundreds of Palestinians gathered along the northern coast of the besieged Gaza Strip Monday. Nine Palestinians were injured by projectiles shot by the Israeli army, while dozens of other protesters suffocated from tear gas. The nine casualties include 1 hit with live ammunition, 4 […]

03 Dec
10:32

Army Carries Out A Limited Invasion Into Central Gaza

Several armored Israeli military vehicles invaded, on Monday morning, Palestinian lands in the eastern area of the central part of the Gaza Strip. Media sources have reported that the vehicles, accompanied by four armored military bulldozers, carried out a limited invasion into the Palestinian farmlands in the area east of […]

03 Dec
7:20

Information War between Palestinian Resistance and Israel Heats Up after Botched Raid

Motasem Ahmed Dalloul is a staff writer at the Middle East Monitor. He is a specialist in Middle East affairs. The war between Hamas (which leads the Palestinian resistance) and Israel is now also being fought online. Israel’s recently failed attack on Gaza was an important victory for Hamas. “Palestinians […]

03 Dec
6:46

Turkey Sends Gaza 8.5 Tons of Medicine & Supplies

The Ministry of Health, on Monday, sent from its warehouses, in the West Bank city of Nablus, 8.5 tons of medical aid donated by the Turkish Red Crescent to the besieged Gaza Strip, announced Health Minister Jawad Awwad. Awwad said that the ministry dispatched two truckloads of medical supplies worth $274,000 including […]

02 Dec
4:50

PCHR: On 36th Friday of the Great March of Return and Breaking Siege, Israeli Forces Wound 58 Civilians, including 14 Children and Paramedic

On Friday evening, 30 November 2018, Israeli forces wounded 58 Palestinian civilians, including 14 children and a paramedic in the peaceful demonstrations in the eastern Gaza Strip despite the decreasing intensity of the demonstrations there for the fifth week consecutively and absence of most means usually used during the demonstrations […]

02 Dec
4:41

Gazans’ Injuries Risk Permanently Shattering Lives

~Doctors Without Borders/Days of Palestine The vast majority of the 3,117 patients treated by MĂ©decins Sans FrontiĂšres (MSF) between 30 March and 31 October – out of the total 5,866 the Ministry of Health says have been injured by live fire – had been shot in the leg. Around half […]

30 Nov
8:06

28 Palestinians Injured at Gaza Border

At least 28 Palestinians, including a photojournalist, were injured by live bullets or sustained suffocation from teargas inhalation on Friday as Israeli forces continued attacking the Great March of Return protests at the Gaza-Israel border, according to the Ministry of Health. Israeli soldiers fired live bullets and rubber-coated steel rounds […]