Category Archives: Gaza Siege

23 Nov
1:22

Israeli Navy Abducts Three Palestinian Fishermen In Gaza

Israeli navy ships attacked, on Friday morning, several fishing boats in Palestinian territorial waters, north of Gaza City, and abducted three fishermen. Media sources in Gaza said the navy attacked the boats less than 3 nautical miles from the shore, west of the Sudaniyya area, north of Gaza city. The […]

23 Nov
1:05

How Can Gaza’s Contaminated Water Catastrophe Be Solved?

by Sandy Tolan Since the 2014 war, Mousa Hillah, known to neighbours and family as Abu Ali, has had far bigger worries, which are etched deeply into the exhausted face of the 48-year-old grandfather. Dodging shell fire from Israeli tanks, he fled with his family from the destruction of his Shuja’eyya neighbourhood, flattened by Israel in an attack so devastating […]

22 Nov
11:39

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (14 – 21 November 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 14 – 21 November, 2018. Israeli forces killed a fisherman and continued to use excessive force against unarmed civilians and peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip. 113 civilians, including 25 children, 3 women, 3 […]

20 Nov
9:05

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

Israeli navy ships opened fire, on Tuesday morning, at several Palestinian fishing boats, while the soldiers invaded agricultural lands, in the Gaza Strip. Media sources in Gaza said several armored military vehicles, stationed at Abu Safiya army base, across the perimeter fence, invaded farmlands, east of the al-Maghazi refugee camp, […]

18 Nov
10:00

Army Opens Fire At Farmers And Shepherds, In Gaza

Israeli soldiers opened fire, Sunday, at many Palestinian farmers and shepherds, in several parts of the besieged Gaza Strip. Media sources in Gaza said the soldiers fired many live rounds at Palestinian farmers, working on their own lands, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. […]

17 Nov
2:02

Army Injures A Farmer In Central Gaza

Israeli soldiers injured, on Saturday morning, a Palestinian farmer while working on his lands, east of the al-Maghazi refugee camp, in central Gaza. Eyewitnesses said the soldiers fired many live rounds at farmers in lands, close to the perimeter fence of the besieged Gaza Strip, to force them out. The […]

15 Nov
7:23

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (08 – 13 November 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 08 – 13 November, 2018. New Israeli Military Esclation in the Gaza Strip: Israeli warplanes carried out dozens of airstrikes, launching 197 missiles at civilian buildings and military sites belonging to Palestinian Armed Groups. […]

14 Nov
8:33

Israeli Navy Kills A Palestinian Fisherman In Gaza

Israeli navy ships opened fire, Wednesday, at Palestinian fishing boats in Palestinian territorial waters, in northern Gaza, killing a young fisherman, the Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed. Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza, said the navy fired many live rounds at the fishing boats, killing […]

13 Nov
8:45

Israel Will Continue Airstrikes on Gaza ‘As Necessary’

The Israeli Cabinet reportedly decided, on Tuesday afternoon, to resume the offensive on the besieged Gaza Strip, following a meeting that lasted several hours. Hebrew-language news sites reported that, following a meeting that lasted for nearly seven hours, the Israeli Cabinet decided to continue airstrikes targeting the Gaza Strip “as […]

11 Nov
8:41

Colonialist Settlers Prevent Entry of Trucks Filled With Essential Goods to Gaza

A group of illegal colonialist settlers gathered, on Sunday morning, near Karem Abu Salem Crossing, leading to the besieged Gaza Strip, and prevented many trucks, loaded with goods, supplies and fuel, from entering the coastal region. The WAFA Palestinian News Agency said dozens of colonists blocked the main road leading […]

08 Nov
10:45

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (01 – 07 November 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 01 – 07 November, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against unarmed civilians and peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip. A civilian succumbed to wounds he sustained during his participation in the […]

08 Nov
1:48

Egyptian Navy Kills A Palestinian Fisherman In Southern Gaza

Palestinian medical sources have reported, on Wednesday evening, that Egyptian navy ships opened fire at a Palestinian fishing boat in southern Gaza Strip, killing a fisherman. The fisherman has been identified as Mustafa Khader Khalil Abu Odah, 32, from the Shati’ refugee camp, west of Gaza city. He was shot […]

05 Nov
8:13

Limited Incursion East of Rafah

A number of Israeli military vehicles carried out, on Monday morning, a limited incursion east of the Rafah Governate, in the southern besieged Gaza Strip.   Local Al Ray sources reported that five bulldozers penetrated, for a limited distance from the military gate located in the area, into Palestinian lands […]

04 Nov
7:51

Dozens of Israeli Settlers Protest Goods Entering Gaza

Local Hebrew sources reported, according to Al Ray, that dozens of Israeli settlers, on Sunday morning, crossed the road to Karem Abu Salem trade crossing, blocking Palestinian traffic. Channel 7 said that a terrible traffic jam developed, as a result of Israeli demonstrators gathering in protest of the deteriorating security […]

04 Nov
10:02

Reports: Hamas Reportedly Agrees to End Protests in Exchange for Israeli Concessions

November 4, 2018 10:02 AM admin Diplomacy, Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, Non-violent action 0

According to a number of local sources, Hamas leaders have reportedly reached a deal with the Israeli government to prevent their fellow Palestinians from protesting at the border each week, in exchange for some concessions from Israel. As part of the deal, Israel will allow Hamas officials to receive money […]

03 Nov
1:45

Updated: Israeli Army Injures Many Palestinians In Gaza

Several Palestinians were injured by live bullets or sustained suffocation from teargas inhalation on Friday, as Israeli forces attacked the Great March of Return protests at Gaza-Israel border, the Health Ministry in Gaza has reported.. The forces fired live bullets and rubber-coated steel rounds at the protesters who gathered at […]

01 Nov
7:09

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (25 – 31 October 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 18 – 24 October, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against unarmed civilians and peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip. 7 Palestinian civilians were killed in the 31st week of the Return […]

31 Oct
8:22

Israel Evades Demands to End Gaza Protests and Reach a Truce

Motasem Ahmed Dalloul is a staff writer at the Middle East Monitor. He is a specialist in the Middle East affairs. Despite Palestinian attempts to calm the Great March of Return, Israeli occupation snipers stationed along the eastern fence of the besieged Gaza Strip escalated their crackdown on the protesters this […]

29 Oct
10:42

Israeli Soldiers Kill One Palestinian, Injure 80, In Northern Gaza

Israeli soldiers killed, Monday, one Palestinian and injured at least eighty others, including 15 who were shot with live fire, during a the 14th Naval Procession in Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. The Health Ministry said the soldiers killed Mohammad Abdul-Hai Abu Abada, 27, from […]

28 Oct
10:36

Israeli Forces Open Fire on Gaza Farmers

Israeli occupation forces, on Sunday morning, opened fire at Palestinian farmers in the northern Gaza strip. Local PNN sources said that Israeli soldiers opened fire on farmers in the town of Beit Hanoun, injuring one of them Ma’an sources confirmed that one farmer was injured by Israeli forces and transferred […]

28 Oct
8:39

Young Man Dies From Serious Wounds Suffered Friday

The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that a young Palestinian man died, on Saturday at dawn, from serious wounds he suffered, on Friday October 26th, after Israeli soldiers shot him during the Great Return March protests, in the Gaza Strip. Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in […]

27 Oct
4:28

Palestine Advocacy Project Honors Heroism in Gaza

(PNN) Palestine Advocacy Project is launching a billboard ad campaign to honor the heroism and self-sacrifice of the Palestinian medics who put their lives on the line to rescue and treat injured protesters in Gaza’s ongoing “Great March of Return” demonstrations. Razan al-Najjar, aged 21, was one of almost 120 […]

27 Oct
3:42

Report: “Hamas and Israel Reach An Understanding”

The al-Hayat daily has reported Friday that Egypt has brokered a possible “understanding” between Israel and Hamas, the ruling party in Gaza. This alleged agreement would increase the fishing zone back up to 9 nautical miles, and then to 20 nautical miles, as stated by the Oslo Accords. The Israeli government […]

26 Oct
9:32

One Palestinian Killed In An Accidental Explosion In Central Gaza

Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza, has reported that one Palestinian was killed, and another was injured, in an explosion in the al-Boreij refugee camp, in Central Gaza. Dr. al-Qedra said the Palestinian has been identified as Jabr Ibrahim Abu Hmeisa, 27, and added that […]

25 Oct
7:26

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (18 – 24 October 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of (18 – 24 October, 2018. Israeli soldiers continued to use excessive force against unarmed civilians and peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip. A Palestinian youngster was killed in eastern Deir al-Balah, in central Gaza, […]

25 Oct
7:16

Gaza Water Crisis: Political Solution Needed, Not a Technological One

Water contamination is a serious problem in Gaza, but supposedly well-intentioned reports that call attention to the crisis offer only technical solutions that are not only unworkable, but completely ignore the Israeli blockade. TRNN Video & Transcript GREG WILPERT: It’s The Real News Network, and I’m Greg Wilpert, joining you from […]

25 Oct
5:22

Army Carried Out Several Air Strikes In Gaza

Israeli warplanes carried out an airstrikes’ campaign across the besieged Gaza Strip, predawn Thursday. Local sources said, according to Ma’an, that Israeli warplanes fired two missiles towards a military site belonging to the al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, in Rafah district, in southern Gaza. Sources confirmed […]

25 Oct
9:03

In 6 Months of Gaza Protests, Israeli Forces Fatally Shoot 31 Palestinian Children

Muhammad al-Sirsawi, aged 12, who was killed by Israeli snipers while taking part in Gaza protests. Since Land Day of this year, 30 March, 2018, Palestinians in the Gaza Strip have been regularly holding mass protests near the Gaza perimeter fence, in numbers ranging from hundreds to tens of thousands. […]

24 Oct
1:56

Updated: Israeli Navy Opens Fire At Fishing Boats, Abducts Four Fishermen In Gaza

The Al-Mezan Center for Human Rights issued a statement strongly condemning the ongoing Israeli violations against the Palestinian fishermen, and the illegal confiscation of their boats, and called for the release of four fishermen, who were taken prisoner by the navy, on Tuesday, in two separate attacks. Al-Mezan said its […]

24 Oct
1:20

Israeli Army Kills A Palestinian Teen, Injures Five, In Gaza

The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed, Tuesday, that Israeli soldiers killed a teen, and injured five other Palestinian, east of Deir al-Balah, in central Gaza. The Ministry said Montaser Mohammad Ismael al-Baz, 17, was shot and seriously injured with a live round in the head. The seriously wounded Palestinian was […]

22 Oct
8:11

MoH: Lives of Kidney Patients at Risk

The Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza has warned of serious complications that may threaten the lives of dialysis patients, due to lack of treatment. The Director of Pharmacy Department in the ministry, Alaa Helles, said that serious complications threaten the chronic kidney patients in the Gaza Strip, due to […]

22 Oct
8:06

UPDATE: Navy Attacks Boat Rally on Gaza Coast, Injuries Reported

At least 20 Palestinians were shot and injured with live ammunition, while others suffered from inhalation of tear gas fired by the Israeli navy, toward Palestinians who took part in a peaceful demonstration near the maritime border with Israel, in northwestern Gaza Strip, said local Palestinian news agency WAFA. Tear-gas, […]

22 Oct
8:02

Egyptian Delegation Arrives in Gaza to Complete Negotiations

An Egyptian security delegation, led by the head of the Palestinian file in the Egyptian intelligence, Ahmed Abdel Khaliq, arrived in Gaza on Monday, to complete the series of visits and contacts in order to complete the reconciliation process and the ceasefire truce files. The visit comes to complete what […]

21 Oct
11:29

Israel Opens Two Terminals In Gaza, Refuses To Allow Fuel

The Israeli authorities have decided to open two border terminals with Gaza, Sunday, after shutting them down for ten consecutive days, but will not allow fuel, donated by Qatar, into the coastal region. Media sources in Gaza said that Israel has decided to open Karem Abu Salem (Kerem Shalom) and […]

20 Oct
8:24

Report: Israeli Forces Reinstate Increased Restrictions, Launch Attacks on Gaza

Israeli forces have re-imposed a set of harsher restrictions on the movement of people and goods as well as on the fishing zone in the Gaza Strip. Meanwhile, as the situation escalated on Wednesday, 17 October 2018, Israeli aircraft fired 17 missiles, in 11 airstrikes, onto security sites, empty plots […]

20 Oct
8:20

PCHR: For the 30th Friday of Return and Breaking Siege March, Israeli Forces Wound 275 Civilians, including 49 Children, 3 Women, 3 Journalists, 4 Paramedics and 10 Sustaining Serious Wounds

On Friday, 19 October 2018, in excessive use of force against peaceful protesters on the 30th Friday of the March of Return and Breaking the Siege, Israeli forces wounded 275 Palestinian civilians, including 49 children, 3 women, 3 journalists and 4 paramedics, with live bullets and directly hit teargas canisters in […]

19 Oct
7:21

ِArmy Injures 130 Palestinians In Gaza

The Palestinian Health Ministry  in Gaza gas confirmed that Israeli soldiers injured 130 Palestinians were injured by live bullets and caused many others to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation,  on Friday,  as Israeli forces attacked the Great March of Return protests along the Gaza-Israel border. Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the […]

18 Oct
9:47

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (11 – 17 October 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 11 – 17 October, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against unarmed civilians and peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip. 8 Palestinian civilians, including a child, were killed in the Gaza Strip. […]

18 Oct
9:30

Barghouti Warns of New Offensive on Gaza

Secretary-General of the Palestinian National Initiative Movement MP, Mustafa Barghouti, warned of serious intentions to launch a devastating aggression on the Gaza Strip, by Israeli forces.   Barghouti said, in a press statement, that “Similar to what happened in 2014, Israeli occupation ministers want to use the blood of the […]

17 Oct
10:19

Lieberman: Israeli Government ‘Must’ Attack Gaza

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman claimed, on Tuesday, that Hamas had crossed all red lines, stressing that Israeli cabinet “must” take a decision to launch a “serious blow” on the Gaza Strip, to topple Hamas. During a meeting with Israeli commanders and Israeli soldiers in charge of the Gaza division, […]

17 Oct
9:55

Press Release by Joint Operation Room of the Palestinian Resistance Factions on Israeli Attacks on Gaza

On the heels of the Israeli arbitrary bombardment on the Gaza Strip, this morning, the Joint Operation Room of the Palestinian Factions state the following,  Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency has reported: The Palestinian people have been involved in their peaceful battle against the Israeli occupation through the Great Return […]

15 Oct
6:54

Updated: Israeli Navy, Soldiers, Injure 32 Palestinians In Northern Gaza

Israeli navy and soldiers attacked, Monday, dozens of Palestinian protesters, demanding an end to the deadly siege on the Gaza Strip, and injured 32 Palestinians with live fire, in addition to causing dozens to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation. The procession was organized by the Higher National Committee for […]

13 Oct
7:16

Israel’s Defence Minister Cuts Fuel to Gaza

Despite the humanitarian crisis in Gaza, Israel’s Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman, Friday, ordered a halt to any further fuel deliveries to the Hamas controlled Gaza Strip. Tuesday was the first delivery of Qatari bought fuel. MWC news reports that this UN-brokered deal allows fuel paid for by Qatar to enter […]

12 Oct
8:32

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (04 – 10 October 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 04 – 10 October, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against unarmed civilians and peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip and West Bank. 3 Palestinian civilians, including a child and a person […]

12 Oct
7:55

4 Palestinians Injured along Gaza Borders

Four Palestinians were injured, late Thursday, along the eastern borders of the besieged Gaza Strip. Ayman al-Subhani, head of the emergency department at Shifa Hospital, said that three Palestinians were injured by Israeli live ammunition, east of Gaza City, and were transferred to the hospital to receive the necessary medical […]

11 Oct
10:31

Israeli Navy Abducts Two Fishermen In Gaza

Israeli navy ships attacked, on Thursday morning, Palestinian fishing boats in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, and abducted two sibling fishermen. Media sources said the navy attacked the fishing boats in the al-Waha area in Beit Lahia Sea, and abducted Saddam al-Sultan, 24, and his brother Odai, 22. […]

11 Oct
7:06

Thousands of Chronically Ill Gazans Deprived of Medicine

Thousands of patients with chronic diseases, in the Gaza Strip, suffer from a shortage of medicines which are supposed to be distributed to them every month in primary health centers throughout the Gaza Strip.   According to a report by the Palestinian Center for Health Information in the Ministry, the […]

11 Oct
6:57

WHO: Israelis Kill 14 Palestinians in Gaza in Last Two Weeks

The latest figures show that 14 Palestinians, including four children, were killed, while 1,434 were injured by Israeli forces during demonstrations between September 23 and October 6, at the Gaza border with Israel, according to a special situation report by the World Health Organization (WHO) issued on Wednesday. The report also said, […]

10 Oct
9:02

Qatari-funded Fuel Allowed into Gaza

The first truckload of Qatari-funded fuel, of three shipments (truckloads), entered the besieged Gaza Strip on Tuesday afternoon, via the Kerem Shalom border crossing. Three shipments of Qatari-funded fuel were allowed entry to the Gaza Strip by Israeli authorities for Gaza’s only power plant. Ma’an sources said that a total […]

08 Oct
7:43

Netanyahu: Army Prepping for Possible Military Assault on Gaza

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reportedly informed his cabinet that the army is preparing for a possible military campaign against the blockaded Gaza Strip, in the case that the situation was not improved, according to Israeli media. “If the reality of civil distress in Gaza is diminished, that is […]

08 Oct
3:27

PCHR: “Two Fishermen Arrested and One of Them Wounded”

Date: 07 October 2018: Time: 10:30 GMT: Two Fishermen Arrested and One of Them Wounded, Israeli Naval Forces again Reduce Allowed Area for Fishing. The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) Yesterday, the Israeli naval forces arrested 2 fishermen and wounded one of them as part of the Israeli attacks […]

06 Oct
9:45

Israeli Authorities Reduce Perimeter of Gaza Fishing Zone

Israel, on Saturday, decided to temporarily reduce the allowed fishing zone, off the coast of the besieged Gaza Strip, for 6 days. Hebrew-language news sites reported, according to Ma’an, that Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman decided to reduce the nautical zone allowed for Gaza fishermen in response to Friday’s protests […]

06 Oct
3:16

3 Palestinians Killed by Israeli Forces at Gaza Border; 376 Wounded

Three Palestinians were killed and 376 others injured by live bullets, rubber-coated steel bullets, concussion grenades and tear gas canisters fired by Israeli forces at the latest ‘Great March of Return’ protests at the Gaza-Israel border on Friday. According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health, the Israeli troops fired live […]

04 Oct
9:27

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (27 Sept. – 03 Oct. 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 27 September – 03 October, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against unarmed civilians and peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip and West Bank. 9 Palestinian civilians, including 3 children, were killed; […]

04 Oct
10:57

Israeli Soldiers Invade Palestinian Lands In Central Gaza

On Thursday morning, several armored Israeli military vehicles, including bulldozes, invaded Palestinian farmlands, east of Deir al-Balah city in central Gaza, and bulldozed them. Media sources said seven military vehicles invaded the lands, before bulldozing and leveling sections close to the perimeter fence. The added that the vehicles advanced dozens […]

03 Oct
6:13

Israeli Soldiers Kill Elderly Palestinian Farmer in Central Gaza

Israeli military forces shot and killed an elderly Palestinian farmer in the central part of the Gaza Strip, while he was working on his land. Gazan Health Ministry spokesperson Ashraf al-Qedra said the 78-year-old Palestinian, identified as Ibrahim Ahmad al-Arrouqi, was transported to Al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital in Deir al-Balah, located over 14 kilometers (8.7 miles) south […]

02 Oct
1:20

Israeli Navy Injures 93 Palestinians In Boat Protest Against The Gaza Siege

The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported, Monday, the Israeli navy injured 93 Palestinians, including 37 with live fire, during a boat protest against the ongoing Israeli siege on the Gaza Strip. The Health Ministry stated that the soldiers engaged in an excessive use of force, and fired dozens of live […]

30 Sep
9:23

Israel Seizes Children’s Clothes Enroute to Gaza

Israeli occupation authorities have reportedly seized a number of large containers of children’s clothing while on their way to the besieged Gaza Strip, claiming they were to be used for terrorist acts, Israeli media reported on Saturday. According to  Israeli news site Ynet, Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that […]

28 Sep
7:45

Gaza is the Israeli Arms Industry’s Testing Ground

by Nabil Salem The government in Israel presents us with more proof, every day, that it represents and adopts an aggressive approach that is not interested in peace, or even willing to respect international laws and conventions. It also gives us evidence that it wages wars for the sake of […]

28 Sep
7:35

Palestinians Injured as Israeli Forces Suppress 27th Great March of Return

At least 35 Palestinians were injured by Israeli forces, during protests at the eastern borders of the besieged Gaza Strip, on Friday. The Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza reported that a total of 35 Palestinians were injured until 5:00 p.m. Friday, 20 of whom were transferred to hospitals for […]

26 Sep
10:02

Gaza Farmers Have Dates, But Nowhere to Sell Them

Farmers in the besieged Gaza Strip have harvested 12,000 tons of dates from their palm trees; however, they are struggling to find buyers for their produce. High unemployment and rising poverty rates mean that locals in the Strip are unable to buy the fruit, while the Israeli siege has limited […]

26 Sep
11:00

Army Carries Out A Limited Invasion Into Northern Gaza

Several armored Israeli military vehicles carried out, on Wednesday morning, a limited invasion into Palestinian lands, east of Jabalia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. Media sources in Gaza said four armored Israeli military bulldozers, and several jeeps, advanced nearly 50 meters into the Palestinian lands, and leveled […]

25 Sep
8:40

World Bank: Gaza’s Economy Now In ‘Free Fall’

Gaza’s economy is now in a state of “free fall”, the World Bank warned on Tuesday, calling for urgent action by Israel, which imposes a strict siege on the coastal enclave, and for the international community to intervene in avoiding immediate collapse. The report was released ahead of a high-level […]

25 Sep
4:45

Navy Fires on Boats Attempting to Break Gaza Siege

Palestinian crowds gathered at the north western borders of the besieged Gaza Strip, to take part in a boat protest, setting off from the Gaza seaport, against the siege, on Monday. A Ma’an News Agency reporter said that the Israeli navy obstructed the protest, way off the shore, by firing […]

24 Sep
12:51

Lack Of Medications Threatens Lives Of 425 Kidney Patients

September 24, 2018 12:51 PM IMEMC News Gaza Siege, Gaza Strip, Human rights, News Report 0

Dr. Abdullah al-Qishawi, the head of the Kidney Branch at the Shifa Medical Center in Gaza, has warned that the lives of 425 Palestinian patients, including children, who require kidney dialysis, is at a serious risk due to the ongoing Israeli siege on the Gaza Strip. Dr. al-Qishawi stated that […]

24 Sep
12:37

Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian In Gaza

The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that Israeli soldiers killed, on Sunday evening, a young Palestinian man, and injured at least 20 others, including one medic, along the eastern part of the besieged Gaza Strip. Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza, said the soldiers shot […]

23 Sep
12:19

Israeli Soldiers Injure Eighteen Palestinians In Gaza

Palestinian medical sources have reported that Israeli soldiers injured, on Saturday evening, eighteen young men in the northern, central and southern parts of the Gaza Strip. The sources stated that the soldiers fired many live rounds at protesters, near the perimeter fence, east of Jabalia, in northern Gaza, wounding fifteen, […]

21 Sep
9:21

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (13 – 19 September 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 13 – 19 September, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against unarmed civilians and peaceful protestors in the Gaza Strip. 7 civilians, including 2 children, were killed, while a third child succumbed […]

21 Sep
8:54

Updated: “Israeli Army Kills One Palestinian, Injures 312, In Gaza”

Israeli soldiers killed, Friday, a young man, and injured 312 other Palestinians, including 54 with live fire, after the army attacked the Great Return March processions, in several parts of the Gaza Strip. The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza has confirmed that the soldiers killed Karim Mohammad Kollab, 25, after […]

20 Sep
2:44

Two Palestinians Killed by Israeli Army at Non-violent Protest in Northern Gaza

Two Palestinian protesters were killed by Israeli soldiers at approximately 17:00 on Tuesday, 18 September 2018. The two young men were identified as Mohammad Ahmad Mohammed Abu Naji (32) from Beit Lahia Housing Project who was hit with a bullet to the chest; and Ahmad Mohammad Muhsen ‘Omer (24) from al-Shati’ […]

19 Sep
3:18

PCHR: “Within less than 24 hours, Israeli forces killed 4 Palestinian civilians, including a child”

Date: 18 September 2018: Within less than 24 Hours and Without Posing Any Threat to Life of Soldiers: Israeli Forces Kill 4 Civilians, including Child, in Two Crimes in Southern and Northern Gaza Strip. Within less than 24 hours, Israeli forces killed 4 Palestinian civilians, including a child, and wounded […]

18 Sep
2:34

Army Injures 26 Palestinians In Gaza

Israeli soldiers shot, on Monday evening, 26 Palestinians with live fire, and caused dozens to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, after the army resorted to the excessive use of force against a nonviolent flotilla protest against the ongoing deadly Israeli siege on the coastal region. Media sources in Gaza […]

14 Sep
7:06

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (06 – 12 September 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the weeks of 06 – 12 September, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against Palestinian protestors in the Gaza Strip and West Bank. Two children were killed, and a civilian succumbed to his previous wounds […]

13 Sep
9:51

UN Warns of Catastrophic Situation in Gaza

The United Nations has warned that the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip is now “catastrophic” due to a decade-long “economic siege” imposed by Israel, on the densely-populated Palestinian coastal enclave.   “The situation in Gaza is becoming less and less livable,” Isabelle Durant, the deputy head of the United […]

13 Sep
1:11

Army Carries Out A Limited Invasion Into Rafah

Several armored Israeli military vehicles carried out, on Thursday morning, a limited invasion into Palestinian lands near the perimeter fence, east of Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip. Media sources in Gaza said at least two armored bulldozers, accompanied military vehicles, advanced dozens of meters into the […]

13 Sep
12:18

Israeli Navy Abducts Three Fishermen In Gaza

Israeli navy ships attacked, Thursday, a Palestinians fishing boat in Gaza territorial waters, abducted three fishermen and confiscated their boat. Zakariya Bakr, a Palestinian fisherman who witnessed the attack, said the Israeli navy boats chased a small boat with three fishermen on board, near the shore of Gaza Sea, and […]

11 Sep
2:09

Israeli Navy Injures 49 Palestinians In Gaza

Israeli navy ships fired, on Monday evening, dozens of live ammunition and gas bombs at Palestinians, and fishing boats, in the al-Waha Beach area, northwest of the Gaza Strip, wounding 49 Palestinians, including one journalist. The Palestinians Health Ministry said the navy attacked dozens of Palestinians, holding a nonviolent activity […]

09 Sep
7:31

VIDEO: US Cuts to UNRWA Deepen Crisis for Palestinian Refugees

US President Donald Trump has cut funding for the UNRWA, the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees which helps some 5 million Palestinians. DW’s Tania Krämer went to Hamas-controlled Gaza, where UN employees are facing a funding crisis. TRNN re-posts selected DW stories as part of a new cooperation agreement […]

09 Sep
7:12

VIDEO: Israeli Forces Intentionally Kill 16-year-old Palestinian Youth

A video has surfaced, documenting the method of how Israeli forces targeted and killed 16-year-old Palestinian, Ahmad Misbah Abu Tyour, while he was participating in “The Great March of Return” protests, in the besieged Gaza Strip. The video shows the Palestinian teen, while maintaining his distance, throwing rocks towards the […]

07 Sep
7:24

Army Kills A Palestinian Teen, Injures 210, In Gaza

The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that Israeli soldiers killed, Friday, a teenage boy, and injured at least 210 others, during the Great Return March processions, in several parts of the besieged Gaza Strip. Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza said the soldiers killed Bilal […]

07 Sep
6:57

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (30 August – 05 September 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 30 August – 05 September, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against Palestinian protestors in the Gaza Strip. 95 Palestinian civilians were wounded, including 18 children, 3 paramedics and a journalist. A […]

06 Sep
11:19

Israeli Navy Opens Fire At Palestinian Fishing Boats In Gaza

Israeli navy ships opened fire, on Thursday morning, at several Palestinian fishing boats in the northern part of the Gaza Strip. Eyewitnesses said the navy fired any live rounds at the fishing boats in Palestinian territorial waters, near the shore of northern Gaza. They added that the fishermen had to […]

05 Sep
12:08

Funding for Emergency Fuel Needed Immediately to Avoid Catastrophic Breakdown in Essential Services

Jerusalem, 5 September 2018: The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA): This week, final stocks of emergency fuel will be delivered to critical facilities in the Gaza Strip, through the United Nations-Assisted Emergency Fuel Program. The Humanitarian Coordinator, Jamie McGoldrick, has written to the donor community requesting […]

03 Sep
9:51

Youth Shot by Israeli Forces along Gaza Border

A Palestinian youth, on Monday, was shot and injured by Israeli forces along Gaza’s border, to the east of Khan Younis city, in the southern Gaza Strip, said WAFA medical sources. Israeli forces stationed in military watchtowers, along the borders to the east of Khan Younis city, opened fire at a […]

01 Sep
3:08

PCHR: “Army Injures 75 Civilians, Including 16 Children, 1 Journalist And Two Paramedics, In Gaza”

Israeli Forces Continue their Crimes in Eastern Gaza Strip, wounding 75 Civilians, Including 16 Children, Journalist and 2 Paramedics; One of them Female Paramedic Sustained Serious Wounds Date: 31 August 2018, Time: 18:30 GMT On Friday, 31 August 2018,  using excessive lethal force against the peaceful protesters in eastern Gaza […]

31 Aug
8:52

Hundreds of Palestinians Injured in West Bank and Gaza

180 Palestinians were wounded by live ammunition and tear gas inhalation during confrontations with Israeli forces, on Friday. According to the Ministry of Health, the number of participants wounded with live bullets, in Gaza’s Great March of Return, including a paramedic who was shot in the chest, to the east of […]

31 Aug
1:30

Israeli Navy Damages A Palestinian Fishing Boat

An Israeli navy ship fired, on Thursday evening, live rounds at a Palestinian fishing boat in the Sudaniyya Sea area, west of Gaza city, causing serious damage to the boat, in addition to spraying the fishermen and their boat with water cannons. The fishermen said the navy attacked them with […]

30 Aug
7:42

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (16 – 29 August 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 16 – 29 August, 2018. Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against Palestinian protestors in the Gaza Strip. Two Palestinian civilians were killed, 239 civilians, including 52 children, 6 women, and 5 paramedics, […]

28 Aug
7:46

Lacking Therapeutic Milk, Children with PKU Face Fate

The acute shortage of some types of therapeutic milk, in Gaza hospitals, is leaving infants threatened by a genetic defect that is known to cause mental disability, the Palestinian Ministry of Health warned, on Monday. The ministry said, in a statement, that the lack of a therapeutic milk for infants […]

28 Aug
7:17

UNRWA: $5.4m to be Donated by Japan

The Japanese government, by the end of this week, is due to donate 5.4 million dollars to the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA). The funds will be used to provide food aid to one million Palestinians in the Gaza Strip who are facing one of the […]

27 Aug
8:53

Gaza Children Living with the Trauma of War

An Israeli air raid almost killed six-year-old Nama Abu Foul, in 2014, and she, like many of Gaza children, still deals with the physical and mental injuries suffered during wars on Gaza. Half of Gaza’s population is under the age of 17, but many of them have already lived through three […]

27 Aug
8:44

Gaza Ministry of Health: No Response from Donors on Fuel

A spokesman for the Ministry of Health in Gaza, Ashraf Qedra, said that there has been no response from donors, to provide fuel for the facilities of the Ministry. The Ministry has previously issued warnings regarding a shortage of fuel, which threatens the provision of health services to citizens. During […]

27 Aug
12:33

PCHR: “Israeli Naval Forces Arrest 2 Fishermen”

Continue to Chase Fishermen and Deprive them of practicing their job, Israeli Naval Forces Arrest 2 Fishermen and Detain Fishing Boat Sailing Within One Nautical Mile Israeli naval forces continued their attacks against Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza Strip, prevented them from practicing their job freely and denied them access […]

26 Aug
11:27

Israeli Navy Abducts Two Palestinian Fishermen In Northern Gaza

Israeli navy ships attacked, on Sunday morning, several fishing boats in Palestinian territorial waters, in the northern part of the besieged Gaza Strip, and abducted two fishermen. Nizar Ayyash, the head of the Palestinian fishermen syndicate in Gaza, said the navy attacked the boats, near the Sudaniyya area,  and abducted […]

22 Aug
11:53

Israel Refuses To Grant Medical Treatment For Gaza Patients Related To Hamas Members

The Israeli government has informed the High Court of its decision refusing to allow medical treatment for Gaza patients, even those who require life-saving intervention, “if they are related to members of Hamas,” except for patients 16 years of age, or younger. The government said that even if the patients’ […]

18 Aug
5:09

New Information Reveals How Israel Covered Up the Killing of Four Boys in Gaza

Shir Hever discusses the recent Intercept report revealing that the Israeli military used an armed drone to kill four children playing football and injure four others. The Israeli investigation of the killing is exposed as a sham. While the interview was recorded, Israeli authorities announced the result of a separate […]

17 Aug
7:13

Solidarity Cup to Commence Despite Cancellation of Gaza Kids to Ireland Trip

The young footballers from Gaza who have visited Ireland, for the past two summers, have been forced to cancel their trip, this year. The Palestinian boys from Al Helal Football Academy, who live under Israeli occupation in Gaza, had planned to travel Tuesday (August 14th) through the territory’s border with […]

16 Aug
9:53

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (09 – 15 August 2018)

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), for the week of 09 – 15 August, 2018. Israeli warplanes fired 60 missiles targeting many areas in the Gaza Strip; a Pregnant woman and her baby were killed, and 25 other civilians, including 4 children and 4 […]

16 Aug
3:01

Despite Claims to Expand Fishing Area, Israeli Forces Detained 4 Fishermen and Seized 2 Fishing Boats Sailing within 1 Nautical Mile

The Palestinian Center For Human Rights (PCHR): On Thursday morning 16 August, 2018, Israeli gunboats chased Palestinian fishing boats sailing within 1 nautical mile, arrested 4 fishermen and detained a fishing boat. These violations refute the Israeli authorities’ claims regarding easing the ongoing naval blockade and expanding the  fishing area […]

16 Aug
2:52

Gaza Strip: Attacks in the Border Areas and Their Consequences

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 following the Israeli Disengagement Plan in […]