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Gaza

Gaza security seizes shipment of army shoes containing tracking chips

A Palestinian security source in the Gaza Strip revealed on Saturday that the security forces confiscated a shipment of military boots containing GPS tracking microchips after searching a cargo truck at the Karam Abu Salem border crossing. The source explained, on condition of anonymity, that a Gaza-bound truck laden with military boots arrived at the Abu Salem crossing a few …

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20 Palestinians injured by Israeli gunfire in Gaza

Dozens of Palestinians were injured on Friday when the Israeli occupation forces attacked the peaceful protesters taking part in the Great March of Return along Gaza border. The PIC reporter said, quoting the Ministry of Health, that 20 Palestinians were injured by live ammunition and tear gas bombs. A girl and a child suffered serious injuries in the head and …

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Gazan families visit detained relatives in Nafha jail

A number of Palestinian families on Monday morning left the Gaza Strip to visit their relatives imprisoned in Israel’s Nafha jail in the Negev. Spokeswoman for the International Committee of the Red Cross, Suheir Zaqqout, told the PIC that 27 Gazans, including children, headed aboard buses for the Nafha prison to visit 18 prisoners. Palestinian detainees are held under harsh …

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Int’l group: Efforts under full swing to break Israeli siege on Gaza

Head of the Islamic Commission to Support Gaza, Essam Youssef, said medical delegations are about to enter the blockaded Gaza Strip to provide urgent treatment for Palestinians wounded by Israeli bullet fire during the Great March of Return protests. Speaking with PIC, Youssef said Miles of Smiles convoy has been gearing up to enter the besieged enclave accompanied by medical …

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Israel officials warn Gaza war would collapse health system

Israel’s officials have warned that a new war on Gaza could cause the Strip’s healthcare system to collapse completely, inviting unwanted international intervention. In an assessment presented to the Israeli security cabinet, the officials warned that any civilians wounded in a war on Gaza would not be able to receive immediate medical care. Given that civilians “would presumably comprise most …

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‘Gaza’ documentary wins 33rd Spain Goya Award

The documentary “Gaza” directed by Gary Keane and Andrew McConnell won the Best Documentary Short Film on Sunday at the Goya Awards in Spain. The documentary, which first premiered in the Sundance Film Festival at the start of the year, depicts the lives of Palestinians living under the 12-year siege in the Gaza Strip. McConnell, a photojournalist, first visited Gaza …

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Israel arrests 14 Palestinians in Gaza, West Bank

Israeli army forces rounded up 14 Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, according to the military on Sunday. In a statement, the army said Israeli forces arrested nine people in the West Bank for “suspected involvement in popular terrorist activities”, but without elaborating on the nature of these activities. Local residents said five people were arrested in Israeli …

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Israel building new overground fence around Gaza Strip

The Israeli Defence Ministry on Sunday announced it has begun building the overground part of barrier around the blockaded Gaza Strip. The Defence Ministry, in a statement said, the construction started on Thursday. “The barrier will be 65 kilometers long and will be six-meter-high, along the border from Kerem Shalom in the south and will be connected to the new …

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Midnight Horror in Gaza

By Rana Shubair … “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 parent, what can I do? I wasn’t sure if there would be other buildings whose residents …

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Egypt to increase trade with Gaza

The Egyptian authorities have pledged to increase commercial trade with Gaza and keep Rafah crossing open, regardless of an absence of Palestinian Authority (PA) staff, Hamas sources told MEMO today. The sources said that Egypt would develop the work of Rafah crossing on both the Egyptian and Gazan side, pledging to increase trade to fulfill the economic needs of the …

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