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Fisherman injured by Israeli gunfire in Gaza waters

One Palestinian fisherman suffered a bullet injury on Friday afternoon when the Israeli occupation navy opened fire at fishing boats off the northern shores of the besieged Gaza Strip. According to local sources, Israeli gunboats fired rubber bullets at fishermen off the shores of Beit Lahia in northern Gaza and wounded one of them in his leg. Later at night, …

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3-year-old child injured in Israeli airstrikes on Gaza

A three-year-old child was injured when Israeli warplanes on Friday night bombed several targets in different areas of the Gaza Strip. Local sources said that a Palestinian child suffered wounds in her face by the shrapnel of an Israeli missile that hit a nearby agricultural land in al-Bureij refugee camp in the central area of the Gaza Strip. Other targets, …

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Israel strike targets in Gaza

The Israeli army bombed positions of the Palestinian group Hamas early Thursday in the blockaded Gaza Strip, Anadolu Agency correspondents on the ground reported. Israeli warplanes struck positions belonging to the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas’s military wing. No information was reported by the Palestinian Health Ministry on casualties. Israeli officials claimed the attack was carried out in response to the launching of multiple …

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US couple, stranded by coronavirus in Gaza, returning to ‘scary’ Florida

Adria and Ayman Arafat are finally heading home to Florida after being stranded for months in the Gaza Strip by coronavirus-related restrictions but fear they will now face a much greater health risk. Gaza has seen only 81 cases of COVID-19 and just one death so far, partly a result of blockades imposed on the Palestinian territory by neighbouring Egypt …

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Gantz hints that siege may be lifted if Hamas returns soldiers’ remains

Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz has hinted that the government could basically lift the siege of Gaza if the remains of soldiers held by Hamas in the territory are returned, the Times of Israel has reported. Two civilians are also believed to be held by the Islamic Resistance Movement. “We have no interests in Gaza other than total calm and …

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Israeli tanks attack Gaza sites

Israeli tanks on Sunday afternoon fired artillery shells at Palestinian resistance sites east of Deir al-Balah City in the central area of the Gaza Strip. Shehab’s reporter said that Israeli army tanks fired several missiles towards resistance sites in the eastern border area of Deir al-Balah. The Israeli army claimed that some Palestinian resistance sites were bombed in response to …

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Palestinian Prisoners’ Club closes offices due to lack of funds

The Board of Management of the Palestinian Prisoners’ Club has announced that it is closing its offices in the occupied West Bank, Al-Quds Al-Araby reported on Sunday. Only the main offices in Ramallah and Qalqiliya will remain open. The head of the Council, Qaddura Fares, attributed the closure to the ongoing financial crisis arising from the fact that half of …

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Israeli occupation forces arrests Palestinian student at Erez crossing

Israeli occupation forces (IOF) on Sunday kidnapped a Palestinian student at Erez (Beit Hanoun) crossing, north of the Gaza Strip, while he was on his way to Jerusalem. The Palestinian Prisoners Committee released a statement saying that the IOF arrested Mansour al-Safadi, 18, at Erez crossing while he was leaving the Gaza Strip to study at Al-Quds University (Abu Dis) …

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Qatar to pay monthly cash aid to 100,000 Gaza families

The Qatar Committee for Reconstruction of Gaza announced on Friday that it would start paying cash aid to needy families in the Gaza Strip on Saturday, Qatar News Agency reported. Chairman of the Committee Ambassador Mohammed Al-Emadi added that the assistance is paid for Gaza families in cooperation with the Qatar Fund for Development. He explained that the distribution will …

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4,000 lost their jobs in Gaza during COVID-19

Approximately 4,000 workers in Gaza lost their jobs since the outbreak of the coronavirus and at least 50 factories closed their doors, head of the General Federation of Trade Unions, Sami Al-Amassi, revealed yesterday. In a press release sent to reporters, Al-Amassi said there are a total of 300,000-350,000 workers in Gaza, including 250,000 who are unemployed as a result …

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