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Israel to expand Gaza fishing zone from Monday

Israel today announced that it would expand the Gaza fishing zone after restricting it for four days. According to the Office of the Coordinator of Government Activities in the [occupied Palestinian] Territories (COGAT), it was decided to expand the Gaza Strip fishing zone from six to 12 nautical miles starting Monday morning. Last Sunday Israel reduced by half the fishing …

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Miles of Smiles sends humanitarian, medical aid to Gaza Strip

The Miles of Smiles convoy announced the arrival of humanitarian and medical aid to the Gaza Strip through the Rafah border crossing, while ambulances are expected to arrive within the next month after obtaining approval from Egyptian authorities. Dr Essam Youssef, general coordinator of the convoy, said in a press statement yesterday that the convoy submitted a request to the …

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Gaza: UN envoy calls on Israel to ease restrictions on movement of goods, people

Briefing the United Nations (UN) Security Council on the Middle East on Wednesday, Lynn Hastings, the deputy special coordinator for the Middle East process, stated: “Damages in Gaza (resulting from the Israeli offensive) are estimated at between $290-380 million, while economic losses may reach nearly $200 million.” In her briefing, a copy of which was sent to MEMO, she added: …

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PA, Israel agree on free movement of Gaza patients to West Bank

Palestinian Health Minister Mai Al-Kila announced on Tuesday that she had agreed with the Israeli Health Ministry on facilitating the movement of Palestinian patients from Gaza to the West Bank. The agreement took place in the presence of Palestinian and Israeli health ministers, along with teams from both ministries. According to Al Watan Voice, they also discussed several important issues, …

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Israeli navy detains Gaza fishermen, seize their boat

Israeli navy today detained two Palestinian fishermen offshore As-Sudaniya area, northwest of Gaza city, and seized their boat. The fishermen were sailing within three nautical miles when Israeli naval boats opened water hoses toward them before proceeding to detain them and confiscate their boat. Fourteen years following the Israeli “disengagement” from Gaza, Israel has not actually disengaged from Gaza; it still …

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Israeli occupation forces shot dead 11-year-old Palestinian boy

An 11-year-old Palestinian boy who was earlier today shot by Israeli soldiers at the entrance to Beit Ummar town, north of the southern West Bank city of Hebron, and critically wounded has died of his wounds, according to the Ministry of Health. Mohammad Mouayyad Allamy was shot in the chest when soldiers opened fire at a car driven by his …

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Jerusalemites face off Israeli attempt to demolish sit-in tents

Palestinian activists and Jerusalemites yesterday gathered at two tents set up in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood in an effort to thwart Israeli attempts to dismantle the tents which are used to hold rallies against the occupation’s plans to forcibly displaced Palestinians from the area to make way for illegal Jewish settlers. The residents of Sheikh Jarrah and activists gathered in …

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US advices unvaccinated to avoid travel to Israel, oPT as covid cases rise

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) yesterday raised its travel warning level for Israel and the occupied Palestinian Territories due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases, Anadolu news agency reported. The CDC said it was concerned about the rising number of coronavirus cases in Israel, the occupied West Bank and besieged Gaza, raising its travel health …

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Calls for increased early detection of heart conditions among young in Gaza

As many as seven young people have died after suffering sudden cardiac arrests within a week in the besieged Gaza Strip, local media reported. The latest death was reported yesterday, when 32-year-old Abdullah Zidan was pronounced dead after suffering a heart attack. Dr. Khamis Al-Assy, Associate Professor of Medicine at the Islamic University in Gaza, explains that the “sudden death” …

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Fatah: No chance of reconciliation with Dahlan

Palestinian movement Fatah has ruled out any possible of reconciliation with dismissed leader Mohammad Dahlan. Speaking to Al-Watan Voice, spokesperson Hussein Hamayel said: “Dahlan is behind us, and all the analyses regarding his return to the movement are false.” This came after Gaza MP Ashraf Jumaa wrote on Facebook: “We are awaiting a dramatic incident.” Some people predicted it could …

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