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“We must blow Gaza back to the Middle Ages destroying all the infrastructure including roads and water” (Eli Yishai, present Deputy Prime Minister); “There should be no electricity in Gaza, no gasoline or moving vehicles, nothing. … We need to flatten entire neighborhoods … flatten all of Gaza” (journalist Gilad Sharon in the Jerusalem Post); “There are no innocents in Gaza. Mow them down … kill the Gazans without thought or mercy.” (Michael Ben-Ari, member of the Knesset); Gaza should be “bombed so hard the population has to flee into Egypt” (Israel Katz, present Minister of Transportation); Gaza should be “wiped clean with bombs” (Avi Dichter, present Minister of Home Front Defense); Israeli soldiers must “learn from the Syrians how to slaughter the enemy” (prominent Israeli rabbi Yaakov Yosef).
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Basic services across the blockaded Gaza Strip will be reduced by roughly 50 percent due to funding shortfalls, the Union of Gaza Municipalities announced Wednesday. At a press conference in Gaza City, the head of the a non-governmental body, Nizar Hijazi said the move was aimed at heading off the ...
TWO Palestinian teenagers were killed when Israeli security forces and conducted tank and airstrikes targeting 18 Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip including a weapon manufacturing site, and an underground tunnel on 17 February in response to an unidentified explosive device attack which wounded four ...

Gaza, Feb 19.- Israeli aircraft bombed several towns within the Gaza Strip without reporting victims of the attack up to now. Local sources assured that Israeli Air Force aircraft made 10 sorties in the early hours of today in areas surrounding the city of Rafah in southern Gaza Strip. On the other hand, and ...
The Minister of Public Works and Housing in Gaza, Mufid al-Hasayneh said that the Gaza Strip needs about 125,000 new housing units to overcome the housing crisis in the strip, adding that about 24,000 other homes are in need of being rebuilt. In a press statement on Monday, Al-Hasayneh said that ...
19 de febrero de 2018, 11:42Gaza, feb 19 (Prensa Latina) Israeli aircraft bombed several towns within the Gaza Strip without reporting victims of the attack ... Early on Sunday, the Israeli army revealed that it had attacked 18 targets of the Palestinian Hamas movement in the Gaza Strip, the second action of ...
In 2017, ACTED and local partner ACAD restored productive capacity and rehabilitated land for over 1,600 vulnerable farmers in the Gaza Strip. 1,695 farmers and their families were supported by ACTED and partner ACAD with the intervention. The 2014 Gaza war had significant consequences for the ...

Gaza, Feb 18 (KUNA) -- Two Palestinians were killed by Israeli army fire in the Gaza Strip in a flare-up after soldiers were wounded by an explosive device ... Their deaths comes after Israel launched a series of air strikes targeting 18 positions belonging to Hamas in the Gaza Strip, after an explosive device ...
The air force claims to have struck 18 military targets in the Gaza Strip, wounding two people. Two Palestinians were killed as they attempted to approach the border. The outbreak of violence has coincided with increasing concern in Israel about the situation in the territory. Ironically, Israel has been ...
The Israeli Air Force (IAF) fighter jets targeted a total of six military targets in the Gaza Strip on Saturday, in response to the detonation of an explosive device on the border fence in southern Gaza. These specific military targets belonging to the Hamas organization were attacked, Xinhua quoted a statement ...
The newest escalation in Gaza demonstrates the constant threat of war between Israel and the Palestinian radical-Islamic Hamas. In what Israelis call the "most severe escalation" since the last war with Gaza in 2014, a booby trap Palestinians planted on the border fence injured four soldiers last Saturday.
In response, an Israeli tank targeted an observation point belonging to Islamic Jihad, one of the militias active in the Gaza Strip. Israel Defense Forces spokesman Brig. Gen. Ronen Manelis said Israel holds the Gaza Strip's ruling paramilitary group, Hamas, responsible for everything occurring in the Strip.
Palestinians, Israelis agree plan to rebuild Gaza Strip - UN envoy ... UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East peace process Nickolay Mladenov said Thursday the Palestinians and Israelis reached an agreement on a plan to remove the obstacles facing the mechanism of reconstruction in Gaza Strip.
military personnel involved in attack that killed four children told Israeli military investigators attack was launched under assumption that only Hamas members would enter area. The Israeli military launched missiles at a beach in the Gaza Strip during its 2014 offensive without first verifying that its targets ...
A total of 54 Palestinians died last year waiting for Israeli visas to allow them to leave Gaza for medical treatment, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said, a figure it says shows the depth of suffering imposed on people in the coastal enclave. Only 54 per cent of 25,000 applications for travel permits ...
The Egyptian authorities have allowed the opening of the Rafah border crossing to secure the travel and return of Palestinian citizens out and to the Gaza Strip after a complete closure that lasted about 50 days. Palestinians were surprised by the Egyptian authorities' sudden decision to shut it down, only two days after it ...
About a week later, police arrested Dergham Jabareen, a resident of Umm al-Fahm, on suspicion of involvement in moving funds from Turkey to the West Bank and the Gaza Strip for use in terrorist activity. According to the Shin Bet, both men were recruited by Zahar Jabareen, a Hamas operative who was ...
In the disagreement between the military chief of staff and the defense minister over whether there is a humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip, the defense minister, Avigdor Lieberman, is right. There is no crisis. A crisis involves a breaking point of some kind that goes beyond what is routine, striking like a ...

Palestinians in the southern Gaza Strip wait to cross into Egypt through the Rafah border crossing after Egyptian authorities opened it Feb. 7 for humanitarian cases. (Said Khatib / AFP/Getty Images). To the editor: The economic and living conditions in the Gaza Strip have reached their lowest point since ...
Almost 2 million Palestinians live in the Gaza Strip, a tiny territory wedged between Egypt, Israel and the Mediterranean Sea. It has about half the area and six times the population of Lexington, Ky. Since 2007, when Hamas took over control of the strip in an armed revolt against the West Bank-based ...
Ramallah, Feb. 6 (Xinhua) -- The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) warned Tuesday of crucial consequences due to the growing severe shortage of fuels in hospitals and medical centers in the Gaza Strip. The Health Ministry in Gaza said earlier that over than 16 ...
2, the Israeli public has been receiving a heavy dose of harsh images depicting the humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip. Photos show Palestinian children lying helpless in hospitals without medication, a severe shortage of water, sewage flowing in filthy streets and long stretches of darkness because of ...
Individuals in contact with Yahya Sinwar, Hamas's hardline political leader in the Gaza Strip, have said Palestinian factions believe Israel will use an upcoming training exercise as cover to attack Hamas. In preparation, the Islamist group has declared a state of high alert, evacuated official buildings, ...
The Gaza Strip is preparing for confrontation with Israel within the next few days, the London-based Arabic daily Al Hayat reported on Sunday. According to the report, Palestinian factions, Hamas being chief among them, assess the chances of war with Israel "at 95 percent" and assume it could erupt within ...
Ghada had spent her entire life in the West Bank, yet somehow found herself deported to the Gaza Strip after being arrested by Border police officers. ... Israeli authorities deported a 14-year-old epileptic Palestinian girl from the West Bank to the Gaza Strip earlier this month, without notifying her parents, ...
News that Augusta Victoria hospital would no longer receive new patients has been extremely worrying for Khalil Abdullah. The 21-year-old cancer patient from Jabaliya in the occupied Gaza Strip is the sole breadwinner for a family of six. A painter and decorator, Abdullah had to stop working when he was ...
Palestinian girl arrested by Israel sent to Gaza Strip - where she'd never been, activists say. Teen from West Bank was arrested after visiting Jerusalem without a permit and dropped off at crossing into Gaza, Israeli rights group says. AFP in Jerusalem. Wed 31 Jan 2018 17.31 EST Last modified on Thu 1 Feb 2018 13.04 ...
Gaza City, Gaza Strip -- As of this year, Gazans have been able to go online before heading to the mosque and find out where their favorite Islamic preacher will be leading Friday prayers. The Ministry of religious Affairs enabled them to do so when it launched the platform Khotaba, which in Arabic ...
Everyone is aware of the humanitarian and economic disaster in the Gaza Strip. Everyone knows it's man-made. As long as Israel sold the Gaza Strip only 60 percent of the amount of electricity it did in previous years, people hoped the crisis was temporary. But now that the norm is for power to be supplied ...
The head of the Supreme Sharia Council in the Gaza Strip, Hassan Al-Jojo, said yesterday that the divorce rate has decreased by 3.5 per cent to reach 3,255 divorce cases in 2017 compared to 3,368 in 2016. Speaking during a press conference, Al-Jojo said that marriage rates had also declined by 10.8 ...
U.S President Donald Trump's special envoy to the Middle East, Jason Greenblatt, visited the Gaza Strip Sunday with Major General Yoav Mordechai, Israel's Coordinator of government Activities in the Territories. The general told Greenblatt that "the difficult situation in the Gaza Strip is a result of the policy ...
Gaza City, Gaza Strip -- Palestinians showcased their innovative ideas for recycling, reclaiming water, extracting natural gas and making organic fertilizer at a Jan. 15 exhibition organized by the Palestinian Environmental Quality Authority with the support of the European Union. The exhibition, which ...
The Israeli military is speeding up construction of its first underground border wall. The 40-mile-long wall will run the length of Israel's border with the Gaza Strip to counter tunnels that Palestinian militants have dug into Israeli territory. Dozens of tunnels, reportedly running dozens of miles long, have been ...
The infrastructure in the Gaza Strip is crumbling, Israel's President Reuven Rivlin said during a tour of southern Israel bordering the Hamas-run territory, because the terrorist group is "preventing rehabilitation" of the territory it rules, The Times of Israel reported Sunday. Rivlin called on the world to recognize ...
A man chops wood in the Rafah refugee camp in the southern end of the Gaza Strip on Jan. 17. -- Said Khatib / AFP - Getty Images. Share ... Palestinian women protest outside of the United Nations' offices in the al-Nusirat camp in the Gaza Strip on Jan. 17, after the White House froze tens of millions of ...
This photo taken on the Israeli side of the border with Gaza, shows a tunnel, that Israel says was dug by the Islamic Jihad militant group, leading from Gaza into Israel, near the southern Israeli kibbutz of Kissufim, Israel, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. The Israeli army showed journalists the tunnel that was ...
The Gaza Strip and its two million inhabitants have been largely cut off from the world by neighbouring Israel and Egypt since Hamas took control of the territory in a bloody coup against the Palestinian Authority in 2007. Access to the territory is tightly controlled at a few crossing points and some goods are ...
The Israeli fantasy of the Gaza Strip as a separate geographic and political territory caused and continues to cause a cascade of losses whose magnitude is difficult to estimate. The authorities, donor states and each individual family has spent and continues to spend enormous amounts of money to purify ...
It was an unusual and terse announcement: "In accordance with current assessments," the Israel army said on Saturday, the Kerem Shalom crossing would be closed the next day. There was no further explanation. Kerem Shalom is one of the Gaza Strip's few lifelines to the outer world and the principal ...
Mordechai will participate in an emergency conference initiated by Norway and the European Union to discuss the continued aid to the Palestinians and the deteriorating situation in the Gaza Strip. Mordechai is the one who called on the international community to sponsor a "Marshall Plan" and send ...
UNRWA to give cash assistance to over 2,000 refugee families in Gaza Strip. The funds will reach a total of 2,069 refugee families across the Gaza Strip in the course of this week. Staff Writer, WAM (Emirates news agency). Gaza- The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees in the ...
One of the co-founders of the Palestinian militant group Hamas is recovering in hospital after accidentally shooting himself in the head. Imad al-Alami's gun went off as he cleaned it at home in the Gaza Strip. He is badly wounded and is now being treated at a hospital in Gaza City. Alami was "inspecting his ...
Jerusalem, Jan. 7 (Xinhua) -- A total of 35 rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip at Israel in 2017, compared with 15 in 2016 and 21 in 2015, according to the statistics from the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) issued said on Sunday. Meanwhile, the number of "terror" attacks either in the West Bank or by ...
The blockade of the Gaza Strip has entailed tight control over all aspects of life since 2007, severely restricting the movement of people as well as goods. These restrictions limit the opportunities for people living in Gaza to realize basic human rights and development standards, including the realisation of ...
Those of us denouncing the decade-long siege on the Gaza Strip can help alleviate its impact, even as we continue to organize to bring an end to it. One way we can do this is by supporting the Edward Said Public Library, an oasis of escape, creativity, and cheerfulness in an otherwise gloomy environment.
Palestinians in the Gaza Strip have held a funeral for a 20-year old killed by Israeli forces during a protest against US President Donald Trump's decision to declare Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Jamal Mosleh was shot on Friday when the Israeli army opened fire at a rally on the Israel-Gaza border.
Gaza, Dec. 31 (Xinhua) -- The Israeli blockade and restriction on Gaza Strip as well as the stumbled reconstruction process in 2017 was "the worse economically" for the coastal enclave, according to a special report by the Gaza Chamber of Commerce and industry on Sunday. Israel continued it punitive ...
The Israeli Air Force attacked Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip on Saturday night, a report said. An Israeli military spokesperson said in a statement that jets hit Hamas observation points in southern Gaza, and that the attack was in response to rockets launched towards Israel on Friday, Haaretz reported on ...
The Israeli military has attacked two Hamas positions in the Gaza Strip with tank shelling and air strikes after rockets launched from Gaza struck Israel, according to Israeli news media. Israel's Iron Dome missile defence system intercepted two rockets fired from the Gaza Strip, the Israeli army said on twitter ...
Gaza City: 2017 has been a momentous year for the 2 million Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip -- an area of only 365 sq. km. They have witnessed a series of major political and social developments -- in particular the Egypt-brokered reconciliation deal between Hamas and Fatah, which promises ...
Red sirens were heard in the Southern town of Negev as thousands rushed for cover from two rockets launched from the Gaza Strip. An empty Israeli home was directly hit by one of the rockets. In a statement cited by local media, Head of the Sdot Negev Regional Council Tamir Idan said: "We expect and ...


 

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