Tag: Gaza

Analysis: Great danger awaits if wave of violence spreads substantially into Gaza

The top echelon of the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency), and even more so the leadership of the IDF, seems to have little impact and say on the government’s strategic decision making with regard to the current Palestinian rebellion.   This is evident in the fact that the cabinet has not been listening to the […]

Palestinians: Hundreds injured in West Bank and Gaza demonstrations

Palestinian riots continued to rock the West Bank and Gaza  Sunday, although the number of participants among them are dwindling as Israeli Security Forces clamp down on unrest.   The Red Crescent, the main emergency medical service organization in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, said that 332 Palestinians were wounded in clashes with security […]

Israel Strikes Hamas Targets in Response to Gaza Rocket Fire

The Israel Air Force struck Hamas military facilities in the Gaza Strips north early on Monday in response to rocket fire from the enclave.The Israel Defense Forces said in a statement that it had targeted “terror infrastructure” belonging to Hamas, adding that it holds the organization responsible for the escalation. According to sources in Gaza, the […]

Gaza could be ‘uninhabitable’ by 2020: UN

The Gaza Strip, ravaged by wars and nearly a decade of an Israeli and Egyptian blockade, could become uninhabitable for residents within just five years, the United Nations development agency said Tuesday.   “The social, health and security-related ramifications of the high population density and overcrowding are among the factors that may render Gaza unliveable […]

Israel Air Force targets Hamas munitions operation in Gaza after rocket attack

After a rocket landed in Israel on Thursday, the Israel Air Force responded by attacking a weapons manufacturing target in Gaza, the IDF said.   The site belonged to Hamas and was located in the central part of the coastal territory, according to the IDF.   The army said that it viewed the “Hamas terror […]

Gaza families call on Egypt to save abducted Palestinians

Families of four Gaza Palestinians who were abducted in restive Sinai have called on Egypt to save their kin.   Abdul Kareem, whose nephew Yasser Zanoun was among those abducted, said on Thursday that the 25-year-old Zanoun was “much loved” and urged Egypt to help secure his freedom.   Masked gunmen stopped a bus shortly […]

Amnesty report: ‘strong evidence of Israeli war crimes’ in Gaza

“There is strong evidence that Israeli forces committed war crimes in their relentless and massive bombardment of residential areas of Rafah in order to foil the capture of Lieutenant Hadar Goldin, displaying a shocking disregard for civilian lives,” Philip Luther, director of the Middle East and North Africa Program at Amnesty International, said in a […]

Fatah Demands That Hamas Hand Over Control of Gaza

The back and forth between rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas continued on Monday, with a Fatah official saying that Hamas must hand over rule of Gaza as a condition to forming a unity government.   Speaking to the Ma’an news agency, Fatah official Azzam al-Ahmad said Hamas has to “lift their hands” from Gaza […]

Israeli opposition leader: Unilateral withdrawal from Gaza was a ‘mistake’

Israel’s opposition leader Isaac Herzog said Tuesday the disengagement from Gaza was a “mistake” with regards to security, but nevertheless was necessary in order to prevent Israel from becoming a binational state.   Speaking at a news conference marking the 10th anniversary of the withdrawal from Gaza, the head of the Zionist Union said future […]

Israeli jets strike Gaza terror targets in retaliation for overnight rocket fire

The Israel Air Force attacked targets in the Gaza Strip in the early hours of Thursday morning, in response to a rocket that was fired into Israel a few hours prior.   Hamas confirmed the strikes, saying that Israeli jets had attacked an Al-Qassam Brigades training camp in Al Bureij in the center of the […]