Tag Archives: Gaza

Israel hits Hamas after ‘projectile’ fire: Army

Israel struck a Hamas position in Gaza after a “projectile” fired from the Palestinian enclave on Monday crashed in a border area, the Israeli army said. “Initial inquiry suggests a projectile launched from the Gaza Strip landed in an open

Gaza’s water shortage worsening, no easy solutions seen

Marwan An-Najar, a Palestinian from the south of the Gaza Strip, says he has not tasted sweet tap water in 10 years. Every day, he travels 4km to fill a 20-liter plastic jerrycan at a local desalination station. Gaza has

Israel plans 2,500 new settlement homes in occupied West Bank

Israel announced plans on Tuesday for 2,500 more settlement homes in the occupied West Bank, the second such declaration since US President Donald Trump took office signaling he would be less critical of such projects than his predecessor. A statement

Hamas forces break up Gaza electricity crisis protest

Hamas security forces broke up a protest in northern Gaza on Thursday, an AFP photographer and witnesses said, as thousands took to the streets over an electricity crisis. The demonstrators gathered in the Jabalia refugee camp for a march, with

Energy crisis leaves Gaza with barely 4 hours of power a day

For weeks, Gazans have been making do with less than half their usual electricity supply – barely a few hours a day – with no sign of the shortages alleviating anytime soon, fuelling distress and frustration among the population. Normally,

Hamas blames Israel for killing of drone expert in Tunisia

The Palestinian Hamas group in Gaza blamed Israel on Saturday for the killing in Tunisia this week of a Tunisian national it described as one of its drone experts, and threatened retaliation. Hamas’s armed wing, the Qassam Brigades, said Mohammed

Gaza man shot dead in protest near border with Israel

Israeli troops shot and killed a 26-year-old Palestinian during a rock-throwing protest near the Gaza-Israel border on Friday, a Palestinian health official said. An Israeli military spokeswoman said troops had fired shots to disperse Palestinians trying to breach the Gaza

Israeli tanks fire on Gaza in response to rocket attack

Israeli tanks shelled the Gaza Strip after a rocket from the Palestinian enclave hit an open field on Thursday, the second such exchange of fire in two days, officials said. The rocket slammed into the Eshkol area of Israel bordering

Abbas’s farewell to Israel’s Peres stirs controversy at home

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is feeling a backlash at home over his attendance at the funeral of Israeli statesman Shimon Peres, who shared a Nobel prize for interim peace deals with the Palestinians. In Arabic postings on social media, critics

US charity axes Gaza staff amid Hamas link claims

World Vision has cancelled the contracts of 120 Palestinian employees in Gaza, staff told AFP Friday, amid Israeli allegations that the NGO’s Gaza head diverted millions to Hamas. “They informed 120 employees from World Vision in Gaza they were officially

Turkish aid sent to Gaza after Israel deal approved

Turkish aid for the Gaza Strip has been sent from the country’s southern coast for the second time since relations were normalized between Israel and Ankara in June, a Turkish official said Saturday. A humanitarian aid ship bound for southern

Israel rejects immunity for indicted UN engineer in Gaza

The Israeli government on Thursday rejected a UN request for diplomatic immunity for a Palestinian engineer who worked for the UN in the Gaza Strip but is now in prison after being accused of assisting the territory’s Hamas rulers. Israel

US urges citizens to leave Gaza ‘as soon as possible’

The United States yesterday reiterated its recommendation that Americans in Gaza leave the territory controlled by Hamas, which Washington calls a terrorist group, “as soon as possible.” The warning came after the Israeli army said it bombed dozens of targets

Turkey, Israel trade jibes after Gaza strikes

Israel and Turkey traded fierce recriminations Monday over Israeli actions in Gaza, less than 72 hours after the Ankara parliament ratified renewed ties with the Jewish state following a six-year rift. Israel on Sunday carried out dozens of air and

Israeli reprisal after Hamas rocket attack

The Israeli military carried out a series of airstrikes in the Gaza Strip late Sunday, targeting Hamas positions in response to a Palestinian rocket attack that hit an Israeli border town earlier in the day. Palestinian Health Ministry official Ashraf

Erdogan speaks with Abbas on Turkish-Israeli deal over Gaza

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan spoke with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas by telephone on Sunday night and told him a deal had been reached with Israel to improve the humanitarian situation in Gaza, sources from the Turkish presidency said. The call

Palestinians begin sea border talks with Egypt

The Palestinians have begun talks with Egypt on setting out the maritime borders of their hoped for future state and the resources they can extract from the sea, their UN ambassador to the United Nations said Friday. The goal is

Arab league chief denounces Israel at peace talks

Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi blasted Israel as a bastion of “racism and fascism” on Saturday at a meeting of foreign ministers to discuss a French Middle East peace initiative. The Arab ministers are expected to adopt a resolution on

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