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  • Israeli Army Kills Four Palestinians, Including A Baby And Her Pregnant Mother, In Gaza
    May 5, 2019 12:33 AM - IMEMC News

    The Israeli army killed, Saturday, four Palestinians, including a pregnant mother and her baby girl, in a series of bombings and air strikes targeting the Gaza Strip, wounding more than 30 civilians.

    Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza, has reported that the soldiers killed a pregnant Palestinian mother, identified as Falasteen Saleh Abu Arar , 37, and her baby girl, Saba Mahmoud Abu Arar , 14 months, after firing a missile at their home in Gaza city.

    The mother, who was also six months pregnant, suffered very serious wounds to the head and other parts of her body, and died from her wounds.

    Dr. al-Qedra added that the soldiers also moderately injured another daughter of the slain pregnant mother.

    Furthermore, the soldiers killed another Palestinian, identified as Khaled Mohammad Abu Qleiq , 25, after the army fired several missiles into areas in Beit Lahia, in northern Gaza.

    The soldiers also fired many missiles at homes in the neighborhoods of the Sheja’eyya, Tuffah and Zeitoun, in Gaza city, causing many injuries and serious property damage.

    At least thirty Palestinians have been injured in the ongoing Israeli bombardments, that caused damage to several homes in the Gaza Strip, including two residential, west of Gaza city.

    Among the targeting buildings was “Abdullah al-Hourani Center for Studies and Documentation” which is run by Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), in Gaza city.

    The Center is located in a residential building which was targeted by several Israeli missiles, Saturday.

    The Israeli bombardment also caused damage to several shops and stores, in addition to media agencies.

    Armed resistance factions in Gaza said they retaliated to the Israeli escalation by firing shells into several Israeli areas, including Ofakim, Asqalan (Ashkelon), Be’er as-Sabe’ (Beersheba) and Keryat Gat.

    Earlier Saturday, the soldiers killed one Palestinian, identified as Emad Mohammad Nosseir, 22, from Beit Hanoun, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip.

    On Friday, the soldiers killed two Palestinians during the Great Return March processions, and later killed two members of the al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas.

    Besides killing the two four Palestinians, the soldiers also injured 82 Palestinians, including 34 children, two journalists and three medics.


    • 19h23 Un bébé palestinien tué dans un raid israélien à Gaza
      AFP - 04/05/2019 L’Orient-Le Jour -

      Une fillette palestinienne âgée de 14 mois a péri samedi dans un raid israélien qui a touché la maison familiale dans la bande de Gaza, a indiqué le ministère de la Santé à Gaza.
      L’armée de l’air israélienne a mené plusieurs raids sur la bande de Gaza, en riposte aux quelque 200 roquettes tirées sur Israël depuis l’enclave palestinienne.

      « Saba Abou Arar , âgée d’un an et deux mois, est décédée dans un raid dans l’est de la ville de Gaza. Sa mère, qui est enceinte, a été grièvement blessée, et sa soeur a été également blessée », a précisé le porte-parole du ministère de la Santé du Hamas.
      « Nous étions en train de déjeuner lorsque la maison a été bombardée par un avion israélien. Saba a été tuée sur le coup », a dit à l’AFP Abou Mohamed Abou Arar, un cousin du père de la fillette, qui a confirmé que la mère et la soeur avaient été blessées. (...)

      20h38 Gaza : la mère du bébé palestinien tué dans un raid israélien succombe
      AFP- 04/05/2019

      La mère d’un bébé palestinien tué samedi dans un raid israélien à Gaza, a succombé à ses blessures infligées lors de la même frappe qui a touché leur maison, a indiqué le ministère de la Santé à Gaza.

      « Falastine Abou Arar , âgée de 37 ans et enceinte, est décédée après avoir été blessée à la tête », lors du bombardement de sa maison dans l’est de la ville de Gaza, a déclaré le ministère gazaoui.

      22h56 Gaza : un quatrième palestinien tué par un tir israélien
      AFP - 04/05/2019
      Un quatrième Palestinien a été tué samedi dans un raid aérien israélien contre la bande de Gaza, a indiqué le ministère de la Santé gazaoui après le tir de plus de 200 roquettes vers Israël depuis l’enclave palestinienne.
      Khaled Abou Qleiq , 25 ans, a été tué dans une frappe sur le nord de la bande de Gaza, a précisé le ministère.

  • » Updated: “Army Kills One Palestinian, Injures Seven, In Gaza”
    May 4, 2019 12:38 PM - IMEMC News

    The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed that Israeli soldiers killed, Saturday, one Palestinian and injured at least seven others, during a series of air strikes and bombings targeting several areas of the besieged Gaza Strip.

    The Health Ministry said the soldiers killed Emad Mohammad Nosseir , 22, from Beit Hanoun, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip.

    It added that the soldiers injured seven other Palestinians, including four who were wounded in previous air strikes targeting Beit Hanoun.

    The Israeli Air Force also carried out several strikes targeting areas in northern Gaza, including many sites, run by armed resistance groups hundreds of meters away from the perimeter fence.

    The targeted areas are in Rafah and Khan Younis, in southern Gaza Strip, the Central District and Gaza city, in addition to Beit Hanoun and Beit Lahia, in northern Gaza.


  • » Updated: “Army Kills A Child, Injures 66 Palestinians, In Gaza
    IMEMC News - April 12, 2019 8:12 PM

    Israeli soldiers attacked, on Friday evening, the weekly Great March Processions in the besieged Gaza Strip, killing one child, and injuring at 55 others, including one who suffered serious wounds, and two medics.

    The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that the soldiers shot a child, identified as Maisara Mousa Ali Abu Shallouf, 15, after shooting him with live fire in the abdomen, east of Jabalia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip.

    The soldiers also fired live rounds and gas bombs at medics trying to reach the child to provide him with the urgently needed medical help, before he succumbed to his wounds.

    Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry In Gaza, said the soldiers shot 66 Palestinians, including 15 children and six women, in addition to two medics.

    It added that one of the wounded Palestinians suffered life-threatening wounds.

    The Health Ministry also stated that the soldiers shot two medics and caused others to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation.

    On 54th Friday of Great March of Return and Breaking Siege, Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian Child and Wound 93 Civilians, including 17 Children, 4 Women, 3 Paramedics, and Journalist
    April 12, 2019

    (...) The Israeli shooting, which continued at around 19:00, resulted in the killing of Maysara Mousa Suliman Abu Shalouf (15), from ‘zbit Beit Hanoun. At approximately 17:00, Maysara sustained a live bullet wound that entered his left waist and settled in the pelvis while standing few meters away from the border fence in eastern Jabalia. He was left bleeding for 20 minutes because medical personnel were unable to access him. After that, he was taken to a medical point and then referred to the Indonesian Hospital, where his death was declared at approximately 17:55.

    Moreover, 93 civilians, including 17 children, four women, three paramedics, and a journalist, were wounded. Forty-four of them were hit with live bullets and shrapnel, 46 were directly hit with tear gas canisters and three were hit with rubber bullets. In addition, dozens of civilians suffered tear gas inhalation and seizures due to tear gas canisters that were fired by the Israeli forces from the military jeeps and riffles in the eastern Gaza Strip.(...)

    #Palestine_assassinée #marcheduretour

  • Une roquette tirée depuis la bande de Gaza fait plusieurs blessés en Israël - moyen orient - RFI

    Un tir de roquette en provenance de la bande de Gaza a fait cinq ou six blessés – selon les sources – au nord de Tel-Aviv, en Israël, ce lundi 25 mars. Le Premier ministre Benyamin Netanyahu a annoncé qu’il allait raccourcir sa visite aux Etats-Unis et a promis de riposter « avec force ». L’armée israélienne envoie des renforts autour de Gaza. (...)


    • Rocket fired from Gaza hits Israeli House; Seven Wounded
      March 25, 2019 9:01 AM

      (...) The house that was hit by the rocket is located 100 km from the Gaza Strip, and the ‘Iron Dome’ system that the Israeli government has in place to intercept rockets fired from Gaza was not activated.

      No Palestinian armed resistance group claimed credit for the attack.

      When a rocket was fired from Gaza nearly two weeks ago, the Israeli airforce responded by dropping one hundred bombs in different parts of the Gaza Strip.

      Residents of Gaza report that they are fearful of what Israeli forces may be preparing to do, noting that drones and helicopters have been hovering over parts of Gaza all night.

      Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu reportedly cut short his trip visiting Trump in Washington DC to return to Israel to “manage our operations up close”.

    • surtout quand :

      Trump Signs Order Recognizing Golan Heights as Israeli Territory

      With Benjamin Netanyahu at his side, Trump said the U.S. will always stand by Israel’s side
      Noa Landau and Reuters (Washington, D.C. )

      President Donald Trump holds up a signed proclamation recognizing Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights, as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu looks on, Washington, D.C., March 25, 2019.AP/Susan Walsh

      WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump met Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Monday to sign a presidential proclamation officially recognizing the Golan Heights as Israeli territory on Monday, thus formalizing a move announced with a tweet earlier on Thursday.

      In a joint press conference, Trump said: “We do not want to see another attack like the one suffered this morning north of Tel Aviv,” adding: “Our relationship is powerful.” Trump then said: “We will confront the poison of anti-Semitism.”

    • Israeli Airstrikes Injure 8 Palestinians, Including Two Children In Gaza
      March 26, 2019 12:28 AM

      The Israeli Air Force carried out, on Monday at night, a series of air strikes targeting several areas, including homes, in many parts of the besieged Gaza Strip, wounding eight Palestinians, including two children.

      Media sources said the army fired two missiles into a commercial building, in the center of Gaza city, wounding two Palestinians, and causing excessive damage to the property and surrounding homes.

      The army also fired a missile at a residential building in the Rimal neighborhood, in Gaza city, wounding two children, and causing excessive damage to the building and some surrounding homes.

      At least one Palestinian was also injured when the army fired missiles into a building, east of the Sheja’eyya neighborhood, east of Gaza city.

      The army also fired two missiles into two sites, west of Gaza city, and in Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, causing damage, in addition to several missiles striking Palestinian lands east of Khan Younis and Rafah, in the southern parts of the coastal region.

      Medical sources said four Palestinians were injured by Israeli missiles in Beit Lahia and Jabalia, in northern Gaza, and were rushed to the Indonesian Hospital

      The Maan News Agency has reported that the army fired more than 100 missiles into various areas in the Gaza Strip.

      It added that all schools, universities, banks and various institutions have decided to close their doors, to avoid civilian casualties should the situation witness a further deterioration.

      Among the targeted buildings are offices of Ismael Haniyya, the political leader of Hamas movement.

      Israeli daily Haaretz has reported that the army launched an offensive striking what it called “Hamas targets” in the Gaza Strip after a shell was reportedly fired from Gaza. (...)

    • L’armée israélienne d’occupation bombarde le ghetto de Gaza
      25 mars 2019 - Memo – Al Jazeera

      L’occupant israélien a lancé aujourd’hui des frappes aériennes sur la bande de Gaza, touchant des cibles à travers l’enclave assiégée depuis maintenant 12 années.

      Les frappes ont commencé ce soir vers 18h00 heure locale (16h00 GMT), après qu’Israël ait passé la journée à se préparer à l’assaut. Après avoir affirmé qu’une roquette a été tirée de Gaza sur une ville au nord de Tel-Aviv, l’armée israélienne a envoyé deux brigades de l’armée – totalisant plus de 1 000 soldats – le long de la clôture de Gaza et a appelé des réservistes des unités aériennes en vue des bombardements.

      Israël a également bloqué aujourd’hui toute la bande de Gaza, en fermant les points de passage de Kerem Shalom (Karm Abu Salem) et Erez (Beit Hanoun) qui permettent aux produits et fournitures médicales d’entrer dans l’enclave. Il a également réduit la zone de pêche qu’il impose au large de la côte méditerranéenne de Gaza, bloquant ainsi encore davantage le territoire. (...)

  • » Palestinian Dies From Serious Wounds He Suffered In Gaza– IMEMC News

    The Palestinian Health Ministry in the besieged Gaza Strip has reported, on Sunday at dawn, that a young man died from serious wounds he suffered, on Saturday at night, after Israeli soldiers shot him in the northern part of the coastal region.

    Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza, has reported that the Palestinian has been identified as Habeeb al-Masri , 24.

    He added that the Palestinian was shot during a protest near the perimeter fence, east of Beit Hanoun in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, after the soldiers targeted many protesters with live fire, rubber-coated steel bullets and high-velocity gas bombs.

    The Palestinian suffered a very serious injury after a soldier shot him with a live round in the chest, and was rushed to the Indonesian Hospital, in Jabalia, before he was moved to the Shifa Medical Center in Gaza city, due to the seriousness of his wounds.

    #Palestine_assassinée #marcheduretour

  • » Palestinian Killed as Israeli Military drops Multiple Bombs in Gaza
    IMEMC News - October 17, 2018 9:47 AM

    The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza said one Palestinian, identified as Naji Jamal Mohammad Za’anin , 25, was killed when the Israeli missiles struck a site in Beit Lahia, in northern Gaza. The Palestinian was from Beit Hanoun, also in the northern part of the Gaza Strip.

    The Israeli airforce dropped bombs in several parts of Gaza Wednesday morning, wounding 14 Palestinians in addition to killing Za’anin, including six schoolchildren, in Deir al-Balah city, in central Gaza, before they were rushed to the Al-Aqsa Hospital.

    The Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, said the army targeted three of its centers in several parts of the Gaza Strip.

    The first center, Abu Jarad, south of Gaza city, and the second, al-Waha, west of Beit Lahia, in northern Gaza, and the third in the Zeitoun neighborhood, in the center of Gaza city.

    The army later fired more missiles into areas in Rafah, in southern Gaza, and another site of the al-Qassam Brigades in Deir al-Balah, in central Gaza. In addition, the Israeli Air Force fired missiles into agricultural lands in the az-Zanna area, in Bani Suheila town, east of Khan Younis, and a near the seaport, west of Khan Younis, in southern Gaza.

    For its part, Egypt started contacting Palestinian officials in Gaza, and Israeli officials, in an attempt to mediate an prevent a further escalation in the area.

    The bombs were dropped on Gaza after unknown Palestinians fired a rocket into Israel Wednesday morning, causing no injuries.

    Abu Mujahed, the spokesperson of the Popular Resistance Committees in Gaza, said in a statement that no Palestinian resistance groups were involved in the firing of the rocket – and that all the armed Palestinian resistance groups are always willing to claim responsibility if they ever do fire rockets.

    The statement was made after discussions with the representatives of all the Palestinian armed resistance groups.


  • Israel closes Erez crossing in response to protests
    Sept. 5, 2018 11:12 A.M. (Updated: Sept. 5, 2018 11:15 A.M.)

    GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — The Israeli authorities announced, on Wednesday, the closure of the Erez crossing (Beit Hanoun) between Israel and the northern besieged Gaza Strip, until a further notice.

    The Palestinian liaison said that the Israeli authorities notified the Palestinian side of the closure, pointing out that it would be starting on Wednesday until a further notice under the pretext of organized protests that had taken place near the crossing, on Tuesday, against the United States’ decision to cut all funds to the United Nations Relief and Work Agency (UNRWA).

    Sources pointed out that significant damages were caused on the Palestinian side of the Erez crossing, as a result of the protests.

    The Israeli authorities allowed passage into Israel to only two emergency cases, however, prevented some 400 other cases from leaving the Gaza Strip.

    Israel confirmed that the crossing would be open for passengers returning to the Gaza Strip.

    #GAZA #Blocus

    • Israeli naval forces open fire at Gazan fishermen
      Sept. 5, 2018 10:59 A.M. (Updated: Sept. 5, 2018 12:00 P.M.)

      GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Israeli naval forces opened fire, on Wednesday morning, at Palestinian fishing boats off the coast of the southern besieged Gaza Strip.

      A Ma’an reporter said that Israeli naval forces opened fire at Palestinian fishermen as they were working off the coast of Rafah City in the southern Gaza Strip.

      Sources added that no injuries were reported.

      Several human rights groups reported that since the beginning of 2018, the Israeli navy has carried out more than 230 attacks against Palestinian fishermen in the Gaza Strip, including shootings, detentions and confiscation of boats.

      Israeli human rights group B’Tselem confirmed that Israel’s Gaza closure and “harassment of fishermen” have been “destroying Gaza’s fishing sector,” with 95 percent of fishermen living below the poverty line.

  • « #Terrorisme agricole » : comment les #colons israéliens détruisent les cultures palestiniennes | Middle East Eye

    HÉBRON, Cisjordanie occupée – Ce mardi matin-là, Maher Karaje, 50 ans, est parti s’occuper de son vignoble, comme presque tous les jours depuis des décennies, et il s’est retrouvé dans un cimetière. 

    Suspendues aux treilles construites par Karaje et son frère, les 450 pieds de vigne présentaient le tronc tailladé. Il n’a pas fallu plus de quatre jours pour que les ceps, seul moyen de subsistance de Karaje, se dessèchent.

    « J’étais aussi abattu que si j’avais perdu un enfant », confie Karaje à Middle East Eye, sous la canopée des vignes maintenant jaunies et flétries, en bordure de la route principale de la ville de Halhoul (sud de la Cisjordanie), au nord d’Hébron. 

    « Ces vignes, c’était toute ma vie. Je les ai arrosées et j’ai pris soin d’elles tous les jours depuis des années, et maintenant tout est fichu ».

    Le raid du 22 mai sur les vignes de Karaje a été mené une semaine seulement après une attaque étrangement similaire dans le village voisin de Beit Hanoun, où 400 vignes ont été dévastées, à quelques centaines de mètres du vignoble de Karaje, pris entre deux grandes colonies israéliennes. 

    À Beit Hanoun, un graffiti en hébreu près du vignoble détruit menaçait : « Nous irons vous chercher partout ». Karaje a trouvé un message identique, écrit à la bombe de peinture sur ses terres.


  • » Israeli Soldiers Killed Four Palestinians, Including A Child, Injured 729, In Gaza On Friday–
    IMEMC News - April 21, 2018 7:26 AM

    The Palestinian Health Ministry has confirmed that Israeli soldiers shot and killed, Friday, four Palestinians, including one child, and injured more than 729, including 24 children and twelve women, after the army resorted to the excessive use of force against protesters, on their lands, near the border fence, in the besieged Gaza Strip.

    The Ministry said the soldiers killed a child, identified as Mohammad Ibrahim Ayyoub , 15, from Jabalia in northern Gaza, after shooting him with an expanding bullet in the head.

    It added that the soldiers also killed Ahmad Rashad al-Athamna , 24, from Beit Hanoun, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, after shooting him with a live round in his neck, east of nearby Jabalia.

    The soldiers also killed Ahmad Nabil Aqel , 25, after shooting him with an expanding bullet in the head, east of Jabalia, in northern Gaza. He was first shot in his leg, received the needed treatment, and returned to the protests, before being killed by Israeli army fire.

    In addition, the soldiers killed Sa’ad Abdul-Majid Abu Taha , 29, from al-Qarara town, northeast of the southern Gaza Strip city of Khan Younis, after shooting him with a live round in his neck.

    The Health Ministry also stated that the soldiers shot more than 729 Palestinians, including 174 who were rushed to local hospitals, and at least three who suffered life-threatening wounds, and 271 who received treatment in make-shift field clinics. 156 of the wounded were shot with live fire.

    One of the wounded is a medic, who suffered a very serious injury, in addition to two journalists. Ninety Palestinians suffered moderate wounds.


  • » Israel confirms holding two bodies of Palestinians killed Friday – Total now 17
    April 2, 2018 10:40 AM IMEMC News

    Israeli authorities confirmed Sunday that they are holding the bodies of two Palestinians who were killed on Friday during the protests at the borders in Gaza. The two men were identified as:

    Mohammad Rubaiya

    Mosab Zohair Salloul
    According to Israeli news sources, the Israeli government said they have no intention of releasing the bodies or returning them to their families for burial.

    The Islamic faith requires that a body be buried as soon after death as possible, so most funerals are held the day after a person dies.

    However, Israeli authorities continue to hold the bodies of 26 Palestinians, including these two killed on Friday – some of the bodies held by Israel were killed over one year ago.

    The Israeli military spokesperson claimed that the two men whose bodies were taken after being killed by the military Friday were members of the armed wing of Hamas.

    But regardless of their political affiliation, on Friday the men were participating in a non-violent direct action at the border that involved all political parties and factions in Palestine.

    #Palestine_assassinée #marcheduretour

    Update: Sixteen Killed Friday by Israeli Soldiers During Land Day Protest, 1416 Wounded
    March 30, 2018 7:58 PM
    The number of Palestinians killed in Gaza during the Land Day protests at the border fences has reached 16, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health.

    Dr. Ashraf Al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza said the slain Palestinians have been identified as:

    1. Wahid Nasrallah Abu Sammour , 27, Khan Younis, southern Gaza. (farmer killed before dawn on his land)
    2. Mohammad Kamal Naja, 25, Jabalia, northern Gaza.
    3. Mohammad Naim Abu Amro , 27, Sheja’eyya, Gaza city.
    4. Amin Mansour Abu Moammar, Rafah, southern Gaza.
    5. Ibrahim Abu Sha’ar , 22, Rafah.
    6. Abdul-Fattah Bahjat Abdul-Nabi , 18, Beit Lahia, northern Gaza.
    7. Mahmoud Sa’adi Rohmi, 33, Gaza.
    8. Sari Waleed Abu Odah , Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza.
    9. Hamdan Ismael Abu Amsha.
    10.Jihad Ahmad Freina , 34, east of Gaza city.
    11.Ahmad Ibrahim Ashour Odah, 16, northern Gaza.
    12.Abdul-Qader Merdhi al-Hawajri , 42, Nusseirat refugee camp, central Gaza.
    13.Jihad Zoheir Abu Jamous, 30, Khan Younis.
    14.Bader Faeq as-Sabagh , 21, Jabalia.
    15.Naji Abdullah Abu Hjeir , 25, al-Boreij, central Gaza.
    16.Mosab Zohair Salloul (still unconfirmed, his body has not been recovered)

    1416 Palestinians have been wounded. 758 of whom were shot by live ammunition, 148 injured by rubber-coated steel bullets. The others were injured by tear gas, concussion grenades and other so-called ‘non-lethal’ weapons.

  • Israeli Soldiers Shoot 49 Palestinians In Gaza– IMEMC News
    March 31, 2018 10:54 PM IMEMC News

    Israeli soldiers shot, Saturday, 49 Palestinians protesting on their lands, near border area, in several parts of the Gaza Strip.

    The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that the soldiers shot nine Palestinians east of Jabalia and one in Beit Hanoun, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, 16 east of Gaza city, 15 east of al-Boreij in central Gaza, in addition to six east of Rafah and two east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the coastal region.

    All wounded Palestinians were rushed to hospitals in the Gaza Strip, while medics provided dozens with the needed treatment for the effects of teargas inhalation.

    On Saturday at dawn, the soldiers fired several artillery shells into Palestinian agricultural lands in the eastern and central parts of the Gaza Strip.

    In related news, Israeli navy ships opened fire, on Saturday evening, at Palestinian fishing boats, in Rafah.

    The attack came just one day after Israeli soldiers killed sixteen unarmed Palestinians in the besieged coastal region, and injured nearly 1300 others.


  • On Land Day, Israeli forces kill 14 Palestinians, injure hundreds more in Gaza
    March 30, 2018 8:19 P.M. (Updated: March 30, 2018 8:19 P.M.)

    GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Israeli forces shot dead 14 Palestinians and injured over a 1,000 more along the Gaza border on Friday, as thousands of Palestinians demonstrated in “The Great March of Return” on the 42nd anniversary of Land Day.

    The Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza confirmed that 14 Palestinians were killed on Friday. They were identified as:

    Mohammad Kamel Najjar
    Wahid Nasrallah Abu Samour
    Mahmoud Abu Muammar
    Mohammad Abu Amro
    Amhad Ibrahim Odah
    Jihad Farina
    Mahmoud Rahmi
    Ibrahim Abu Shaer
    Abd al-Fattah Bahjat Abd al-Nabi
    Abd al-Qader al-Hawajri
    Sari Walid Abu Odah
    Hamdan Ismail Abu Amsha
    Omar Samour
    Bader Fayek al-Sabbagh

    The ministry added that 1,272 Palestinians were injured. While the majority suffered from severe tear-gas inhalation, tens of Palestinians were injured with live ammunition, some critically.

    The ministry called on Palestinians across Gaza to donate blood at hospitals.

    #Palestine_assassinée #marcheduretour

    • Friday: Israeli Soldiers Kill 15 Palestinians In Gaza, Injure 1416
      March 30, 2018 7:58 PM IMEMC News

      The number of Palestinians killed in Gaza during the Land Day protests at the border fences has reached 15, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health.

      The latest casualties have been identified as:

      Bader Faeq as-Sabagh

      Naji Abdullah Abu Hjeir, 25, al-Boreij, central Gaza.

      1416 Palestinians have been wounded. 758 were shot by live ammunition, 148 injured by rubber-coated steel bullets. The others were injured by tear gas, concussion grenades and other so-called ‘non-lethal’ weapons.

      Updated from: The Palestinian Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip has reported that Israeli soldiers killed, Friday, thirteen Palestinians, and injured at least 1272, including many who suffered serious wounds, in several parts of the Gaza Strip.

      The latest casualties at the time of this report has been identified as Jihad Zoheir Abu Jamous, 30, who was shot with a live round in the head, in Khan Younis.

      At least twenty of the wounded Palestinians suffered life-threatening injuries, especially since the soldiers used exploding bullets.

      The Israeli army resorted to the excessive use of force against the nonviolent protesters who marched only carrying Palestinian flags, by firing dozens of live rounds at them, in addition to rubber-coated steel bullets, gas bombs and concussion grenades.

      Dr. Ashraf Al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza said the slain Palestinians have been identified as:

      Wahid Nasrallah Abu Sammour, 27, Khan Younis, southern Gaza.
      Mohammad Kamal Najjar, 25, Jabalia, northern Gaza.
      Mohammad Naim Abu Amro, 27, Sheja’eyya, Gaza city.
      Amin Mansour Abu Moammar, Rafah, southern Gaza.
      Ibrahim Abu Sha’ar, 22, Rafah.
      Abdul-Fattah Bahjat Abdul-Nabi, 18, Beit Lahia, northern Gaza.
      Mahmoud Sa’adi Rohmi, 33, Gaza.
      Sari Waleed Abu Odah, Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza.
      Hamdan Ismael Abu Amsha.
      Jihad Ahmad Freina, 34, east of Gaza city.
      Ahmad Ibrahim Ashour Odah, 16, northern Gaza.
      Abdul-Qader Merdhi al-Hawajri, 42, Nusseirat refugee camp, central Gaza.
      Jihad Zoheir Abu Jamous, 30, Khan Younis.

      Wahid Sammour was the first to be killed earlier on Friday, while working on his own farmland, when the soldiers fired shells into lands, east of Khan Younis.

      Furthermore, hospitals and medical centers across the Gaza Strip issued urgent appeals to the Palestinians to donate blood for the wounded.

  • Un Palestinien de Gaza découvre par hasard un cimetière antique dans son jardin
    11h56, le 27 janvier 2018

    La maison familiale a été détruite lors de ce conflit, laissant de larges cratères dans le jardin.@ MOHAMMED ABED / AFP

    En observant la pluie s’écouler dans une cavité de son jardin, ce Palestinien a eu l’idée d’aller jeter un coup d’œil. Sous ses pieds se trouvait en fait un cimetière qui pourrait remonter à l’époque romaine.

    Le Palestinien Abdel Karim al-Kafarnah a eu le choc de sa vie : cette semaine, il a découvert par hasard dans son jardin un cimetière qui pourrait dater de l’époque romaine.

    Un escalier caché sous une large pierre. Cet homme de 24 ans vit à Beit Hanoun, dans le nord de la bande de Gaza, un secteur ravagé lors de la guerre de l’été 2014 menée par l’Etat hébreu. La maison familiale a été détruite lors de ce conflit, laissant de larges cratères dans le jardin, et cette semaine, alors que de fortes pluies s’abattaient sur la région, il a remarqué que de l’eau s’écoulait vers un des trous. Il a alors examiné l’endroit de plus près.

    Un Palestinien de Gaza découvre un cimetière antique
    Par AFP Vidéo, publié le 27 janvier 2018 à 17h01.

  • He sang ’Creep,’ but we expected more of Thom Yorke
    One can fight politicians, global warming, big corporations and Donald Trump without needing much courage. Not so with the occupation
    By Gideon Levy | Jul. 20, 2017 | 4:09 AM | 4

    “When we got the call / Saw dollars in my eyes / We’re supporting apartheid / But the pay’s really high / I float like white phosphorous / Over Beit Hanoun skies / I wish I was ethical / We’re so very unethical / But I’m a creep / I’m playing Israel / What the hell am I doing here? / I don’t belong here I don’t even notice / No Palestinians around.”

    These lyrics were superimposed by BDS activists in England on a video from a Radiohead performance of their hit song “Creep,” to protest the band’s appearance Wednesday night in Tel Aviv. Similarly, Scottish activists posted a cover of another Radiohead song, “Karma Police,” with the lyrics “They’re playing apartheid / While Palestinians wait / They’re the worst kind of hypocrites.”

    So these versions circulated online, while Radiohead gathered tens of thousands in Yarkon Park. Gaza is enveloped in darkness and they laughed all the way to the bank. While doors all over the world are being slammed in Roger Waters’ face as part of the delegitimization of the BDS movement, Radiohead can appear anywhere and not pay any price for identifying with Israel and the occupation, and it only got more ridiculous as lead singer Thom Yorke became more entrenched in his positions.

    This battle of music icons, between the protest singer, Waters, and the checkbook singer, Yorke; between the voice of morality and conscience and the voice of escapism and apathy, always ends in victory for Yorke’s “music without borders.” It’s always more comfortable to be an apolitical singer, one who “doesn’t mix music with politics.”

    We expected more from Yorke. Perhaps if he knew more about the occupation than what he probably heard from the Israeli wife of his guitarist, he would change his stance. After all, he’s known to be an artist who gives a damn, a vegan who battles against globalization, supports fairness in trade, opposes Donald Trump and fights for the environment. But that’s just the point: You don’t pay any price for these battles, justified as they may be. They are luxury struggles, like those of Aviv Geffen, our own protest singer.

    One can battle against politicians, against global warming, multinational corporations and the U.S. president without needing much courage. You can be in favor of liberating Tibet and against the occupation of Kashmir; against whale hunting and the oppression of the Falun Gong in China, in favor of animal rights, Native Americans, the Inuit, the Roma and the Aborigines – all of which are justified causes – without it costing a thing.

    There’s only one struggle for which anyone putting his hand in the fire gets immediately burned. Anyone who dares to say “No” to the occupation is immediately accused of anti-Semitism. Say “BDS” and you risk prosecution. That’s why the real test of an artist’s guts and integrity is the struggle against the occupation and Israeli apartheid. That’s the litmus test. The cowards flee from it, only the brave dare take it on. That’s why there are so few Waterses in the world and lots of Yorkes.

    There is no more powerful, rich, well-oiled, effective and aggressive lobby like the one that fights opponents of the Israeli occupation. You can be Yorke, fight Wall Street, be considered a person of conscience and not get hurt. Or you can be Waters, who’s in the middle of a dizzying world tour, and in the midst of this success hasn’t neglected the struggle that burns within him more than any other, and for which he’s paying a heavy price. Nothing will stop him, not even when American governors and mayors threaten to block his appearances. Not even when they call him an anti-Semite or even a Nazi. Waters dreams of appearing in Gaza, and isn’t intimidated when the mayor of Miami Beach threatens to prevent him from appearing in his city. The scandalous criminalization of BDS is already taking its toll, but Waters and his ilk are not afraid.

    Yorke was born with a sealed left eye, which was opened by a series of operations. There’s something symbolic about that. Waters was born with both eyes open. They’ve never met. Their respective level of daring and integrity separates them, apparently forever. Which of them will be more admired? Which will be remembered?

  • Israeli forces level lands on the Palestinian side of Gaza border
    June 19, 2017 12:00 P.M. (Updated: June 19, 2017 1:13 P.M.)

    GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Israeli military bulldozers stormed the Palestinian side of the border between the besieged Gaza Strip and Israel on two separate occasions Monday morning, eyewitnesses told Ma’an.

    Witnesses said they saw four bulldozers leveling lands under Israeli military protection near the border fence, near what was once the Sofa crossing northeast of Rafah city in the southern Gaza Strip. No gunfire was reported.

    Separately, Israeli bulldozers and military vehicles leveled lands near the Erez crossing in Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip.

    An Israeli army spokesperson told Ma’an that they were looking into the reports.

    Israeli military incursions inside the besieged Gaza Strip and near the “buffer zone," which lies on both land and sea sides of Gaza, have long been a near-daily occurrence.


  • Ziad Medoukh - En direct de Gaza 30 raids israéliens sur Gaza Une...

    30 raids israéliens sur Gaza
    Une journée très difficile pour les habitants de Gaza
    L’armée de l’occupation israélienne poursuit ses attaques et ses agressions contre la bande de Gaza, une région sous blocus israélien inhumain.
    L’armée israélienne a blessé trois palestiniens partout dans la bande de Gaza ce mercredi 5 octobre 2016 lors des bombardements qui ont visé plusieurs régions dans cette prison à ciel ouvert.
    Les avions militaires israéliens ont mené trente raids sur différents lieux dans la bande de Gaza ce soir.
    C’était dans les villes de Gaza, de Burige au Centre de la bande de Gaza, de Khan Younis au sud de la bande de Gaza, et de Jabalya, Beit Hanoun et Beit Lahya au nord de la bande de Gaza.
    Les bombardements israéliens se poursuivent en ce moment.
    C’était la journée la plus difficile pour les habitants de la bande de Gaza depuis la fin de la nouvelle offensive israélienne de l’été 2014.

  • Gaza : dead end

    Dimanche 21 août : en 20 minutes, la bande de Gaza a subi 70 raids aériens touchant essentiellement le nord (Beit Lahia et Beit Hanoun).« Je me souviens en 2014 avant la guerre. C’est la même chose qui est arrivée. Alors, je pense qu’une nouvelle guerre s’annonce. Ils ont juste besoin d’un peu de temps » nous écrit un militant de Khan Younis.Tout commence toujours et seulement par une roquette sur Israël (sur Sdérot cette fois) qui entraîne des représailles totalement disproportionnées, posant ainsi Israël toujours en victime d’agressions sans causes, et validant la « stratégie de la force » israélienne, taper toujours plus fort, si la première frappe ne suffit (...)

    #antifascisme #anti-repression #antifascisme,anti-repression

  • Palestinian factions denounce Israeli airstrikes in Gaza

    GAZA (Ma’an) — Palestinian political factions denounced on Monday Israeli air raids on the besieged Gaza Strip a day prior.

    The Israeli army fired missiles into the northern Gaza Strip town of Beit Hanoun on Sunday afternoon and evening, injuring at least five Palestinians, after a rocket fired from Gaza fell inside the southern Israeli city of Sderot, causing no injuries or material damage.

    Gaza : raids israéliens après un tir de roquette, la Turquie critique Israël
    AFP / 22 août 2016 21h14

    Gaza (Territoires palestiniens) - L’armée israélienne a bombardé dans la nuit de dimanche à lundi des dizaines de cibles dans la bande de Gaza faisant quatre blessés, en réponse à un tir de roquette de l’enclave palestinienne sur le sud d’Israël, selon des responsables.

    Nous avons frappé plusieurs dizaines de cibles dans la bande de Gaza, enclave palestinienne contrôlée par le mouvement islamiste Hamas et soumise à un blocus israélien, a indiqué à l’AFP une porte-parole de l’armée.

    Ces frappes ont suscité une vive condamnation de la part de la Turquie, qui les a jugées disproportionnées et inacceptables, malgré un récent accord avec Israël pour normaliser les relations. L’Etat hébreu a aussitôt réagi jugeant infondées les condamnations d’Ankara.

  • Nowhere to run: Palestine marathoners race on short track - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

    South African Mervin Steenkamp was the overall winner with a time of 2:35:26. Last year’s winner, Nader Al Masri from Beit Hanoun in the Gaza Strip, was unable to defend his title.

    Masri, along with more than 100 other Palestinians from Gaza, was not granted permission to make the 90-minute trip to Bethlehem. Speaking by phone from Gaza, Masri told Al-Monitor that he was disappointed not to come to Bethlehem after training very hard over the last four months. He said, “I was able to train on terrain similar to that of hilly Bethlehem and was able to bring down my time to 2:40.” Masri, who participated in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing and 30 other races, said that he was also denied to travel to Bahrain and Baghdad to compete.


  • Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (18- 24 February 2016) | Palestinian Center for Human Rights

    (...) Killings committed by Israeli forces in the West Bank were as follows:

    On 19 February 2016, in employment of lethal force, Israeli forces killed Mohammed Abu Khalaf (20), from Kufor Aqeb village, north of occupied Jerusalem. The aforementioned person was killed at al-Amoud Gate, the northern entrance to the Old City, when Israeli Border Guard officers fired over 50 bullets at him. Even according to the Israeli story, Israeli forces could have used less force and arrested him. The Israeli police stated that a Palestinian young man hurried towards a police officer and stabbed him in the head, but to the wound was minor. While the young man was fighting with another police officer, Israeli soldiers shot him dead.

    On the same day, Israeli forces killed Khaled Taqatqah (21) while participating in a protest in solidarity with journalist Mohammed al-Qeeq, who is on a hunger strike. The protest was organized at the western entrance to Beit Fajjar village, south of Bethlehem. Taqatqah was hit with 2 live bullets to the chest, after which Israeli forces beat him up, dragged and handcuffed him. In addition, they prevented the Palestinian medical crews from offering him first aid. The aforementioned person was left like that for half an hour until a Magen David Adom’s (MDA) ambulance arrived and took him to Hadassa-Ein Karem Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 17:30.

    Also on the same day, Israeli forces killed Abed Hamed (19), from Silwad village, northeast of Ramallah. They opened fire at him after he ran over a number of Israeli soldiers, who were opening fire at Palestinian protestors at the western entrance to the village. An eyewitness said to PCHR’s fieldworker that Israeli MDA crew arrived at the scene and offered medical assistance to the soldiers, but left the Palestinian wounded person bleeding for about an hour, after which he passed away.

    On 21 February 2016, in employment of lethal force, Israeli forces stationed in their military site at the intersection of Beita village, south of Nablus, killed Qusai Abu al-Rub (16), from Qabatya village, southeast of Jenin. They claimed that he was holding a knife and heading towards Israeli soldiers that shot him dead even before he approached them. PCHR’s investigations highlights that Israeli forces could have used less force and arrested him, especially as the military site is fortified with cement cubes.

    In the Gaza Strip, Israeli forces wounded 3 Palestinian civilians, including a child, during their participation in protests organized adjacent to the border fence between the Gaza Strip and Israel, northwest of Beit Hanoun, north of the Gaza Strip.

    In the context of targeting border areas along the Gaza Strip, on 20 February 2016, Israeli forces stationed at the said fence, east of al-Maghazi refugee camp, in the central Gaza Strip, opened fire at Palestinian farmers on their lands. Similar attack recurred on 23 February 2016, but no casualties were reported among farmers.(...)

  • Israël se précipite vers la prochaine guerre à Gaza
    par Gideon Levy - traduction

    La situation de Gaza est désastreuse, épouvantable. Aucune mention n’en est faite dans le discours israélien, et certainement pas dans la campagne électorale la plus minable, la plus creuse qui se soit jamais tenue ici. Il est difficile de le croire, mais les Israéliens ont inventé une réalité parallèle, coupée du monde réel, une réalité cynique, insensible, enfouie dans le déni, alors que tous ces malheurs, la plus grande partie étant de leur propre fait, se déroulent à une courte distance de leurs maisons. Les nourrissons gèlent à mort sous les décombres de leurs maisons, les jeunes risquent leur vie et franchissent la clôture frontalière juste pour obtenir une portion de nourriture dans une cellule israélienne. Quelqu’un a-t-il entendu parler de cela ? Est-ce que quiconque s’en préoccupe ? Quelqu’un comprend-il que cela conduit à la prochaine guerre ?

    Salma n’a vécu que 40 jours, comme l’éternité d’un papillon. C’était un bébé de Beit Hanoun, au nord-est de la bande de Gaza, qui est décédé le mois dernier d’hypothermie, après que son corps frêle ait gelé sous le vent et la pluie qui ont pénétré dans la hutte de contreplaqué et de plastique où elle vivait avec sa famille, depuis que leur maison a été bombardée.

    « Elle a été gelée comme de la crème glacée », a déclaré sa mère au sujet de la dernière nuit de la vie de son nourrisson. Le porte-parole de l’UNRWA, Chris Gunness, a raconté l’histoire de Salma la semaine dernière dans le journal britannique The Guardian. Mirwat, sa mère, lui a dit que quand elle est née, elle pesait 3,1 kg. Sa sœur Ma’ez, âgée de trois ans, est hospitalisée pour des gelures.

    Ibrahim Awarda, 15 ans, qui a perdu son père dans un bombardement israélien en 2002, fut plus chanceux. Il a décidé de traverser la barrière entre Gaza et Israël. « Je savais que je serais arrêté », a-t-il déclaré au journaliste du New York Times à Gaza la semaine dernière. « Je me suis dit, peut-être que je vais trouver une vie meilleure. Ils m’ont donné de la nourriture décente et m’ont renvoyé à Gaza. »

    Ibrahim a été détenu pendant environ un mois dans deux prisons en Israël avant d’être rejeté vers la destruction, la misère, la faim et la mort. Trois cents habitants de Gaza se sont noyés dans la mer en Septembre dernier, dans une tentative désespérée de quitter la prison de Gaza. Quatre-vingt-quatre habitants de Gaza ont été arrêtés par les Forces de défense israéliennes dans les six derniers mois après avoir tenté d’entrer en Israël, la plupart d’entre eux seulement pour fuir l’enfer dans lequel ils vivaient. Neuf autres ont été arrêtés ce mois-ci.

    Atiya al-Navhin, 15 ans, a également tenté d’entrer en Israël en Novembre, juste pour échapper à son sort. Des soldats de Tsahal ont ouvert le feu sur lui, il a été traité dans deux hôpitaux israéliens et est retourné à Gaza en Janvier. Maintenant, il est couché dans son domicile, paralysé et incapable de parler.

    Quelques 150 000 personnes sans-abris vivent dans la bande de Gaza et environ 10 000 réfugiés sont dans les abris de l’UNRWA. Le budget de l’organisation a été dépensé après que le monde ait totalement ignoré son engagement à contribuer à hauteur de 5,4 milliards de dollars à la reconstruction de Gaza. L’engagement à négocier la levée du blocus sur Gaza – la seule façon d’éviter la prochaine guerre et celle d’après – a également été rompu. Personne n’en parle. Ce n’est pas intéressant. Il y a eu une guerre, des Israéliens et des Palestiniens y ont été tués pour rien, passons donc à la prochaine guerre.

    Israël fera de nouveau semblant d’être surpris et offensé – les cruels Arabes l’attaquent à nouveau avec des roquettes, sans raison.


    Israel is galloping to the next war in Gaza - Opinion - Israel News | Haaretz

    Israel is heading to the next violent eruption with the Palestinians as though it is some sort of natural disaster that can’t be avoided.
    By Gideon Levy | Feb. 26, 2015

    The next war will break out in the summer. Israel will give it another childish name and it will take place in Gaza. There’s already a plan to evacuate the communities along the Gaza Strip border.

    Israel knows this war will break out, it also knows why – and it’s galloping toward it blindfolded, as though it were a cyclic ritual, a periodical ceremony or a natural disaster that cannot be avoided. Here and there one even perceives enthusiasm.

    It doesn’t matter who the prime minister is and who the defense minister is – there’s no difference between the candidates as far as Gaza is concerned. Isaac Herzog and Amos Yadlin are saying nothing of course, and Tzipi Livni is boasting that thanks to her no port was opened in Gaza. The rest of the Israelis aren’t interested in Gaza’s fate either and soon it will be forced to remind them again of its disaster in the only way left to it, the rockets.

    Gaza’s disaster is dreadful. No mention of it is made in the Israeli discourse and certainly not in the most dumbed down, hollow election campaign there’s ever been here. It’s hard to believe, but Israelis have invented a parallel reality, cut off from the real one, a callous, unfeeling, denying reality, while all this adversity, most of it of their own making, is taking place a short distance from their homes. Babies are freezing to death under the debris of their homes, youths risk their lives and cross the border fence just to get a food portion in an Israeli lock up. Has anyone heard of this? Does anyone care? Does anyone understand that this is leading to the next war?

    Salma lived only 40 days, like the eternity of a butterfly. She was a baby from Beit Hanoun on the northeast of the Gaza Strip, who died last month of hypothermia, after her tiny body froze in the wind and rain that penetrated into the plywood-and-plastic hut she has been living in with her family, since their house was bombed.

    “She was frozen like ice cream,” her mother said of the last night of her infant’s life. UNWRA Spokesman Chris Gunness wrote about Salma last in week in the British newspaper the Guardian. Mirwat, her mother, told him that when she was born she weighed 3.1 kilograms. Her three–year– old sister, Ma’ez, is hospitalized due to frostbite.

    Ibrahim Awarda, 15, who lost his father in an Israeli bombardment in 2002, was more fortunate. He decided to cross the fence between Gaza and Israel. “I knew I’d be arrested,” he told the New York Times reporter in Gaza last week. “I told myself, maybe I’ll find a better life. They gave me good food and then threw me back.”

    Ibrahim was held for about a month in two prisons in Israel before being tossed back to the destruction, squalor, hunger and death. Three hundred Gazans drowned in the sea last September, in a desperate attempt to leave the prison Strip. Eighty-four Gazans were arrested by the Israel Defense Forces in the last six months after trying to enter Israel, most of them just to flee from the hell they live in. Nine more were arrested this month.

    Atiya al-Navhin, 15, also tried to enter Israel in November, just to escape his fate. He was shot by IDF soldiers, treated in two Israeli hospitals and returned to Gaza in January. Now he’s lying paralyzed and unable to speak in his home.

    Some 150,000 homeless people live in Gaza and about 10,000 refugees in UNRWA shelters. The organization’s budget was spent after the world totally ignored its commitment to contribute $5.4 billion to rebuild Gaza. The commitment to negotiate lifting the blockade on Gaza – the only way to avoid the next war and the one after it – has also been broken. Nobody talks about it. It’s not interesting. There was a war, Israelis and Palestinians were killed in it for nothing, let’s move on to the next war.

    Israel will again pretend to be surprised and offended – the cruel Arabs are attacking it with rockets again, for no reason.

  • Infant killed in Gaza refugee center fire | Maan News Agency

    GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — A Palestinian infant died and three others were injured in a fire that broke out in al-Shawa school which holds a number of Gazan refugees in Beit Hanoun northern Gaza Strip.

    Ministry of health spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra said that Ezzedin Jad al-Kafarneh died in the fire which was caused by an electrical short, and his father and two brothers were also injured.

    Thousands of Palestinians still live in UNRWA-run refugee centers since the Israeli war on Gaza last summer.

    • Un enfant brûlé vif à cause de la pénurie
      d’électricité au nord de Gaza
      par Ziad Medoukh

      Mardi 17 février 2015

      Un enfant palestinien de la ville de Biet-Hanoun au nord de la bande de Gaza a été retrouvé mort ce lundi 16 février 2015, dans l’incendie qui a touché un centre d’accueil dans cette région touchée par les derniers bombardements israéliens de l’été dernier.

      Il s’agit de Azedine Kfarna, 2 ans , brûlé vif, à cause d’une bougie utilisée dans ce centre, en raison du manque d’électricité à Gaza.

      C’est une véritable tragédie humaine qui se déroule dans cette prison à ciel ouvert.

      Des milliers de maisons dans cette région sous blocus israélien inhumain, dépendent en premier lieu de la lumière des bougies lorsque l’électricité est coupée plus de 18 heures par jour.

      Cette situation est liée au manque de fioul et de carburant qui entraient normalement dans la bande Gaza par Israël. Cette pénurie a des conséquences dramatiques sur la vie quotidienne des Gazaouis et paralyse les secteurs économiques de cette région sous blocus.

      Israël refuse l’entrée de matériel et de pièces de rechanges pour la seule centrale électrique endommagée par les multiples bombardements, notamment lors de la dernière offensive israélienne contre Gaza en été 2014.

  • Gaza homes ’uninhabitable’ as tens of thousands come back to rubble | World news | The Guardian

    Previous estimates of 65,000 rendered homeless in Gaza now look conservative. In Beit Hanoun alone, around 30,000 people will have to be rehoused. The town is just one of around a dozen communities lying in the three kilometre “free fire zone” declared by Israeli troops during the most intense period of fighting to have been devastated.

    Gaza has a population of 1.8 million and already suffered from a chronic shortage of housing before this latest conflict, the third in six years between Hamas and Israel.

    On Monday, the United Nations called the level of destruction “unprecedented.”

  • Gaza dispatch: Why the destruction in Beit Hanoun is different | +972 Magazine

    As negotiations over a long-term Gaza truce draw to a close in Cairo, their success may hinge on a key Hamas demand – facilitating civilian access to the West Bank. The demand, say observers here, is about more than humanitarian needs. Linking the two territories would strengthen a Palestinian reconciliation deal forged in April – a deal Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has refused to recognize.

    On the ground in Gaza there is little evidence that Netanyahu intends to accede to the Hamas pre-condition. Nowhere is that more plain than in Beit Hanoun, the Palestinian town at Gaza’s northeastern edge that is home to the only civilian passage out of the territory. The lone administrative building on the Palestinian side of the Erez crossing has been destroyed by an Israeli airstrike, and during a site visit there on August 6, the only incoming passenger was a foreign journalist.


    ... the destruction in Beit Hanoun is aimed at further eroding Gazans’ access to Erez and, through it, the West Bank and Israel. That the majority of Gaza’s population traces its roots to towns and villages largely depopulated by Israel in the run-up to its creation, only adds insult to injury.