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  • Bahrain debacle marks crash of Trump team’s campaign to diss Palestinians into submission

    Kushner’s Peace for Prosperity includes Utopian projects funded by non-existent money as part of peace deal that won’t happen
    Chemi Shalev
    Jun 25, 2019 9:12 AM

    The unveiling of the U.S. administration’s long-awaited production of Peace for Prosperity, premiering in Bahrain on Tuesday, garnered mixed reviews, to say the least. Barak Ravid of Axios and Israel’s Channel 13 described it as “impressive, detailed and ambitious – perhaps overly ambitious.” Former U.S. Ambassador to Israel and Egypt Dan Kurtzer offered a slightly different take: “I would give this so-called plan a C- from an undergraduate student. The authors of the plan clearly understand nothing,” he said.

    The plan, released in a colorful pamphlet on the eve of the Bahrain economic summit, is being portrayed by the White House as a vision of the bountiful “fruits of peace” that Palestinians might reap once they reach a peace agreement with Israel. Critics describe it as an amateurish pie-in-the-sky, shoot-for-the-moon, everything-but-the-kitchen-sink hodgepodge that promises projects that cannot be implemented, funded by money that does not exist and contingent on a peace deal that will never happen.

    But the main problem with Peace for Prosperity isn’t its outlandishly unrealistic proposals – such as the $5 billion superhighway between the West Bank and Gaza, which Israel will never agree to; or its occasional condescending and Orientalist attitude towards Palestinian society - their great hummus could attract millions of tourists; or even its offer to manage and foster Palestinian institutions and civil society in a way that can be viewed either as implicit state-building or as imposing foreign control on a future Palestinian government.

    >> Read more: ’There is no purely economic solution to the Palestinian economy’s problems’ ■ Trump’s Bahrain conference - not what you imagined ■ Kushner’s deal holds some surprises, but it’s more vision than blueprint ■ The billion-dollar question in Trump’s peace plan

    The Palestinians would have been suspicious in any case, even if Jimmy Carter or Barack Obama were President. They have always been wary of the term “economic peace”, especially when detached from the real nitty-gritty of resolving their dispute with Israel. Nonetheless, if the President was anyone other than Trump, Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas would have more or less emulated Benjamin Netanyahu’s reaction: Somber nodding of the head, then a non-committal reaction to Peace for Prosperity, followed by effusive but general praise for our lord and savior Donald Trump. Israelis and Palestinians would have attended the Bahrain conference, while doing their best to suppress their inner guffaws.

    If it was anyone by Trump and his peace team - which often doubles as Netanyahu’s cheerleading squad – the Palestinians might have allowed themselves to believe that A. A comprehensive peace plan isn’t just a mirage and is indeed forthcoming. B. The deal won’t be tilted so far in favor of Israel that it will be declared stillborn on arrival and C. That it isn’t a ruse meant to cast Palestinians as congenital rejectionists and to pave the way for an Israeli annexation of “parts of the West Bank”, as Ambassador David Friedman put it when he pronounced Trump’s imperial edict conceding territory to Israel, which even Palestinian minimalists claim as their own, in advance of any actual talks.

    But because the plan bears Trump’s signature, it was received in most world capitals with shrugs, as yet another manifestation of the U.S. administration’s preposterous handling of foreign policy – see North Korea, Europe, Mexico, Venezuela et al. Israel, of course, didn’t miss the opportunity to regurgitate the cliché about the Palestinians “never missing an opportunity to miss an opportunity”.
    A Palestinian man steps on a painting depicting U.S. President Donald Trump during a protest against U.S.-led Bahrain workshop in Gaza City, June 24, 2019.
    A Palestinian man steps on a painting depicting U.S. President Donald Trump during a protest against U.S.-led Bahrain workshop in Gaza City, June 24, 2019. \ MOHAMMED SALEM/ REUTERS
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    For Palestinians and their supporters, however, Kushner’s bid was but the latest in the Trump team’s never-ending stream of slights, slanders and slaps in their collective faces. In Palestinian eyes, the economic bonanza isn’t a CBM – confidence building measure – but a con job and insult rolled into one. It dangles dollars in front of Palestinian noses, implying they can be bought, and it sets up a chain of events at the end of which Jason Greenblatt will inevitably accuse them on Twitter of being hysterical and dishonest while praising Netanyahu’s bold leadership and pioneering vision. They’ve been there, and done that.

    This has been the Trump approach from the outset: Uncontained admiration for Israel and its leader coupled with unhidden disdain for Palestinian leaders and contempt for their “unrealistic” dreams. Trump’s peace team swears by Israel’s security needs as if they were part of the bible or U.S. Constitution; the ongoing 52-year military occupation of millions of Palestinians, on the other hand, seems to have escaped their attention.

    For the first ten months of Trump’s tenure, the Palestinians put up with his administration’s unequivocal pledges of allegiance to Israel as well as the White House’s departure from past custom and continuing refusal to criticize any of its actions – not to mention the appointment of a peace team comprised exclusively of right-wing Netanyahu groupies, which Palestinians initially thought was surely a practical joke.

    Trump’s announcement in December 2017 that he would recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and move the U.S. embassy there was both game-changer and deal-breaker as far as the Palestinians were concerned. While Netanyahu and most of Israel were celebrating Donald the Daring and the long-awaited recognition of their eternal capital, Palestinians realized they were facing a President radically different from any of his predecessors - one willing to break the rules in Israel’s favor and to grant his bestie Bibi tangible victories, before, during and after elections - without asking for anything in return.

    The Palestinians have boycotted the Trump administration ever since, embarrassing Friedman, Greenblatt, Kushner and ultimately Trump in the process. They, in response, have increasingly vented their anger and frustrations at the Palestinians, and not just in words and Tweets alone: The administration shut down the PLO’s office in Washington, declared Jerusalem “off the table” and indicated that the refugee issue should follow it, cut aid to UNRWA and is endeavoring to dismantle it altogether and slashed assistance to Palestinian humanitarian organizations.

    In March 2018, in a move strongly supported by Israel and vigorously endorsed by Evangelicals and other right wing supporters, Trump signed the Congressionally approved Taylor Force Act that prohibits U.S. aid to the Palestinian Authority as long as it continued to pay monthly stipends to the families of what the Act describes as “terrorists”. Palestinians, who, to many people’s regret, regard such terrorists as heroes and martyrs, noted that the passage of the Taylor Force Act embarrassed Israel and spurred it to legislate its own way to withholding Palestinian tax money for the very same reason.

    Throughout the process, Trump and his peace team have lectured the Palestinians as a teacher reprimands an obstinate child. The Palestinians need to face reality, to lower their expectations, to land back on earth, Kushner and colleagues insist. Not only will they never realize their dreams and aspirations, they should also forget their core demand for an independent state free of outside control and not confide inside Israeli-controlled gates. Israelis are worthy of such independence, the Palestinians are told, but you are not.

    Trump approach is a product, first and foremost, of his own inexperience, arrogance and unwillingness to learn anything from a past in which he wasn’t in charge. It is fed by anti-Palestinian prejudices prevalent in his peace team as well as his advisers and most of his political supporters. Trump and his underlings basically adhere to the arguably racist tenet encapsulated in the Israeli saying “The Arabs understand only force.” The more you pressure them, the greater the chance they will succumb.
    Women protest against the U.S.-led workshop in Bahrain in the Moroccan capital Rabat, June 23, 2019.
    Women protest against the U.S.-led workshop in Bahrain in the Moroccan capital Rabat, June 23, 2019.AFP

    At this point at least, it hasn’t worked out that way. Bahrain, by any measure, is a humiliating bust. As Trump and his aides contemplate the reasons for their abject failure they are likely to blame stubborn Palestinians who don’t know what’s good for them, along with radical Muslims, perfidious Europeans, idiot liberals and all the other usual suspects.

    In a better world, they would take a hard look at themselves in the mirror and possibly have an epiphany. They can make an immediate adjustment that will cost them nothing but possibly achieve dramatic results. Instead of incessantly rebuking, reproaching, reprimanding, threatening and intimidating the Palestinians in a way that garners cheers from Christian messianics and Jewish zealots, they could try and treat them, as Aretha Franklin sang, with just a little respect. And perhaps, if it isn’t asking too much, take down their fawning for Netanyahu a notch or two.

    It might not be enough to reconcile irreconcilable differences or to make peace, but it will signal that Trump is finally getting serious about his claim to be the peacemaker the world has been waiting for. Alternatively, the Palestinians will continue to frustrate his designs and pray to Allah for his quick departure.

  • Palestinians injured during 71st Nakba Day protests in Gaza
    May 15, 2019 2:29 P.M. (Updated: May 15, 2019 4:11 P.M.)

    GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — At least 47 Palestinian protesters were shot and injured with Israeli live ammunition, on Wednesday, during mass protests commemorating the 71st anniversary of Nakba Day or “catastrophe” near the return camps along the eastern borders of the besieged Gaza Strip.

    Local sources confirmed that thousands of Palestinian protesters in Gaza, which has suffered from a 12-year-long Israeli siege, arrived to the eastern borders via buses to demand their right of return as refugees to their original homelands, now in present-day Israel.

    Sources said that Israeli forces opened heavy fire and fired tear-gas bombs towards the protests.

    Medical sources confirmed that 47 Palestinians were shot and injured with live ammunition, while dozens of others suffered from severe tear-gas suffocation.

    Sources added that Israeli forces and snipers were deployed across the borders. (...)


    • Israël et la Nakba, de la reconnaissance au déni
      Eitan Bronstein Aparicio > Eleonore Merza Bronstein > 19 avril 2018,2399

      Israël célèbre son soixante-dixième anniversaire. Pour les Palestiniens, il s’agit plutôt de la Nakba, la catastrophe qui les a frappés et contraints à l’exil. Si la Nakba était reconnue par de nombreux responsables et intellectuels israéliens durant les premières années du jeune État, elle a été par la suite contestée officiellement, alors que les preuves des exactions commises par l’armée israélienne en 1947-1949 et de l’épuration ethnique dont furent victimes les Palestiniens s’accumulaient.

  • Egyptian navy detains 4 Palestinian fishermen in Gaza
    May 13, 2019 12:19 P.M. (

    GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Egyptian naval forces detained four Palestinian fishermen off the coast of Rafah, south of the besieged Gaza Strip bordering Egypt, on Sunday.

    Head of the Palestinian Fishermen Union in Gaza, Zakariya Bakr, told Ma’an that Egyptian naval forces detained four fishermen from two fishing boats off the coast of Rafah.

    Bakr added the Egyptian forces confiscated the two fishing boats and sailed them to an unknown location.

    Bakr identified the four fishermen as Muhammad Ziyad Sayad, 22, Ahmad Omar al-Bardawil, 30, Ibrahim Muhammad al-Bardawil, 22, and Ibrahim Khalil al-Bardawil, 42.

    Egypt upholds an Israeli military blockade on Gaza, keeping borders largely closed and limiting imports, exports, and the freedom of movement of its residents.

    The threat from Egyptian forces comes as Palestinian fishermen already face daily risks in order to make a living, including routine harassment from Israeli naval forces, confiscation of boats and materials, detention and potentially death.

    Israeli forces open fire towards Palestinian fishing boats on a daily basis.


  • The Future Is Here, and It Features Hackers Getting Bombed – Foreign Policy

    Smoke billows from a targeted neighborhood in Gaza City during an Israeli airstrike on the Hamas-run Palestinian enclave on May 5.

    Israeli armed forces responded to a Hamas cyberattack by bombing the group’s hacking headquarters.

    With an airstrike on Sunday, the Israeli military provided a glimpse of the future of warfare.

    After blocking a cyberattack that the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said was launched by operatives working on behalf of the militant group Hamas, the IDF carried out an airstrike in Gaza targeting the building in which the hackers worked, partially destroying it. The strike appears to be the first time that a nation’s military has responded in real time to a cyberattack with physical force.

    In a tweet, the IDF declared victory, saying: “We thwarted an attempted Hamas cyber offensive against Israeli targets. Following our successful cyber defensive operation, we targeted a building where the Hamas cyber operatives work.

    HamasCyberHQ.exe has been removed,” the tweet added, in what appears to have been a macabre attempt at a joke using an invented file name.

    For years, countries have used policy documents and strategy white papers to warn that they reserved the right to choose the method by which they respond to cyberattacks, either in kind through cyberspace or with physical force, said Catherine Lotrionte, an expert on international law and a professor at Georgetown University. Now, Israel has made those warnings concrete.

    You’ve got a physical operation against a building that was in response to an ongoing cyberattack or at least a cyberattack that Hamas was planning—that’s the interesting part,” Lotrionte said.

    Key questions remain about the Israeli operation, and IDF officials declined to answer questions from Foreign Policy about the nature of the attack launched by Hamas against Israel.

    In a press statement, the IDF said Hamas “attempted to establish offensive cyber capabilities within the Gaza Strip and to try and harm the Israeli cyber realm.” These “efforts were discovered in advance and thwarted,” and following the operation to thwart the cyberattack, “the IDF attacked a building from which the members of Hamas’ cyber array operated.

    The decision to bomb a Hamas hacking unit comes as armed forces are increasingly integrating cyberoperations into their militaries, and the Israeli decision to target such a unit was completely unsurprising to scholars and practitioners of cyberwarfare.

    It’s no surprise that in a digital age marked by heightened risk of cyberwarfare a nation-state engaged in a noninternational armed conflict would regard the cyber-capabilities of its adversary as valid military targets under international law,” said David Simon, a lawyer at the law firm Mayer Brown who worked on cybersecurity policy and operations as a special counsel at the U.S. Defense Department.

    And even if the notion of bombing hackers appears surprising on its face, Israel was likely on solid legal footing when it did so, provided that the hackers were in fact carrying out an offensive operation on behalf of a militant group engaged in armed conflict with Israel.

    Legal experts emphasized that the context of Sunday’s strike was key in understanding Israel’s calculus to carry it out. The strike came amid a renewed period of fighting that saw Palestinian militants fire hundreds of rockets into Israeli territory, with Israel responding with an intense artillery and aerial barrage of Gaza.

    Militaries around the world have recognized cyberspace as a domain of military operations, and that leaves hackers participating in an armed conflict in a highly exposed position. “Hackers who are engaged in military attacks are legitimate targets,” said Gary Brown, a cyberlaw professor at the National Defense University.

    Militant groups such as Hamas have invested heavily in their online operations in recent years, using them as a way to poke at far more powerful, better resourced opponents. Cyberspace serves as a key way to distribute propaganda and gain intelligence about adversaries.

    In one notorious example, a hacker working on behalf of the militant group Islamic Jihad pleaded guilty in 2017 to charges of hacking into the video feeds of IDF drones carrying out surveillance over Gaza.

    Sunday’s bombing is not the first time hackers have been targeted in airstrikes—though it is believed to be the first time hackers engaged in an ongoing operation have been hit. In 2015, a U.S. airstrike in Syria killed the Islamic State hacker Junaid Hussain, who had become a prolific propagandist and recruiter for the group.

    Hussain hacked into the personal accounts of hundreds of U.S. service members and posted their personal information online and helped recruit the men who opened fire in 2015 on a cartoon exhibition in Garland, Texas. As he ascended the ranks of the Islamic State’s leadership, he was singled out to be killed.

    Hussain’s killing arguably laid the groundwork for Sunday’s strike, which experts argue sends a message to hackers engaged in offensive activity.

    It’s kind of a wake-up call for people who thought they were going to be able to engage in cyberactivity with impunity,” Brown said. “It now looks like states are willing to reach behind the lines and strike hackers.

    • Si je lis bien le communiqué des Forces de défense israéliennes, il ne s’agit pas du tout d’une riposte comme cela est repris partout, mais bien d’une attaque préemptive, pour parler comme un précédent président états-unien.

      CLEARED FOR RELEASE: We thwarted an attempted Hamas cyber offensive against Israeli targets. Following our successful cyber defensive operation, we targeted a building where the Hamas cyber operatives work.

      HamasCyberHQ.exe has been removed.

      Je ne trouve pas le communiqué de presse du porte-parolat de l’armée israélienne. Mais celui-ci semble sans ambiguïté.

      IDF : Hamas cyber attack against Israel foiled - Israel National News

      Over the course of the weekend, a joint IDF and Israel Security Agency (ISA) operation thwarted an attempted cyber attack by Hamas targeting Israeli sites, according to a press release by the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit on Sunday.

      The Hamas terrorist organization attempted to establish offensive cyber capabilities within the Gaza Strip and to try and harm Israeli cyber targets.

      All of Hamas’ efforts were discovered in advance and thwarted. Hamas’ cyber efforts, which included an attempt in recent days, failed to achieve its goals.

      Following Israel’s technological activities to stop Hamas’s cyber efforts, the IDF attacked a building from which the members of Hamas’ cyber array operated.

      Israel’s cyber efforts and defensive capabilities have led Hamas’ cyber attempts to fail time and time again," a senior ISA official said.

    • On se demande vraiment comment David Israël, associé à David etats-unis, david Union européenne, david Canada, david Australie, david Nouvelle-Zélande, sans oublier les divers arabes modérés de la région, on se demande donc comment ces David et modérés réussissent à faire en sorte que les « cyber-efforts et les capacités défensives d’Israël » conduisent les « cyber-tentatives du [GOLIATHISSIME] Hamas à échouer à plusieurs reprises. »

  • Death toll rises to 27: Married couple found dead under rubble in Gaza

    May 6, 2019 2:23 P.M. (Updated: May 6, 2019 2:27 P.M.)

    GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Palestinian Civil Defense and ambulance crews were able to recover the bodies of a married Palestinian couple from the rubble of the completely destroyed buildings, which were targeted by Israeli warplanes, bringing the death toll in the Gaza Strip to 27, on Monday.

    The Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza confirmed that the two bodies recovered from under the rubble were husband and wife, identified as Talal Abu al-Jadyan and Raghda Muhammad Abu al-Jadyan.

    Talal and Raghda’s 12-year-old son, Abdul Rahman al-Jadyan, was also killed several hours earlier due to the Israeli airstrikes.

    The bodies of Talal and Raghda were transferred to the Indonesian Hospital, in northern Gaza, were they were pronounced dead.


  • » Reports that 18 Palestinians, 4 Israelis Killed on Sunday
    May 6, 2019 12:47 AM - IMEMC News

    Palestinian and Israeli media sources are reporting that up to 18 Palestinians and 4 Israelis have been killed on Sunday, as Israeli forces escalated their bombardment of the Gaza Strip, and Palestinian resistance groups fired more rockets into Israel.
    According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health, Abdel Rahim Mustafa Taha Al-Madhoun and Hani Hamdan Abu Sha’ar , 37, were killed by Israeli missiles in the northern Gaza Strip.

    Four civilians, including a pregnant woman and her two children, were killed in an overnight raid on the town of Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip. They were identified as: Abdullah Abdul Rahim Al Madhoun, 22, Fadi Ragheb Badran, 31, and Shahida Amani Al-Madhoun (33 years old), who was killed along with her unborn baby – she was nine months pregnant.

    In addition to the three killed, eight others were reportedly injured in the Israeli airstrike, which targeted Al-Faraj Sheikh Zayed in Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip.

    Two Palestinian civilians were reportedly killed in the shelling of Rafah. They were identified as Musa Muammar, 24, and Ali Abdul Jawad, 51 years old . Three people were seriously injured in that same airstrike, which targeted a residential building in the city of Rafah.

    The Israeli airforce reportedly targeted the home of the Director General of the Internal Security Forces in Gaza, Major General Tawfiq Abu Naim in Nuseirat central Gaza Strip.

    Two apartments were destroyed in Tower No. 10 in the Sheikh Zayed Towers in the northern Gaza Strip.

    The Ministry of Health also announced that two citizens were martyred in a bombardment targeting agricultural land behind Ibrahim al-Maqadma Mosque in Al-Bureij refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip.

    Two Palestinians were killed in that airstrike, they were identified as Mohammad Abdul Nabi Abu Armaneh, 30, and Mahmoud Samir Abu Armanah, 27.

    Both were taken to the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Hospital in Deir Al-Balah .

    Israeli airstrikes destroyed the internal security building inside the governor’s palace west of Gaza City, following the destruction of another house belonging to the Mashtah family in central Gaza and a house belonging to the Abu Qamar family in al-Sina’a Street in Tel al-Hawa neighborhood in the west of Gaza City. (...)


    23 Palestinians, Including Infant & 12-Year Old, Killed by Israeli Airstrikes
    May 6, 2019 12:47 AM IMEMC News

    Palestinians killed (confirmed) :
    May 5, 2019

    Maria Ahmad al-Ghazali, 4 months
    Ahmad Ramadan al-Ghazali, 31 (Maria’s father)
    Eman Abdullah Mousa Usrof al-Ghazali, 30 (Maria’s mother)
    Abdul-Rahim Mustafa Taha al-Madhoun, 61
    Abdul-Rahman Talal Atiyya Abu al-Jedian, 12
    Eyad Abdullah al-Sharihi, 34
    Mohammad Abdul Nabi Abu Armaneh, 30
    Mahmoud Samir Abu Armanah, 27
    Mousa Moammar, 24
    Ali Ahmad Abdul-Jawad, 51
    Hani Hamdan Abu Sha’ar, 37 (Rafah)
    Abdullah Abdul Rahim al-Madhoun, 22
    Fadi Ragheb Badran, 31
    Amani al-Madhoun (Abu al-Omarein), 33/Ayman al-Madhoun(her fetus), northern Gaza
    Abdullah Nofal Abu al-Ata, 21
    Bilal Mohammad al-Banna, 23
    Hamed al-Khodari, 34
    Mahmoud Sobhi Issa, 26
    Fawzi Abdul-Halim Bawadi, 24

  • » Israeli Missiles Kill Three Palestinians East Of Gaza
    May 5, 2019 3:55 PM - IMEMC News

    The Palestinian Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip has confirmed that Israeli missiles killed, Sunday, three young Palestinian men, east of Gaza city, amidst ongoing Israeli bombardment and shelling targeting several parts of the coastal region. Two Israelis kills by Palestinian shells.

    The Ministry said the Israeli missiles killed Bilal Mohammad al-Banna , 23, and Abdullah Nofal Abu al-‘Ata , 21, in the Sheja’eyya neighborhood, east of Gaza city.

    Bilal Mohammad al-Banna
    Abdullah Nofal Abu al-Ata

    It added that the soldiers also killed one Palestinian, identified as Hamed Ahmad al-Khodary , 34, and injured three others, after the army fired missiles targeting al-Khodary’s car in the ad-Daraj neighborhood in Gaza city.

    Hamed al-Khodari

    They were among many Palestinians targeted by the Israeli missiles, leading to several injuries, and serious property damage.

    His death was a targeted assassination as Israel claims he was in charge of funneling money from Iran to Hamas movement in Gaza.

    In addition, Israeli sources said one Israeli man, 50, suffered a critical injury when a Palestinian shell directly struck his car near Kibbutz Erez, and added that a house was directly hit with a shell in Be’er as-Sabe’ (Beersheba).


  •  » Army Kills Two Palestinians In Gaza, One Israeli Killed By Palestinian Shell
    May 5, 2019 9:48 AM - IMEMC News

    The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza has reported that the soldiers killed Mahmoud Sobhi Issa , 26, and Fawzi Abdul-Halim Bawadi , 24, in the al-Boreij refugee camp. Both are members of the al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad.

    Mahmoud Sobhi Issa
    Fawzi Abdul-Halim Bawadi

    The army also fired missiles at a home, owned by members of Zo’rob family, in Rafah, in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, and leveled it.

    Media sources in Gaza said the Israeli army carried out more than 150 air strikes, in addition to firing dozens of artillery shells against 220 civilian structures in the Gaza Strip, including residential buildings, mosques, stores, educational facilities, media agencies and workshops.

    The number of apartment buildings that were targeted by Israeli missiles has arrived to seven, in several parts of the Gaza Strip, in addition to the al-Mustafa Mosque in the Shati’ refugee camp.

    The soldiers also fired missiles targeting 22 agricultural lands and hothouses, near the al-Azhar University and the Islamic University, and caused serious damage to several schools.

    Furthermore, the army fired a missile at a motorcycle in the al-Falouja area, in northern Gaza, wounding two Palestinians, including one who suffered a life-threatening injury.

    At least two Palestinians were also injured after the army fired missiles into an area east of Gaza City. (...)


  • 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.


  • Israeli forces suppress weekly Gaza protests, injure 83 Palestinians
    April 6, 2019 9:49 A.M. (Updated: April 6, 2019 12:08 P.M.)

    GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — At least 83 Palestinians were shot and injured by Israeli live fire, including one critical injury, on the 53rd Friday of the weekly protests across the besieged Gaza Strip, on Friday evening.

    The Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza confirmed that 83 Palestinians with various injuries arrived to the hospitals of the Gaza Strip as Israeli forces suppressed protesters at the eastern borders the Gaza Strip.

    Israeli forces surrounded several Palestinian youths in eastern Gaza City and targeted them with “red gas” and live fire. (...)

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  • MOH: 270 killed, including 52 children, in 1st year of Gaza protests
    April 3, 2019 3:51 P.M. (Updated: April 4, 2019 11:34 A.M.)

    GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — According to data collected by the Palestinian Ministry of Health in Gaza, 270 Palestinians were killed by Israeli live fire, including 52 children, six women, and one elderly man, while 16,556 were injured, including 3,310 children, and 1,088 women, since the outbreak of “The Great March of Return” protests along the Gaza border on March 30th 2018 until the March 30th 2019, on Wednesday.

    The data said that 551 of the injuries were considered critical, 7024 moderate, 8616 minor and 365 were unclassified.

    Among the injuries, 6846 were from live bullets, 865 from rubber-coated steel bullets, 2426 suffocation from tear-gas, 6419 from shrapnel and other injuries.

    The data confirmed 1567 were injuries in the head and neck, 761 in the chest and back, 654 in the abdomen and pelvis, 2322 in the upper limbs, 7941 in the lower limbs, 371 various parts, and 2922 others.

    It also recorded 136 amputations, including 122 in the lower limbs and 14 upper limbs.

    #marcheduretour #bilan

  • Israeli navy sprays Palestinian fishermen with ’skunk water’
    April 2, 2019 11:59 A.M. (Updated: April 2, 2019 3:44 P.M.)

    GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Israeli naval boats sprayed ‘skunk water’ at Palestinian fishermen working off the coast of the central besieged Gaza Strip, on Tuesday noon.

    Head of the Palestinian Fishermen Union in Gaza, Zakariya Bakr, reported that Israeli naval boats sprayed Palestinian fishermen with “skunk water” at 12 nautical miles off coast of the central Gaza Strip.

    This is the first Israeli assault against Palestinian fishermen since the the expansion of the permitted fishing zone off Gaza’s coast a day earlier.

    The permitted fishing zone was extended from 12 nautical miles to 15 nautical miles.

    Known as “skunk,” the Israeli military has been using the chemical since at least 2008 as a form of non-lethal crowd control. Palestinians, however, simply call the liquid “shit,” after the smell that can stay for weeks on clothes, body, walls and furniture.

    • Gaza : l’armée israélienne annonce l’élargissement de la zone de pêche
      Par RFI Publié le 01-04-2019 - Avec notre correspondant à Jérusalem, Guilhem Delteil

      L’armée israélienne a annoncé ce lundi 1er avril un élargissement de la zone de pêche au large de Gaza, passant à 15 milles nautiques sur une partie du littoral gazaoui. La décision confirme l’avancée de négociations en cours entre le Hamas et Israël.

      Alors que le Hamas répète depuis quelques jours qu’un accord est en cours de négociation, Israël se refuse à tout commentaire. Mais après avoir jugé que le mouvement islamiste a fait preuve de « retenue » samedi lors des rassemblements marquant le premier anniversaire de la Grande marche du retour, l’armée a annoncé successivement la réouverture des points de passage entre l’enclave palestinienne et le territoire israélien ainsi que l’élargissement de la zone de pêche.

      Désormais, les marins gazaouis pourront aller pêcher jusqu’à 15 milles nautiques au large des côtes, selon l’armée israélienne. Une distance nettement supérieure aux 6 milles nautiques habituellement autorisés et qui n’avait pas été accordée depuis de nombreuses années.

      Mais le syndicat des marins pêcheurs de Gaza précise que cette distance n’est autorisée que dans le sud de l’enclave, près de la frontière égyptienne, alors qu’au nord, près des côtes israéliennes, la zone de pêche ne s’étend toujours que sur 6 milles. Et les 15 milles restent inférieurs aux 20 prévus par les accords d’Oslo, relève l’ONG Gisha, qui milite pour la liberté de circulation des Palestiniens.

  • Health Ministry : “Army Killed 266 Palestinians In One Year”
    March 31, 2019 7:22 AM

    The Palestinian Health Ministry in the Gaza Strip has reported, Saturday, that Israeli soldiers killed 266 Palestinians, and injured 30398 others, since the Great Return March processions started on March 30, 2018, which also marks Palestinian Land Day. Four Palestinians were killed, Saturday, and 316, including 86 children and 29 women, were injured.

    The Health Ministry stated that the soldiers killed 266 Palestinians, including 50 children, six women and one elderly man, and injured 30398 others, including 16027 who were moved to various hospitals and medical centers.

    It said that among the wounded are 3175 children and 1008 women, and added that 136 Palestinians suffered amputations; 122 in the lower limbs, and 14 in the upper limbs.

    The Ministry also stated that the soldiers killed three medics, identified as Razan Najjar, 22, Mousa Jaber Abu Hassanein, 36, and Abdullah al-Qutati, 20, and injured 665 others, in addition to causing damage to 112 ambulances.

    Among the slain Palestinians are two journalists, identified as Yasser Mortaja, and journalist Ahmad Abu Hussein, in the Gaza Strip, while the soldiers injured dozens of journalists.

    The latest information does not include dozens of Palestinians who were killed and injured by the Israeli army after crossing the perimeter fence and were never returned to the Gaza Strip. (...)

     » Updated : Land Day ; Israeli Soldiers Kill Four Palestinians, Injure 316, In Gaza
    March 30, 2019 11:56 PM

    Israeli soldiers killed, Saturday, four Palestinians, and injured 316 others, including 14 who suffered life-threatening wounds, during protests across the perimeter fence, in the eastern parts of the Gaza Strip.

    On Saturday at night, a Palestinian teen, identified as Bilal Mahmoud Najjar (Abu Jamous), 17, from Bani Soheila near Khan Younis, in southern Gaza Strip, died from serious wounds suffered earlier after the soldiers shot him with live fire.

    The Palestinian Health Ministry has reported that, among the wounded are 86 children and 29 women.

    Hundreds of thousands of Palestinians gathered on lands near the perimeter fence, marking Palestinian Land Day, and the first anniversary since the beginning of the Great Return March.

    Media sources in Gaza said that National Committee for Breaking the Siege has called for a million-person march, marking Land Day, and the first anniversary of the Great Return March, demanding lifting the siege on Gaza, the internationally-guaranteed Right of Return, the liberation of Palestine and independence.

    On Saturday evening, the Health Ministry in Gaza said the soldiers killed Tamer Hashem Abu al-Kheir , 17, after shooting him with a live round in the chest, east of Khan Younis, in the southern part of the coastal region.

    His death came just hours after the soldiers killed Adham Nidal ‘Amara , 17, who was fatally shot during the processions east of Gaza city.

    On Friday morning, the soldiers killed Mohammad Jihad Sa’ad , 20, east of Gaza city, before the Great Return March processions started.

    #Palestine_assassinée #marcheduretour

  • Palestinian succumbs to wounds sustained in Gaza night protests
    March 30, 2019 8:43 A.M.

    GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — A 20-year-old Palestinian succumbed to his wounds, on Saturday morning, that he had sustained during Friday night protests, also known as “Night Confusion,” east of Gaza City in the central besieged Gaza Strip.

    The Palestinian Ministry of Health confirmed, in a statement, that Muhammad Jihad Saad, 20, was injured in the head with bullet shrapnel, and transferred to the al-Shifa Hospital for medical treatment, where he was pronounced dead on Saturday morning.

    At least 11 Palestinians were injured alongside the eastern border fence of the Gaza Strip during “Night Confusion” protests.

    For several weeks, hundreds of Palestinian protesters, have been organizing, as well as participating in night protests, during which they set tires on fire and chant slogans through loud speakers, while marching towards the border with Israel. These protesters are also known as the “Night Confusion” unit.

    #Palestine_assassinée #Night_Confusion

  • 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

  • On 51st Friday of Great March of Return and Breaking Siege: Israeli Forces Kill 2 Palestinian Civilians and Wound 181 Civilians, including 53 Children, 5 Women, 1 Paramedic, and 3 Journalists | Palestinian Center for Human Rights
    March 22, 2019

    On Friday, 22 March 2019, In excessive use of forces against the peaceful protesters on the 51st Friday of the Great March of Return and Breaking Siege in the eastern Gaza Strip, Israeli forces killed 2 Palestinian civilians and wounded 181 others, including 53 Children, 5 Women, 1 Paramedic, and 3 Journalists. Three Injuries of those wounded were reported serious.
    The Israeli shooting, which continued until at around 18:00, resulted the killing of 2 civilians:
    Nedal ‘Abdel Karim Ahmed Shatat (29), from al-Mughraqa in the central Gaza Strip, was wounded at approximately 17:20 with a bullet that entered the left side of his chest and exited the right side when he was among the protesters around 50 meters away from the border fence, east of al-Bureij refugee camp. At approximately 17:40, he arrived a dead body at Shuhaa’ al-Aqsa Hospital.

    Jihad Munir Khaled Hararah (24), from al-Shija’iyah neighborhood in Gaza City, was wounded in eastern Shija’iyah and arrived at 16:50 at al-Shifaa’ Hospital, where his death was declared at 17:30.

    #Palestine_assassinée #marcheduretour

  • » Israeli Missiles Injure Four, Including A Husband And His Wife, In Gaza
    March 15, 2019 - IMEMC News

    The Israeli army has announced it fired missiles against 100 targets in several parts of the Gaza Strip, in a serious violation that led to excessive property damage, and despite military claims of “targeting Hamas sites,” a husband and his wife were among four Palestinians injured.

    The Al-Quds brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad, declared a state of readiness among all its fighters, and vowed “fierce retaliation.”

    “It seems that the enemy has mistaken our silence for idleness,” the brigades said in a statement, “This enemy needs to get the message straight; we will not be silent while it targets our people and continues its aggression, escalation.”

    On its part, the Popular Resistance Committees said that the resistance will not allow Israel to turn Gaza into the battle field as part of its corruption and election campaign. Israel is scheduled to hold general elections on April 9th.

    “We will defend our people, and we will not remain silent,” it added.

    According to a statement by the Israeli army, four projectiles were reportedly fired from the Gaza Strip into Sha’ar HaNegev Regional Council of Settlements, while the Iron Dome interception system managed to strike three of them.


    • 4 Palestinians injured in 100 Israeli airstrikes across Gaza
      March 15, 2019 11:56 A.M. (Updated: March 15, 2019 2:59 P.M.)

      (...) The Israeli army announced that 100 sites were targeted across the Gaza Strip, in response to missiles reportedly fired from Gaza.

      Palestinian factions denied responsibility for any missiles fired from Gaza.

      Additionally, the Palestinian Ministry of Interior and Security in Gaza said in a statement that the fired missiles were against national and factional consensus.

      The ministry said that necessary measures will be taken against those responsible.

    • Israël bombarde Gaza après des tirs de roquettes
      15 mars 2019 Par Agence Reuters
      L’aviation israélienne a bombardé une centaine d’objectifs dans la nuit de jeudi à vendredi dans la bande de Gaza après le tir de deux roquettes en direction de Tel Aviv à partir de la petite enclave palestinienne, une première depuis la guerre de 2014.

      GAZA (Reuters) - L’aviation israélienne a bombardé une centaine d’objectifs dans la nuit de jeudi à vendredi dans la bande de Gaza après le tir de deux roquettes en direction de Tel Aviv à partir de la petite enclave palestinienne, une première depuis la guerre de 2014.

      L’armée israélienne a précisé avoir visé des « objectifs militaires » appartenant au Mouvement de la résistance islamique Hamas qui contrôle la bande de Gaza depuis juin 2007.

      Il s’agit notamment d’un site de fabrication de missiles, d’un dépôt d’armes et d’un quartier général du Hamas, a ajouté l’armée.

      Le ministère de la Santé à Gaza a fait état de quatre blessés dans ces raids israéliens menés par des avions et par des hélicoptères.

      Jeudi soir, vers 21h00 locales, les sirènes ont retenti à Tel Aviv et des habitants ont entendu des explosions.

      L’armée israélienne a déclaré que deux roquettes avaient été tirées de la bande de Gaza mais n’avaient fait ni victime ni dégâts.

      Un responsable du Hamas a nié toute responsabilité de son mouvement dans le tir des ces deux roquettes.

      Le Djihad islamique et les Comités de résistance populaire, deux autres groupes armés de l’enclave palestinienne, ont également démenti toute implication.

      La presse israélienne, notamment le journal Ha’aretz et TV7, a évoqué une possible méprise, les deux roquettes ayant peut-être été tirées « par erreur ». (...)

    • Le Hamas a tiré des roquettes sur la région de Tel Aviv « par erreur » (Tsahal)
      Mis à jour le 15/03/2019 13:46:01 Écrit par i24NEWS

      L’armée israélienne estime que les deux roquettes qui ont visé la région de Tel Aviv jeudi soir ont été tirées depuis la bande de Gaza « par erreur », a confié vendredi matin un militaire à la presse.

      Une source d’i24NEWS a affirmé que le tir était l’œuvre d’une nouvelle recrue du Hamas qui n’avait pas achevé sa « formation ».

      L’une des roquettes « est apparemment tombée dans la mer, l’autre s’est écrasée quelque part, mais pas à Tel-Aviv », avait déclaré à une chaîne de télévision jeudi soir Ron Huldai, le maire de la ville côtière.

      Les mouvements terroristes du Hamas et du Djihad islamique ont démenti être à l’origine des tirs en direction de Tel-Aviv. Cependant, Israël a réaffirmé tenir le Hamas pour responsable de ce qui se passe dans la bande de Gaza.

    • Gaza postpones 51st ’Great March of Return’ protest
      March 15, 2019 2:58 P.M. (Updated: March 16, 2019 11:51 A.M.)

      GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — The National Committee for Breaking the Siege decided to exceptionally suspend “The Great March of Return” on its 51st Friday alongside the eastern border fence of the besieged Gaza Strip.

      The committee said in a short statement that protests for the 51st Friday were postponed in order to save the lives of protesters amid Israeli escalation against the Gaza Strip, and in preparation for Land Day protests on March 30th, as it would mark one year of “The Great March of Return” protests.

      This is the first time the committee suspends “The Great March of Return” protests since its beginning on March 30th, 2018.

      Four Palestinians were injured, on predawn Friday, as Israeli warplanes carried out airstrikes targeting several sites across the besieged Gaza Strip hours after missiles were reportedly fired from Gaza, on predawn Friday.

  • 3 Palestinians shot, injured in Gaza protests
    March 8, 2019 11:15 A.M.

    GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Israeli forces shot and injured three Palestinians during the “Night Confusion” protest, east of Khan Younis, in the southern besieged Gaza Strip, on late Thursday.

    According to local sources, three Palestinians were shot and injured with live ammunition. They were immediately transferred to nearby hospital for medical treatment.

    Hundreds of Palestinians gathered along the eastern borders of Khan Younis to protest against the nearly 12-year Israeli siege.

    Sources added that protesters ignited a number of rubber tires on fire near the security border fence with Israel and threw rocks at Israeli forces.

    Israeli forces repeatedly fired live ammunition and tear-gas bombs towards the large groups of protesters.

    For several weeks, hundreds of Palestinian protesters, have been organizing, as well as participating in night protests, during which they set tires on fire and chant slogans through loud speakers, while marching towards the border with Israel. These protesters are also known as the “Night Confusion” unit.


  • » Israeli Soldiers Kill A Palestinian Child In Gaza
    IMEMC News - March 7, 2019 6:26 AM

    A Palestinian child died, on Thursday at dawn, from serious wounds he suffered late on Wednesday evening, after Israeli soldiers shot him with a live round, and injured several others, during protests on Palestinian lands, close to the perimeter fence, east of Gaza city.

    Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza, said the child has been identified as Saifeddin Emad Abu Zeid , 15, from the Zeitoun neighborhood in Gaza city.

    He added that the child was seriously injured after being shot by the soldiers with a live round in the head, east of Gaza city.

    Medics rushed the child to the Shifa Medical Center in Gaza city, before was moved to surgery, but succumbed to his serious wounds a few hours later.

    Dr. al-Qedra also stated that the soldiers shot at least five other Palestinians and caused many to suffer the severe effects of teargas inhalation.


    • Killed Palestinian teen laid to rest in Gaza
      March 7, 2019 4:18 P.M. (Updated: March 8, 2019 11:16 A.M.)

      GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Thousands of Palestinians marched, on Thursday afternoon, in the funeral of a Palestinian teen, who succumbed to his wounds early morning, in the besieged Gaza Strip.

      Saif al-Din Imad Abu Zayd, 15, was shot in the head by Israeli forces during protests along the eastern borders of northern Gaza, on Wednesday evening.

  • Guerre du renseignement à Gaza
    Ahmad Abu Amer - 22 février 2019 – Al-Monitor – Traduction : Chronique de Palestine

    GAZA City – Bande de Gaza –
    Les répercussions de l’opération bâclée du renseignement israélien à l’est de Khan Yunis dans le sud de Gaza le 13 novembre 2018 continuent de se manifester.

    Les forces de sécurité affiliées au Hamas dans la bande de Gaza ont saisi le 16 février des puces de pistage électroniques dissimulées dans des bottes militaires qui entraient à Gaza par le point de passage commercial de Kerem Abu Salem.

    Les forces de sécurité palestiniennes à Gaza esont persuadées qu’Israël est derrière la tentative de contrebande de « puces électroniques de suivi » dans la bande de Gaza, sur la base des aveux d’un suspect impliqué dans la fourniture d’un soutien logistique à Israël.

    Le suspect, identifié uniquement par ses initiales, M. Sh. a été arrêté par les forces de sécurité du Hamas à la suite de l’opération ratée de Khan Yunis. Dans ses aveux rendus publics le 11 février, M. Sh. a déclaré que le 2 octobre 2018, un officier des services de renseignements israéliens lui avait demandé de se rendre au poste-frontière de Kerem Abu Salem et de recevoir deux systèmes GPS qui se trouvaient à l’intérieur de conteneurs de marchandises entrant par Israël dans la bande de Gaza.

    Il a affirmé qu’un employé de l’Autorité palestinienne au passage facilitait l’entrée et la sortie sans effectuer d’inspections.

    Abu Mohammad, porte-parole des médias pour les Brigades des martyrs d’Al-Aqsa, branche armée du Fatah à Gaza, a déclaré à Al-Monitor qu’un de ses combattants avait acheté des bottes militaires bon marché à un magasin à Gaza début février pour 50 shekels israéliens (14 dollars) au lieu du prix initial de 160 à 180 shekels (environ 44 à 50 $). Rendu méfiant, le combattant a inspecté les bottes et a trouvé dans une semelle une puce de suivi électronique. (...)

  • Opioid crisis engulfs blockaded Gaza Strip

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — An opioid crisis has quietly spread in the Gaza Strip, trapping thousands in the hell of addiction and adding another layer of misery to the blockaded and impoverished coastal territory.

    The scourge can be traced to the mass import of cheap opioid-based Tramadol pain pills through smuggling tunnels under Gaza’s border more than a decade ago. A more addictive black-market form of the drug called Tramal has since taken hold.

    “I have seen the top elites taking it — university students, girls and respectful people,” said Dr. Fadel Ashour, who treats addicts in his dimly lit clinic.

    Tramadol, a synthetic opioid analgesic, is considered a controlled substance by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, in the same category as well-known medications like Valium and Xanax.

    The WHO study cited the blockade, high unemployment among university graduates and never-ending conflict with Israel as factors associated with “widespread” Tramadol abuse.

    It said users turned to the drug to “escape problems,” obtain a “feeling of relaxation,” to “not think” and to fall asleep.

    Tramal, believed to be a more addictive black market form of Tramadol, arrived later, gaining popularity after the first war between Hamas and Israel in 2009.

    Tramal was cheap, less than 50 cents a tablet, and people discovered its sedative effects at a time when they were “trying to overcome their anxiety because Gaza was a very traumatic environment,” said Dr. Ashour.

    But in recent months, prices have shot up. A single pill can cost about $20, well beyond most people’s means.

    Being a health worker himself, Abu Karim was able to get prescriptions to buy the milder Tramadol legally and more affordably.

    “It was not as powerful as the smuggled Tramal, but with more pills, it does part of the job,” he said.

    Today, he’s among the few patients at the Hope Center, the first and only rehab facility in Gaza. Since opening at Gaza’s only psychiatric hospital in 2017, it has treated 230 people, 90 percent of them tramadex users.

    Nearly a year of border protests against the Israeli blockade have added a new element to the crisis. Hundreds of young men have been shot by the Israeli army, which says it is defending its border.

    Mahmoud, a 29-year-old, said he became addicted to Lyrica after he was shot during a protest. Unemployed and unmarried, he is now being treated by Dr. Ashour.

    “I don’t want to reach a level in which I lose my personality and dignity because of the drugs,” said Mahmoud, who would not give his family name because of the social stigma associated with addiction. “I want to stop.”

    #Opioides #Gaza #Addiction

  • » Israeli Soldiers Kill One Child, Injure 41 Palestinians, In Gaza
    IMEMC News - February 22, 2019 6:50 PM

    The Palestinian Health Ministry in the besieged Gaza Strip has reported that Israeli soldiers killed, Friday, a child, and injured 41 other Palestinians, including a medic, after retorting to the excessive use of force against the Great Return March processions.

    Dr. Ashraf al-Qedra, the spokesperson of the Health Ministry in Gaza, has reported that a child, identified as Yousef Sa’id ad-Daya , 14, suffered a life-threatening injury, after the soldiers shot him with a life round in the heart.

    He said that the child’s heart stopped, and the urgent care physicians managed to revive it, but he remained in a critical condition until he succumbed to his wounds. Yousef was from the Zeitoun neighborhood, in of Gaza city.

    Dr. al-Qedra stated that the soldiers shot 26 Palestinians with live fire, and added that two other Palestinians suffered serious injuries.

    One of the wounded Palestinians is a volunteer medic, identified as Fares al-Qedra, who was shot with a gas bomb in the head, east of Khan Younis, in southern Gaza Strip. (...)

    #Palestine_assassinée #marcheduretour

    • On 48th Friday of Great March of Return and Breaking Siege, Israeli Forces Kill Palestinian Child and Wound 115 Civilians, including 16 Children, 10 Women and Journalist
      February 22, 2019

      On Friday evening, 22 February 2019, in excessive use of force against peaceful protesters on the 48th Friday of the March of Return and Breaking the Siege, Israeli forces killed a Palestinian child and wounded 115 civilians, including 16 children, 10 women and a journalist, in eastern Gaza Strip. The injury of 3 of the wounded civilians was reported serious. (...)

  • » Israeli Soldiers Injure 20 Palestinians In Gaza
    IMEMC News - February 15, 2019 10:04 PM

    Israeli soldiers attacked, Friday, the Great Return March processions, ongoing for the 47th consecutive week in the besieged Gaza Strip, and injured dozens of Palestinians, including at least twenty with live fire, one of them a child, who suffered a life-threatening injury.

    The Health Ministry in Gaza has confirmed that the soldiers shot twenty Palestinians with live fire, and added that one of the wounded is a child, 15, who suffered a serious injury after the soldiers shot him with a live round in the chest.

    It stated that the child was shot east of the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza, and was rushed to the Al-Aqsa Hospital.

    Furthermore, a Palestinian woman, 29, was injured with a shrapnel in her head, causing a moderate wound, before she was rushed to the Al-Aqsa Hospital.

    The soldiers also shot and moderately injured a photojournalist, identified as Mohammad Za’noun, east of Gaza city.

    More than 11000 Palestinians participated in the ongoing Great Return March processions this Friday, media sources in Gaza have confirmed.

    It is worth mentioning that the Israeli army stated that one of its undercover soldiers was injured, Friday, after a Palestinian hurled a pipe bomb at a military jeep, near the perimeter fence in Gaza.

    Media sources in Gaza said the officer opened the door of his armored jeep, and started firing live rounds at the protesters, before one Palestinian hurled a pipe bomb at the jeep, mildly wounding the soldiers in the leg.

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    • Vingt Palestiniens blessés par des tirs israéliens
      AFP - 15/02/2019

      Vingt Palestiniens ont été blessés par des tirs de soldats israéliens vendredi lors de heurts le long de la frontière entre la bande de Gaza et Israël, a indiqué le ministère de la Santé dans l’enclave contrôlée par le Hamas. Un garde-frontière israélien a également été légèrement blessé à la jambe par les éclats d’un engin explosif, a déclaré la police israélienne.

      Selon l’armée israélienne, environ 11.000 Palestiniens ont manifesté en plusieurs points le long de la barrière frontalière de plusieurs mètres de haut et lourdement gardée par les soldats israéliens.
      Les Palestiniens ont lancé des pierres et des engins explosifs vers les forces israéliennes qui « ont riposté avec des moyens anti-émeutes et tiré selon les procédures standards », a indiqué une porte-parole de l’armée à l’AFP.

      Un journaliste de l’AFP sur place a indiqué que les Palestiniens avaient eu recours à des dizaines d’engins assourdissants.

      Le ministère de la Santé à Gaza a fait état dans un communiqué de « 20 blessures (causées par des) balles réelles (tirées) par les forces d’occupation israéliennes ». (...)