Gaza News

The Palestinian enclave of Gaza is a major global hotspot with potential for extreme violence. Nearly isolated from the world since Hamas took control of it in 2007, it has been a poverty -ridden corner of the world. It is a regular launching pad for rocket attacks against southern Israel and a training ground for Islamist terrorists. Israel has carried out three major operations in the territory since relinquishing it unilaterally in 2005.

A medic of the regional hospital receives Russia's "Sputnik V" vaccine shot against the coronavirus

Russian COVID-19 vaccines for Palestinians delayed for technical reasons

The Palestinian Authority informed Israel of the delay.

Gaza: Long-awaited oxygen production plant, UAE medical aid enter Strip

THE SHIPMENT, with the first-of-its-kind in Gaza oxygen production plant, will help to mitigate the Strip’s health crisis, reducing the burden placed on the fragile medical system by the pandemic.

By SANAA ALSWERKY/THE MEDIA LINE
21/01/2021
Strawberries

Eight tons of strawberries seized from Gaza Strip amid smuggling attempts

Enforcement agents from the Agriculture Ministry found the illegally-imported fruit.

Hamas bans Muslims from attending Christmas celebrations in Gaza

FIDA dubs Hamas decision departure from values ​​of tolerance, brotherhood that have always prevailed among Palestinians, Christians, Muslims

Gaza jeweller struggles to sell Christmas gold

Gaza jeweler struggles to sell Christmas gold

This year, the coronavirus pandemic is keeping traditional customers away from the 500-year-old gold market, a narrow lane lined by tiny shops under a vaulted roof.

By REUTERS
10/12/2020

EU promises COVID-19 vaccines, clean water for Gaza

According to the UN, there are 15,989 Palestinian COVID-19 cases in the West Bank and east Jerusalem, and 10,091 in Gaza.

Israeli aircraft strike in Gaza, more rockets hit southern Israel

Hours earlier, a rocket fired by Palestinian terrorists in Gaza struck the coastal Israeli city of Ashdod, wounding two people.

16/09/2020

Surgical precision - The story behind Israel's targeted killings

The inside story behind the November assassination of Islamic Jihad commander Baha Abu al-Ata in Gaza.

19/08/2020
Abdel-Rahman Al-Shantti, an 11-year-old Gaza rapper, is surrounded by students as he performs in his

Gaza rapper, 11, strikes chord with rhymes about war and hardship

"My message talks about peace, and I want to convey it to the largest number of people."

By REUTERS
17/08/2020

Gaza Disengagement and the expulsion’s impact on religious-Zionism

The religious trauma was felt by many in the religious-Zionist camp who, though not residents of the uprooted settlements, also shared the divine drama ideal.

13/08/2020

Gaza's settlers 15 years on: 'One day we will have to return'

A ‘Jerusalem Post’ reporter, on the frontlines in Gush Katif, recounts the surreal time of disconnect between settlers’ lost dreams and the encroaching destructive reality.

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Gaza Disengagement: Reporting from the trenches

‘The Jerusalem Post’s then-defense correspondent opens up his reporter’s notebook on the disengagement, 15 years on.

By ARIEH O’SULLIVAN
13/08/2020

Gaza Disengagement: Memories and lessons 15 years on

‘The Jerusalem Post’s editor-in-chief remembers his experiences as a reporter for the paper during this tumultuous time.

13/08/2020
Incendiary balloons found near northern Gaza border, December 28th, 2018.

IDF fighter jets attack Hamas targets after explosive balloon attacks

After nearly six months without incendiary balloons, five fires broke out in the Gaza border communities. At least three of them were caused by incendiary balloons.

St.Sgt. Oron Shaul, whose remains are held by Hamas in Gaza

Six years after St.-Sgt. Oron Shaul was killed in Gaza, MKs demand action

MK Michal Cotler Wunsh: "For six years, the world has for the most part remained silent, issuing statements without any follow up."

Qatar Grant

Qatari envoy expected to return to Gaza, distribute funds

That same grant was distributed throughout April and May without al-Emadi or his deputy, Khaled Haradan, present due to coronavirus restrictions.

06/06/2020
Palestinian cameraman Eyad Hamad, who was fired from AP after the PA filed a complaint against him.

Cameraman who criticized PA fired from Associated Press

Eyad Hamad, a veteran Palestinian cameraman, received threats from PA security officials who told him that they would see to it that he gets fired from AP.

Hamas: If Gazans die from coronavirus, Israelis will be unable to breathe

Sinwar also declared that the coronavirus pandemic was retribution for the decision by President Donald Trump to move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in May 2018.

IDF tanks along the Gaza border

Will coronavirus cause a ceasefire between Israel and Gaza?

All sides need each other in this fight, even sworn enemies.

Hamas cyberwarfare (illustrative)

Israeli cyber company uncovers Hamas campaign against PA

Hamas cyber-cells used Trump's plan and Soleimani's assassination to target PA officials.

By LEON SVERDLOV
13/02/2020

Gaza Imam indicted for smuggling funds from Malaysia charities to Hamas

$3,000 USD were smuggled on behalf of the Malaysian charities to Hamas

A Palestinian incendiary balloon that landed in a field in Israel

Hamas to end IED balloon attacks on Israel

At Cairo’s request, Islamist movement to rein in balloon bomb attacks from Gaza

By DIMA ABUMARIA/ THE MEDIA LINE
24/01/2020
Hamas Chief Ismail Haniyeh attends a meeting with members of international media in Gazaa

Hamas-affiliated analyst calls for dialogue with US

"America is a force that cannot be ignored and, if possible, we should have a dialogue with it on the basis of our people’s rights. All countries want to be friends with America.”

Streaks of light are pictured as rockets are launched from the Gaza Strip towards Israel, as seen fr

Israel struck by over 2,600 rockets and mortars over past two years

1,500 rockets fired from the Gaza Strip into Israel in the past year alone.

Netanyahu: Israel has not changed Gaza policy, will strike enemies

"Our security policy has not changed – not even slightly."

A Palestinian militant walks past the home of Islamic Jihad field commander Baha Abu Al-Atta after i

Israel says it is probing deadly Gaza air strike

Shortly before the ceasefire went into effect on Thursday, the IDF struck a home belonging to Rasmi Abu Malhous, killing eight members of his family, including five children.

A Palestinian militant walks past the home of Islamic Jihad field commander Baha Abu Al-Atta after i

Hamas official attacked when paying visit to slain PIJ commander's family

Some PIJ members expressed outrage that Hamas official Mahmoud Zahar and other Hamas leaders did not pay a condolence visit to the family of Bahaa al-Ata in the first days after his death.

A Palestinian incendiary balloon that landed in a field in Israel

U.S. human rights group sued for funding Palestinian balloon terror

“This landmark case exposes a shocking and multi-layered planned conspiracy and campaign aimed at manipulating the public,” said Adv. Yifa Segal of the International Legal Forum.

UN expected to renew UNRWA’s mandate Friday in spite of ethical probe

Israel has long been concerned about the organization, and has argued that it helped promote a politicized idea of Palestinian refugee status that makes it hard to resolve the conflict.

Israel Katz: Targeted slaying of PIJ leaders sends warning to region

Israel killed PIJ leader Bahaa Abu al-Ata in a surgical strike in Gaza, marking Israel’s clear return to targeted assassinations.

Hamas announces: No Gaza border protests this Friday - report

This would be the first that Hamas cancels the protests since March 2019, over 6 months ago.

Iron Dome anti-missile system fires interception missiles as rockets are launched from Gaza towards

Rockets fired hours after Israel, Islamic Jihad announce ceasefire

After two days of heavy fighting between Israel and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, the two sides announced a ceasefire on Thursday morning, which went into affect around 5:30 a.m..

AN IRON DOME antimissile system is installed near the Israeli side of the border with Syria in the G

Israel, Islamic Jihad agree on ceasefire, IDF confirms

The ceasefire reportedly took effect at 5:30 a.m. Nonetheless, at around 6:00 a.m., rockets were fired from Gaza at Jewish communities on the border.

People run to take cover in Ashkelon

Cairo, UN working to halt IDF-Islamic Jihad violence

*Close to 400 rockets target Israel in two-days * At least 26 Palestinians killed *

Mourners carry the body of Islamic Jihad commander Baha Abu Al-Atta during his Gaza funeral

Israel threatens to assassinate Islamic Jihad leader in Damascus - report

According to a report in the Arabic language al-Hayat newspaper, Israel’s message was delivered to Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) through United Nations Special Envoy for the Middle East Nickolay Mladenov.

An eerie quiet interrupted by rocket fire and interceptions

You could hear a pin drop, or a rocket fired

A trail of smoke can be seen as rockets are fired from Gaza towards Israel

Israel’s maximum restraint and the myth of a ‘clean war’

In 2009, after more than 250 rockets, Israel would have been at war already. Today, there is no need for a rush to action and disproportionate response.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Naftali Bennett and IDF commanders

Netanyahu: Gaza terror leaders know Israel can target them anywhere

“We do not mean to escalate [the situation],” Netanyahu said, “but we will know how to…protect the state of Israel and its citizens.”

Expensive escalation: The civilian cost of the Gaza violence

Losses to businesses in the South and central regions were estimated to total approximately NIS 1.1 billion ($315m.) by Wednesday afternoon.

13/11/2019
Mossad Director Yossi Cohen

How Israeli intel derailed Hamas’s ‘secret weapons’ for bigger war

There are broader strategic reasons why Hamas has so far stayed on the sidelines, but part of it can undoubtedly be traced to Israeli intelligence success at liquidating Hamas’s weapons experts.

Rocket fired from Gaza toward Israel, November 12, 2019

Poll - What should Israel do: ceasefire, continue strikes or retake Gaza?

More than 350 rockets fired at Israel which deploys tanks, artillery batteries along Gaza border amid predictions violence will escalate but what should the Jewish state do? Have your say.

13/11/2019

Bennett's warning to Gaza: Harm us by day, you won't make it through the night

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: Israel will respond to every Palestinian Islamic Jihad attack.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with newly-appointed Defense Minister Naftali Bennett and IDF Chie

Naftali Bennett: Israeli security forces will hunt down every terrorist

The new defense minister also said that the terrorists are doing as much harm to Gazan civilians as they are to Israelis.

IDF tanks along the Gaza border

Islamic Jihad says not ready for ceasefire; PM: Israel will do what’s needed

“We will not tolerate attacks on our citizens,” Netanyahu said. “In the last year, we accumulated a mass of these attacks.”

Gaza terror groups: Israel has crossed a red line

PIJ says too early to talk about ceasefire

Im Tirzu calls for 'complete destruction of Hamas'

The NGO uploaded multiple videos and photos on their social media on Tuesday morning calling for a victory. Activists were also out and about hanging signs that said, "Bibi - Give Us The Order!"

Rishon Lezion quiet as rockets rain down

Central Israel a ghost town as terrorists aim rockets at the country

People wondered out loud whether or not there would be a war.

#JiHadEnough: Another IDF social media misfire

#JiHadEnough, which was used in the IDF's tweet announcing the assassination of Baha Abu Al Ata, is the latest in the IDF's misguided social media campaigns.

EX-SENIOR IDF lawyer Liron Libman has

Who is authorized to decide on military action in Israel?

Former chief military prosecutor explains that it is not clear

Who was Islamic Jihad's Baha Abu al-Ata and why did Israel want him dead?

The head of Palestinian Islamic Jihad’s (PIJ) Al-Quds Brigades in Gaza, Baha Abu al-Ata was considered one of the top terrorists in the blockaded coastal enclave.

A MOTHER puts her children to bed in a public bomb shelter in Ashkelon during the 2014 Gazan war

What should you do if you hear a rocket siren?

As rockets fly, welfare institutions, public health officials issue recommendations.

Palestinians protest next to the border fence between Israel and the Gaza Strip, March 30, 201

Two dead and 76 injured during Gaza protests

Over 6,000 Palestinians gathered along the border. 76 people were injured, 46 of them from live ammunition, according to Palestinian Health Services.

AS WE stood on the border and looked across the field at the Gaza Strip, we saw the Palestinian flag

Israeli official: Israel willing to pay for flights for emigrating Gazans

According to the official, Israel is willing to finance flights from an airport in the south for those who are interested in leaving.

20/08/2019
Palestinian Hamas militants take part in a rally marking the 31st anniversary of Hamas' founding, in

Hamas to 'shower' Israeli cities with missiles

Group's leader Yayha Sinwar vows to defeat IDF troops in the event of another war.

Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh next to his destroyed office (REUTERS/Handout)

Facing ongoing failure, Hamas replaces officials in Gaza

'Al Akhbar' newspaper suggested the reasons for the changes are the failure of attempts to resolve the clash with Fatah, which controls parts of the West Bank, and severe criticism leveled at Hamas.

One Palestinian dead, 56 wounded at weekly Gaza riots

The report specifies that 38 of those injured were cause by live ammunition fire, 22 of the injured were children and three were women.

Palestinian Hamas militants attend the funeral of their comrades who were killed in an explosion, in

Hamas: Our struggle is only against the occupation, not Jews elsewhere

"These remarks do not reflect the official stances of Hamas and its policy," stated Hamas in response to Hamas official Fathi Hamad who on Friday told Palestinians to "attack every Jew on Earth."

Israel reopens Gaza fishing zone

Fishing zone was closed completely last week.

A KITE flies over the Gaza border into an area where incendiary kites and balloons have caused major

Violence with Gaza causing families to leave southern Israel

At least 10 families leaving Gaza border area because of security situation.

A Palestinian man inspects a building destroyed in Israeli air strikes, in Gaza City May 5, 2019

Qatar will allocate $480 million to the West Bank, Gaza

Hamas put out a statement from its political leader Ismail Haniyeh thanking the Emir for the planned transfer.

Tawfiq Abu Naim

IDF destroys Hamas interior minister's office

The interior minister was held by Israel for 20 years before being released as a part of the Gilad Shalit prisoner exchange deal.

05/05/2019
Yael Nisinbaum reacts after house near the Gaza border was struck by a rocket on May 4, 2019

WATCH: IDF target dozens terror positions in Gaza in response to rocket fire

One killed and over 80 wounded • IDF hits more than 120 targets in Gaza • Schools closed Sunday throughout the South

Egypt delegation to announce ceasefire progress in next few days

Israel requested “an official postponement of the actual implementation of any understandings” with Hamas until after the April 9 election, according to a Palestinian report.

IDF soldiers on the Gaza border

IDF releases photos of its activity on the Gaza border on Saturday

The images depict the commander of the Gaza division, Brig. Gen. Eliezer Toledano, as well as riot control measures.

Palestinian demonstrators protest at the Israel-Gaza border fence, in the central Gaza Strip January

Palestinians call for mass Gaza border protests on Saturday

The organizers said they are hoping that tens of thousands of Gazans will join the mass protests.

Gaza children experiencing psychosocial distress

68% of Gaza school children suffer from psychological distress

“The violence children witness daily, including the loss of loved ones... has left an entire generation emotionally damaged."

Palestinian protesters take part in a night demonstration near the fence along the border

IDF strikes two Hamas posts after aerial incendiary devices sent from Gaza

24-year-old Palestinian killed by IDF fire during riots.

PALESTINIAN HAMAS SUPPORTERS in Gaza celebrate the Ariel terrorist attack, earlier this week

What’s happening in Gaza?

Depending on who describes it, there’s an anti-Hamas uprising or a Fatah-led ‘conspiracy’ taking place in the besieged strip of land.

Palestinian Hamas Chief Ismail Haniyeh in Gaza City February 28, 2019

Mladenov condemns Hamas violence against Palestinians in Gaza

A top United Nations official issued a rare rebuke of Hamas violence against Palestinians in Gaza on Sunday, after its security forces cracked down on protesters and journalists.

Streets of Tel Aviv seen empty as the rocket sirens were heard on Thursday

Politicians warn Gaza's terror organizations after rockets fired at Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai said in a statement he would open the city's bomb shelters.

Rocket interception

Rocket alert sirens sound in Gaza border communities, Iron Dome activated

Israeli media sources report two rockets intercepted by Iron Dome system.

Palestinian militants of the Islamist movement Hamas' military wing Al-Qassam Brigades

Netanyahu declares Hamas's Al-Aqsa TV a terrorist organization

Senior Hamas figure Fathi Hamad, a former Hamas interior minister, owns the channel and regularly uses it to further Hamas's goals.

Tear gas canisters are fired by Israeli troops toward Palestinians during a protest

12-year-old Palestinian killed as thousands riot along the Gaza border

About 8,000 Palestinian rioters gathered at several points Gaza border fence, hurling stones, and setting tires aflame on Friday.

iaf jet

IAF jets scramble to intercept unidentified aircraft near Gaza strip

The small light aircraft piloted by an Israeli civilian had flown over Sderot without the coordination of authorities, in violation of civil aviation laws.

Helmet of IDF soldier shot by terrorist gunfire at Gaza border

Helmet saves Israeli officer hit by Palestinian sniper at Gaza border

An IDF tank struck a Hamas observation post killing one Palestinian after an IDF officer was lightly injured Tuesday evening by gunfire along the border with the southern Gaza Strip.

Palestinian Hamas militants attend the funeral of their comrades who were killed in an explosion, in

Hamas reveals 'seized equipment during botched IDF raid'

The IDF elite unit that infiltrated the Gaza Strip was on a mission to plant espionage devices in order to spy on his group’s telecommunication network.

Palestinians evacuate a demonstrator during a protest at the Israel-Gaza border fence

Palestinian woman killed, IDF soldier wounded in clashes along Gaza border

13,000 Palestinians take part in violent protests; IDF strikes Hamas positions in response to violence; Attempted stabbing attack thwarted near Hebron.

A woman gestures as she waits to travel into Egypt through Rafah border crossing.

Egypt limits passage of Palestinians through Rafah after PA removes forces

Human rights groups say Rafah has been the sole exit point from Gaza for an estimated 95 percent of its population of 2 million.

By REUTERS
08/01/2019
Palestinian riots in the Beit Hanoun area of the Gaza Strip.

10,000 Palestinians riot along the Gaza border, IDF fires back

Six Palestinians were injured, according to Palestinian Health Ministry reports.

Palestinian militants of the Islamist movement Hamas' military wing Al-Qassam Brigades

Fatah: Hamas has arrested 500 of our men in Gaza

Fatah officials in the West Bank on Monday accused supporters of deposed Fatah leader Mohammed Dahlan of helping Hamas in its crackdown on their members.

Palestinian Hamas militants attend a military drill in preparation to any upcoming confrontation wit

Hamas’ popularity spikes among Palestinians in West Bank, Gaza Strip

A survey found that if elections were held today, Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh would defeat PA President Mahmoud Abbas.

By JULIA ALTMANN/THE MEDIA LINE
23/12/2018
A demonstrator holds a Palestinian flag during a protest near the Israel-Gaza border fence

Four Palestinians killed in Gaza protests

IDF investigating death of east-Jerusalem Palestinian teen shot by troops in West Bank.

The International Criminal Court in The Hague

ICC Prosecutor soon to say whether to probe Israel, Hamas for war crimes

International Criminal Court Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda late Wednesday finally said she is close to a decision on whether to fully criminally probe Israel and Hamas for war crimes.

Protesters hold abanner that reads "Boycott Israel" during a pro-Palestinian demonstration in Paris

CNN commentator fired for 'Free Palestine from river to the sea' comment

Marc Lamont Hill accused Israel of denying “citizenship rights and due process to Palestinians just because they are not Jewish,” and expressed his support for the BDS movement.

Hamas to U.N.: Stop American agression

Israel's ambassador to the UN, Danny Danon, responded by saying, "A terrorist organization going to the UN for assistance is like a serial killer asking the police for assistance."

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Hamas: Commandos killed allegedly attempting to plant listening device

Brandishing IDF Glock handgun, Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar warns next round of rockets to target Tel Aviv.

An Israeli soldier stands next to an armoured vehicle in kibbutz Nahal Oz

Gazan fisherman killed as large-scale violence winds down

Despite the incessant Hamas rockets attacks on Tuesday, the Kerem Shalom border crossing remained open, with dozens of trucks entering Gaza.

14/11/2018
A man stands inside a building damaged by a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip overnight

Palestinian workman killed in Ashkelon rocket attack

Abu Asbah apparently worked in the building and government officials said that he had permits to reside in Israel. A woman was seriously wounded in the rocket attack.

Brother of Hamas commander killed by IDF worked for NASA

Prof. Suleiman, who was born in the Gaza Strip in 1965, returned from the US to the Gaza Strip two years ago to teach at local universities and colleges.

Brother of Hamas commander killed by IDF worked for NASA

Prof. Suleiman, who was born in the Gaza Strip in 1965, returned from the US to the Gaza Strip two years ago to teach at local universities and colleges.

Palestinian militants of the Islamist movement Hamas' military wing Al-Qassam Brigades

This is how a war in Gaza that nobody wants begins

The PA role in isolating Gaza is often not acknowledged.

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