This detailed map of Gaza helps explain the conflict -

This detailed map of Gaza helps explain the conflict

Vox - 17 Jul 2014
Since Israel withdrew its military forces and settlers from Gaza in 2005, the relationship between the Palestinian territory and Israeli authorities has been, to say the least, fraught. This map does a great job laying out that relationship and how ...

Egypt opens Gaza border crossing for 3 days under PA control

Fox News - 18 Nov 2017
Hamas has wielded absolute power in Gaza since, driving its humanitarian conditions to near-total collapse. On Nov. 1, it withdrew from the crossings to implement the first step of an Egyptian-brokered deal to end the rift with Palestinian President ...

Brother of Israeli in Gaza: 'I really don't know what Hamas wants'

The Jerusalem Post - 19 Nov 2017
WASHINGTON – The family of an Israeli citizen last seen entering Gaza more than three years ago appealed to US lawmakers last week for help in securing his release. Avera Mengistu's family met with White House officials and members of Congress hoping ...

Egypt Reopens Rafah Border Crossing in Gaza Strip - 20 Nov 2017
This included severe restrictions on what goods were allowed into Gaza, leading to seemingly arbitrary bans, like the bans on noodles. While Israel's far-right government has been deeply critical of Palestinian unity, an open border on the Egypt side ...

Palestinians mark anniversary of Arafat's death in Gaza - 12 Nov 2017
Residents of Gaza have joined commemorations marking the 13th anniversary of the death of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. This is the first time in 10 years that the anniversary of the death of the founder of the Fatah movement has been celebrated in ...

Egypt opens Gaza border crossing for 3 days

Times Colonist - 18 Nov 2017
RAFAH, Palestinian Territory — Gaza's border crossing into Egypt is running under the Palestinian Authority's control for the first time in a decade. Egypt opened the Rafah crossing point Saturday for three days on a humanitarian basis for the first ...

Video: Fighting to show the truth in Gaza

The Electronic Intifada - 13 Nov 2017
“I want to change my perspective, go and see different places in the world,” says Ezz Zanoun, a Palestinian photographer in Gaza. In 2006, Ezz witnessed his brother Mohammad, a photographer, get hit by an Israeli missile that exploded 10 meters from him.

Gaza: Palestinian militants killed as Israel hits tunnel

BBC News - 30 Oct 2017
Seven Palestinian militants were killed and several others injured when Israel destroyed a tunnel running from Gaza into Israel, Palestinian officials say. It is understood that five of those who died were members of Islamic Jihad. The Hamas military ...

Power crisis threatens livelihoods of Gaza farmers

The Electronic Intifada - 08 Nov 2017
Alternative fuel for his machinery is “scarce and unaffordable,” Abu Qaida, who lives in the southern Gaza town of Khan Younis, added. The extra costs involved have reduced his income and made it increasingly difficult to provide for his 11-strong family.

Gaza: Religious leaders stress need to hold onto resistance's arms

Middle East Monitor - 15 Nov 2017
Gaza Strip dignitaries, chiefs and scholars stressed the importance of the resistance's weapons and its sanctity to the Palestinian people and called for ensuring that they will not be harmed. The head of the High Commission for Tribal Affairs in Gaza ...

Gaza to get second cellular network, from Qatar

Seattle Times - 23 Oct 2017
The Associated Press. GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A Palestinian cellular provider said Monday it will soon expand coverage from the West Bank to the Gaza Strip. Palestinian and Qatari officials are attending the announcement event at a Gaza City hotel.

Palestinian police chief says Hamas must give up Gaza arms

ABC News - 08 Nov 2017
File - In this June 23, 2017 file photo, armed masked militants from the Izzedine al-Qassam Brigades, a military wing of Hamas, stand on a vehicle during a rally marking Al-Quds Day (Jerusalem Day) in Nusseirat refugee camp, in the central Gaza Strip.

What's New