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Gaza Running on 6 hours of Electricity per Day

Most of Gaza is currently operating on six hours of electricity per day, the Strip’s power authority said in a statement Saturday. The Palestinian Energy and Natural Resources Authority will be able to continue supplying Gaza with that amount of power each day for another two months, “unless the company is targeted by Israeli attacks […]

Palestinian, Israeli Delegations Return to Cairo for Talks

Palestinian and Israeli delegations are preparing to return to Cairo late Saturday to continue indirect talks to reach a long-term ceasefire agreement before the current temporary truce expires. The head of the Palestinian Fatah movement’s delegation, Azzam al-Ahmad, told Ma’an that the new negotiations session would begin on Sunday. Sources close to the delegation told […]

Gaza Death Toll Hits 1,980 as Dozens Succumb to War Wounds

A Ministry of Health official warned Friday that the death toll in Gaza was expected to continue to rise as dozens succumbed to wounds sustained during the offensive and more bodies were recovered under the rubble of homes. Healthy ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra said that the death toll had hit 1,980 on Friday with at […]

Islamic Jihad Leader: Long-Term Truce to be Announced Soon

Deputy secretary-general of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad Ziad al-Nakhaala said on Thursday that a long-term ceasefire that would include the lifting of the siege on Gaza would be announced soon, stressing that “great progress” had been made in negotiations. The announcement, which comes on the first day of a five-day ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian […]

344 Children Born in UNRWA Shelters during Israeli Assault

UNRWA vehicles generally tend to carry aid or supplies, but this time the car belonging to the UN’s Palestine refugee agency was crowded with women and new-born babies. The women and their children were being taken to attend a ceremony where they would be given a hygiene kit of milk and diapers to take care […]

3 Elderly Palestinians Succumb to Wounds from Israeli Assault in Gaza

Three Palestinians died on Thursday evening as a result of injuries they sustained earlier during the Israeli assault, the Palestinian Ministry of Health said. Health ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra named two of the dead as Jihad Ali Abu Zeid, 61, and Mahdheyah al-Mebayyed, 91, both of whom died as a result of injuries sustained during […]

Clock Ticks Down to Gaza Truce Deadline

Israeli and Palestinian negotiators will enter a final day of ceasefire talks in Cairo on Wednesday, as the clock ticks towards a 12 a.m. deadline ending a 72-hour truce. By that time, the negotiators must have either agreed on a permanent truce, accepted an extension or risk a resumption of more than a month of […]

Israeli Forces Arrest 57 Palestinians in East Jerusalem

Israeli forces launched widespread arrest raids across East Jerusalem overnight, detaining 57 Palestinians, locals and a police spokesman said Wednesday. Residents told Ma’an that Israeli police stormed the Silwan, al-Isawiya, at-Tur, Suwwana, and Shufat neighborhoods of Jerusalem, in addition to the Old City, and arrested dozens of young Palestinian men and teenagers. Police officers broke […]

Israeli Warships Open Fire at Fishermen near Rafah

Israeli warships on Tuesday opened fire at fishermen off the coast of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, in an apparent violation of an agreed-upon three-day ceasefire, a union official said. Nizar Ayyash, spokesman for Gaza’s fishermen union, told Ma’an that a number of Palestinian fishermen were near the shore when Israeli forces shot at […]

Israeli Delegation Open to Easing Gaza Blockade

A nine-hour session of indirect negotiations between the Palestinian and Israeli delegations in Cairo on Monday ended with a partial draft agreement on easing the blockade on Gaza, sources close to the talks told Ma’an. Negotiations for a lasting end to hostilities in the Gaza Strip are to resume at noon on Tuesday, the sources […]

Israeli Forces Kill Fatah Activist in Nablus Raid

Israeli forces killed a 24-year-old Palestinian man in Nablus overnight Sunday during a raid in the village of Qabalan, local officials and witnesses said. Qabalan mayor Hisham al-Azaar told Ma’an that Israeli forces killed Zakariyya Mousa Dawood al-Aqra, 24, after laying siege to a building in the village. Al-Aqra’s brother is reported to live in […]

PCHR Condemns Killing of Gaza Human Rights Worker

A rights group Monday condemned an Israeli drone attack on Gaza that killed a Palestinian worker for a human rights organization the day before, a statement said. The Palestinian Center for Human Rights said that an Israeli drone attack killed 43-year-old Anwar al-Zaanin, a staff member of al-Mezan Center for Human Rights, at 1:20 p.m. […]

Ynet: Israel Defense Minister Says Hamas has Soldier’s Body

Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon said Sunday that the body of missing soldier Oron Shaul is “obviously” in the hands of Hamas, Israeli media reported. “It’s obvious to us that Oron’s body is in the hands of Hamas, and we’re making every effort to retrieve it,” Yaalon said, according to the Israeli news site Ynet. […]

Baby Dies from Wounds Sustained in Gaza Shelling

A baby girl died on Monday from injuries sustained several days ago in Israeli shelling on the Gaza Strip, medics said. Maydaa Muhammad Aslan, who was six-weeks-old, died of her injuries, medical sources said. A ceasefire went into effect at midnight Sunday, as over four weeks of bloody fighting have killed more than 1,917 Palestinians […]

Airstrikes on Gaza Kill 4 as Israel Refuses to Negotiate

Israel continued its bombardment of the Gaza Strip early Sunday, killing three Palestinians across the besieged coastal enclave as Cairo ceasefire negotiations stalled amid the Israeli withdrawal of its delegation. Overnight airstrikes primarily targeted the southern cities of Rafah and Khan Younis, killing three — including a thirteen-year old girl and a fourteen-year old boy […]

Israeli Forces Shoot, Kill 12-year-old Palestinian Boy near Hebron

A 12-year old Palestinian boy was shot dead by Israeli soldiers while playing in front of his home in al-Fawwar refugee camp south of Hebron in the southern West Bank early Sunday, medics told Ma’an. Palestinian medical sources at Hebron’s al-Ahli Hospital told Ma’an that Khalil Muhammad Ahmad al-Anati arrived at the hospital after being […]

Child Pulled from Gaza Rubble as Cairo Negotiations Continue

Medics recovered the body of a Palestinian child in the Shujaiyya neighborhood of Gaza on Saturday, a health official said. The body brought the death toll of the Israel’s 33-day offensive on the Strip to 1,904, with 9,837 injured, health ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra said in a statement. Israeli warplanes continued targeting various sites across […]

3 Palestinians Killed in Israeli Airstrikes on Gaza

Israeli airstrikes killed three Palestinians in the Gaza Strip late Saturday, a health ministry spokesman said. Ashraf al-Qidra said warplanes targeted a group of people in Deir al-Balah, killing 37-year-old Mahmoud Muhammad al-Jourani. Earlier, an airstrike hit a civilian car in the al-Barazil neighborhood in eastern Rafah, killing Said Atif Tamraz, 26, and Muhammad Adil […]

Child Killed as Israel Resumes Airstrikes across Gaza

Israeli warplanes struck multiple targets across the Gaza Strip on Friday after a 72-hour ceasefire agreement ended at 8 a.m, killing a child and injuring 11 Palestinians. Gaza health ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra said Ibrahim Zuheir al-Dawawseh, 10, was killed and five others injured in an Israeli strike on a mosque in the Sheikh al-Radwan […]

Israel Agrees to ‘Unconditionally’ Extend Gaza Ceasefire

Israel has reportedly agreed to extend a three-day ceasefire in the Gaza Strip for another 72 hours, according to the Israeli Foreign Ministry. “I can confirm that Israel has agreed to an Egyptian proposal to unconditionally extend the ceasefire for another 72 hours,” ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor told reporters on Thursday. “I don’t know about […]

Gaza Truce Pushes into 2nd Day Ahead of Cairo Talks

A fragile ceasefire in Gaza pushed into a second day Wednesday as Israeli and Palestinian delegations prepared for crunch talks in Cairo to try to extend the 72-hour truce. The ceasefire, which came into effect Tuesday and carried past midnight into Wednesday, has brought relief to millions on both sides after one month of fighting […]

Israel Withdraws Troops from Gaza as 72-hour Truce Begins

Israel on Tuesday completed the withdrawal of all troops from Gaza as a 72-hour humanitarian truce went into effect following intense global pressure to end the bloody offensive. Army spokesman Peter Lerner told reporters troops would be deployed outside Gaza in defensive positions throughout the ceasefire. Shortly before the start of the 8:00 a.m. truce, […]

7 Bodies Recovered as Medical Teams Rush to Eastern Gaza

Palestinian medical teams rushed to areas in the eastern Gaza Strip to search for bodies and survivors on Tuesday immediately after a ceasefire went into effect at 8:00 a.m., an official said. Ministry of Health sources say five bodies have been recovered fom rubble in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip. Two have been identified […]

British Minister Quits over Gaza Policy

A British minister resigned on Tuesday over the government’s policy on Gaza. Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, a minister at the Foreign Office and minister for faith and communities, wrote on Twitter: “With deep regret I have this morning written to the Prime Minister & tendered my resignation. I can no longer support Govt policy on #Gaza.” […]

Israel Has Caused ‘$5 Billion’ Damage to Gaza Homes, Infrastructure

Israel’s offensive on Gaza has caused over $5 billion of damage to homes and infrastructure in the Strip, the Minister of Public Works said Monday. Minister Mufeed al-Hasayneh, a resident of Gaza, told Ma’an that the amount of money is likely to increase as the assault continues. Some 10,000 homes have been completely destroyed, and […]

70 Bodies Found in Rafah as Death Toll Hits 1,810

The death toll on the 27th day of Israel’s offensive on Gaza hit at least 120 on Sunday as health officials reported that over 70 bodies had been recovered in Rafah, a day after the city came under fierce, prolonged bombardment by Israeli forces. Health ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra told Ma’an that the bodies of […]

Palestine Accuses Israel of Breaking Ceasefire Minutes after It Begins

An Israeli strike on a house in al-Shati refugee camp has reportedly broken a humanitarian ceasefire minutes after it came into place. Gaza’s Health Ministry reported that the bombing, which targeted the home of the al-Bakri family approximately 30 minutes after the appointed time for the ceasefire, has killed an eight-year old girl and injured […]

Fresh Israeli Shelling Kills 10 in UN Shelter for Displaced in Rafah

10 Palestinians were killed on Sunday after Israeli shells hit a UN school in Rafah where thousands of people were sheltering from the ongoing Israeli offensive. At least 30 were injured in the strike, according to Ministry of Health spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra. Chris Gunness, spokesman for the UN agency for Palestinian refugees UNRWA, said the […]

37 Killed in Israeli Airstrikes and Shelling on Gaza Sunday Morning

Israeli airstrikes and shelling killed 37 people across the Gaza Strip on Sunday morning, as the 27-day assault on Gaza showed no signs of ceasing despite Israeli moves to redeploy outside of urban areas the day before. The Ministry of Health in Gaza said that the 37 dead since midnight — which includes 10 members […]

Ceasefire Ends Amid Intense Rafah Clashes, Report of Soldier Captured

Intense clashes erupted Friday morning between Israeli forces and Palestinian militants in the southeastern Gaza Strip amid unconfirmed reports that an Israeli soldier may have been captured. The Interior Ministry in Gaza said that at least 25 Palestinians were killed and more than 200 injured in Israeli shelling on Rafah that occurred in response to […]

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