Israeli occupation forces carried out repeated night-time strikes on sites throughout the besieged Gaza Strip, spreading fear and panic among the population. Israel has also closed the Karam Abu Salem crossing with Gaza and completely closed the Strip’s fishing zone due to the alleged breach of the security truce.
August 31, 9 pm (GMT +3)
The Palestinian Hamas movement declared on Monday that it has reached an ‘understanding’ to contain the Israeli attacks on the besieged Gaza Strip. The agreement seems to have been the outcome of intense Qatari diplomacy in recent days.
— @palestinechron (@PalestineChron) August 31, 2020
Palestine Chronicle correspondent in Gaza Wafaa Aludaini summarized the main points of the Hamas-Israel ‘understanding’ as follow:
- The Israeli army will cease its bombardment of Gaza and Palestinian protesters will halt the launch of incendiary balloons towards Israel;
- Israel will allow the establishment of several economic projects in Gaza, which will directly contribute to the alleviation of economic hardship in the besieged Strip;
- Israel will allow fuel supplies to reach Gaza in order to operate the Strip’s only power plant;
- The fishing zone will be reopened again;
- Urgently needed medical equipment and supplies will be allowed to reach Gaza as part of its efforts to confront the spread of COVID-19 disease.
August 29, 10 am (GMT +3)
The Israeli army bombarded several positions belonging to the Gaza resistance in the early hours of Friday. The nature of the damage remains unclear and no casualties were reported as of yet. However, the intense bombing caused fear throughout Gaza, especially that the entire Gaza Strip is currently under lockdown due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Meanwhile, Palestinian resistance groups in the besieged Strip announced that they have fired “six projectiles” in response to the Israeli attacks.
August 26, 11 am (GMT +3)
Health authorities in the blockaded Gaza Strip registered one death and eight cases from the coronavirus pandemic.
— ILKHA (@IlkhaAgency) August 26, 2020
The Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza said a 61-year-old Palestinian died from the virus, while eight people were infected, bringing the total number of cases in the besieged enclave since Monday to 15.
August 26, 9 am (GMT +3)
Israeli warplanes Wednesday early morning struck a site to the east of Khan Younis city in the southern besieged Gaza Strip, according to the Palestinian news agency WAFA.
An electric outage in the #Gaza Strip due to the lack of #fuel caused a massive #blackout in the besieged region on Tuesday evening. The darkness was only interrupted by the beam of #Israeli army drones hovering in the sky. (Video: Wafaa Aludaini, The Palestine Chronicle) pic.twitter.com/hqTQjH41sy
— @palestinechron (@PalestineChron) August 25, 2020
An Israeli reconnaissance plane fired two rockets toward a plot of agricultural land, situated to the east of Khuza‘a town, east of Khan Younis, before the site was targeted once again with three missiles fired by an Israeli warplane, causing extensive destruction to the site and damages to the nearby houses, but no injuries.
August 25, 8 am (GMT +3)
Four Palestinians have died in an explained explosion east of Gaza City late last night, the Palestinian news agency WAFA reported.
From the explosion in Gaza
— Faytuks News 🔴 (@Faytuks) August 24, 2020
No reason has been given to the explosion, which was said to be internal.
August 24, 11:00 pm (GMT +3)
BREAKING: Gaza’s Ministry of Health announced on Monday that despite strict measures, four Covid-19 cases have been discovered out of the designated quarantine areas. The new cases were reported in the central Gaza refugee camp of Al Maghazi. As a result, the whole of Gaza has been placed under an immediate and strict curfew.
Gaza is under Israeli and coronavirus attack at the moment!
One Palestinian killed after being targeted by an Israeli drone and 4 cases are confirmed in the besieged Gaza Strip. pic.twitter.com/CniE1w6Btx
— 16th October Group (@16thOctoberGr) August 24, 2020
August 22, 3:00 pm (GMT +3)
The Palestinian Resistance Movement Hamas said that it launched several missiles at Israel Friday night in response to daily Israeli strikes in Gaza.
In a press release, Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum said that his movement had launched the missiles to stop the Israeli strikes.
Barhoum said: “[Hamas] is ready to stop any Israeli aggression toward Palestinians.” He stressed: “[Israel] must end its violations, stop the ongoing escalation and end the 14-year-old siege imposed on Gaza.”
The Hamas spokesman blamed the Israeli occupation for ongoing tensions on the eastern border of Gaza, pointing to the Israeli siege and daily bombings of farms and resistance sites.
August 22, 11:00 am (GMT +3)
Israeli artillery shelled locations in the besieged Gaza Strip and its navy opened fire at fishermen’s boats in the northern Gaza coast.
Two shells were fired at a location east of the town of Khuzaa, east of Khan Younis in the south of the Gaza Strip, destroying the site and causing a fire but no human casualties.
These are the incendiary ballons that Palestinians youth in Gaza are floating into Israel in a way to shed the light on…
Three shells were also fired at a location east of Rafah city, also in the south of the Strip, destroying it in total.
August 21, 9:00 pm (GMT +3)
Gaza’s Resistance Joint Room – the unified platform of Palestinian resistance groups in Gaza – declared that their patience has run out and that they will fire rockets at Israel shall Israeli bombardment resume tonight.
Palestine Chronicle correspondent in Gaza Wafaa Aludaini also reported that more incendiary balloons were released towards Israel in response to the ongoing nightly raids on the besieged and impoverished Strip.
— Joe Truzman (@Jtruzmah) August 20, 2020
August 21, 00:30 am (GMT +3)
The Palestine Chronicle just obtained this footage (photos and video) from Israel’s most recent bombardment of the town of Khan Younis, in besieged Gaza on Thursday night.
The latest bombardment has damaged several Palestinian houses. In the video, a child is heard saying: “I am scared, please hide me!”.
This is the tenth day of nightly bombardment by the Israeli military targeting the besieged and impoverished Gaza Strip.
(Photos and Video: Supplied by Palestine Chronicle correspondent in Gaza)
August 20, 10:30 am (GMT +3)
The Israeli artillery bombed two sites in the Gaza Strip Wednesday night, according to Palestine Chronicle correspondent Wafaa Aludaini.
The sites were located east of the Palestinian village of Juhr al-Dik and east of the al-Bureij refugee camp, in the central Gaza Strip.
August 19, 10:30 am (GMT +3)
Gaza’s sole electricity plant is still not working, due to the lack of fuel, Palestine Chronicle correspondent Wafaa Aludaini reported.
Gaza’s population of two million people are currently receiving approximately four hours of electricity per day.
Gaza homes, businesses, and hospitals are relying on generators to make up for the power cuts, increasing the financial pressures on the poverty-stricken region.
August 19, 10:15 am (GMT +3)
The Israeli navy fired at Palestinian fishermen off the Gaza shores, Palestine Chronicle Gaza correspondent Wafaa Aludaini reported.
On Sunday, Israeli occupation forces completely closed the Gaza Strip’s fishing zone.
— @palestinechron (@PalestineChron) August 17, 2020
August 19, 10 am (GMT +3)
Israeli aircraft bombed two sites in the Gaza Strip Tuesday night, causing heavy damage to Palestinian property but no injuries, according to Palestine Chronicle correspondent Wafaa Aludaini.
The airstrikes spread fear and panic among the civilian population, especially women and children.
— AbdelKarim 🌹🇵🇸 (@KarimNK96) August 18, 2020
(The Palestine Chronicle, News Agencies, Social Media)