Israeli forces have re-imposed a set of harsher restrictions on the movement of people and goods as well as on the fishing zone in the Gaza Strip. Meanwhile, as the situation escalated on Wednesday, 17 October 2018, Israeli aircraft fired 17 missiles, in 11 airstrikes, onto security sites, empty plots of land, as well as into populated areas in the Gaza Strip. One Palestinian was killed as a result of the airstrikes and three others were injured, one of them seriously. The attacks spread panic among the population, especially among children, who were at school during the airstrikes.
Seven Palestinian protesters, including one child, were killed and around 257 persons were injured by the Israeli military during the Great Return March demonstrations on Friday, 12 October 2018, in the Gaza Strip. Among those injured were 49 children, nine women, four journalists, and one paramedic. Of the injured, about 180 were shot with live fire, including 25 children and three women.
Three Palestinian protesters were killed, including one child, and around 211 persons were injured by the Israeli military during the Great Return March demonstrations on Friday, 5 October 2018, in the Gaza Strip. Among those injured were 32 children, five women, five journalists, and four paramedics. Of the injured, 134 were shot with live fire, including 15 children and one woman.
Palestinian protesters were killed and about 257 persons were injured by the Israeli military during the Great Return March demonstrations on Friday, 28 September 2018 in the Gaza Strip. Among those injured were 33 children, five women, four journalists, and one paramedic. 163 of the injured were shot with live fire, including 20 children and one woman.
September 26 marks the International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian Journalists, initially declared by the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) in 1996. On that day, tens of Palestinian journalists were injured by Israeli forces while covering incidents and clashes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt). IFJ called on international journalists at the time to increase solidarity with Palestinian journalists who were increasingly subjected to violations of human rights by the Israeli forces.
One Palestinian protester was killed and about 286 persons were injured by the Israeli military during the Great Return March demonstrations on Friday, 21 September 2018 in the Gaza Strip. Among those injured were 53 children, two women, and one paramedic. 85 of the injured were shot with live fire, including 37 children and women.
Gaza Strip — Thousands of Palestinians continue to join the Great Return March demonstrations in the Gaza Strip to demand the lifting of the 11-year closure and blockade. Since the demonstrations began on 30 March 2018, protesters have been met with live ammunition, tear gas, and rubber-coated bullets by Israeli forces, while the international community has failed to provide effective protection. A series of new protests within the Great Return March have started to take place outside of the ongoing Friday demonstrations.
At 7:35pm on Friday, 14 September 2018, Israeli artillery fired three shells at the town of Abasan Al-Kabira in the east of Khan Younis. Two shells hit empty land in the eastern part of the town. A third shell hit Abu T’aima School, also in the eastern part of Description: http://www.mezan.org/en/uploads/images/mid/1537094317810.jpgAbasan Al-Kabira. The UNRWA-run, co-ed school operates on a double shift for 2,500 primary and preparatory school students aged six to 15.
During the Great Return March demonstrations on Friday, 14 September 2018, in the Gaza Strip, three Palestinian protesters were killed—one of them a child. About 172 demonstrators were injured by the Israeli military, including 25 children, four women, and five paramedics. 104 of the injured were shot with live fire, including 14 children and one woman.
Time: 8pm (local time)
Date: 9 September 2018
During the Great Return March demonstrations on Friday, 7 September 2018, in the Gaza Strip, Israeli forces killed one child and injured another protester, who later died from his wounds. About 120 demonstrators were injured, including 24 children, four paramedics, and one journalist.
Al Mezan and LPHR publish important new report: 'Justice Denied: Gaza human shield survivors and the systemic failure of Israel's military investigation system to provide accountability'
Gaza City and London, 05 September 2018 – In the summer of 2014, during the military bombardment of Gaza that Israel termed ‘Operation Protective Edge’, at least five Palestinians in Gaza, including a child, had their lives endangered when used as human shields by Israeli military forces.
During the Great Return March demonstrations on Friday in the Gaza Strip, on 31 August 2018, Israeli forces injured 78 Palestinians, including 16 children, two women, one journalist, and two paramedics. A child and a female paramedic are reportedly in a critical condition at hospital.
Al Mezan’s documentation shows that from 4pm on Friday, 31 August 2018, Israeli forces located at the fence in the east of Gaza used live ammunition, plastic-coated steel bullets, and tear gas on unarmed protesters, journalists and paramedics. Al Mezan’s documentation shows that:
Israel’s Supreme Court orders state to enable patients from Gaza to reach medical treatment, cancels policy preventing access to treatment due to alleged family ties to 'Hamas members'
On 9 August, Israel fired 9 missiles from drones and warplanes that wounded 24 people – including 8 women and children – and totally destroyed the Mis’hal Cultural Center.
21 August 2018
Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel and Al Mezan Center for Human Rights are demanding an immediate independent criminal investigation into the Israeli military’s aerial attack that wounded 24 people and totally destroyed a cultural center in the Gaza Strip earlier this month.
In the context of the weekly demonstrations on Friday in the Gaza Strip, on 17 August 2018, Israeli forces killed two Palestinians and injured another 130 more, including 34 children, two women, and two paramedics. At least 106 of the injured people were hit by live fire and two are in critical condition according to medical sources at the time of issuing this press release.
We, the undersigned NGOs, urge your government to support the renewal and strengthening of the mandate of the Group of Eminent Experts on Yemen through the enhancement of its reporting structure and strengthening language on accountability, as a matter of priority at the upcoming 39th Session of the UN Human Rights Council, taking place from 10 - 27 September.
On Sunday, 12 August 2018, the Ministry of Health in Gaza announced that chemotherapy would no longer be available to cancer patients in the Gaza Strip due to lack of supplies coming from the Palestinian Authority. According to health officials, the supply of medicines vital for administering chemotherapy has been irregular for the past 18 months. The shortage of these medicines has now peaked at its highest rate of 75 percent out of stock—with 45 types out of the necessary 60 being at zero stock in Gaza.
The Israeli air force launched airstrikes on two water wells that are indispensable to the basic needs of around 32,000 people in the towns of Al-Mughraqa and Beit Lahia in the Gaza Strip. The attacks also caused severe damage and destruction to sanitation facilities and networks in the area.
Monday, August 13, 2018: A High Court petition was submitted on Thursday (August 9) by Gisha with the Association for Civil Rights in Israel, HaMoked – Center for the Defense of the Individual, Al Mezan Center for Human Rights, Adalah, and Physicians for Human Rights Israel, demanding that the court instruct the state to immediately reverse all restrictions imposed by Israel on the movement of goods through Kerem Shalom Crossing, the main lifeline for the two million people living in the Gaza Strip, about half of whom are children.
On Friday, 10 August 2018, Israeli forces killed two Palestinians at the weekly demonstration in the Gaza Strip. One of the victims was a volunteer paramedic. Another 140 people were injured, including 22 children, two women, four paramedics, and two journalists, at the demonstrations. At least 103 of the injured were hit by live fire and five were in critical condition according to medical sources at the time indicated on the top of this press release.