Tag Archive for Israel Gaza

Hamas Claims IDF Wounded 2 Gazans in Separate Clashes

Israeli army spokesperson unit confirms IDF troops fired at a man in Gaza approaching the security fence with Israel, but not aware of other incident.

By Arutz Sheva Staff

 

Hamas officials say two men were wounded in separate clashes with the IDF Saturday.

Gaza’s healthy ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra claimed a 16-year-old youth was shot near the security barrier with Israel in Khan Yunis, according to AFP.

He also claimed a 36-year-old fisherman was shot while he was aboard his boat in the Mediterranean off Gaza City.  

The IDF said it was not aware of the two incidents in question, but did say troops had opened fire at a Palestinian man who was approaching the security barrier on foot. Continue Reading »

Gaza’s power plant on line now that rockets not fired at Israel

 

After shutting down Gaza’s electricity plant to 1.8 million people due to fuel shortage caused by closed border when attack on Israel began, the Strip’s power station is back to full operation with Qatari-paid fuel.

By Reuters

 

The Gaza Strip’s sole power plant started up again on Monday after Israel allowed quantities of Qatari-paid fuel into the enclave to ease a power crisis, Palestinian officials said.

Electricity on the way to the Palestinians

Electricity on the way to the Palestinians – Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP

Gaza lacks much basic infrastructure and lives under an Egyptian-Israeli blockade meant to cut off arms flows but which also curbs imports of fuel and building supplies. Continue Reading »

Palestinian shot dead in confrontation with IDF forces on Gaza-Israel border

 

IDF reports that dozens of Palestinians, refusing to heed orders to halt, entered a ‘closed security zone’ on Gaza’s northern border with Israel to riot.

By YAAKOV LAPPIN, REUTERS

 

 

Israeli troops killed a Palestinian man on Friday and wounded others in a cross-border confrontation with protesters in the Gaza Strip, Palestinian hospital officials said. The Israeli army could not confirm that a Palestinian had been killed in the confrontation.

The shooting occurred after Israeli forces killed two Palestinian militants in a Gaza air strike on Wednesday, blaming one of them for a rocket attack during the funeral of late prime minister Ariel Sharon earlier this month.Palestinian hospital officials said Israeli troops had fired across the border into Gaza on Friday, killing a civilian aged 20 and wounding three other men, while three other Palestinians were injured by rubber bullets or tear gas inhalation.Palestinian news agency Ma’an confirmed the death of 20-year-old Bilal Samer Oweidah in the confrontation.An IDF spokeswoman said that dozens of Palestinians entered a closed security zone on the border between northern Gaza and Israel and rioted in the area.IDF soldiers who arrived at the scene called on the rioters to disperse, but were ignored, the spokeswoman said.

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IDF shoots at Palestinian placing explosive devise on fence at Gaza-Israel border

 

This Palestinian hit by gunfire comes after 4 incidents of IDF soldiers opening fire on border ‘incidents’ over past weekend.

 

IDF soldiers fired at the legs of a Palestinian man attempting to plant an explosive on the Gaza – Israel border Monday.

 IDF soldier sits atop a tank just outside northern Gaza Photo: REUTERS/Amir Cohen

IDF soldier sits atop a tank just outside northern Gaza – Photo: REUTERS/Amir

The incident occurred on the border with northern Gaza. The man was hit by gunfire, though his condition remains unknown.

Over the weekend, the IDF opened fire on four separate occasions at Palestinians who entered the forbidden security zones near the fence and refused to vacate the area. Continue Reading »

Israel sends Hamas fuel for Gaza power plant

 

 

As cold weather & flooding takes its toll on Gaza, Hamas & Fatah come to agreement for Israel to begin transferring fuel to the only power plant in Hamas-ruled Strip after a 50-day shutdown.

By AFP

Israel began transferring fuel to the Gaza Strip’s sole power plant Sunday, a Palestinian official said, as the Hamas-ruled enclave struggled to deal with massive flooding caused by winter downpours.

Household gas enters Gaza - Screenshot from  Coordinator of Government Activities in Territories

Household gas enters Gaza – Screenshot from Coordinator of Government Activities in Territories

Raed Fatuh, a Palestinian Authority official in charge of the transfer of goods between Gaza and Israel, said Israel would be transferring 450,000 liters of fuel to the plant, which has been shut down for some 50 days. Continue Reading »

Following UN request, Jerusalem sends water pumps to Gaza due to flooding

 

 

IDF coordinator of Gov’t Activities in Territories authorizes transfer of water pumps to Hamas due to heavy flooding in Gaza.

Israel sets up Joint Command Center for emergency response, with Palestinian security in West Bank.

Yoav Zitun

 

Israel set up a joint command center with Palestinian security in the West Bank to handle storm-related traffic and electricity problems.

Photo: Reuters

Photo: Reuters

Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories verified a Mekorot transfer of water pumps to the Gaza Strip due to heavy flooding across the strip.

The IDF said on Friday it had opened a crossing with Gaza in response to a UN appeal to let in aid supplies. Continue Reading »