The Egyptian army began destroying Hamas’ tunnels from Gaza following the September 2013 coup, that saw the ousting of Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohammed Morsi, who became President after being busted out of an Egyptian prison by hundreds of armed militants who entered Egypt via the Gaza tunnels.
By ANNA AHRONHEIM
The Egyptian military destroyed 37 cross-border tunnels linking the Gaza Strip to the Sinai Peninsula over the past year, the country’s military has announced.
Egypt has in the past flooded Hamas tunnels along the Gaza Strip with sea-water or sewage, and has destroyed hundreds of homes on the Egyptian side of Rafah to remove the tunnels. Continue Reading »
Despite the dire situation of the Gaza health system with all the hospitals full and their lack of medical supplies, Hamas officials on Tuesday have refused to receive the humanitarian aid Israel donated.
Two trucks containing humanitarian aid to Gaza donated by Israel was refused by Hamas, Israel’s Defense Forces (IDF) said on Wednesday.
A truck of humanitarian aid delivered to Gaza on Tuesday, May 15 2018 – IDF Spokesperson’s Unit
“The supplies already entered Gaza. Despite the dire situation of the health system and the lack of medical supplies, Hamas has refused to receive the humanitarian aid and has instructed the local authorities to return them to Israel.”
On Tuesday, six trucks with humanitarian aid packages were sent through the Kerem Shalom Crossing. Continue Reading »
Jerusalem notifies the Palestinian Authority of decision that Rafah Crossing to Egypt will remain closed.
Israel has announced it will close the border crossings to the Gaza Strip on Sunday, after a projectile was fired from the coastal enclave toward the Eshkol Regional Council overnight Friday.
A Palestinian worker walks next to a truck loaded with sacks of cement at the Kerem Shalom border crossing on its way from Israel to Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, Oct. 14, 2014. – Photo: AP
The defense establishment announced Saturday that the Erez and Kerem Shalom crossings will be closed until further notice. Continue Reading »
Only a 20% of required fuel was transferred to Gaza by the Palestinian Authority, after Hamas beat & arrested 13 pro-PA demonstrators in Gaza.
Gaza’s lone power plant, shut off since Saturday due to a fuel shortage, will remain off until Monday according to the terror organization Hamas’s government. The responsible party for the extension appears to be the Palestinian Authority (PA), Hamas’s rival.
The power station will restart on Monday at 6 a.m., Deputy Chief of the Gaza energy authority Fathi al-Sheikh Khalil told AFP.
Israel closed the Kerem Shalom Crossing last Thursday after terrorists in Gaza showered Israel with over 100 rockets starting last Wednesday. Continue Reading »
Gaza’s lone power plant closes down just 12 days after having being restarted with Qatar bought fuel via the Palestinian Authority.
Israel blamed, although it was Egypt’s siege that has cut off Hamas’ lucrative fuel smuggling.
Gaza’s only power plant ground to a halt again on Friday, only 12 days after being brought back online following a 7 week shutdown due to fuel shortages. The shutdown was announced by Gaza’s electricity firm, reports AFP.
An official of the company claimed “the plant stopped working on Friday morning due to a lack of fuel caused by Israel’s closure of the Kerem Shalom crossing.” He added that electricity would now be supplied for only 6 hours a day instead of the normal 12. Continue Reading »