Gaza News

The Palestinian enclave of Gaza is a major global hotspot with potential for extreme violence. Nearly isolated from the world since Hamas took control of it in 2007, it has been a poverty -ridden corner of the world. It is a regular launching pad for rocket attacks against southern Israel and a training ground for Islamist terrorists. Israel has carried out three major operations in the territory since relinquishing it unilaterally in 2005.

Palestinian fishermen riding a boat cast their net as birds fly off the coast of Gaza City February 19, 2020

Three Palestinian fishermen killed off Gaza coast - report

A medic of the regional hospital receives Russia's "Sputnik V" vaccine shot against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Tver, Russia October 12, 2020.

Russian COVID-19 vaccines for Palestinians delayed for technical reasons

A SHIPMENT of UAE medical aid enters Gaza through the Rafah border crossing with Egypt

Gaza: Long-awaited oxygen production plant, UAE medical aid enter Strip

By SANAA ALSWERKY/THE MEDIA LINE
Imported strawberries from the Gaza Strip to be sold in Israel

Eight tons of strawberries seized from Gaza Strip amid smuggling attempts

Palestinian women wearing face veil, niqab, make Santa-themed Christmas toys in the northern Gaza Strip

Hamas bans Muslims from attending Christmas celebrations in Gaza

Gaza jeweller struggles to sell Christmas gold

Gaza jeweler struggles to sell Christmas gold

By REUTERS
EU Representative Sven Kuhn von Burgsdorff speaks at a press conference on Gaza visit, December 8, 2020

EU promises COVID-19 vaccines, clean water for Gaza

Iron Dome anti-missile system fires interception missiles as rockets are launched from Gaza towards Israel, in the city of Ashkelon, Israel, February 23, 2020

Israeli aircraft strike in Gaza, more rockets hit southern Israel

‘EACH FLOOR had two apartments and each apartment had three rooms’: The home of Islamic Jihad commander Baha Abu al-Ata after it was hit by the Israeli strike that killed him, in Gaza City on November 12, 2019

Surgical precision - The story behind Israel's targeted killings

Abdel-Rahman Al-Shantti, an 11-year-old Gaza rapper, is surrounded by students as he performs in his school in Gaza City August 16, 2020.

Gaza rapper, 11, strikes chord with rhymes about war and hardship

By REUTERS
MOURNING, KFAR DAROM, August 18, 2005

Gaza Disengagement and the expulsion’s impact on religious-Zionism

SETTLERS DANCE and sing in front of IDF troops outside the Neveh Dekalim synagogue on August 18, 2005

Gaza's settlers 15 years on: 'One day we will have to return'

OPPONENTS OF the disengagement plan from Gaza confront Border Police at the synagogue in the settlement of Kfar Darom in August 2005.

Gaza Disengagement: Reporting from the trenches

By ARIEH O’SULLIVAN
AN IDF soldier evicts residents from their Neveh Dekalim home on August 18, 2005

Gaza Disengagement: Memories and lessons 15 years on

Incendiary balloons found near northern Gaza border, December 28th, 2018.

IDF fighter jets attack Hamas targets after explosive balloon attacks

St.Sgt. Oron Shaul, whose remains are held by Hamas in Gaza

Six years after St.-Sgt. Oron Shaul was killed in Gaza, MKs demand action

A view of a mass in memory of the late Pope John Paul II in front of the sepulchre in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem's Old city.

Church of Holy Sepulchre closes amid coronavirus spike

Gazan citizens line up to receive their Qatari grant for humanitarian aid

Qatari envoy expected to return to Gaza, distribute funds

Palestinian cameraman Eyad Hamad, who was fired from the Associated Press after the Palestinian Authority filed a "complaint" against him.

Cameraman who criticized PA fired from Associated Press

Hamas: If Gazans die from coronavirus, Israelis will be unable to breathe

IDF tanks along the Gaza border

Will coronavirus cause a ceasefire between Israel and Gaza?

Hamas cyberwarfare (illustrative)

Israeli cyber company uncovers Hamas campaign against PA

By LEON SVERDLOV
HAMAS MEMBERS in Gaza.

Gaza Imam indicted for smuggling funds from Malaysia charities to Hamas

Smoke and flame are seen during an Israeli air strike in Gaza

After relative calm with Gaza, four days of rocket fire towards Israel

A Palestinian incendiary balloon that landed in a field in Israel

Hamas to end IED balloon attacks on Israel

By DIMA ABUMARIA/ THE MEDIA LINE
Hamas Chief Ismail Haniyeh attends a meeting with members of international media at his office in Gaza City, June 20, 2019

Hamas-affiliated analyst calls for dialogue with US

Streaks of light are pictured as rockets are launched from the Gaza Strip towards Israel, as seen from the Israeli side of the border March 25, 2019

Israel struck by over 2,600 rockets and mortars over past two years

Benjamin Netanyahu

Netanyahu: Israel has not changed Gaza policy, will strike enemies

A Palestinian militant walks past the home of Islamic Jihad field commander Baha Abu Al-Atta after it was hit by an Israeli strike that killed him in Gaza City

Israel says it is probing deadly Gaza air strike

A Palestinian militant walks past the home of Islamic Jihad field commander Baha Abu Al-Atta after it was hit by an Israeli strike that killed him in Gaza City

Hamas official attacked when paying visit to slain PIJ commander's family

AN IRON Dome anti-missile system fires an interceptor missile as rockets are launched from Gaza toward Israel on August 9.

Live Updates: Rockets fly over southern Israel, despite ceasefire

A Palestinian incendiary balloon that landed in a field in Israel

U.S. human rights group sued for funding Palestinian balloon terror

Palestinian girls play as they take part in an activity at a summer camp organized by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), in Gaza City July 10, 2019.

UN expected to renew UNRWA’s mandate Friday in spite of ethical probe

Israel's Finance Minister Israel Katz

Israel Katz: Targeted slaying of PIJ leaders sends warning to region

Palestinians riot in front of the Bureij refugee camp, in the central Gaza Strip. IDF troops use tear gas in an attempt to deter them from getting close to the fence. Gaza envelope, Aug 2, 2019

Hamas announces: No Gaza border protests this Friday - report

Iron Dome anti-missile system fires interception missiles as rockets are launched from Gaza towards Israel

Rockets fired hours after Israel, Islamic Jihad announce ceasefire

AN IRON DOME antimissile system is installed near the Israeli side of the border with Syria in the Golan Heights

Israel, Islamic Jihad agree on ceasefire, IDF confirms

People run to take cover in Ashkelon after a rocket siren sounded in the city

Cairo, UN working to halt IDF-Islamic Jihad violence

Mourners carry the body of Palestinian Islamic Jihad field commander Baha Abu Al-Atta during his funeral in Gaza City November 12, 2019

Israel threatens to assassinate Islamic Jihad leader in Damascus - report

Iron Dome anti-missile system fires interception missiles as rockets are launched from Gaza towards Israel as seen from the city of Ashkelon, Israel Ashkelon November 1, 2019

An eerie quiet interrupted by rocket fire and interceptions

A trail of smoke can be seen as rockets are fired from Gaza towards Israel

Israel’s maximum restraint and the myth of a ‘clean war’

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Naftali Bennett and IDF commanders

Netanyahu: Gaza terror leaders know Israel can target them anywhere

People run to take shelter as a siren warning of incoming rockets sound as a spike in cross-border violence with Gaza continues, in Ashkelon, southern Israel

Expensive escalation: The civilian cost of the Gaza violence

Mossad Director Yossi Cohen

How Israeli intel derailed Hamas’s ‘secret weapons’ for bigger war

Rocket fired from Gaza toward Israel, November 12, 2019

Poll - What should Israel do: ceasefire, continue strikes or retake Gaza?

IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Aviv Kochavi [L] with Defense Minister Naftali Bennett

Bennett's warning to Gaza: Harm us by day, you won't make it through the night

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with newly-appointed Defense Minister Naftali Bennett and IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Aviv Kochavi

Naftali Bennett: Israeli security forces will hunt down every terrorist

IDF tanks along the Gaza border

Islamic Jihad says not ready for ceasefire; PM: Israel will do what’s needed

TOP ISLAMIC JIHAD OFFICIAL MOHAMMED AL-HINDI AND KHALED AL-BATSH LEAVE AFTER MEETING IN GAZA.

Gaza terror groups: Israel has crossed a red line

Bibi Give the Order - Im Tirtzu

Im Tirzu calls for 'complete destruction of Hamas'

Rishon Lezion quiet as rockets rain down

Central Israel a ghost town as terrorists aim rockets at the country

IDF tweets the hashtag #JiHadEnough, announcing the assassination of Baha Abu Al-Ata

#JiHadEnough: Another IDF social media misfire

EX-SENIOR IDF lawyer Liron Libman

Who is authorized to decide on military action in Israel?

FILE PHOTO: Palestinian Islamic Jihad commander Baha Abu Al-Ata attends an anti-Israel military show at Al-Shati refugee camp in Gaza City, June 20, 2019

Who was Islamic Jihad's Baha Abu al-Ata and why did Israel want him dead?

A MOTHER puts her children to bed in a public bomb shelter in Ashkelon during the 2014 Gazan war

What should you do if you hear a rocket siren?

Palestinians protest next to the border fence between Israel and the Gaza Strip, as it is seen from its Israeli side March 30, 2019

Two dead and 76 injured during Gaza protests

AS WE stood on the border and looked across the field at the Gaza Strip, we saw the Palestinian flag fluttering.’

Israeli official: Israel willing to pay for flights for emigrating Gazans

Palestinian Hamas militants take part in a rally marking the 31st anniversary of Hamas' founding, in Gaza City December 16, 2018.

Hamas to 'shower' Israeli cities with missiles

Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh next to his destroyed office (REUTERS/Handout)

Facing ongoing failure, Hamas replaces officials in Gaza

A Palestinian demonstrator uses a sling to hurl stones at Israeli forces during a protest at the Israel-Gaza border fence, in the southern Gaza Strip June 21, 2019

One Palestinian dead, 56 wounded at weekly Gaza riots

Palestinian Hamas militants attend the funeral of their comrades who were killed in an explosion, in the central Gaza Strip May 6, 2018

Hamas: Our struggle is only against the occupation, not Jews elsewhere

Palestinian fishermen ride their boats as they return from fishing at the seaport of Gaza City

Israel reopens Gaza fishing zone

A KITE flies over the Gaza border into an area where incendiary kites and balloons have caused major fires in southern Israel.

Violence with Gaza causing families to leave southern Israel

A Palestinian man inspects a building destroyed in Israeli air strikes, in Gaza City May 5, 2019

Qatar will allocate $480 million to the West Bank, Gaza

Tawfiq Abu Naim, head of Hamas-run security forces in Gaza, speaks during a news conference, in Gaza City.

IDF destroys Hamas interior minister's office

Yael Nisinbaum reacts after house near the Gaza border was struck by a rocket fired into Israel on May 4, 2019

WATCH: IDF target dozens terror positions in Gaza in response to rocket fire

Palestinians gather in front of the gate of Rafah border crossing between Egypt and Gaza during a protest against the blockade, in the southern Gaza Strip July 3, 2017.

Egypt delegation to announce ceasefire progress in next few days

IDF soldiers on the Gaza border

IDF releases photos of its activity on the Gaza border on Saturday

Palestinian demonstrators protest at the Israel-Gaza border fence, in the central Gaza Strip January 25, 2019

Palestinians call for mass Gaza border protests on Saturday

Gaza children experiencing psychosocial distress

68% of Gaza school children suffer from psychological distress

Palestinian protesters take part in a night demonstration near the fence along the border with Israel, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, on March 19, 2019

IDF strikes two Hamas posts after aerial incendiary devices sent from Gaza

PALESTINIAN HAMAS SUPPORTERS in Gaza celebrate the Ariel terrorist attack, earlier this week

What’s happening in Gaza?

Palestinian Hamas Chief Ismail Haniyeh in Gaza City February 28, 2019

Mladenov condemns Hamas violence against Palestinians in Gaza

Streets of Tel Aviv seen empty as the rocket sirens were heard on Thursday

Politicians warn Gaza's terror organizations after rockets fired at Tel Aviv

Rockets launched from Gaza Strip towards Israel is seen as rocket by Iron Dome anti-missile system is fired to intercept them

Rocket alert sirens sound in Gaza border communities, Iron Dome activated

Palestinian militants of the Islamist movement Hamas' military wing Al-Qassam Brigades

Netanyahu declares Hamas's Al-Aqsa TV a terrorist organization

Tear gas canisters are fired by Israeli troops toward Palestinians during a protest at the Israel-Gaza border fence, in the southern Gaza Strip February 22, 2019

12-year-old Palestinian killed as thousands riot along the Gaza border

An IAF F-15I fighter jet

IAF jets scramble to intercept unidentified aircraft near Gaza strip

Helmet of IDF soldier hit by terrorist gunfire at Gaza border

Helmet saves Israeli officer hit by Palestinian sniper at Gaza border

Palestinian Hamas militants attend the funeral of their comrades who were killed in an explosion, in the central Gaza Strip May 6, 2018

Hamas reveals 'seized equipment during botched IDF raid'

Palestinians evacuate a demonstrator during a protest at the Israel-Gaza border fence, in the southern Gaza Strip January 11, 2019

Palestinian woman killed, IDF soldier wounded in clashes along Gaza border

A woman gestures as she waits to travel into Egypt through Rafah border crossing after it was opened by Egyptian authorities for humanitarian cases, in the southern Gaza Strip.

Egypt limits passage of Palestinians through Rafah after PA removes forces

By REUTERS
Palestinian riots in the Beit Hanoun area of the Gaza Strip.

10,000 Palestinians riot along the Gaza border, IDF fires back

Palestinian militants of the Islamist movement Hamas' military wing Al-Qassam Brigades

Fatah: Hamas has arrested 500 of our men in Gaza

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas gestures during a meeting with the Palestinian leadership in Ramallah, in the West Bank December 22, 2018.

Will Abbas be able to hold new parliamentary elections?

Palestinian Hamas militants attend a military drill in preparation to any upcoming confrontation with Israel, in the southern Gaza Strip March 25, 2018.

Hamas’ popularity spikes among Palestinians in West Bank, Gaza Strip

By JULIA ALTMANN/THE MEDIA LINE
A demonstrator holds a Palestinian flag during a protest near the Israel-Gaza border fence, in the southern Gaza Strip December 21, 2018.

Four Palestinians killed in Gaza protests

The International Criminal Court in The Hague

ICC Prosecutor soon to say whether to probe Israel, Hamas for war crimes

Protesters hold abanner that reads "Boycott Israel" during a pro-Palestinian demonstration in Paris

CNN commentator fired for 'Free Palestine from river to the sea' comment

Hamas Chief Ismail Haniyeh gestures during a news conference following his arrival at the Rafah border crossing in the southern Gaza Strip September 19, 2017.

Hamas to U.N.: Stop American agression

The remains of the car that was hit last week in Gaza.

Hamas: Commandos killed allegedly attempting to plant listening device

An Israeli soldier stands next to an armoured vehicle in kibbutz Nahal Oz, near the Gaza Strip border, Israel November 12, 2018

Gazan fisherman killed as large-scale violence winds down

A man stands inside a building damaged by a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip overnight, in the Israeli city of Ashkelon November 13, 2018

Palestinian workman killed in Ashkelon rocket attack

An Israeli soldier stands next to an armoured vehicle in kibbutz Nahal Oz, near the Gaza Strip border, Israel November 12, 2018

IDF amasses troops along border with Gaza ahead of escalation

Smoke rises during an Israeli air strike in Gaza, November 12, 2018

Brother of Hamas commander killed by IDF worked for NASA

Smoke rises during an Israeli air strike in Gaza, November 12, 2018

Brother of Hamas commander killed by IDF worked for NASA

Palestinian militants of the Islamist movement Hamas' military wing Al-Qassam Brigades

This is how a war in Gaza that nobody wants begins

IDF troops walk across a field near central Gaza Strip July 12, 2014.

Is a ground war in Gaza coming? Forces assemble along the border

Palestinians sit at the remains of a building that was destroyed by an Israeli air strike, in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip, November 12, 2018

Report: IDF artillery attacks Hamas positions in Gaza Strip

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman and other top IDF personnel in a security meeting in Tel Aviv  on Sunday, November 11.

Analysis: What was the IDF doing in Gaza and is a new war brewing?

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