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.

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
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
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
A Palestinian incendiary balloon that landed in a field in Israel
U.S. human rights group sued for funding Palestinian balloon terror
Israel's Finance Minister Israel Katz
Israel Katz: Targeted slaying of PIJ leaders sends warning to region
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
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
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
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?
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
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 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
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
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
People run to take cover in Ashkelon after a rocket siren sounded in the city
Cairo, UN working to halt IDF-Islamic Jihad violence
EX-SENIOR IDF lawyer Liron Libman
Who is authorized to decide on military action in Israel?
Bibi Give the Order - Im Tirtzu
Im Tirzu calls for 'complete destruction of Hamas'
IDF tweets the hashtag #JiHadEnough, announcing the assassination of Baha Abu Al-Ata
#JiHadEnough: Another IDF social media misfire
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
Rishon Lezion quiet as rockets rain down
Central Israel a ghost town as terrorists aim rockets at the country
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?
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?
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
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
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
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
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?
Palestinians inspect the scene of an Israeli air strike on a Hamas security forces site in the southern Gaza Strip October 17, 2018
Analysis: What brought Gaza to a knife edge?
Benjamin Netanyahu
Netanyahu defends allowing Qatari funds to Gaza
Yoav Gallant
'Game change' coming in Israeli response to Gaza terror, Gallant says
Deputy chairman of Hamas’s political bureau Musa Abu Marzouk talks during an interview in Cairo on August 9.
Hamas denies firing rockets, 'regrets' cancellation of Egypt intel visit
President Rivlin with UN Special Coordinator Mladenov on Wednesday, October 17, 2018.
Rivlin to U.N.'s Mladenov: Israel will respond forcibly to attacks
A hamas militant takes part in a tunnel attack simulation during a graduation ceremony in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, last November
Why isn’t Liberman talking about victory over Hamas in Gaza?
Smoke rises following an Israeli air strike in the southern Gaza Strip October 17, 2018
WATCH: IDF eliminates terror cell during preparation for rocket attack
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