Gaza Again Under Israeli Attacks

Due to increased violent and deadly Israeli attacks on Gaza below an overview of updates with related news which will be continuously updated.

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GAZA ATTACK March 22, 2011

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GAZA ATTACK March 21, 2011

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Confirmed Names of Martyrs

(List only displays the martyred since March 16, 2011 for a complete overview of this years shuhada go here)

Mohammed Jihad al-Halw, 11 years old, killed on March 22, 2011
Yasser Ahed al-Halw, 16 years old , killed on March 22, 2011
Yasser Hamed al-Halw, 50 years old, killed on March 22, 2011
Mohammed Saber Harara, 20 years old, killed on March 22, 2011
Adham Al-Hazareen, , killed on March 22, 2011
Sa’dy Halas, 23 years old , killed on March 22, 2011
Muhammad Atyeh Al-Harazeen, 27 years old, killed on March 22, 2011
Muhammad Abed, 31 years old, , killed on March 22, 2011
Mustapha Ahmad Sehwel, 5 years old, died 10 days after attack on on March 21, 2011
Imad Faraj Allah, 16 years old, died on March 20, 2011
Qasem Abu Eteiwi, 16 years old, died on March 20, 2011
Ghassan Fathi Abu Omar, 25, years old, died on March 16, 2011
Adnan Yousef Eshtewy, 23 years old, died on March 16, 2011

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By Israeli Attacks March 2011 martyred Palestinians

انّا للہ و انّا الیه راجعون

May Allah Subhana wa Ta’ ala grant the Shuhada Jannatul Firdaus, and ease it for their families, loved ones and anyone around them. Allahumma Ameen ya Rabbil Alameen. ‘ Inna Lillahi wa ‘ Inna ‘ Ilayhi Raji’un, Allahu Akbar

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Israeli tanks take part in fatal Gaza Strip raid

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Israeli tanks have entered the northern Gaza Strip, sparking fighting that killed one Palestinian and injured two.

AFP news agency reported that seven tanks had made a limited incursion 200m into Palestinian territory on Tuesday, sparking a shootout with militants.

Other reports suggested armoured vehicles and bulldozers were involved.

Hamas emergency services spokesman Adham Abu Salmiya said Amjad al-Zaanein, 23, had been killed by Israeli tank fire east of Beit Hanoun.

Local Palestinians said the casualties had been collecting stones to recycle into bricks when they came under fire.

Israel’s military has not commented on the reportsd of tank fire, but said Gaza militants had fired four mortar shells at Israel earlier on Tuesday.

Cross-border violence has escalated in recent weeks. Hamas, the Islamic militant group that rules the enclave, has appealed for calm, urging other militant factions to stop their attacks on Israel.

It is two years since a war in Gaza which left 1,300 Palestinians and 13 Israelis dead.

BBC News – Israeli tanks take part in fatal Gaza Strip raid.

Hamas government seeks to rebuild Gaza

Hamas government seeks to rebuild GazaEXCLUSIVE PICTURES

The Ministry of Public Works in Gaza has held an exhibition to promote the construction industry in the beleaguered territory. Held in conjunction with the Palestinian Contractors Union the event was part of the international forum for the reconstruction of Gaza.

The Prime Minister of the Palestinian government in Gaza, Ismail Haniyeh, said the exhibition was an example of the skills and great achievements of the Palestinian people, despite the ongoing illegal siege imposed by Israel.

The exhibition opened on Sunday (16 January) and will last for two days. Local Palestinian companies taking part in the exhibition said that it gave them the chance to highlight Palestinian products and workmanship. The Contractors Union chose 22 companies out of a possible 500 local industrial plants and factories to take part. Those showcasing their products include companies which specialise in building materials, paints and tiles, cork and plastic, building plant, general trading and contracting, aluminium, insurance and investment.

The Hamas-led government will be supporting the rebuilding project and hopes that this will boost the quality of life and meet the needs of local Palestinians.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hamas government seeks to rebuild Gaza.

Israel air strikes injure 2 Palestinians [ CONTINUOUS UPDATES ]

PressTV – Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:29AM

Israeli warplanes have launched twin air strikes on the Gaza Strip, leaving two Palestinians injured, Press TV has learned.

The Israeli army said in a statement that the attack has been a response to a mortar attack by Palestinian fighters that lightly wounded two men on Sunday.

The attack came after Hamas called on its armed groups to abide by an unofficial ceasefire and stop firing rockets and mortars at Israel, Jerusalem Post reported Monday.

Ayman Taha, a Hamas official, said that the movement avoids providing Israel with an excuse to “wage a new war against the Gaza Strip.”

The official, however, said Hamas reserved the right to “respond to Israeli crimes, but only within the frame of national consensus.”

Israel launched a devastating war on the Gaza Strip in December 2008, leaving 1,400 Palestinians dead and thousands of others displaced.

The Israeli military, however, launch attacks on the Palestinian territories on a regular basis. There has been a surge of violence along the Gaza border during this month.

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Israeli warplanes attack Gaza again

PressTV –

Thu Jan 6, 2011 10:25PM
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An Israeli warplane (file photo)
Israel warplanes have carried out three airstrike on the Gaza Strip, but there is no word yet on any possible casualties.

Two of the air raids targeted the east of Gaza City and the third airstrike hit an area east of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip. The Israeli military has not commented on the attack so far.

Israel has been repeatedly targeting the Gaza Strip since its 22-day war on the enclave launched in late Dec. 2008, which killed over 1,400 Palestinians and inflicted over $1.6 billion in damage.

Israeli warplanes frequently target tunnels connecting Gaza to Egypt saying Palestinian resistance fighters use the tunnels for storing and smuggling weapons.

But the Palestinians dismiss the allegations, arguing they have resorted to the underground tunnels to bring basic needs to the impoverished Gazans because the territory has been sealed by an Israeli blockade for over three years.

Israel has continued to close all border crossings to the Gaza Strip for more than 3 years. The illegal Israeli-imposed blockade on the Gaza Strip, which has been steadily tightened since June 2007, has had a disastrous impact on the humanitarian and economic situation in the coastal enclave.

Some 1.5 million people are being denied their basic rights, including freedom of movement, and their rights to appropriate living conditions, work, health and education.

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Violence Continues After Israeli Shelling at Gaza Border – International Middle East Media Center

Thursday January 06, 2011 10:57 by Alessandra Bajec – IMEMC & Agencies

The firing of three mortar shells was reported towards an Israeli military base along the Gaza border, on Thursday morning, a PFLP affilated armed group told Ma’an News. Violence resumed just after Israeli troops fired on a group of Palestinians when they were supposedly trying to cross the Gaza border, on Wednesday evening, AFP reported.

(photo from Press TV)
(photo from Press TV)

The mortars targeted the Kissufim military zone, based in the northeast al-Qararra, near Khan Younis, the Jihad Jibril Brigades claimed.

The brigades released a statement saying that they would carry on their resistance activities against Israeli forces in Gaza.

An Israeli military spokeswoman stated to have reports of a rocket landing around 7:30 a.m. in the Negev area, north of the Gaza Strip, but said she had no awareness of any attacks in the area of Kissufim.

Overnight, Israeli troops opened fire on a group of Palestinians they said were trying to breach the Gaza Strip border, hitting at least one of them, the military said.

The military said in a statement that the shooting came hours after militants fired what were claimed to be two mortar shells into southern Israel without causing any damage or casualties.

By morning, Gaza medical services spokesman confirmed that two were killed in the fire while Israeli forces said at the time that one was killed and a second injured.

According to Hamas sources, the two men were targeted by Israeli army tanks. Israel army claimed that they shot at the Palestinians who were apparently attempting to breach the border late on Wednesday.

On Wednesday, Israeli military reported two projectiles were launched from Gaza into the Ashkelon region. No claim militant group claimed responsibility for the action. The projectile launches followed two Israeli airstrikes hitting targets in Gaza overnight, including one smuggling tunnel and a second site in the central Strip.

On Tuesday, Israel’s air force struck two targets in Gaza in retaliation to a rocket attack earlier in the day, which had caused damage to some greenhouses in southern Israel.

In the past months, Gaza militants have fired dozens of rockets and mortar rounds into southern Israel, resulting into damage and minor injuries on many occasions.
Israeli troops routinely respond to such firing with air raids targeting what the army claims are training sites, weapons facilities and smuggling tunnels.

Troops regularly open fire on Gazans entering the unilaterally-declared ‘no-go zone’, a three-hundred-meter wide buffer zone along the fence, where they are allegedly trying to place bombs or infiltrate Israel, the army says. Meanwhile, dozens of civilians, including many youth, have also been fired and killed in the past year while searching for highly prized gravel, used for rebuilding due to the limitations on construction materials entering the strip due the the Israeli siege.

Most Palestinians in the border area of the Gaza Strip are farmers who risk their lives to reach their farms across the no-go zone, and Israeli soldiers frequently open fire accusing them of attempting to approach the “security fence”.

Violence Continues After Israeli Shelling at Gaza Border – International Middle East Media Center.

Two Years After Gaza War, Gaza Remains Sealed-Off, Suffering Continues – International Middle East Media Center

Wednesday December 29, 2010 23:09author by The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights – PCHR Report post

Two years after Operation Cast Lead: Gaza Remains Sealed-Off from outside World, Impunity for War Crimes Prevails

Ahmed Zourob receives dialysis treatment at Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City. Because of the siege, his level of treatment is inadequate and he can no longer obtain the medication he needs (PCHR)
Ahmed Zourob receives dialysis treatment at Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City. Because of the siege, his level of treatment is inadequate and he can no longer obtain the medication he needs (PCHR)

PCHR Report on Gaza War, Monday, 27 December 2010 11:30

December 27, 2010, marks the two-year anniversary of the beginning of Operation Cast Lead, Israel’s 23 day offensive on the Gaza Strip. This offensive – the single most brutal event in the history of the occupation – was characterised by systematic violations of international law. Its aftermath has been characterised by pervasive impunity.

In total, 1,419 Palestinians were killed. 83% of the dead – the overwhelming majority – were civilians, the so-called ‘protected persons’ of international humanitarian law. A further 5,300 were injured, and public and private property throughout the Gaza Strip was extensively targeted and destroyed.

The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) notes that in the two years since the offensive there have been no concrete steps taken towards the fulfilment of victims’ legitimate rights to the equal protection of the law and an effective judicial remedy. Customary international law and the treaty-based obligations which all States have entered into are unequivocal: if a war crime has been committed, those responsible must be investigated and prosecuted in accordance with international standards. They must be held to account.

Numerous reports of international and national human rights organisations – including those of the UN Fact-Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict (the ‘Goldstone Report’), the Independent Fact-Finding Mission mandated by the Arab League, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch – concluded that war crimes were committed in the Gaza Strip, and noted that criminal accountability must be the legal consequence.

The Goldstone Report detailed explicit mechanisms to ensure such criminal accountability. As required by customary international law, genuine domestic investigations must be initiated. After six months, if these investigations failed to comply with international standards, the Security Council – acting under Chapter VII of the UN Charter – must refer the situation to the International Criminal Court.

It is now two years since the offensive, and no effective domestic investigations or prosecutions have been initiated.

As PCHR has documented, Israel has systematically failed to ensure accountability. In the two years since Operation Cast Lead, the actions of the Israeli authorities have been characterised by a desire to shield those responsible from justice. Only three soldiers have been convicted of committing offensive-related crimes. One soldier was sentenced to seven-months in jail for the theft of a credit card. Two other soldiers were convicted of using a 9 year old boy as a human shield. They were given a 3 month suspended sentence.

This is an insult to victims and to the universal rule of law.

The international community’s response has been silence; through inaction they have implicitly endorsed Israel’s actions during Operation Cast Lead and the impunity that has followed. They have implicitly endorsed the systematic and widespread commission of international crimes.

The rule of law, and victims’ rights, have been sacrificed in the name of politics.

This situation must not be allowed to prevail.

The consequences of impunity are evident in the continuing and escalating violations of international law committed in the occupied Palestinian territory.

The consequences of impunity are evident in the fact that the entire Gaza Strip continues to be subject to an illegal closure. For over 3.5 years, 1.7 million people have been collectively punished and cut off from the outside world. Impunity, and the international community’s failure to prevent this ongoing crime, has resulted in the distinct possibility that the closure will become institutionalised, and effectively endorsed by the United Nations and the international community.

The consequences of impunity are evident in the expansion of illegal settlements in the West Bank; in the continued construction of the Wall; and in the house demolitions and evictions carried out in occupied East Jerusalem.

Equally, the consequences of sacrificing the rule of international law in the name of ‘political progress’ are evident in the abject failure of the Oslo process.

It is imperative that the international community fulfil its legal obligations, and ensure respect for international law. Those suspected of committing international crimes must be investigated and prosecuted. Israel must be held responsible for its internationally wrongful acts.

Impunity serves only to encourage continued violations of international law. Without accountability, how can the civilians of the Gaza Strip feel safe again?

Two Years After Gaza War, Gaza Remains Sealed-Off, Suffering Continues – International Middle East Media Center.

Police Station on Graduation Day Attacked Dec 27 2008

Day 1 | يوم السبت 27/12/2008م الساعة 11:15 صباحاً

Gaza Police forces Graduation Day
(50 of them were killed in the first air israeli bombing)
سأبدأ بإذن الله بصور من مواقع صهيونية لأهم المقرات التي تم قصفها في اليوم الأول للحرب

صورة جوية لمجمع الجوازات ” مدينة عرفات للشرطة ”
والتي شاهد العالم صور مجاهدي الشرطة الفلسطينية فيه وهم شهداء
وقد ارتقى فيه أكثر من خمسين شهيد من أبناء وقيادات الشرطة الفلسطينية
من بينهم اللواء توفيق جبر ” قائد الشرطة الفلسطينية”
وفي الصورة تظهر مجموعات الشرطة الذين تم قصفهم وهم في طابور الاستعداد لتخريج دورتهم الشرطية

 

منتدى الرئاسة الفلسطينية غرب مدينة غزة
ويضم مقر قيادة جهاز الأمن والحماية وبعض مقرات الشرطة الفلسطينية
واستشهد فيه ما يزيد على مائة شرطي مجاهد
من بينهم قائد جهاز الأمن والحماية العقيد أبوحمزة الجعبري
ونائبه الشهيد محمد الأشقر

 

دورة تدريبية لمجاهدي كتائب القسام في أحد مواقعهم
وقد تم قصفهم واستشهد عدد منهم

 

موقع الإدارة المدنية شرق مخيم جباليا
وتم قصفه بعدد كبير من الصواريخ والقنابل الضخمة
نظراً لضخامة حجمه وقد ارتقى فيه عدد من خيرة مجاهدي الشرطة

 

موقع الإدارة المدنية شرق مخيم جباليا
وتم قصفه بعدد كبير من الصواريخ والقنابل الضخمة
نظراً لضخامة حجمه وقد ارتقى فيه عدد من خيرة مجاهدي الشرطة

 

برج الأسرى في حي تل الإسلام
وقد استشهد فيه عدد من خيرة مجاهدي كتائب القسام
نحسبهم كذلك ولا نزكيهم على الله

 

مقر جهاز الأمن الوقائي ” سابقاً “‬

 

صور مقر الجوازات بعد قصفه واستشهاد عدد كبير من أفراد الشرطة

Palestinian Hamas policemen search for survivors amongst the bodies of comrades outside the Hamas police headquarters following an Israeli air strike in Gaza City on December 27, 2008. Israel launched a massive wave of air strikes on Hamas targets in Gaza today, killing at least 140 Palestinians after warning of a fiery riposte to ongoing rocket fire, officials said. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images)‬

 

صور مقر الجوازات بعد قصفه واستشهاد عدد كبير من أفراد الشرطة

Bodies lie outside the Hamas police headquarters following an Israeli air strike in Gaza City on December 27, 2008. At least 120 people were killed across the Gaza Strip as a result of massive Israeli air strikes today, 70 inside Gaza City and the rest elsewhere across the enclave, Hamas radio reported. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images)‬

 

صور مقر الجوازات بعد قصفه واستشهاد عدد كبير من أفراد الشرطة

Palestinian men removes the bodies of Hamas policemen outside their headquarters following an Israeli air strike in Gaza City on December 27, 2008. At least 155 Palestinians were killed across the Gaza Strip today in massive Israeli air strikes on the Hamas-run enclave, Hamas radio reported. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images)‬

 

صور مقر الجوازات بعد قصفه واستشهاد عدد كبير من أفراد الشرطة

 

صور مقر الجوازات بعد قصفه واستشهاد عدد كبير من أفراد الشرطة

 

صور مقر الجوازات بعد قصفه واستشهاد عدد كبير من أفراد الشرطة

 

صور مقر الجوازات بعد قصفه واستشهاد عدد كبير من أفراد الشرطة

A Palestinian man weeps as he holds the body of a Hamas policeman as others look for survivors outside the Hamas police headquarters following an Israeli air strike in Gaza City on December 27, 2008. Israel launched a massive wave of air strikes on Hamas targets in Gaza today, killing at least 140 Palestinians after warning of a fiery riposte to ongoing rocket fire, officials said. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images)‬

 

صور مقر الجوازات بعد قصفه واستشهاد عدد كبير من أفراد الشرطة

Bodies lie outside the Hamas police headquarters following an Israeli air strike in Gaza City on December 27, 2008. At least 120 people were killed across the Gaza Strip as a result of massive Israeli air strikes today, 70 inside Gaza City and the rest elsewhere across the enclave, Hamas radio reported. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images)‬

 

صور مقر الجوازات بعد قصفه واستشهاد عدد كبير من أفراد الشرطة

Bodies lie on the ground as Palestinian men look for survivors outside the Hamas police headquarters following an Israeli air strike in Gaza City on December 27, 2008. At least 155 Palestinians were killed across the Gaza Strip today in massive Israeli air strikes on the Hamas-run enclave, Hamas radio reported. Israeli military spokesman Avi Benayahu told army radio the massive bombardment of Gaza was only just beginning. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images)‬

 

صور مقر الجوازات بعد قصفه واستشهاد عدد كبير من أفراد الشرطة

 

طائرات حربية اسرائيلية من طراز F16
أثناء إغارتها على مواقع فلسطينية

 

طائرات حربية اسرائيلية من طراز F16
أثناء إغارتها على مواقع فلسطينية

 

طائرات حربية اسرائيلية من طراز F16
أثناء إغارتها على مواقع فلسطينية

An Israeli F16 fighter jet lands at air base near the border after a bombing raid in Gaza December 27, 2008. Israel’s air force fired about 30 missiles at targets in the Gaza Strip on Saturday, destroying several Hamas police compounds and killing more than 140 people, medical officials and witnesses said. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis (ISRAEL)‬

 

طائرات حربية اسرائيلية من طراز F16
أثناء إغارتها على مواقع فلسطينية

 

طائرات حربية اسرائيلية من طراز F16
أثناء إغارتها على مواقع فلسطينية

 

 

 

 

 

Britons protest Israel attack on Gaza

PRESS TV | Mon Dec 27, 2010 7:8PM

Hundreds of people have gathered in front of the Israeli embassy in London to mark second anniversary of Israel’s deadly assault on the Gaza Strip.

Protestors, including peace campaigners and activists for Palestinian human rights, called for an end to the blockade of Gaza and Israeli crimes against Palestinians.

On the same day in 2008, Israel began a land, air and sea attack for 22 days on the Gaza Strip, in which more than 1400 people were killed.

Israel used white phosphorus during the war, which resulted in horrific injuries.

After investigations, the UN found Israel guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

“The vigil will send a clear message to Israel that its barbarity in Gaza during Operation Cast Lead has not, and will not, be forgotten,” Sarah Colborne, PSC’s Director of Campaigns and Operations, said.

“Israel must be held to account for the crimes it has committed, and is continuing to commit, against the Palestinian people. Allowing Israel to act with impunity simply encourages further war crimes. In the interests of peace and justice for all, Israeli violations of international law must end.”

After four years of Israel’s illegal blockade of Gaza, schools, hospitals, factories and sewage systems still are not repaired and people are still in misery.

SEF/AKM

PressTV – Britons protest Israel attack on Gaza.

Israel launches missile attacks on Gaza

YouTube – Israel launches missile attacks on Gaza – 27 Dec 08.