OCHA: Wheat stock in Gaza to run out in four days

[ 24/01/2011 – 10:15 AM ]

 

GAZA, (PIC)– The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in a report on Sunday that UN-affiliated agencies in Gaza might suspend distribution of wheat in the Strip due to acute shortage in the product.

It said that the wheat stock in Gaza would run out in four and a half days.

OCHA blamed the Israeli occupation authority (IOA) for the shortage saying that it occurred after the IOA closed the Karni conveyor belt delivering wheat and grain in the period 12 – 18 January.

The UN body stressed the importance of allowing entry of an urgent wheat consignment into the Strip.

For its part, the popular committee against the siege urged the concerned Arab, Islamic, and international parties to pressure the IOA to allow entry of wheat shipments into the Strip.

It said in a press release on Sunday that all commercial crossings should be opened and all necessary material for the life of the people in Gaza should be allowed access.

The committee charged that closing the Gaza crossings was in violation of international laws and the Geneva Convention.

OCHA: Wheat stock in Gaza to run out in four days.

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Israeli shelling kills one worker ,injures two

Israeli shelling kills one worker ,injures two

22-01-2011,13:06

Al Qassam website– The Israeli occupation artillery satationed at east of Gaza border targeted a number of Palestinian workers at Az Zaytoon neighborhood east of Gaza city on Saturday January 22nd.

Palestinian sources reported that the Israeli shelling targeted a number of Palestinina workers collecting gravels at east of the Strip.

The Spokesman of emergency and ambulances Adham Abu Silmia confirmed that the Israeli shelling caused of killing one Palestinian worker and injuring of two others seriously.

via Israeli shelling kills one worker ,injures two – Ezzedeen Al-Qassam Brigades.

Israeli tanks and soldiers invade central Gaza

Israeli tanks and soldiers invade central Gaza

17-01-2011,11:33 | – Ezzedeen Al-Qassam Brigades

Al Qassam website– Israeli occupation forces IOF invaded on Monday at dawn east of Al Bureij refugee camp central Gaza strip under heavy gunfire at homes of Palestinian citizens in the area.

Al Qassam reporter at central Gaza Strip confirmed that three Israeli tanks and two bulldozers started razing and searching the invaded area amid apache helicopter flying.

He added that the Israeli military forces retired from the mentioned area at 5 am at dawn after clashes erupted with Palestinian resistance fighters.

Israeli occupation forces invade border areas of Gaza continuously to terrorize Palestinian civilians and farmers who are living in their lands near Gaza border.

Israeli occupation forces have executed one week before a 65-year-old Palestinian farmer Sha’ban Qarmut, who was deliberately hit with three bullets in the chest by the IOF soldiers near Gaza border.

Israeli tanks and soldiers invade central Gaza – Ezzedeen Al-Qassam Brigades.

Gaza 4 Tunis | Rally in Solidarity with the Tunesian People

A Palestinian holds a poster with a picture of Tunisia’s former President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali during a Hamas rally in Gaza City to show support for the Tunisian people January 16, 2011.

Tunisia’s new leadership moved to form a coalition government to gain the upper hand over violent looters and quell arson and shooting that broke out after Ben Ali was ousted by protests

 

Palestinians hold Tunisian and Palestinian flags and a portrait of deposed Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali during a march in solidarity with Tunisia in Gaza City, Sunday, Jan. 16 , 2011.

Tunisia sped toward a new future after its iron-fisted leader fled, with an interim president sworn in and ordering the country’s first multiparty government to be formed. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)

 

A Palestinian stands next to a poster with a picture of Tunisia’s former President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali during a Hamas rally in Gaza City to show support for the Tunisian people January 16, 2011.

Tunisia’s new leadership moved to form a coalition government to gain the upper hand over violent looters and quell arson and shooting that broke out after Ben Ali was ousted by protests

 

Palestinians step on a poster with a picture of Tunisia’s former President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali during a Hamas rally in Gaza City to show support for the Tunisian people January 16, 2011.

Tunisia’s new leadership moved to form a coalition government to gain the upper hand over violent looters and quell arson and shooting that broke out after Ben Ali was ousted by protests

 

A Palestinian walks past a poster with a picture of Tunisia’s former President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali before a Hamas rally in Gaza City to show support for the Tunisian people January 16, 2011.

Tunisia’s new leadership moved to form a coalition government to gain the upper hand over violent looters and quell arson and shooting that broke out after Ben Ali was ousted by protests

 

Palestinians hold posters during a Hamas rally in Gaza City to show support for the Tunisian people January 16, 2011.

Tunisia’s new leadership moved to form a coalition government to gain the upper hand over violent looters and quell arson and shooting that broke out after President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali was ousted by protests. The poster (C) reads: “Oh, Arab leaders, beware of the revolution of the people”

‘Gaza ready to confront Israeli attack’

PressTV – Sun Jan 16, 2011 8:13AM

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Palestinian factions say they are ready to face a possible Israeli aggression, following a recent flare up of violence along the so-called Israeli-Gaza buffer zone.

In separate statements, Palestinian resistance movements each reiterated their firm resolves to wage resistance against potential Israeli attacks.

The fresh stance comes days after Israeli military officials threatened to launch a new war on the besieged Gaza Strip.

On Saturday, Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri slammed the war-mongering remarks as “empty words”, stressing that Palestinians were not afraid of such intimidations.

Meanwhile, the military wing of the Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine has warned that armed Palestinian groups will confront Israel if its attacks on Gaza continue.

The remark was made by Abu Ahmed, an Al-Quds Brigades spokesman on Saturday.

The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine has also lent voice to the resistance, underlining that the group was prepared to defend the Gaza Strip against any possible Israeli aggression.

The warnings come only three days after members of Hamas, the Islamic Jihad and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, held a meeting to discuss the security situation in the Gaza Strip.

During the Wednesday meeting, the Palestinian factions vowed to do “their best” to foil any attempt by Israel “to carry out an aggression on their people.”

According to the Palestinians, Israel is attempting to provoke violence in the region by stepping up attacks along the so-called Israeli-Gaza buffer zone.

Over the past months, Israel has intensified its attacks on the Gaza Strip, killing a number of Palestinians and leaving many more injured.

Israel launched a deadly military offensive against the Gaza Strip at the turn of 2009, killing more than 1,400 Palestinians in three weeks of unrelenting land, sea and airstrikes on the densely populated coastal sliver.

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BREAKING | Gaza Under Attack Again | Jan 14, 2011

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BREAKING | Gaza Under Attack Again | Jan 11, 2011 [ Including Live Updates during Attack]

 

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زوارق الاحتلال تقصف ساحل القطاع
زوارق إسرائيلي خلال عملية قصف لشاطئ غزة (صفا)
زوارق إسرائيلي خلال عملية قصف لشاطئ غزة (صفا)
غزة- صفا
قصفت الزوارق البحرية الإسرائيلية الليلة عدة مناطق على ساحل قطاع غزة بقذائف مدفعية وزخات كثيفة من رشاشاتها الثقيلة، دون التبليغ عن وقوع إصابات أو أضرار.

وقال مراسلنا في خان يونس جنوب القطاع إن الزوارق الإسرائيلية التي تجوب عرض البحر قصفت برشاشاتها الثقيلة شاطئ بحر خان يونس، دون وقوع إصابات.
وأفاد شهود عيان أن زوارق الاحتلال أطلقت قذيفة واحدة على الأقل في منطقة السودانية شمال غرب غزة، مما أثار حالة من الخوف والهلع في صفوف الصيادين الفلسطينيين.
كما استهدفت الزوارق الاسرائيلية بنيران رشاشاتها مراكب الصيادين في عرض البحر قبال ساحل دير البلح وسط القطاع.
وتصعد قوات الاحتلال الإسرائيلي مؤخرًا من اعتداءاتها بحق الصيادين والمزارعين على طول حدود قطاع غزة البرية والبحرية، بشكل شبه يومي.
ع ق (22:40) 2011-01-11 Source: Safa.ps

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

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Thu Jan 6, 2011 10:25PM
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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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Medical sources confirm: Two Palestinians killed at the hands of IOF troops

[ 06/01/2011 – 10:30 AM ]

 

GAZA, (PIC)– Palestinian medical teams on Thursday retrieved the bodies of two Palestinians who were killed at the hands of the Israeli occupation forces (IOF) east of Jabalia refugee camp to the north of the Gaza Strip.

Adham Abu Salmiya, the spokesman for the medical services, told the PIC that the medical teams managed to evacuate the bodies after many attempts that started in the early morning hours, adding that they were killed Wednesday night.

He said that the bodies were carried to hospital but could not be identified yet.

IOF command earlier said that its soldiers fired at two Palestinians for approaching the security fence surrounding the Strip, claiming that they were trying to plant an explosive device.

A Hebrew website, for its part, said that one of them was killed and the other injured in the shooting.

Medical sources confirm: Two Palestinians killed at the hands of IOF troops.