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UN chief welcomes re-opening of key Gaza border crossing

UN chief welcomes re-opening of key Gaza border crossing

The decision by Israel to reopen the only functional commercial crossing point into Gaza which has been closed to most deliveries for weeks, has been welcomed by the United Nations Secretary-General. UN humanitarians expect some 400 truckloads of goods will now be able to enter Gaza after the Kerem Shalom crossing became operational on Wednesday […]

Trump administration wants Gulf investment in Gaza

Trump administration wants Gulf investment in Gaza

The US wants Gulf nations to invest “hundreds of millions of dollars in economic projects” in the Israeli-occupied Gaza Strip, Haaretz reported, “in an attempt to calm the security situation there and generate momentum before the White House presents its Middle East peace plan”. According to the paper, citing unnamed “Israeli and Arab sources”, the […]

The Gaza doctor suing Israel for killing his daughters

The Gaza doctor suing Israel for killing his daughters

It was a dreary evening on 16 January 2009 as Operation Cast Lead – which rocked the Gaza Strip for almost three weeks – was nearing its end, when an Israeli tank rolled up outside Dr Izzeldin Abuelaish’s home. The next thing he knew, three of his daughters and his niece were in pieces – […]

Palestinian traffic police destroy motorcycles and fuel regulators in Gaza

Palestinian traffic police destroy motorcycles and fuel regulators in Gaza

The Palestinian traffic police in Gaza destroyed more than 70 motorcycles on Sunday and around 1,000 vehicle fuel regulators which were confiscated after offences had been committed, writes MEMO’s correspondent. According to a police spokesman, all of the motorcycles were involved in traffic accidents during 2016 and were directly responsible for the death of at […]

Rafah crossing opened to allow Palestinians to travel in both directions for the first time in two months

Rafah crossing opened to allow Palestinians to travel in both directions for the first time in two months

Egyptian authorities have opened the Rafah crossing with the besieged Gaza Strip, allowing Palestinians to travel in both directions for the first time in two months. The border crossing, Gaza’s only gateway to the outside world with no Israeli control, opened on Monday for four days. Palestinian border official Khaled al-Shaer said about 20,000 people […]

Gaza militants fire rockets at southern Israel, no injuries reported

Gaza militants fire rockets at southern Israel, no injuries reported

Gaza militants fired three rockets into Israel Friday afternoon, marking the latest such attack since another salvo was launched Saturday, less than a week ago. Only one of the rockets managed to enter Israel territory, falling a kilometer away from the border, in the Kissufim area, causing no injuries or damages. The rocket did not […]

ISIL has threatened to topple Hamas who control Gaza

ISIL has threatened to topple Hamas who control Gaza

A string of car-bomb explosions has shaken Gaza City and regional concerns about security. The vehicles belonged to members of Hamas and the Islamic Jihad, which rule the Palestinian territory. Speculation as to who was behind the attacks quickly centred on the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group. Hamas has been cracking […]

Two Israeli citizens held in Gaza, Israel suspects militant Hamas movement

Two Israeli citizens held in Gaza, Israel suspects militant Hamas movement

Two Israeli citizens are being held in Gaza, at least one probably by the militant Hamas movement, Israel says. Avraham Mangisto, of Ethiopian origin, went into the Palestinian territory of his own accord last September and has been missing since then, officials say. An Israeli Arab is also being held in Gaza, the defence ministry […]

Gaza children “emotionally shattered” one year after conflict

Gaza children “emotionally shattered” one year after conflict

Palestinian children look out through a bus window as they wait to cross into Egypt at the Rafah border crossing between Egypt and the southern Gaza Strip June 23, 2015. The majority of children living in areas of Gaza hardest-hit during last year’s conflict are showing signs of severe emotional distress and trauma, including frequent […]

Kuwaiti Group Promises Mozambique Massive Sugar Cane Plantation

Kuwaiti Group Promises Mozambique Massive Sugar Cane Plantation

The Kuwaiti group, the Al-Badel International Development Company, has guaranteed that, within the next three months, it will launch a gigantic project to grow sugar cane in Massingir district, in the southern Mozambican province of Gaza. The sugar cane grown in Massingir is intended essentially for the production of bio-ethanol, a supposedly clean source of […]

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