Gaza blockade

This tag is associated with 13 posts

Focus: Arab doctors historic meeting held in Gaza

Dozens of doctors from all over the Arab world arrived in Gaza for the first ever meeting of the union’s general secretariat in the Palestinian territory. Press TV, Iran Advertisements

Controversial Makeover for Gaza’s Beachfront

What was once a garbage-strewn land sprawling across Gaza City’s Mediterranean coast has become a loud construction site. Al-Rashi Road, otherwise known as Beach Road, is being transformed into a seaside promenade in an attempt to boost Gaza’s frail public image. The project is representative of the economic recovery of the narrow strip of land, … Continue reading

PA allots tax revenues to Gaza to ease cash crisis

Palestinian tax revenues collected by Israel amounting to 150 million shekels ($39 million) will be transferred to Gaza upon their release in the next 24 hours, the head of the Palestinian Monetary Authority said on Thursday. The cash injection is intended to solve a critical shortage of currency in the blockaded Gaza Strip. Ma’an News Agency, … Continue reading

Gaza still struggles three years after offensive

Flowers are one of the few things Gazans can export. After four and half years of the Israeli blockade and the partial destruction of Gaza’s industry in the Israeli offensive three years ago, what is life like for Gazans today? Euronews, European Union

Gaza’s thriving tunnel imports unleash building boom

Thanks to hundreds of tunnels in the sandy soil of the border zone, a construction boom has buoyed Gaza’s otherwise crippled economy, according to a United Nations report. Reuters, United States Click here for the full story

Israel’s attorney general closes case against Israeli participants of 2010 Gaza flotilla

Israel will not pursue criminal charges against Israeli participants in the 2010 Gaza-bound aid flotilla, Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein said in a statement on Thursday. The decision will have an immediate effect on Israeli Arab lawmaker Hanin Zuabi, who was severely criticized for her participation in flotilla, which was eventually raided by Israel Defense Forces. … Continue reading

Egypt shuts Gaza borders for dispute with Hamas

Egypt shut the Rafah crossing point for travelers leaving the Gaza Strip Wednesday due to “technical” differences with the Islamic Hamas movement, a Palestinian officer said. Xinhua News Agency, China Click here for the full story

Egypt envoy: Reconciliation will help end Gaza blockade

Egyptian ambassador to the Palestinian Authority Yasser Othman said Sunday that Palestinian reconciliation will enhance Egypt’s efforts to end the blockade on Gaza. Reconciliation will secure major improvements to the operation of the Rafah crossing linking Egypt and the coastal enclave, Othman said. Egypt is also considering opening an embassy in the Gaza Strip, he said. Ma’an … Continue reading

PA: Israel to expand Gaza crossing for exports

Nathmi Mhanna, head of crossings for the Palestinian Authority, said Friday that the Kerem Shalom terminal between Israel and Gaza would be expanded. The expansion increases exports permitted from the enclave, he said. As Israel began allowing more exports to go abroad, the crossing will be expanded to new areas and new goods. Ma’an News Agency, … Continue reading

Israel faces legal challenge over block on Palestinians exiting Gaza to sue state

An Israeli human rights organisation has launched a legal challenge to the state’s policy of denying Palestinians permission to leave Gaza to pursue claims for damages resulting from military action, which has led to dozens of cases being dismissed by the Israeli courts. The petition follows a supreme court ruling in 2006 that Palestinians were entitled to sue the state … Continue reading

Gaza strawberries bring optimism

Israel has recently permitted the export of a number of Palestinian strawberries from the Gaza Strip. Gaza farmers say the strawberries are now a symbol of hope. Al Arabiya, Saudi Arabia

Gazans wait on outcome of Egypt elections

Egyptians take to the polls, many Palestinians hope Egypt’s future foreign policy will be more sympathetic to their cause. Hamas is an offshoot of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood party which is expected to do well in the elections that started on the 28th November. There is some concern that if the Muslim Brotherhood wins in Egypt and Hamas … Continue reading

Official: Israel deliberately disconnects Gaza electricity

The energy authority in the Gaza Strip on Monday accused Israel of deliberately disconnecting the main electricity grid to the coastal enclave as part of a “punitive policy.” “The Israeli occupation uses security pretexts to justify disconnecting a grid which provides 14 megawatts to the northern Gaza Strip,” head of the energy authority Kanaan Ubeid said. … Continue reading


Debate: Is there a rift between the Prime Minster and the security establishment, and how might it affect his chances of re-election?

Interview: Dr. Einat Wilf, Israeli MP, Chair of the ‘Independence’ faction

The Middle-East ObserverHave you read something that is worth posting on the Middle-East Observer? Send us the URL of the article; we’ll review it, and if relevant, it will be posted! Click here to send us your suggestions