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In Gaza, young victims of Israeli bombing recount a brutal 2021 (Maram Humaid, Al Jazeera)

In May 2021, the occupied Gaza Strip experienced renewed bloodshed and destruction as Israel launched a devastating 11-day military offensive on the besieged enclave. It was the fourth major offensive launched by Israel on the Palestinian territory in 14 years, compounding the already dire living conditions and the high rates of poverty and unemployment in Gaza which […]

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Gazans open eco-friendly rest house on the beach (Entsar Abu Jahal, Al-Monitor)

Al-Bahr Elna, a rest house in the Gaza Strip. – Facebook In an attempt to preserve the environment and benefit from the resources available in the Gaza Strip, a group of artists established the first eco-friendly rest house on the beach of Gaza City on five dunums. The rest house is called Al-Bahr Elna, which translates into “The […]

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Hezbollah/Hamas/Israel/Gaza Strip – The Address for a Response to the Lebanese Attacks on Israel Is Gaza, Not Beirut (BESA Center)

Dr. Doron Matza Even if Hezbollah is responsible for the latest rocket attack on the Galilee, Hamas is culpable for the security deterioration in southern Lebanon due to its efforts to expand its terrorist activities to the territory of neighboring Arab states. Israel must establish a new equation in which lack of peace in the north is […]

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Gaza Strip/Israel – The Gaza Rocket Attack on Israel: The Neighbors Smell Weakness (BESA Center)

Doron Matza In the last decade and a half, Israel has enjoyed unprecedented security stability that has, in turn, enabled economic and technological prosperity that made it a world-class power. There are increasing signs of a change to this reality, and the recent rocket attack from the Gaza Strip is one of them. https://besacenter.org/perspectives-papers/the-gaza-rocket-attack-on-israel-the-neighbors-smell-weakness/

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(Israel/Gaza Strip) Israeli fighter jets target Gaza Strip; no casualties reported (Al Jazeera)

Israeli warplanes have targeted the southern Gaza Strip after rockets were fired from the coastal enclave. https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/1/18/israeli-warplanes-target-gaza-strip-no-casualties-reported

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(Israel/Hamas/Gaza Strip) Israel strikes Hamas military targets in Gaza strip in response to rocket launches (TASS)

Israeli war planes struck military positions of the radical Palestinian Hamas movement in the Gaza strip on Monday in response to a launch of two rockets to its territory earlier on the same day, the press service of Israel’s Defense Forces (IDF) said. “Earlier tonight, 2 rockets were fired from the north of the Gaza […]

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(Israel/Gaza Strip) The Joint Military Exercise in the Gaza Strip: Ostensible Strength in a Response to Weakness (Kobi Michael, Yohanan Tzoreff, INSS)

On December 28, 2020 a joint military exercise of the armed resistance organizations in the Gaza Strip was held. Led by Hamas, participants included 13 other organizations, including Islamic Jihad and groups of former Fatah members. In the large-scale exercise, rockets were launched toward the sea, attacks occurred on simulated IDF positions and included abductions […]

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(Israel/Gaza Strip) Implications for Israel of the Joint Terrorist Military Exercise in the Gaza Strip (Omer Dostri, BESA Center)

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The first joint military exercise of the Gaza terrorist organizations was a milestone for Hamas, which wishes to unite these organizations in order to strengthen its control over the Strip as well as its “ambiguity strategy” vis-à-vis Israel. The exercise has implications for Israel at both the strategic and the operational levels as […]

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GAZA STRIP – COVID in besieged Gaza: ‘A blockade inside a blockade’ (Maram Humaid, Al Jazeera)

Eight years ago, the United Nations warned that the Gaza Strip would not be a “liveable place” by 2020, urging Israel to lift its years-long blockade against the Palestinian coastal enclave and calling for a “herculean effort” to improve basic services there. https://www.aljazeera.com/features/2020/12/26/covid-in-besieged-gaza-a-blockade-inside-a

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GAZA STRIP – Israeli air attacks cause injuries, damage in Gaza Strip (Al Jazeera)

The Israeli military has carried out air raids targeting Hamas positions in the besieged Gaza Strip, injuring two people and causing damage, Palestinian media reported. https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/12/26/israeli-air-attacks-gaza-injuries