Palestinian Center for Human Rights

Report: 68 Gaza children killed in one year

Since the beginning of the second intifada in September 2000, the Israeli Occupation Forces have killed more than 860 Palestinian children. In response to these killings of children, and the consistent use of excessive lethal force against Palestinian children, the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights is launching a major investigative report on child killings perpetrated in the Gaza Strip. 

Gazan industries downsize as imports remain banned

The date is etched in his mind. “Our last delivery of raw materials from Israel was on 28 August 2007,” says Rafat Redaisi. “But for more than a year now the imports we need have been banned. Before the closure [of Gaza] we used to buy a ton of raw plastic for $2,500. Now we’re forced to rely on the black market, and we have to pay twice as much for the plastic.” 

Harvesting with hope in Gaza

On a hot afternoon during the month of Ramadan, there are few better places to be than resting beneath the shade of an orchard of guava trees, with the scent of fresh ripening fruit wafting around you. Farmer Sa’id al-Agha sits quietly, his eyes resting on his fruit trees. “My father and my grandfather both grew up here, farming guavas, and I’ve lived here all my life” he says. “This land is in my blood.” 

Deadline looms for another student trapped inside Gaza

During the last two days of August, the Egyptian authorities permitted approximately 3,300 people to cross the Gaza border at Rafah into Egypt “for humanitarian reasons.” The sight of more than 50 busloads of travelers heading out of Gaza may have given the impression that movement restrictions are finally easing inside the Gaza Strip. But almost 900 Gazans aboard the buses were turned back at the border.