Tagged: Ceasefire

Israeli violations of truce keep Gazans on edge News Roundup
Asmaa al-Ghoul, Al-Monitor

Israeli violations of truce keep Gazans on edge

The Israeli army has broken the peace many times in the six months since the end of the last war on the Gaza Strip, which ended with the signing of truce by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Aug. 26, 2014. Al-Monitor reviewed the weekly reports issued by the Palestinian Center for Human Rights from the end of the war up until Feb. 18.

on February 25, 2015
Israeli Navy Opens Gunfire on Fishermen off Gaza News Roundup
Palestine News & Info Agency - WAFA

Israeli Navy Opens Gunfire on Fishermen off Gaza

The Israeli navy on Tuesday opened a hail of gunfire on Palestinian fishing boats offshore the coast of Sudaniya, northwest of Gaza City, according to WAFA correspondent. The incident occurred when an Israeli navy gunboat approached several Palestinian owned fishing boats, targeting them with gunfire despite navigating within the 6-mile nautical zone allowed for Palestinians to fish in. No injuries were reported, however.

on October 7, 2014
Israeli soldiers Shoot, Injure Farmer along Gaza Borders News Roundup
Palestinian News & Info Agency - WAFA

Israeli soldiers Shoot, Injure Farmer along Gaza Borders

A Palestinian farmer Sunday was shot and injured by Israeli forces stationed near Gaza Strip's northern borders, said WAFA correspondent. Israeli soldiers stationed at military towers along the borders opened fire toward a Palestinian farmer while he was working on his land, injuring him in the foot. He was transferred to hospital for treatment.

on September 28, 2014
Unemployment and homelessness; the situation in Gaza following the ceasefire News Roundup
Palestine News Network

Unemployment and homelessness; the situation in Gaza following the ceasefire

Recent statistics from the Palestinian General Federation of Trade Unions (PGFTU) have revealed that unemployment in Gaza stands at 200,000 people without work. Sami Al-Amasi, PGFTU's President in Gaza, stated this represented a 30,000 person increase since before the war with Israel, a situation that is "the worst in ten years".

on September 4, 2014
Over 200,000 Palestinian laborers unemployed in Gaza News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Over 200,000 Palestinian laborers unemployed in Gaza

Over 200,000 Palestinian laborers in Gaza are unemployed, the head of the Palestinian Labor Union said Thursday, up 30,000 since Israel's offensive on the besieged enclave. Sami al-Amsi said that 170,000 laborers were unemployed before the conflict, but that number has increased significantly due to the destruction of factories and companies during Israel's military assault.

on September 4, 2014
A Look at the Gaza War and Cease-fire Halting It News Roundup
Associated Press

A Look at the Gaza War and Cease-fire Halting It

A seven-week war between Israel and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip has ended with an Egyptian-brokered cease-fire. Here is a look at the results of the war, the terms of the cease-fire and unresolved issues that are to be tackled in a future round of indirect negotiations expected to begin next month.

on August 27, 2014
Abbas announces Israel-Gaza ceasefire News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Abbas announces Israel-Gaza ceasefire

President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday announced a long-term ceasefire agreement between Israel and Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip. In a short televised address, Abbas said the agreement would go into effect at 7 p.m.

on August 26, 2014
Israel, Hamas Agree to Open-Ended Cease-Fire News Roundup
Joshua Mitnick & Asa Fitch, The Wall Street Journal

Israel, Hamas Agree to Open-Ended Cease-Fire

Israel and Hamas agreed to their first open-ended cease-fire after seven weeks of military confrontation and will resume truce talks in Cairo in the coming days.

on August 26, 2014
European push for new UN resolution on Gaza News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

European push for new UN resolution on Gaza

Britain, France and Germany have launched a fresh bid at the UN to end six weeks of violence in Gaza, after Israeli warplanes killed three top Hamas commanders, inflicting a heavy blow on the movement's armed wing.

on August 22, 2014
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