Sick Gazans not allowed to leave Gaza for medical treatment

July 27, 2012
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This month, Hamas has dramatically reduced the number of patients for whom they made requests to leave Gaza to obtain medical treatment in Israel. In January 2012, 1685 patients passed through and this only month 719 were allowed to leave, reports COGAT. The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) reports of the continued closure of the offices...

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A minute’s silence is racism

July 27, 2012
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In a letter to The President of the International Olympic Committee, Jacques Rogge, the President of the Palestinian Olympic Committee, Jibril Rajoub expressed his appreciation for the stance that Rogge had taken in opposing a minute’s silence at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games to commemorate the murder of the 11 Israeli athletes...

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Two rockets hit Israel

July 21, 2012
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Two rockets were fired into Israel from Gaza on Friday evening, tweets IDFSpokesperson.

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Why is there an olympic team for Palestine?

July 19, 2012
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Why if Palestine is not a recognised state does it have an Olympic team? The Palestinian team is based in Gaza, it could be a Gaza team. The Commentator published an article today exposing the fact that the BBC in their sports section have made Israel a country with no capital. To read more,...

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Bus carrying Israelis explodes in Bulgaria

July 18, 2012
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Ynet reports that a bus carrying Israeli tourists has exploded in Bulgaria. At least 3 people have been killed. To read more, click here.

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Taking a break

July 14, 2012
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I am away from home and don’t have regular access to the internet so it’s likely that I won’t be writing any new posts for the next few days. Please come back & read istrue soon.

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Palestinians throw rocks at children

July 10, 2012
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Palestinians throw rocks at Israeli children playing in a playground in Hebron, tweets IDFSpokesperson. The children were lightly injured.

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Kibbutz hit by gunfire from Gaza

July 10, 2012
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Last night gunfire from Gaza hit a restaurant and car at Kibbutz Yad Mordechei near the border. Fortunately no-one was in the car & no-one was injured (IDFBlog). Yad Mordechei is a kibbutz that was founded by Holocaust survivors. A rocket hit Israel near Askhelon yesterday.  

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Gaza: Exports up, unemployment down

July 8, 2012
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COGAT reports that in the first half of 2012 there was an increase in the export of agricultural products from Gaza.  708 tons of agricultural produce were exported this year compared with 30 tons last year. There was also a slight decrease in unemployment in Gaza. To read the report in full and find out...

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165 terror attacks in June

July 4, 2012
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In June 197 rockets and 21 mortars were fired towards Israel, reports the Israel Security Agency. There were 165 terror attacks in June compared with 81 in May. 99 of these were from Gaza. To read the report in more detail, click here.

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