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Isra Saleh El-Namy – Palestinians struggle to leave Gaza as Egypt opens Rafah crossing for four days

Fatigue and stress was apparent on the face of Nada Mumer. Nine months pregnant, Mumer waited for the officer to call the names of people who will be allowed to ride a bus to the Egyptian side of the Rafah crossing in Gaza. “My husband is waiting for me in Egypt. I came to Gaza five months ago to visit my family, I managed …

Blood on the ground at a United Nations run school after Israeli air strikes in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip

Israel used “disappearance” of soldier as pretext for killing spree — rights group

Israel used the “disappearance” of a soldier in Gaza as a pretext to kill 225 Palestinians over a three-day period last summer, a new study suggests. On 1 August last year, the Israeli military reported that one of its lieutenants, Hadar Goldin, had gone missing in the Rafah area, close to Gaza’s border with Egypt. Israel’s response was one of “shooting at anything and anybody,” …