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The Rafah International Border Crossing. Photo: Gigi Ibrahim
News International Securicty Service (ISS) has wrongfully prevented journalists from leaving Gaza through the Rafah border crossing, according to The Palest
Source: Gaza TV (data taken from United Nations OCHA, Palestinians Center for Human Rights,  Gisha, Palestinian and Israeli media sources)
News The reported rocket attacks from Gaza on Tuesday, which the armed group Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades have taken responsibility for, have been characterized in media reports as the end of truce betweeen Israel and Hamas.
News An Egyptian court ordered authorities on Tuesday to destroy tunnels between the country and Gaza. As a consequence of the Israeli blockade, the smuggling tunnels are important for the Palestinians' everyday life. Earlier this month, Egyptian security forces began sending sewage through the tunnels. However, it is not clear yet how the Egyptian authorities will
News BBC reports about about Gaza's first recycling plant that has been established near the Rafah border, as part of an initiative to help clear piles of rubbish that ring the city. As a consequense of the Israeli blockade, Palestinians have long lacked the necessary equipment for the recycling plant.
News Trevor Hogan, Irish Rugby player and participant in the Freedom Flotilla Coalitions’ efforts to break the Gaza blockade, has travelled to Gaza together with Gaza Action Ireland.
Hospital in Gaza. Photo:
News After a two month long review of the list of necessary suplies, Israeli authorities have granted permission for the construction av a new hospital in Gaza, writes Hürriyet.
Fishermen in Gaza.
News The Israeli Navy continues to harass Palestinian fishermen.
News The following statement was released after the Freedom Flotilla Coalition (FFC) meeting in Rome, 12-20 of january 2013.
News UNRWA, the UN refugee agency, which is the largest humanitarian organization in Gaza, are reporting a one hundred percent increase in cases of post-traumatic stress disorder in the general population in Gaza after "Operation Pillar of Cloud", Israel's recent large-scale bombing attack two months ago.
News On 15 December Joshua Brollier writes for "Voices for Creative nonviolence" about events in Gaza since the ceasefire came into force on 21 November 2012.
News Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet writes on 11 decemer 2012 (in Swedish) that Human Rights Watch (HRW) in a new report made ​​clear that the IDF, the Israeli Defence Forces, was guilty of violating the laws of war in an airstrike in Gaza November 18th 2012.
Press release The owners of Estelle have asked the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs to assist them in getting their ship back from Israel, according the Finnish newspaper Turun Sanomat. Israeli authorities boarded and seized the Estelle on international water when Ship to Gaza was trying to challenge the blockade against Gaza on October the 20th.
News Gaza was subjected to continuous bombings and firing by Israeli combat planes and naval vessels on Thursday. Schools, houses and police stations have been destroyed in the attacks. Nine Palestinians have been killed during the day, among them a ten months old baby and three teenage brothers.
News British Broadcasting Corporation has made a radio portrait of Gaza Surf Club. The young Palestinian Surfers El Reyashi, Yousef Abo Ghanem and Ibrahim Nehad are being interview about the difficulties they face in Gaza. As a consequence of the blockade, many young and unemployed Palestinians in Gazalacks the money to buy a surfing board.
News Turkey puts four former Israeli military commanders, including the head of the army, on trial in absentia this week for the 2010 killing of nine Turks on the Gaza-bound aid ship Mavi Marmara. Mavi Marmara was part of the Freedom Flottila, trying to break the siege of Gaza.