Gaza City, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Israel said it struck Gaza on Friday and declared a “special situation” on the home front, after days of tensions following the arrest of a senior Palestinian militant in the occupied West Bank.
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ISRAEL'S blockade of Gaza has now been ongoing for 15 years with relief efforts now a “permanent operation”, according to Oxfam. There are 2.1m Palestinians blockaded inside Gaza with the international community spending over $5.7 billion on those who ...
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Israel's pounded Gaza with air strikes on Saturday and a Palestinian militant group retaliated with a barrage of rocket fire, in the territory's worst escalation of violence since a war last year.
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"Israel, with the help of Egypt, turned the Gaza Strip into an open-air prison," HRW's statement said, adding that the restrictions of Tel Aviv and Cairo on Gaza have destroyed the lives of Palestinians.
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Military also declares 'special situation' on home front and restricting crowds in areas located at least 80km from Gaza in anticipation of retaliatory rocket attacks; Gaza officials say high-profile PIJ commander killed in strike in Gaza City.
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