A Hamas-backed decision to require unmarried women to gain their "guardian's" approval to travel sparked outrage. The Islamic judge who imposed the rule, has now agreed to revise it.
"Our goal was that everyone on Earth could be supplied with drinkable water... It was immediately clear that we had to help our neighbours first," says Watergen company CEO and president Michael Mirilashvili. The densely-populated Gaza Strip has long lacked sufficient drinking water, but a new project helps ease the shortage with a solar-powered process to extract potable water straight from the air. Unusually, the project operating in the Islamist-run Palestinian enclave, which has been blockaded by Israel since 2007, is the brainchild of a Russian-Israeli billionaire, Michael Mirilashvili.
12 Dec 2020
There is only one known Iranian in Gaza -- an ageing former bodyguard to longtime Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat who dreams only of returning home, but finds himself stuck in the enclave.
27 Nov 2020
Salma al-Najjar, a petrol station attendant in the Gaza Strip, sees her part-time job in larger terms than the traditional act of filling a customer's tank. The 15-year-old trailblazer is the first female to work at a gas station in the Palestinian territory, which has been controlled by the Islamist group Hamas since 2007.
23 Dec 2019
Just two days before the Christmas holiday, authorities will issue permits to Christians from Gaza to travel into Israel. Christian leaders in Jerusalem had condemned the travel ban and urged authorities to lift it.
23 Nov 2019
Gaza's Islamic Jihad announced a cease-fire on Thursday. Shortly afterward, Israel announced an end to military operations in the region.
17 Nov 2019
It was the summer of 2014, when a deluge of steel fell on Gaza. His back burned, his body covered in bandages, Yamin screamed from his hospital bed. In an instant, 19 people were killed, including six children. Yamin, just three at the time, and his sister Gayna, only several months old, survived. But they are orphans.
16 Nov 2019
Violence erupts in Israel, Gaza after killing of Islamic Jihad leader
14 Nov 2019
Barrages of rockets were fired towards southern Israel from Gaza, shortly after the Islamic Jihad group confirmed the death of Bahaa Abu el-Atta. Air-raid sirens sounded in Tel Aviv. Germany condemned the rocket fire.
14 Nov 2019
Violence has flared in the Gaza Strip after Israel assassinated an Islamic Jihad leader in an airstrike. Palestinian fighters have launched missiles in response.
23 May 2019
Young Palestinian, Omar Abu Hashim, dreamt of becoming not just a professional footballer, but a famous one. However, a bullet to the leg during a protest march led to his left leg being amputated. With the help of the International Committee of the Red Cross, the 20-year-old and others like him could still achieve fame playing the beautiful game.