Category Archives: Gaza

Gaza Building Boom Comes from Underground

There is a building boom taking place now in Gaza, despite the blockade Israel has imposed on the Strip since Hamas took power there. The boom is due in part to an intricate network of tunnels dug into the sandy soil reaching from Gaza, extending over the international border, and ending in Egypt. Israel Allows… Continue Reading

Wataniya Mobile to Launch 3G Service in Gaza Next Year

If all goes well, Wataniya Palestinian Mobile Telecommunications Public Shareholding Company, otherwise known as Wataniya Mobile, will launch its mobile phone service in Gaza next year. Wataniya is the second mobile telecom operator in the Palestinian territories, and is only waiting to get approval from Israel to use certain frequencies in order to launch its… Continue Reading

Life in Gaza One Year after Mavi Marmara

One year has passed since the Israeli raid by commandos on the Turkish ship Mavi Marmara, which left nine dead. The Mavi Marmara was part of a larger flotilla whose stated aim was to break the blockade on Gaza and bring desperately needed supplies, like medicine, school supplies and construction materials into the area. Gazan… Continue Reading

Hamas Ends Salafist Protest in Gaza City

Salafists- Islamists who are more conservative than Hamas- staged a protest in the Hamas-led Gaza strip on Saturday carrying posters of Osama bin Laden and chanting “We warn you America, we warn you Europe!” Hamas Stops Salafist Demonstration Hamas broke up the gathering of dozens of Salafists who were denouncing the raid by US forces… Continue Reading