Aug 5 '16 / EIPA Updates

By Yossi Lempkowicz A senior official at World Vision, a Christian humanitarian aid NGO, diverted millions of dollars intended for Gaza’s population to the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas. He also stole food and health packages, according to an indictment filed on Thursday against Muhammad Halabi, a Hamas member and manager of operations for World Vision in Gaza, in a Beersheba court, for …

Jul 9 '15 / EIPA Updates

After a gag order was lifted on the case Thursday morning, the Israeli media reported that two Israelis are missing in the Gaza Strip. According to the report, a 28-year-old Israeli man of Ethiopian descent, Avera Mengistu, crossed into the Gaza Strip last year and remains missing. The incident is reported to have occurred in September. Mengistu is from the city of Ashkelon, situated only a few …

Mar 9 '15 / EIPA Updates

The five main European Union countries have lauded Israel’s efforts to help in the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip while they protested to the Palestinian Authority over its failure to aid the process. According to daily Haaretz, the Israeli efforts to help the Gaza Strip with a series of measures were recognised by the consul generals from Britain, France, Germany, Italy and Spain during a meeting …

Oct 15 '14 / EIPA Updates

The first truck-loads of cement and steel, earmarked for the rebuilding of homes in the Gaza Strip in the wake of Operation Protective Edge, entered the Strip from Israel via the Kerem Shalom border crossing. Kerem Shlom is the sole commercial crossing between Israel and the Gaza Strip. Several weeks ago, Israel agreed a mechanism with the Palestinian Authority (PA) and the United Nations (UN), which would …

Aug 18 '14 / EIPA Updates

In the framework of the Israel’s humanitarian activity, Magen David Adom (MDA), the Israeli equivalent of the Red Cross, is working on an ongoing basis to transfer the ill and the wounded from the Gaza Strip to hospitals in Israel for medical treatment. On Wednesday, in full cooperation with the Foreign Ministry, the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) and the Turkish Red Crescent, …

Jul 18 '14 / EIPA Updates

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon on Thursday evening instructed the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) to start a ground action to strike at terrorist tunnels used by Hamas from the Gaza Strip to infiltrate into Israel. Hamas has fired 1500 rockets in 10 days against millions of civilians across Israel, including Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. Hamas terrorists used such a tunnel Thursday morning …

Apr 22 '14 / EIPA Updates

In response to the firing of ten rockets from Gaza to southern Israel on Monday, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said its Air Force targeted two terror sites in the southern Gaza Strip and a third site in the central Gaza Strip. Direct hits were confirmed, the IDF said. IDF spokesman Lt. Col. Peter Lerner, said: “Israeli civilians celebrating the Passover Holiday woke up this morning to …