Mohammed Allan, a Palestinian lawyer and member of Islamic Jihad who nearly died during a two-month fast while in prison, was freed this afternoon.
"We are for the intifada, but keep it in the West Bank not here in Gaza," a senior Hamas advisor told VICE News. Yet not all Gazans — especially hundreds of frustrated young men — would agree.
Israeli doctors are refusing to implement a new law permitting the force-feeding of prisoners on hunger strike. Rights campaigners say Mohammed Allan is now in a "near-death critical condition."
Israeli authorities say they do not believe it was Hamas that fired the rocket — the third to be launched from Gaza since a ceasefire that started last year — but Hamas is still responsible.
In this excerpt, VICE News correspondent Danny Gold learns of the effects that insufficient aid, coupled with living in temporary or demolished housing, has had on the residents of Gaza.
VICE News returns to Israel and Gaza six months after last summer's devastating 50-day war to find tensions running high amid sluggish reconstruction efforts.