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The marches, aimed in part at trying to break a decade-old border blockade, have been organized by Gaza's militant Hamas rulers but have also been driven by widespread despair in the coastal territory of 2 million people. Gaza organizers say the marches are also pressing for the "right of return" of ...
Three decades of Israeli-imposed closure have wreaked havoc on the Gaza Strip's infrastructure, natural resources, economy, and, most importantly, its people, who are denied the right to engage in dignified, productive work. Factory equipment and skills atrophy as raw materials are banned, markets are ...

More than 440 demonstrators suffered bullet wounds or gas inhalation on Friday, rescuers said. Israel has drawn harsh criticism from rights groups along with calls for investigations by the United Nations or the European Union. Israel has for more than a decade imposed a crippling blockade on Gaza, ...
... that controls Gaza. The jury is still out as to how long Hamas's patronage will allow the protests to remain peaceful. The weekly marches build up to a peak on 15 May, when Palestinians mark the Nakba, the catastrophe, which is how they view the foundation of Israel. After a decade of economic blockade ...
Due to an Israeli blockade, the Gaza Strip's roughly 2 million inhabitants have been subjected to poverty and hardship. In a report released by the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, the percentage of poverty was 13.9 percent in the West Bank, while it reached more than half of thr population in Gaza ...
"Its purpose is to increase New Zealand's participation in global efforts to try to break the siege and blockade of Gaza," he says. Fowler, 69, is the director of the Māngere East Community Centre and a member of Auckland Council's seniors advisory panel. He received a Queen's Service Medal in 1999 for ...

Clean drinking water is a luxury in Gaza. Waste treatment plants cannot work at full capacity because of electricity and fuel shortages, which means sewage is pumped directly into the Mediterranean Sea. Israel's 10-year blockade on Gaza has been blamed for the crisis. Al Jazeera's Charles Stratford ...
Sanders also said that "the situation in Gaza remains a humanitarian disaster. The U.S. must play a more positive role in ending the Gaza blockade and helping Palestinians and Israelis build a future that works for all." On Friday, Haaretz reported about a letter Sanders is circulating among fellow Senators, ...
Weekly protests at the Gaza-Israeli border are beginning to take their toll. According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health, in the past two weeks, Israeli forces have killed over 30 protesters and injured more than 4,000. After a decade of conflict and an Israeli blockade, medical supplies in Gaza are running ...
The blockade has driven Gaza deeper into poverty, with unemployment approaching 50 percent and electricity available for less than five hours a day. The marchers are protesting against the blockade, but are also asserting what they say is a "right of return" of Palestinian refugees and their descendants to ...
During the past two weeks of mass protests against a decade-old Israeli and Egyptian blockade of the territory, 1,297 Palestinians have been shot and wounded by Israeli soldiers across the border, according to a computerized count by the Gaza Health Ministry. An additional 1,554 Gaza residents have ...
The move from Tel Aviv has angered Palestinians who regard the eastern sector of Jerusalem — which Israel annexed — as the capital of a future Palestine state. Gaza has been under an Israeli blockade for a decade and its border with Egypt has regularly been closed. However, Egypt opened the border ...
“This issue speaks directly to 80 percent of those living in Gaza,” Shikaki explains. The slogan transcends party politics and unites all Palestinians. Slogans about ending the blockade, on the other hand, could be viewed as part of the internal struggle between Hamas and Fatah. Ending the blockade is not ...
Egyptian authorities have had a strained relationship with Hamas, which began as an offshoot of Egypt's banned Muslim Brotherhood. For more than a decade, Israel has imposed a crippling blockade on Gaza that critics say amounts to collective punishment of the coastal territory's two million Palestinians.
The blockade. Gaza is one of the most densely populated territories on the planet, with two million Palestinians crammed into just 362 square kilometres – and unable to leave. Since 1967, the Gaza Strip has been occupied in much the same way the West Bank is today, with Israeli military bases and ...
For more than a decade, the life of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip has also been deeply impacted by the effects of an Israeli-imposed blockade on Gaza's coast and border crossings to Israel. The protests, then, also highlight what the United Nations (U.N.) warned in January 2018; a growing humanitarian ...
The tens of thousands of Palestinians who have taken part in the demonstrations are also protesting the crippling land, sea, and air blockade that Israel and Egypt have imposed on Gaza since 2007, when Hamas took power and kicked out the US-backed Palestinian Authority government. The blockade ...

A Sweden-based nongovernmental organization has announced it has bought a third ship which it plans to sail to the Gaza Strip during the coming summer in an effort to break the ongoing Israeli blockade of the region. Ship to Gaza Foundation President Jeannette Escanilla told Anadolu Agency they plan ...
It's also seen as a new attempt by Hamas to break a crippling, decade-old Gaza border blockade by Israel and Egypt that has made it increasingly difficult for the Islamic militant group to govern. Other tactics over the years, including cross-border wars with Israel and attempts to reconcile with political rival ...
As many as 30,000 arrived early in the day at tent encampments on Gaza's side of the fence to stage what was billed as the start of a peaceful, six-week sit-in. They were protesting against Israel's longstanding blockade of the territory and in support of their claims to return to homes in what is now Israel.
Beginning on March 30, Gazans are planning to erect hundreds of tents near the Israeli border for a six-week show of support for Palestinian refugees. Israel and Palestinian fighters in Gaza have engaged in three wars since 2008. The strip has been under an Israeli blockade for around a decade.
As a result of traumatic experiences suffered during the 2014 Gaza hostilities and the effects of the protracted blockade of Gaza, mental health concerns and psychological difficulties feature prominently across the population, as manifested in stress-related symptoms, depression, anxiety, and difficulties at ...
The crippling blockade imposed on Gaza dates back to 2006 by Israel, the U.S., and other powers that felt annoyed by the parliamentary election results that saw Hamas come to power. Israel eventually decided to punish the Palestinian people, mostly in Gaza, for freely choosing their representatives.
Gaza's problems with water have been a recurring theme since Israel imposed an air, land and sea blockade on the coastal enclave in 2007 to squeeze the government set up by Hamas, a group Israel has been tangled in conflict with since the early 2000s, when it carried out dozens of suicide bombings against Israeli ...
But while humanitarian action is crucial, it must be remembered that Gaza's suffering is the result of political decisions. For more than a decade, the Gaza Strip has been under a stifling Egyptian-Israeli blockade, ostensibly in response to Hamas's takeover of the Gaza Strip in 2007. Yet since as early as the ...
A decade-long Israeli blockade and a dispute between Gaza's Islamist rulers and the West Bank-based Palestinian Authorities have brought the coastal territory's economy to its knees. Some 42,500 people were arrested in the past year for failing to pay debtors, according to Hamas police. At least 600 are ...
The Gaza Strip's collective of charitable organisations recently said more than 1,000 Palestinians have died as a result of the ongoing Israeli blockade on the coastal enclave. The coordinator of the organisations, Ahmad al-Kurd, said: "Out of the 1,000 or so victims of the blockade, 450 died as a result of the ...
Trump envoy blames Hamas for Gaza 'disaster', whitewashes Israel blockade ... According to Greenblatt, “in response to the burgeoning humanitarian situation in Gaza, key countries and stakeholders are preparing to act”, placing the blame for the “humanitarian disaster” entirely on “Hamas' exploitation of ...
Gaza has been placed under a tight Israeli blockade since Islamic Hamas movement seized the territory by force after routing forces loyal to President Mahmoud Abbas in 2007. The blockade has pushed Gaza's 2 million population deeper into poverty as the unemployment rate hits 45 percent, according to ...
Home to nearly 2 million Palestinians, the Gaza Strip has been reeling under a crippling Israeli blockade since 2007. A hospital in the densely populated Gaza has declared that it has completely suspended its services amid the Israeli blockade that has resulted in electricity cuts and a lack of fuel to run ...
The Gaza Ministry of Health announced in a statement that the injured farmer had been taken to hospital to receive treatment, describing his condition as stable. The Gaza Strip has been under an Israeli siege since June 2007. The blockade has caused a decline in living standards as well as ...
The Gaza Strip continues to groan under a decade-long Israeli/Egyptian blockade that has effectively destroyed the territory's economy and deprived its more than two million inhabitants of many basic commodities.Egypt to 'open' Rafah border for four daysEmbattled Gaza's traders strike to protest ...
Heap discussed the important role the FFC plays in defying the illegal blockade of Gaza, detailing how the movement raises international solidarity with Gazans who experience the ongoing siege from the Israeli occupation. The FFC also provides a platform for international civil societies to mobilize and ...
The Gaza Strip's collective of charitable organisations said more than 1,000 Palestinians have died as a result of the ongoing Israeli blockade on the coastal enclave. The coordinator of the organisations, Ahmad al-Kurd, also said on Sunday that five premature babies born in the past few days died because ...
For months, there have been almost weekly demonstrations against Israel's blockade of Gaza and the deteriorating economic conditions. Last December, tensions rose after US President Donald Trump recognised Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Earlier this year, Gaza's traders closed in protest over the ...
Donors have noted some successes in rebuilding Gaza since the 2014 war. But they say Israeli government officials are still too slow in approving projects. And they say Israel's blockade of Hamas-ruled Gaza is working against the goal of developing the territory's economy. The World Bank has helped ...
Israeli courts have backed the state's position on the blockade of the occupied Gaza Strip “almost blindly” over the last decade, a new report has found. According to Israeli NGO Gisha, which focuses on access issues for Palestinians under occupation, the Israeli court system has “persistently disregard[ed] ...
On his part, UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov, told the Security Council that: “The United Nations have presented proposals to revitalize Gaza's economy and discussed the conditions required to ease movement and access, and support Palestinian ...
While the blockade and Israeli military attacks have ruined Gaza, there is no defending Hamas, which regularly fires rockets across the border into Israel. Money that should have gone to hospitals and medicine has been spent on futile confrontation with Israel and digging tunnels that the Israelis are now ...
The protests are aimed at Israel's blockade of Gaza, which began after Hamas seized control in 2007. Billed as a six-week “March of Return,” the demonstrations are to culminate on May 15 with Nakba Day, which commemorates the flight and expulsion of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians during ...
The blockade has driven Gaza deeper into poverty, with unemployment approaching 50 percent and electricity available for less than five hours a day. The marchers are protesting against the blockade, but are also asserting what they say is a "right of return" of Palestinian refugees and their descendants to ...
GAZA, March 1 (Xinhua) -- Ibtisam Atteyeh, a 32-year-old mother, sat sleepless with sadness close to the bed of her 8-year-old son Fadi, who has been treated in al-Rantisi Cancer Hospital in northern Gaza City for two months, to make sure that he is still breathing. Fadi has been suffering from a severe ...
Heap discussed the important role the FFC plays in defying the illegal blockade of Gaza, detailing how the movement raises international solidarity with Gazans who experience the ongoing siege from the Israeli occupation. The FFC also provides a platform for international civil societies to mobilize and ...
The Gaza Strip's collective of charitable organisations said more than 1,000 Palestinians have died as a result of the ongoing Israeli blockade on the coastal enclave. The coordinator of the organisations, Ahmad al-Kurd, also said on Sunday that five premature babies born in the past few days died because ...
Again, the Gaza Strip stands alone in the face of the Israeli blockade, a policy that deals with the area as a group of people running a terrorist movement (Hamas). Israel continues its military pressure while ignoring the deteriorating socioeconomic situation in the Strip, which caused concern among various ...
But the Israeli-imposed blockade on Gaza, now in its 11th year, put paid to such work, since much metal is listed on Israel's extensive “dual-use” products that are banned from entry. And while he sees the irony that demonstrations against the very siege and sanctions that cost him his livelihood are now ...
Mashharawi's independence and yearning to travel have driven her to work hard to build a future - no minor task in a society that is conservative, restrictive of women's freedom, and oppressed by a blockade. "I know very well that the world around us is advancing, while our lives in Gaza are frozen," she ...
The occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) is affected by a protracted crisis and chronic humanitarian needs. Palestinians are suffering from prolonged occupation, blockade of the Gaza Strip and longstanding restrictions on the movement of people and goods to and from Gaza. There has been a further ...
For months, there have been almost weekly demonstrations against Israel's blockade of Gaza and the deteriorating economic conditions. Last December, tensions rose after US President Donald Trump recognised Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Earlier this year, Gaza's traders closed in protest over the ...
Israeli courts have backed the state's position on the blockade of the occupied Gaza Strip “almost blindly” over the last decade, a new report has found. According to Israeli NGO Gisha, which focuses on access issues for Palestinians under occupation, the Israeli court system has “persistently disregard[ed] ...


 

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