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Gaza got its first ever "child friendly school" yesterday on the ruins of Jamal Abdul Nasser School which was completely destroyed during Israel's 2014 bombardment of the besieged enclave. Serving 800 pupils, the new school was built by a Qatari education foundation and UN bodies with design input ...
After battling kidney failure for nearly the entirety of her short life, Inam al-Attar, 12, from the Gaza Strip finally obtained a medical permit issued by Israeli authorities to undergo surgery in one of Ramallah's hospitals in the occupied West Bank. Yet the experience was marred by heartbreak as she was forced ...
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- A number of university graduates protested in front of the Ministry of Labor in Gaza Feb. 18, preventing Labor Minister Mamoun Abu Shahla from entering the building. They were demanding solutions to the unemployment crisis. On Jan. 28, unemployed university graduates ...
Voice of America would have its listeners believe that as the conditions in Gaza deteriorate, Israel is turning to the world for help. This is a bizarre take on reality. Israel, more than any state in the world, has led the charge in reducing Gaza to economic desperation. The US propaganda outlet did get one ...

The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) has called for the dispatch of 3,000 policemen from the West Bank to the Gaza Strip, a senior PLO leader has told Anadolu Agency. "The move is aimed at establishing control over Gaza's [Hamas-run] police stations," Wasil Abu Yousef, a senior member of the ...
(JERUSALEM) -- The Israeli military said Saturday that four soldiers were wounded, two seriously, in an explosion along the Israeli border with Gaza. The military said all four were evacuated for medical treatment. In response, the military said one of its tanks struck an observation post in the southern Gaza ...
GAZA, February 28, 2018 (WAFA) - The gold market in Gaza, known as "Caesarea," is devoid of shoppers except of the few who came to sell a piece of gold to use the money to pay for something more urgent that would help them through these difficult times. "The situation in Gaza is bad," said Abu Khatab ...
The World Bank has reported that only 10 percent of Gaza's population has access to safe drinking water due to the breakdown of the sewage system. Wastewater pollutes the aquifer that flows beneath Gaza, contaminating even the fishing grounds off Gaza's coast. Israeli officials have warned of the ...
WHO and health partners urgently require US$ 11.2 million to fill priority health needs for 1.27 million people in Gaza for three months. Of this amount, WHO requires US$2.4 million. If funding is not urgently secured, 1,715 patients will immediately face a life threatening situation, including: 113 newborns, ...
Gaza City, Gaza Strip -- Gaza's first e-publishing house, Khota Books, sells both e-books and hard copies on its website from the comfort of readers' homes. The publishing house was established by two young Gazans in August 2016 and offers both traditional and self-publishing. It initially published only ...
Four years ago, Israeli forces and Hamas militants fought a 50-day war. The fighting caused heavy damage to many buildings, roads and other infrastructure in the Gaza Strip. Now, Israel fears a humanitarian disaster along its border. The country is appealing to the world to provide support for a series of ...
He noted that UN reports "and even Israel" have said that Gaza is "on the brink of collapse," and that those living in Gaza have a right to fight back. "The people of Gaza, they are under a legal obligation to just lay down and die? They don't have the right to resist? No, that makes no sense to me," he said.
Gaza has been struggling with an unprecedented medical crisis since the end of January. Around 45 percent of essential drugs are at zero stock while 16 medical centers and three hospitals in Gaza have shut down their services as they don't have enough fuel to keep the generators running.
Damascus, Syria (12:00 A.M)- Gaza officials have just declared a state of emergency as the economy reaches brink of complete collapse. Residents of the Gaza Strip now face the unprecedented consequences Israel's - eleven year - ongoing Seige. Despite the fact that the Israeli state is obliged by ...
FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2016 photo, Palestinians gather at the Qatari-funded Hamad City housing complex in Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip. Four years ago, Israel inflicted heavy damage on Gaza's infrastructure during a bruising 50-day war with Hamas militants. Now, fearing a humanitarian ...

"Breaking the Siege of Gaza: A Fundraiser for the 2018 Gaza Freedom Flotilla" will take place 6-9 p.m. Feb. 23 at peace United Church, 900 High St. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.. Ann Wright, a former army Colonel and US Diplomat who resigned her post to protest the Iraq war, will present an update on the ...
February 15, 2018 Tel Aviv--Mohammed Tilbani is determined to keep the ice cream and cookie factory going that he opened 41 years ago in the Gaza Strip. The factory supports his large family and 300 employees, but in the intensifying storm of the political, economic, and humanitarian crisis sweeping ...
The Palestinian Authority, in its power struggle with Hamas, compounded the humanitarian crisis by cutting the funds that supply the Gaza Strip with power. Only Israel has ... To the editor: The suffering of the people of Gaza is possible because of the successful campaign to utterly dehumanize Palestinians.
The BBC, in particular, has devoted an inordinate amount of its budget and staff to covering the West Bank and Gaza in thousands of reports over the years. But you would be hard pressed to learn from the BBC's coverage that, despite many difficulties, Gaza's economy is also thriving in all kinds of ways.
Deficit and desperation define life these days in the Gaza Strip. Residents make do with four hours of electricity a day. Most people don't have access to clean water because the supply system is contaminated with sewage. Breakfast for some schoolchildren is a cup of hot water flavored with a dash of salt.
"I think the chances of a war are limited because of the bad humanitarian crisis in Gaza. Any Israeli escalation will aggravate the crisis, which the international community will not accept," said Naji Louh, 36, who owns a clothing shop in the central Gaza City market and supports a family of five. He called the ...
protesting the collapsed economic conditions in Gaza, traders suspended the entry of supply trucks via Kerem Shalom commercial crossing, on Tuesday. Traders organized a protest wuth the trucks that are supposed to bring goods into Gaza, along Saladin street, calling for rectifying the collapsed ...
An acute energy crisis in the Gaza Strip is pushing the blocked Palestinian territory to the verge of disaster, the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) warned Tuesday. "Emergency fuel for critical facilities in Gaza will become exhausted within the next ten days," OCHA said in a ...
In addition, since the end of 2015, Israel has drastically cut the number of permits that it has granted to merchants and other business people to leave the strip via Israel. The number has dropped from 3,500 to only about 675 at the beginning of this year. In the process, the private sector in Gaza, including ...
Violent escalations and clashes in December and January resulted in 11 deaths and 5,632 reported cases of injuries. hospitals faced difficulties to cope with the influx of trauma patients and requested support from the international community for prepositioned medical supplies. Continued power cuts are ...
author and scholar. His new book, titled Gaza: An Inquest into Its Martyrdom, has just been published. He is the author of many other books, including The holocaust Industry: Reflections on the Exploitation of Human Suffering and Knowing Too Much: Why the American Jewish Romance with Israel Is ...
My ten-year-old daughter, Francesca, and I were on our way to Gaza to participate in UNRWA's annual Gaza Summer Fun Weeks Camp. She had the astute honor to act as a student ambassador from the US. An elderly Palestinian then yelled "sharmoutah!" to a soldier. Two younger men pulled him back ...
A job ad addressing a woman's looks would be considered inappropriate in many countries, but in the Gaza Strip, where youth unemployment in 2016 reached 58% according to the World Bank, many women are happy to take the job, despite the criticism they would face for working at a gas station.
Palestinian people in Gaza have protested the US decision to withhold its contribution to a UN agency supporting Palestinian refugees. Protestors gathered in front of an office of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees in the Near East, or UNRWA, on Wednesday. Gaza is under an ...
As made clear by the Israeli human rights organisation Btselem, under the international laws pertaining to occupation, as set out in the Hague and Geneva Conventions, Israel is still technically the occupying and sovereign power in Gaza, controlling most of its borders, all of its airspace, and all of its coastline. In effective ...
A Palestinian woman rides in a car after collecting aid provided by the UN agency for Palestinian refugees, UNWRA, in Gaza City on Jan. 17, 2018. The UN agency for Palestinian refugees faces its worst funding crisis ever after the United States froze tens of millions of dollars in contributions.
Israel unveiled its plans for a vast underground wall around Gaza on Thursday, which military officials said would once and for all stop Hamas burrowing attack tunnels into Israeli territory. The £500 million subterranean concrete barrier will run for 40 miles along the entire Israeli-Gaza border and is the first ...
Gaza extracts enduring themes from the documentation. Finkelstein refutes them at length, beginning with the charge that Hamas uses civilians as human shields. He brings each digression back to its meaning: this is the narrative that corrodes Gazan human rights and civilian protections. This is how ...
And, at least according to the comptrollers report on the 2014 Gaza war due to be published Tuesday afternoon, he didnt exactly pass that test with flying colors - if at all. Whats more, the praise he heaped on himself isnt accurate. At a critical time, when the question of supporting the army brass was put to ...
The troupe brings together 25 Actors from all over the Strip, to rehearse and perform plays for the public. There is no dedicated playhouse in Gaza, so the troupe rehearses and performs at the Said al-Mishal Establishment for culture and sciences in Gaza City. The troupe faced obstacles in starting the ...
These aggravations caused the drastic slash in the already small number of movement permits to Gaza residents. They run contrary to COGAT Major General Yoav Mordechai's statements about Israel's desire to bring about an improvement in Gaza's economic situation. For without freedom of movement for ...
Sixteen Palestinian protesters have been killed in clashes with police and Gaza militants have launched 18 cross-border rockets or mortar bombs into Israel, which has responded with air strikes. The exchange of fire has largely avoided casualties, but two Palestinian gunmen were killed in one retaliatory ...
His parents found shelter in the cemetery, building a makeshift house from tin plates. But what was supposed to be temporary became permanent, as their poverty and the lack of resources in Gaza only deepened. Mohammed earns a few shekels a day driving residents around Gaza City in his horse-drawn ...
farmer Mohammed Al-Wahidi walks through the family farm and starts harvesting the citrus fruit, south of Gaza City. Mohammed picks pomelettes, which are a hybrid citrus fruit resulting from combining pomelos and grapefruits. They are sweet and very juicy. This year's harvest "is relatively good, as each ...
It was an unusual and terse announcement: "In accordance with current assessments," the Israel army said on Saturday, the Kerem Shalom crossing would be closed the next day. There was no further explanation. Kerem Shalom is one of the Gaza Strip's few lifelines to the outer world and the principal ...
Israel didn't disengage from Gaza as falsely claimed. It "redeployed" on the Strip's periphery, relocating Israeli settlers to West Bank areas in preparation for brutalizing its Palestinian residents, no Jews in harm's way during terror-bombings and cross-border incursions. Gazans endure horrific occupation ...
Speech therapist Mohammed al-Hayek is treating several children from different Arab countries, including Syrian children displaced to Turkey and Lebanon, from behind his computer screen in the besieged Gaza Strip. Hayek, 29, began his career as a speech therapist after graduating from the department ...
One of the Palestinian conjoined twins from the Gaza Strip separated this week in surgery in Saudi Arabia has died but her sister is recovering, the kingdom said Saturday. "Haneen is in stable condition and on her way to recovery five days after being surgically separated from her clinically dead sister, ...
Forty-seven Palestinians were injured moderately and lightly by live fire and rubber bullets in clashes with the Israeli military in the West Bank and in the Gaza Strip, the Palestinian health ministry said. Palestinians report that 129 Palestinians were injured as a result of smoke and gas inhalation. Overall ...
These aggravations caused the drastic slash in the already small number of movement permits to Gaza residents. They run contrary to COGAT Major General Yoav Mordechai's statements about Israel's desire to bring about an improvement in Gaza's economic situation. For without freedom of movement for ...
Damascus, Syria (6:34 P.M)- Two Palestinian children have been murdered today in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. A 16 year old Palestinian boy - from East Bureij (Gaza Strip) - identified by the Gazan ministry of health as, Ameer Abdul-Hamid Abu Musaed, was today shot dead by Israeli occupation ...
author and scholar. His new book, titled Gaza: An Inquest into Its Martyrdom, has just been published. He is the author of many other books, including The holocaust Industry: Reflections on the Exploitation of Human Suffering and Knowing Too Much: Why the American Jewish Romance with Israel Is ...
Rafah, Gaza Strip -- Three brothers from this dusty Gaza border town paid smugglers to spirit them through underground tunnels across the border into Egypt. There they joined the Sinai affiliate of the Islamic State, which is battling the Egyptian Army in the Sinai Desert. One brother was killed about 18 ...


 

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