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U.N. Expresses Outrage Over Killing of Palestinian Medic in Gaza

New York, N.Y. United Nations officials have expressed their outrage over Friday’s killing by Israeli security forces of a 21-year-old Palestinian volunteer medic who was helping the injured along the Gaza border. “Healthcare workers must be allowed to perform their duties without fear of death or injury,” said the U.N. Humanitarian Coordinator, Jamie McGoldrick. Attacks on […]

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U.N. Chief Protests as Gaza Violence Leaves Dozens Dead

Jerusalem, Palestine. Following reports that dozens of Palestinians have been killed, demonstrating along the border of the Gaza Strip on Monday, United Nations  Secretary-General António Guterres urged both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to show restraint. A view of Jabalia refugee camp. Jabalia is the largest of the Gaza Strip’s eight refugee camps. It is located […]

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Gaza May Become Uninhabitable in Less Than Five Years

Gaza, Palestine.  A new report published by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development on assistance to the Palestinian people warns that the Gaza Strip could become “uninhabitable” by 2020 if current economic trends persist. A man holds the hands of his granddaughters near the remnants of the residential towers where the girls used […]

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U.N.: Gaza Still in Crisis One Year after Hostilities – Recovery Needed

Gaza, Palestine. One year after the escalation of hostilities in Gaza, the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for the occupied Palestinian territory, Robert Piper, today expressed concern over the ongoing humanitarian situation and the slow pace of reconstruction there. A rubble removal project at Shujaiyah, Gaza, is funded by Sweden and implemented by UNDP. Photo: UNDP. […]

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U.N.: Israeli Demolition of Homes Contrary to International Law

New York, N.Y.  The Israeli Government’s use of house demolition as a punitive measure in response to alleged acts of violence by Palestinians must end immediately, two United Nations experts urged today, adding that the practice – which targets Palestinian homes in both Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory – is a violation of human […]

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U.N.: Not One Child Untouched by Recent Gaza Conflict

New York, N.Y.  There is not a single child who has not been adversely affected by the recent conflict in Gaza, where children suffer from bedwetting, difficulties in sleeping, nightmares, a loss of appetite, and display more aggressive behaviour at school, an independent United Nations human rights expert said today. Palestinian children weep at the […]

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MSF: Children Play in Debris of Northern Gaza

Children play in the debris in Shejaaia, one of the neighborhoods most affected by the bombings in northern Gaza.  MSF surgical teams continue to work alongside staff from the Palestinian Ministry of Health at Al Shifa, as they have been doing since the Israeli army launched  Operation Protective Edge on July 8. Go to https://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/. Photo by […]

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Ban: ‘Gaza in Critical Condition’ – Calls Again for Immediate Ceasefire

New York, N.Y.   Urging Israelis and Palestinians to stop the fighting now, “in the name of humanity”, United Nations Secretary-General has again joined the Security Council in calling on the parties to agree on an “immediate and unconditional” ceasefire, allowing for the delivery of urgently needed humanitarian assistance to the Gaza Strip. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon […]

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