Tagged: Blockade

The Crisis in Gaza Fact Sheets
IMEU

The Crisis in Gaza

The immediate cause of the current crisis in Gaza is the West Bank-based Palestinian Authority’s efforts to pressure its rival Hamas and to curry favor with the Trump administration. However, the appalling conditions that the nearly 2 million Palestinians in Gaza are forced to endure are ultimately the result of 50 years of Israeli military rule over the tiny coastal enclave and a cruel and illegal siege and naval blockade.

about 6 days ago
50 Years of Israeli Military Rule Fact Sheets
IMEU

50 Years of Israeli Military Rule

Since militarily occupying the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza, during the June 1967 War, Israel has destroyed more than 48,000 Palestinian homes and other structures, imprisoned more than 800,000 Palestinians using a military court system that human rights organizations have condemned, and built approximately 125 official settlements on occupied Palestinian land in violation of international law.

on May 31, 2017
Israeli Navy Shoots Gaza Fisherman Dead News Roundup
Al Jazeera English

Israeli Navy Shoots Gaza Fisherman Dead

A Palestinian fisherman has been killed after the Israeli navy opened fire on a vessel it accused of breaching the blockade north of the Gaza Strip. Nizar Ayash, the Palestinian fishermen's union chief, said Monday's shooting and the arrest of four other crew happened in one incident, and two more arrests were made when the military boarded another Gaza boat overnight.

on May 16, 2017
By the Numbers: Refugees in Gaza Videos
IMEU

By the Numbers: Refugees in Gaza

70% of Palestinians living in Gaza are refugees due to Israeli policies of mass expulsion. As they face debilitating conditions under Israeli occupation and siege, Israel denies them their internationally recognized right to return to their homes and land.

on November 4, 2016
Denied a Human Standard of Living: The Gaza Blockade Has Entered Its Tenth Year Op-Eds & Analysis
Bo Schack, UNRWA

Denied a Human Standard of Living: The Gaza Blockade Has Entered Its Tenth Year

“I have survived the past three wars, but that is not the problem. In this place, wars come and go. The bigger struggle is not to lose hope. The only way I can do that is to retreat, and create my own world, and become oblivious.” This was told to me by 36-year old Ali...

on October 21, 2016
PHOTOS: Israeli Army Blocks Main Roads to Palestinian Villages News Roundup
Ahmad Al-Bazz, Activestills.org

PHOTOS: Israeli Army Blocks Main Roads to Palestinian Villages

The Israeli army has blocked off with with concrete cubes, boulders and dirt seven main access roads to Palestinian villages in the Nablus area of the West Bank in recent days...

on September 7, 2016
Summer Camp Under Siege Op-Eds & Analysis
Mohammed Omer, The New York Times

Summer Camp Under Siege

Balloons emblazoned with an Olympic-style torch bobbed cheerfully in the sky above a swimming meet. For 12-year-old Adam Nairab and the other children on the beach, they provided inspiration. The balloons meant there was more to life than drones, explosions and the threat of sudden death.

on June 30, 2016
Gaza’s Plight Matters to the World News Roundup
Elizabeth Kucinich, The Hill

Gaza’s Plight Matters to the World

This month, U.S. congressmen, including Reps. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) and Mark Pocan (D-Wis.), were refused entry into the Gaza Strip at the Erez crossing while on a fact-finding mission in Israel-Palestine. Israeli authorities, without elaboration, claimed that their application had not met the criteria necessary to enter.

on June 23, 2016
Palestinians in Gaza March for National Unity on 9th Year of Israel’s Seige News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Palestinians in Gaza March for National Unity on 9th Year of Israel’s Seige

Dozens of Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip marched throughout Gaza City on Tuesday, calling attention to nine years of Palestinian political divisions since Israeli forces blockaded the Gaza Strip in 2007, dissociating the small enclave from the rest of the occupied territory.

on June 14, 2016
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