Tagged: Humanitarian Relief

Video: Israelis Use Electric Stun Guns On Gaza Flotilla Passengers
The Electronic Intifada

Video: Israelis Use Electric Stun Guns On Gaza Flotilla Passengers

Contrary to Israeli claims that the Marianne was taken peacefully, this video shows that armed commandos used brutal violence against unarmed passengers aboard the Gaza-bound boat early on Monday. According to the organizers of the flotilla, 14 of the 18 civilian passengers and crew remain in Israeli custody more than two days after they were violently abducted in international waters.

on July 2, 2015
Israel Intercepts Gaza-Bound Aid Ship In Mediterranean
The Washington Post

Israel Intercepts Gaza-Bound Aid Ship In Mediterranean

Israeli naval commandos intercepted a protest ship at sea bound for the Gaza Strip on Monday and diverted the vessel toward a port in Israel. The Israelis said no one was injured in the operation. The Swedish-registered Marianne of Gothenburg was attempting to enter Israeli-controlled waters in the Mediterranean Sea and deliver aid packages to Gaza.

on June 29, 2015
Activists Set Sail for Gaza in New Bid to Break Israeli Blockade
John Davison, Yahoo! News/AFP

Activists Set Sail for Gaza in New Bid to Break Israeli Blockade

Activists aboard a flotilla of boats are to soon set sail for Gaza in a fresh bid to break Israel's blockade of the territory, five years after a similar attempt ended in a deadly raid. The so-called Freedom Flotilla III -- a convoy of ships carrying pro-Palestinian activists, at least one European lawmaker and an Arab-Israeli MP -- will try to reach the shores of the Gaza Strip by the end of the month.

on June 23, 2015
Palestinian Member Of Knesset To Join Third Gaza Flotilla
Ma'an News Agency

Palestinian Member Of Knesset To Join Third Gaza Flotilla

An announcement by a Palestinian member of Israel's Knesset that he plans to join a flotilla seeking to break Israel's blockade on Gaza caused outrage Monday among the country's political class. Basel Ghattas, an MK with the Joint List, sparked controversy after he announced he would join other parliamentarians and public figures from around the world in the latest attempt to reach Gaza by ship later this month.

on June 22, 2015
Activists Mark 5 years Since Israeli Flotilla Attack
Ma'an News Agency

Activists Mark 5 years Since Israeli Flotilla Attack

Activists in Gaza City on Sunday marked five years since Israel's deadly attack on the first Freedom Flotilla in 2010, a day after the ship leading Freedom Flotilla III arrived in the port of Bueu in Spain en route to Gaza. Israeli naval forces killed nine activists On May 31, 2010 after they stormed six ships intending to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza.

on May 31, 2015
Israel Sends Aid to Nepal, but What About Gaza? On Israel’s Selective Compassion
Haaretz

Israel Sends Aid to Nepal, but What About Gaza? On Israel’s Selective Compassion

As Nepal struggles to cope with the aftermath of Saturday’s horrific earthquake, with countries around the world sending rescue teams and offering financial and logistical support, Israel has once again demonstrated its impressive ability to mobilize quickly and assist disaster-stricken nations.

on April 29, 2015
UN Urges $30 Million for Palestinian Refugees in Syria Camp
ABC News/AP

UN Urges $30 Million for Palestinian Refugees in Syria Camp

The U.N. Security Council is calling for $30 million in emergency aid to help Palestinian refugees in the embattled Yarmouk camp in the Syrian capital. The council called for unhindered humanitarian access and protection of civilians inside the U.N. camp, now mainly controlled by Islamic State militants following heavy fighting this month.

on April 20, 2015
Aid Groups Urge World to Push for End to Gaza Blockade
The New York TImes/AP

Aid Groups Urge World to Push for End to Gaza Blockade

A coalition of international aid groups urged the world Monday to deliver on aid promises for Gaza reconstruction and pressure Israel to lift its blockade of the territory, where rebuilding efforts have stalled since last summer's Israel-Hamas war.

on April 13, 2015
UNRWA unable to rebuild Gaza due to funding deficit
Ma'an News Agency

UNRWA unable to rebuild Gaza due to funding deficit

UN agency for Palestinian refugees UNRWA has only received funding to reconstruct 200 of the 9,061 houses destroyed in Gaza, a report released Thursday said. While some 60,000 Palestine refugee families have been able to complete the repair of their damaged homes with assistance provided through UNRWA, the majority of funding pledged by the international community for reconstruction following the most recent war in Gaza has not materialized, similar to promises made after previous wars.

on April 9, 2015
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