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Krahenbuhl: Gaza is deprived of the most basic rights

UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krahenbuhl has said that the world does not appreciate the reality of suffering, pain and disappointment among the population in the Gaza Strip In a recent news conference held in Gaza City, Krahenbuhl highlighted the fact that the Gaza population is deprived of their most basic rights. He said that he had …


Hayek calls for lifting ban on entry of raw materials to Gaza

Ali al-Hayek, head of the Palestinian Businessmen Association, has called for necessarily lifting the Israeli ban on the entry of many raw materials and construction needs to the Gaza Strip on allegations they are dual-use goods. In a press release, Hayek also stressed the need to end the UN-sponsored reconstruction mechanism in Gaza, known as …


EU: Gaza siege must end

The European Union (EU) has said that the Israeli blockade imposed on the Gaza Strip must end. Head of the EU mission to the Palestinian territories Ralph Tarraf said, at the inauguration of al-Fukhari (Sofa) Landfill in Gaza on Wednesday, “Time has come to bring about radical changes in the economic, political and security situation …


Scores of European diplomats visit Gaza

Several European diplomatic delegations arrived in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday evening through the Beit Hanoun (Erez) crossing to hold meetings with local and UNRWA officials and check on the humanitarian situation. A statement by the media office of the Beit Hanoun crossing administration affirmed that several European diplomats flocked to Gaza through the crossing …


Three children among four killed in Gaza Return March

Thousands of Palestinians on Saturday marched along the eastern border of the Gaza Strip to mark the first anniversary of the Great March of Return. The Ministry of Health announced that four protesters were killed by Israeli gunfire, and 316 were injured, including 86 children, 29 women, 3 medics, and 6 journalists. The martyrs were …


Despite ceasefire: Israel continues airstrikes over Gaza

 Israeli warplanes carried out a series of airstrikes overnight on Tuesday and targeted dozens of Hamas movement sites in the southern besieged Gaza Strip. A Ma’an reporter said that Israeli warplanes targeted and fired several missiles towards military sites belonging to al-Qassam Brigades in Khan Younis, in southern Gaza. Sources also confirmed that Israeli warplanes …


UNHRC adopts report condemning Israel’s use of lethal force in Gaza

The UN Human Rights Council on Friday adopted a report condemning Israel’s “apparent intentional use of unlawful lethal and excessive force” against civilian protesters in the besieged Gaza Strip. The report was released by the UN Independent Commission of Inquiry that was formed after more than 60 Palestinians were killed during a single day of …


Israeli navy opens heavy fire at Gazan fishermen

Israeli naval forces opened fire towards Palestinian fishing boats, on Sunday morning, off the coast of Khan Younis, in the southern the besieged Gaza Strip. Locals told Ma’an that Israeli naval forces repeatedly opened heavy fire towards several fishing boats, as they were working within the permitted fishing zone, forcing them to sail back to …