Tag Archives: disaster

#GazaUnderAttack | Palestinian health minister warns of dangerous disaster in Gaza

MEMO | Monday, 11 August 2014 12:11   Palestinian Health Minister Jawad Awwad has warned that the shortage of vaccines in the Gaza Strip could result in the reappearance of dangerous diseases long eradicated in the besieged enclave, Anadolu news agency reported.The minister blamed the continuous Israeli attacks on the Strip, on top of the […]

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Richard Falk (@rfalk13) : Situation in Gaza is almost catastrophic

Al Ray Agencies | Nov 3, 2013 An independent United Nations human rights expert on Wednesday held a press conference and warned that developments in the Middle East region, “particularly in Egypt, have made the situation in Gaza one that is a point of near catastrophe.” Addressing journalists at UN Headquarters, the Special Rapporteur on […]

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PHOTOS | Farra warns of an impending environmental disaster in Gaza | cc @GreenPeace

Al Ray Agencies | Oct 8, 2013 Gaza, ALRAY – Minister of Local Government Mohammed al-Farra warned of an impending environmental disaster in the Gaza Strip due to the disruption of sewage treatment system. Farra said during a press conference held on the shore of the Gaza sea “the Gaza Strip sector is on the […]

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Government warns of environmental disaster due to shortage of fuel | #OpenRafahBorder Now!

[ PIC 17/09/2013 – 07:57 PM ] GAZA, (PIC)– The Palestinian government warned of an environmental disaster in Gaza due to the siege, especially as untreated sewage water is pumped into the sea, which increases the problem of pollution and its impact on the environmental situation and human health. Minister of Local Government, Dr. Mohammed […]

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Abu Zuhri: Demolishing tunnels threatens humanitarian situation in Gaza

[ PIC 04/09/2013 – 08:14 PM ] GAZA, (PIC)– Hamas movement stressed its rejection to the demolition of tunnels before providing the alternative to the people of the Gaza Strip. Sami Abu Zuhri, the movement’s spokesman, told Quds Press that the Egyptian claim about ending the issue of tunnels on the border with Gaza to […]

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Ashrawi calls Dutch firm to disengage from Israeli project in East Jerusalem

Al Ray Agencies | Aug 31, 2013 Gaza, Alray – PLO Executive Committee member Hanan Ashrawi called on the Dutch engineering firm, Royal HaskoningDHV, to end its involvement in the development of an Israeli project in occupied East Jerusalem. “This project, allegedy a municipal wastewater treatment plant commissioned by Israeli authorities, will be built in […]

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Gaza gov’t warns of humanitarian disaster due to closure of Rafah crossing

[ PIC 01/08/2013 – 03:54 PM ] GAZA, (PIC)– The Palestinian government in Gaza has warned of humanitarian disaster in the besieged enclave in the event the Egyptian authorities continued to close the Rafah border crossing. The ministry of foreign affairs said in a message sent Thursday on behalf of the government to regional and […]

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Ministry of economy warns of humanitarian crisis in Gaza due to fuel crisis

[ PIC 01/07/2013 – 11:18 AM ] GAZA, (PIC)– Palestinian deputy minister of economy Hatem Oweida warned on Sunday of a humanitarian catastrophe in the besieged Gaza Strip if the fuel crisis kept worsening due to the closure of tunnels between Gaza and Egypt. In a local televised interview, Oweida said that the crisis of […]

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Environmental disaster threatens residents of Nablus because of settlers’ waste

[ PIC 20/02/2013 – 09:31 PM ] NABLUS, (PIC)– Dozens of trucks emptied their cargo of the settlers’ waste in an abandoned landfill, located on the lands of the villages of Deir Sharaf and Qusin, west of the city of Nablus. Eyewitnesses confirmed that more than 30 Israeli trucks were seen emptying tons of wastes […]

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Embassy: Around 12 Palestinians survived Turkey boat disaster

Maan News Agency | Sept 7, 2012 BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Around a dozen Palestinians survived the sinking of a boat off the Turkish coast on Thursday, but it was not clear how many were among the casualties, the Palestinian embassy in Turkey said Friday. Over 60 migrants, more than half of them children, died after […]

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UN report: Gaza water would be unusable by 2016

[ PIC 03/09/2012 – 09:13 PM ] GAZA, (PIC)– A new UN reported warned that the crisis of the polluted and unclean water in the Gaza Strip is getting worse and seriously affecting the civilians’ health. Gaza’s rapidly growing population of about 1. 64 million, which is expected to increase by 500, 000 by 2020, […]

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Khudari: Gaza needs more projects to ward off future disasters

[ PIC 03/09/2012 – 09:15 PM ] GAZA, (PIC)– Independent MP Jamal Al-Khudari has said that Gaza was in need of a number of vital projects to ward off future disasters. Khudari said in a press release on Monday that UNRWA had said in a report that Gaza would face disasters by 2020 in the […]

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MP Masri warns of humanitarian disaster in Gaza due to closure of Rafah area

[ PIC 09/08/2012 – 10:45 AM ] GAZA, (PIC)– Hamas lawmaker Mushir Al-Masri warned on Wednesday that the closure of Rafah border crossing and tunnels would cause a serious humanitarian catastrophe in the Gaza Strip. In a press statement, Masri said the recent terrorist attack on Egyptian soldiers in the Sinai clearly bear Israeli hallmarks. […]

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Gaza’s deadly drinking water

Al Qassam Website 16-06-2012,09:18 Gaza Strip – Gaza’s only fresh water source is now too dangerous to drink and is contaminated with fertiliser and human waste, according to a shocking new report from Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP) and Save the Children. On the fifth anniversary of the blockade, Gaza’s Children; Falling Behind, reveals desperate […]

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Water desalination projects to solve Gaza’s problems: a wolf in sheep’s clothing?

The Electronic Intifada | 8 June 2012 For years, Israel has promoted desalination as the solution for Gaza’s water supply problems — while it has bombed water infrastructure systems. (APA images) The Palestinian Contractors Union recently warned UNICEF, the UN agency for children, of a boycott if it proceeds with offering tenders for the construction […]

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