Tag Archives: disaster

NGO declares ‘commercial disaster’ in Jerusalem’s Old City

[ 28/05/2011 – 11:16 AM ] OCCUPIED JERUSALEM, (PIC)– The Jerusalem Center for Social and Economic Rights has declared a “disaster” in the Old City’s commercial and tourism sectors after Israel used hefty taxes and other pressures to shut down 250 shops in the past few years. JCSER director Ziyad al-Hammouri expected the situation to […]

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Palestinians in Gaza face humanitarian disaster due to water pollution

15:10, March 24, 2011 Increases the bookmark twitter facebook digg Google Windowslive Delicious buzz friendfeed Linkedin diigo reddit stumbleupon The Palestinians in the Gaza Strip had on Wednesday expressed fear that a humanitarian disaster is pending due to the lack of underground water and the increasing pollution of drinking water, as Israel prevented them from […]

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Disaster Tourism | Honest Altruism or insensitive voyeurism?

Palestine Think Tank:By Mary Rizzo • Jan 14th, 2011 at 9:47 • Category: Analysis, Mary’s Choice, Palestine WRITTEN By Pam Bailey — My subject today is “disaster” or, perhaps more accurately “dark tourism.” Just as humans by their very nature tend to “gawk” when driving by traffic accidents, many people seem to gravitate to places […]

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IRIN Middle East | OPT: Easing of Gaza blockade fails to reverse housing crisis | OPT | Conflict | Economy | Refugees/IDPs

Photo: Alimbek Tashtankulov/IRIN Farid Batch standing next to the remnants of his home in Jabalia JABALIA, 21 December 2010 (IRIN) – Farid Batch and his brother Wasfi live about 500m from their old houses in Jabalia, north Gaza. The homes of four Batch brothers once stood next to each other overlooking a grove of olive […]

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Destruction in Gaza hit by severe storm and winds – in pictures

Monday, 13 December 2010 15:00| MEMO EXCLUSIVE PICTURES Gaza has been hit by a cold air mass, which has caused severe storms in the region. The high speed winds have destroyed buildings, uprooted trees and caused damage to crops and the sea port in the southern Gaza Strip. While lighter buildings such as those constructed […]

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IRIN Middle East | OPT: West Bank health and economy up a bit, Gaza down | OPT | Economy | Food Security | Health & Nutrition | Water & Sanitation

Photo: Suhair Karam/IRIN An old man sits outside his UNRWA-supplied tent in northern Gaza. His home was destroyed in the war DUBAI, 18 May 2010 (IRIN) – With a failing economy, rising unemployment and deteriorating power, sanitation and health facilities, the health of Gaza’s population continues to worsen, according to a recent World Health Organization […]

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