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The ABCs of Israeli demolitions in Occupied Palestine – by IRIN

IRIN | Aug 16, 2012 Photo: Shabtai Gold/IRIN In 2012 395 Palestinian structures were demolished in the West Bank RAMALLAH, 16 August 2012 (IRIN) – Rasmiyye Hamande has lived in a cave in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for most of her life, which may have been a blessing in disguise. “This cave,” she says, […]

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Renewed barrier construction threatens Palestinian heritage

Source: IRIN | Aug 9, 2012 Photo: Andreas Hackl/IRIN The village of Battir is perched over a terrace farming system that is unique in the OPT RAMALLAH, 9 August 2012 (IRIN) – Palestinian communities in the West Bank have expressed alarm at widely reported news that Israel will resume the construction of its “separation wall” […]

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Gaza’s energy crisis close to tipping point

IRIN FEBR 20 2012 Photo: Erica Silverman/IRIN Patients receiving kidney dialysis at Shifa Hospital could be affected by the power outages GAZA CITY, 20 February 2012 (IRIN) – An energy crisis is currently hitting the Gaza Strip‘s public services hard and could lead to a severe humanitarian crisis if a sustainable solution is not found […]

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Growing Palestinian displacement in West Bank Area C – Palestine

Photo: Erica Silverman/IRIN Children of the Saed family playing in Khallet Zakariya near the Israeli settlement of Alon Shvut RAMALLAH, 17 August 2011 (IRIN) – Each year, hundreds of Palestinians in Area C have their homes demolished by the Israeli authorities because they are unable to obtain permits for their buildings, according to the UN […]

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Report: Growing number of children with anxiety disorders

Photo: Erica Silverman/IRIN Many children have been affected, sometimes by multiple traumatic events (file photo) RAMALLAH, 26 July 2011 (IRIN) – The number of children with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other anxiety disorders including depression has increased in the occupied Palestinian territory where conflict continues with Israel, according to Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and […]

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Report: Record number of Palestinians made homeless by demolitions

Photo: Suhair Karam/IRIN Since January, Israeli authorities have demolished 176 Palestinian buildings (file photo) RAMALLAH, 6 April 2011 (IRIN) – The number of Palestinian homes in the West Bank and East Jerusalem demolished by Israeli authorities increased for the third consecutive month in March, according to the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). Since January, […]

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IRIN | OPT: Displacement risk for Palestinians in East Jerusalem

Photo: Erica Silverman/IRIN Nasser Siam stands by the remains of his home in Sheikh Jerrah, East Jerusalem JERUSALEM/RAMALLAH, 17 January 2011 (IRIN) – UN agencies and European Union (EU) officials in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) are calling for the implementation of international humanitarian law to protect the Palestinian population in East Jerusalem from forced […]

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Frustration for Gazans at Rafah crossing into Egypt

Photo: Mohamed Hamouda-APOLLO IMAGES/IRIN Palestinians at the Rafah crossing in 2005 (file photo) RAFAH, 10 January 2011 (IRIN) – It is 1pm and the terminal building on the Palestinian side of Gaza’s only crossing into Egypt – Rafah – is empty. The desks at passport control are not even manned. Outside the terminal, a small […]

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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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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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