Tag Archives: Siege

UNRWA: Gaza is quickly becoming uninhabitable

[ PIC 20/11/2013 – 02:23 PM ] AMMAN, (PIC)– Outgoing commissioner general of UNRWA Filippo Grandi warned on Tuesday that the impoverished Gaza Strip is getting quickly unsuitable for human life as a result of the blockade, expecting further military escalation between Gaza and Israel. Grandi made his warning before the advisory commission of major […]

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The Ugly Face of Egypt After The Military Coup ~ by @KawtherSalam

Kawther Salam | Nov 19, 2013 الوجه القبيح لمصر بعد الإنقلاب العسكري – جامعة الأزهر على طريق الهاوية تسير – والعدالة تحولت لدمية قبيحة في يد العسكر؟ The entire Egyptian society was shocked and dismayed to see Al-Azhar University students were sentenced to prison terms of 17 years and a fine of 64 thousand each, […]

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Rafah Crossing opened after 11 days of closure

Al Ray Agencies | Nov 19, 2013 Gaza, ALRAY – The Egyptian authorities opened on Tuesday morning the Rafah Crossing after 11 days of closure. The Ministry of Interior(MOI) said that one of the 11 buses has left Gaza short time ago. It announced yesterday that the Rafah Crossing will be opened for three  consecutive […]

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Sewage floods Gaza City neighborhoods after treatment plant runs out of fuel

 Tuesday November 19, 2013 09:31 by Saed Bannoura – IMEMC News As a consequence of the recent Israeli and Egyptian clampdown on the tunnels under the border between Gaza and Egypt, fuel has become exceedingly scarce in Gaza, and a major waste treatment plant in Gaza City has shut down, leading to floods of sewage […]

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#OpenRafahBorder | VIDEO | Gazans protest Egypt’s closure of Rafah crossing

Published on Nov 18, 2013 Angry protesters have demonstrated in the Gaza Strip against the closure of the Rafah Crossing by Egypt. The protesters say the measure by the army-backed Egyptian government is adding to their sufferings caused by a years-long Israeli blockade of the coastal enclave. Related News How to keep watching @PressTV Related […]

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#OpenRafahBorder | Egyptian authorities to open Rafah crossing for three days

[ PIC 18/11/2013 – 09:13 AM ] RAFAH, (PIC)– Egyptian authorities said the Rafah border crossing with Gaza Strip would open on Tuesday for three days, after ten days of closure, for the travel of passengers who have humanitarian conditions. Maher Abu Sabha, the director of crossings and borders at the Gaza interior ministry, said […]

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Haneyya renews appeal for ending Egypt’s siege on Gaza

Al Qassam Website | 17-11-2013,10:58 Al Qassam website- Gaza- Palestinian premier Ismail Haneyya reiterated his appeal to the Egyptian authorities to end its blockade on the Gaza Strip, saying it is unreasonable to secure Egypt’s security at the expense of the humanitarian situation in the Strip. In his Friday Khutba (sermon), premier Haneyya called on […]

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PHOTOS | Gaza Strip plunged into darkness as fuel runs out

Ma’an News Agencies |  Nov 16, 2013 18:39 Fuel shortages have caused daily life in the Gaza Strip to grind slowly to a halt, as power plants and water pumps are forced to shut down, cutting off access to basic necessities for 1.7 million residents. The lack of diesel fuel is a result of the […]

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#StopIsrael | Palestinian farmer injured by Israeli gunfire in the Gaza Strip

16th November 2013 | International Solidarity Movement, Rosa Schiano | Gaza, Occupied Palestine Mneifi Abu Abdullah. (Photo by Rosa Schiano) On Wednesday, 13th November, gunfire by Israeli occupation forces injured a Palestinian farmer near al-Maghazi refugee camp, in the center of Gaza strip. Mneifi Abu Abdullah, age 25, was working with three other farmers about […]

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#StopIsrael | PCHR Weekly Report: Two Palestinians killed, 7 wounded by Israeli troops this week

Friday November 15, 2013 10:39 |  PCHR-Gaza | IMEMC In its Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories for the week of 07- 13 November 2013, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) found that 2 Palestinian civilians were killed by Israeli forces at military checkpoints in the West Bank. […]

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Gaza students appeal to the world to intervene to save their school year

[ PIC 09/11/2013 – 10:20 AM ] GAZA, (PIC)– Students in Gaza appealed to the international community to immediately intervene to save their school year that is threatened due to the continued power outages after the shutdown of Gaza’s power plant. The operation of the Gaza power plant was totally stopped due to the lack […]

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PCHR warns of a humanitarian disaster due to Gaza siege

[ PIC 08/11/2013 – 10:46 AM ] GAZA, (PIC)– The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) expressed in a statement deep concern over the deterioration of humanitarian conditions of the civilian population due to the aggravation of the electricity crisis in the Gaza Strip. PCHR is deeply concerned that the current crisis may impact the […]

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Khodari: Gaza situation amounted to a humanitarian catastrophe

MP al-Khodari during the press release (MEMO Images) Al Ray Agencies | Nov 9, 2013 Gaza, ALRAY – “The situation in the Gaza Strip amounted to a humanitarian catastrophe due to the Israeli siege and the water and electricity crises,” Independent MP Jamal al-Khodari said Friday. Khodari, who heads the Popular Committee against the Siege, […]

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URGENT | Gaza Power Plant Forced off affecting lives of 1.7 Million People

 Friday November 08, 2013 01:57 by Palestinian Center for Human Rights – PCHR | IMEMC Humanitarian Conditions of Approximately 1.7 million Palestinians in the Gaza Strip Deteriorate The Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) expresses deep concern over the deterioration of humanitarian conditions of the civilian population due to the aggravation of the electricity crisis […]

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263 Israeli ceasefire violations: IOF soldiers raid southern Gaza & fire at farmers, gunboats fire at fishermen

[ PIC 07/11/2013 – 02:19 PM ] KHAN YOUNIS, (PIC)– Israeli occupation forces (IOF) raided southern Gaza Strip areas on Thursday morning and fired at farmers forcing them to abandon working in their fields. A field observer told Quds Press that IOF soldiers advanced to the east of Qarara town, to the north east of […]

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