Gaza

UN expert denounces killing of more Palestinian protesters, as ‘affront to human rights’

As protests continue at the Gaza border fence against Israeli policies, so does the killing and wounding of Palestinian protesters, including children, by the Israeli security forces, said a UN independent human rights expert on Tuesday. With the death toll rising, the UN Special Rapporteur who monitors the human rights situation in the Palestinian territory, denounced the violence as an “ongoing affront to human rights and human dignity”.

News in Brief 24 September 2018

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Blockades ‘expose’ the innocent, to the ‘ravages of economic war’ - UN sanctions expert warns

Economic sanctions must not be allowed to degenerate into blockades which “expose people to the ravages of economic war in peacetime” said the UN independent expert on the effects of sanctions on human rights.

Economy and living standards of Gaza ‘eviscerated’ by crippling blockade – UN trade and development report

The Occupied Palestinian Territory now suffers the highest unemployment rate in the world, with incomes and agricultural production going down, the United Nations trade and development agency said on Wednesday, noting that women and young people were worst affected, as the Israeli occupation continues.

Reopening of crucial Gaza crossing, a decision ‘in the right direction’: UN aid official

Hundreds of trucks of goods are expected to enter Gaza now that Israel has reopened the only functioning commercial crossing into the enclave, the United Nations said on Wednesday.  Hamada Al-Bayari with the UN humanitarian affairs office, OCHA, in the occupied Palestinian territory, told Abelmonem Makki his agency welcomed the decision.

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UN chief welcomes re-opening of key Gaza border crossing

The decision by Israel to reopen the only functional commercial crossing point into Gaza which has been closed to most deliveries for weeks, has been welcomed by the United Nations Secretary-General.

News In Brief 09 August 2018

  • Secretary-General nominates next UN Human Rights High Commissioner
  • Casualties in Israel and Gaza following overnight violence
  • Syrian aid to East Ghouta hampered by access restrictions
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‘Immediate risk’ of mass hospital closures and infrastructure collapse for 2 million in Gaza

If emergency fuel is not immediately allowed into the Gaza Strip, five key hospitals could be forced to close and other vital facilities could grind to a halt, according to David Carden, head of the UN humanitarian office (OCHA) in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.  UN News’s Mustafa Al Gamal spoke with Mr. Carden.

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News In Brief 08 August 2018

  • Secretary-General shows solidarity with Japanese nuclear bomb victims
  • Gaza fuel restrictions must end to avoid major crisis
  • UN Special representative for Iraq briefs Security Council on Basra tensions
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‘Well-being of two million’ in Gaza at stake as emergency fuel runs dry: UN humanitarian coordinator

To avert hospital closures and raw sewage overflowing onto the streets of Gaza, the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator on Wednesday called on Israeli authorities to allow UN-purchased emergency fuel back across the border of the Palestinian enclave.