More Palestinians die after being denied access through Israeli checkpoints, UN reports

An increasing number of Palestinians have died after being denied passage through Israeli checkpoints, according to the latest United Nations humanitarian report on the occupied Palestinian territory.

Security Council expresses concern at ceasefire breakdown in Gaza

The Security Council voiced grave concern today at the breakdown of the ceasefire in the Gaza Strip and the subsequent rise in violence across the troubled region.

Ban Ki-moon urges immediate, unconditional release of missing British journalist

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon today called for the immediate and unconditional release of the British journalist Alan Johnston, who was abducted in Gaza one month ago.

In Gaza, UN resumes full aid operations interrupted by factional fighting

The United Nations agency that tends to Palestinian refugees has resumed full operation of its humanitarian activities in Gaza after they had been interrupted by recent inter-factional fighting.