Senior UN relief official urges immediate action to resolve Gaza power crisis

A senior United Nations humanitarian official has voiced his concern about the shutdown of Gaza’s main power plant earlier today due to a critical fuel shortage, and warned of its impact on the already vulnerable 1.7 million residents living in the Strip.

Ban welcomes return of normal relations between Israel and Turkey

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the restoration of normal relations between Israel and Turkey, following the May 2010 incident in which nine sea-bound protesters were killed as they sought to breach Israel’s Gaza blockade to deliver humanitarian aid.

Following rocket fire from Gaza, UN urges restraint and protection of civilians

The United Nations today urged restraint by all parties following rocket fire from Gaze into civilian areas in southern Israel.