Gaza: UN urges lifting of Israeli restrictions on access to land and sea

The United Nations is calling for the urgent lifting of Israeli military restrictions on civilian access to Gaza’s land and sea, which has eroded the livelihoods of Palestinian residents and worsened the plight of a population already under an economic blockade.

UN chief issues second report on follow-up to inquiry into Gaza conflict

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has issued his second report to the General Assembly on the follow-up to the report made by the United Nations fact-finding mission into the deadly conflict in the Gaza Strip that ended early last year.

Ban announces Israeli, Turkish members of inquiry panel into flotilla incident

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the Israeli and Turkish members of the Panel of Inquiry on the 31 May incident involving a flotilla headed for Gaza after departing Turkey.