Gaza

‘Gaza is about to explode,’ UN envoy warns Security Council

The Palestinian-Israeli conflict is continuing with no prospects for a political resolution and “Gaza is about to explode,” a senior United Nations official said Thursday, urging both sides to avoid further clashes along the enclave’s border.  

Gaza requires changed political reality, renewed commitment to avoid total collapse

The lack of a political process to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict continues to be the single largest impediment to Palestinian development, and an escalation in hostilities could completely break down service delivery in Gaza, a United Nations report said Friday.

UN envoy 'deeply concerned' by growing tensions in Gaza stemming from pay cuts

The United Nations envoy for the Middle East peace process today called for Palestinian unity amid concerns over local pay cuts.

UN rights office condemns executions carried out by Gaza authorities

The United Nations human rights office has condemned the execution of three men by authorities in Gaza today, despite serious and widespread concerns that international fair trial standards were not respected, and in spite of appeals by many local and international actors to halt the executions.

Amid stalled reconstruction, UN official says 'root causes' of Gaza crisis still unresolved

The root causes of last year's conflict in Gaza – which claimed nearly two thousand lives and ravaged large swathes of the Palestinian enclave – remain unaddressed despite a growing humanitarian crisis in the area, the head of the United Nations agency assisting Palestinian refugees has warned.

UN chief condemns rocket attacks on Israel from Gaza

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today has condemned the firing of rockets by militants from Gaza towards Israel which occurred yesterday on 3 June.

Gaza: Security Council receives report of inquiry into incidents during 2014 conflict

In a letter transmitting to the Security Council the public summary of a report of the Board of Inquiry regarding incidents in Gaza during the recent conflict, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today expressed his "profound and continuing concern” for civilian populations of the Gaza Strip and Israel.

Middle East envoy Serry ‘outraged’ by attack on UN Gaza compound

The United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Process, Robert Serry, has expressed outrage by the assault on the UN premises in Gaza this morning.

UN agency ramps up for Gaza reconstruction push

A week after a major conference in Cairo on the reconstruction of war-ravaged Gaza, and in the wake of recent visits to Gaza by the Palestinian Prime Minister, Rami Hamdallah and United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, the key UN agency on the ground there has begun scaling up its response to meet critical needs of people in the Strip.

In war-ravaged Gaza, Ban urges ministers of new government to unite on “building one Palestine”

Two days after donors pledged $5.4 billion in aid for Gaza reconstruction, Secretary General Ban Ki-moon visited the war-ravaged enclave, where he viewed destruction wrought by the most recent conflict that was “beyond description”, and also met with the ministers of the National Consensus Government calling on them to focus all efforts on “building one Palestine.”