UN, aid agencies call for opening of Gaza crossings to allow rebuilding of schools

Just one month before the start of the academic year in Gaza, the education of thousands of school students is being jeopardized by the ongoing blockade of crossings into the area, a chorus of United Nations voices warned today in an urgent call for Israel to open the borders.

UN begins clearing rubble caused by Gaza conflict

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and its partners today began clearing around 420,000 tons of rubble caused by the recent Gaza conflict, and reiterated the need for Israel to ease its blockade so building materials and other vital supplies can enter the area.

UN human rights probe into Gaza conflict wraps up public hearings in Geneva

The United Nations Human Rights Council’s fact-finding probe into rights violations committed during the recent Gaza conflict heard from victims, witnesses and experts from southern Israel and the West Bank over two days of public hearings which wrapped up in Geneva today.

Gaza: members of UN fact-finding mission hear testimonies during Geneva hearings

The fact-finding mission tasked by the United Nations Human Rights Council with probing rights violations committed during the recent Gaza conflict began the Geneva round of public hearings today, following a similar exercise held in the Gaza Strip last week.

Independent UN rights expert criticizes seizure of aid boat by Israeli forces

An independent United Nations human rights expert today denounced what he described as “the unlawful naval seizure” by an Israeli gunboat of a ship carrying medicine and reconstruction material for the people of Gaza.