Occupied Palestinian Territories

Palestine has world’s highest unemployment rate, and it’s unsustainable: UNCTAD

Life  in the Occupied Palestine Territories  is unsustainable and - with nearly one in three people out of a job - it also has the world’s highest unemployment rate, according to Isabelle Durant, UNCTAD Deputy Secretary-General.  Ms. Durant spoke with UN News’s Jens Renner in Geneva, about  UNCTAD's latest report on life in the Occupied Palestine Territories.

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Aid funding for Occupied Palestinian Territories at ‘all-time low’

Funding for humanitarian operations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) is at an “all-time low”, threatening the delivery of life-saving aid to people in the West Bank and Gaza, the United Nations warned on Friday.

‘Bleakest period yet’ in Occupied Palestinian Territory: UN human rights expert

Reports of the indignities faced by people in the Occupied Palestinian Territory have “painted the bleakest picture yet” of the human rights situation there, a United Nations expert has said.

Gaza medics ‘struggling to cope with influx of wounded’: UN agencies

Medical teams inside Gaza are running out of supplies to cope with the wounded, following the deadliest day of protests against occupation along the border with Israel so far this year, UN aid agencies warned on Tuesday.

Hebron now “epicentre of violence” in Israel-Palestine unrest

The “epicentre of violence” in on-going clashes between Israelis and Palestinians has moved from Jerusalem, to the West Bank city of Hebron.

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Violence could have grave consequences, says Abbas

The President of the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Mahmoud Abbas, appealed to the UN on Wednesday to help stop the violence there, or else risk an “explosion” by his people that would have “grave consequences” for everyone.

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