Archive for September, 2013

Who was Key really representing at the UN?

Article – Leslie Bravery

In his speech to the United Nations General Assembly on 26 September, New Zealand Prime Minister John Key made the following reference to the Syrian conflict: The Secretary-General has advised the Council and the General Assembly, “The United Nations … Read more »

Hammad Appeals to Egyptian Authorities to Open Rafah Crossing

Press Release – Gaza Ministry of Interior

The Minister of Interior and National Security Fathi Hammad urges the Egyptian authorities to immediately open Rafah Border Crossing for humanitarian cases to receive medical treatment abroad. Read more »

Interior Ministry is prepared to any aggression

Press Release – Gaza Interior Ministry

Gaza Interior Minister Fathi Hammad affirms that the responsibility of its Ministry is to protect the internal front and the security of Palestinian citizens, explaining that the Ministry is well prepared to face any attack against the Gaza Strip. Read more »

HRU: Sick Female Prisoners suffering in Israeli Jails

Press Release – Gaza Interior Ministry

The Human Rights Unit (HRU) of the Interior Ministry advises that the Israeli occupation is still detaining 13 Palestinian women in Hasharon Prison. They continue suffering despite mass media and international organizations, which supposedly defend the rights … Read more »

Abbas: Current Talks Last Chance For Just Peace with Israel

Press Release – UN News

Warning that time is running out, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas today called on the United Nations to end Israeli settlement building on Palestinian land and thus giving a last chance for renewed peace talks to resolve the Middle East conflict … Read more »

UN Agency Aiding Palestinians Faces ‘Unprecedented’ Demands

Press Release – UN News

The United Nations agency tasked with assisting Palestinian refugees is facing extraordinary demands under very challenging circumstances, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, urging the international community to step up so that five million people … Read more »

Interior Ministry Mourns Fist “Martyr of Siege”

Press Release – Gaza Interior Ministry

The Gaza Interior Ministry mourns today Tuesday the martyr First-Lieutenant Abdel Jawwad Abo Sa’ada ,40, who died because of closure of Rafah Border Crossing between Gaza Strip and Egypt by Egyptian Military. Read more »

HRU Denounces Arresting Children In Jerusalem

Press Release – Gaza Ministry of Interior

The Human Rights Unit (HRU) of the Gaza Ministry of Interior denounces the kidnapping two children, Mohammed Alabbassi and Ayman Alabassi, aged 14 and15, from Jerusalem, and their sentencing to 18 months in prison. Read more »

Private Sector in Gaza loses 100 Million Dollars amid siege

Press Release – Gaza Ministry of Information

MP Jamal Khudari, head of the popular committee against the siege, said the losses caused by the disruption of projects in Gaza due to the Israeli siege have reached one hundred million dollars. Read more »

Gaza-Egypt Border Restrictions Badly Affect Palestinians

Press Release – UN News

Severe restrictions on movement between the Gaza Strip and Egypt through the Rafah Crossing have worsened an already fragile humanitarian situation for the territorys 1.7 million Palestinians, including increasing fuel shortages and limiting access … Read more »

Private Sector in Gaza loses 100 Million Dollars amid siege

Press Release – Gaza Ministry of Information

MP Jamal Khudari, head of the popular committee against the siege, said the losses caused by the disruption of projects in Gaza due to the Israeli siege have reached one hundred million dollars. Read more »

Al-Khudari demands land, sea and air access for Gaza

Press Release – Julie Webb-Pullman

The Popular Committee Against the Siege on Thursday demanded the Israeli occupation open all commercial crossings with the Gaza Strip. Read more »

Palestinian Fisherman Injured and His Finger Amputated

Press Release – Palestinian Centre For Human Rights

Palestinian Fisherman Injured and His Finger Amputated as Israeli Naval Troops Fire at Fishing Boat in Gaza Sea Read more »

Israeli Forces Use Excessive Force Killing Palestinians

Press Release – Palestinian Centre For Human Rights

Israeli Forces Use Excessive Force Killing Palestinian Civilian and Wounding 4 Others, Including 3 Children, in Jenin Refugee Camp Read more »

Power Station Threatened with Closure Due to Fuel Shortage

Press Release – Palestinian Government in Gaza

The Energy and Natural Resources Authority suffers from an acute shortage of fuel needed to operate the only power plant in the Gaza Strip. Under these extreme conditions, caused by the closure of border crossings and scarcity of fuel supplies, the power … Read more »

UFree Network Condemns Israeli Arbitrary Arrests

Press Release – UFree Network

UFree Network to defend the rights of Palestinian political prisoners and detainees strongly condemned the arrest and imprisonment of eight Jerusalemite minors, from Shuafat refugee camp, by Israeli occupation forces. Read more »

Looming Environmental Disaster: Gaza Sewage Pumped Into Sea

Press Release – Gaza – Local Government Ministry

The Minister of Local Government in Gaza, Mohammed Al -Farra, has announced in a statement that the Gaza waste-water treatment plant is no longer functioning because of the lack of fuel, and from Thursday raw sewage will be pumped into the sea. Read more »

Gaza: The Epic Struggle of a Trapped Student

Article – Fidaa Abu Assi

Last night, I had a dream that I was running, running and running, and I kept running till I glanced an emergency exit. Though I cannot remember whether I made my way out, I woke up feeling breathless. Strangled. Suffocated. I cannot even find a better … Read more »

Power Station threatened with closure due to fuel shortage

Press Release – Gaza Energy and Natural Resources Authority

The Energy and Natural Resources Authority suffers from an acute shortage of fuel needed to operate the only power plant in the Gaza Strip. Under these extreme conditions, caused by the closure of border crossings and scarcity of fuel supplies, the power … Read more »

Gaza Health Ministry Faces Real Disaster InTightened Siege

Press Release – Gaza Ministry of Interior and National Security

Palestinian Minister of Health Dr Mofeed Mokhalalati urges the international community to exert pressure on the Israeli Occupation so that it lifts the illegal siege imposed on Gaza Strip, and permits the access of medicines, medical supplies, and basic construction … Read more »

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