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In Gaza, UN envoy urges factions to step back from war

Press Release – United Nations

In Gaza, UN envoy urges Israel, Palestinian factions to step back from brink of a war that everybody will lose With a ceasefire largely holding after a day-long flare-up in fighting between Israel and Gaza militants, the United Nation envoy on … Read more »

Press statement from Kia Ora Gaza

Press Release – Kia Ora Gaza

Kia Ora Gaza has sent a letter to our NZ Foreign Minister, Rt Hon Winston Peters, on 5 July asking him to demand that Israel end the 11-year inhumane blockade of the Gaza Strip and the allow safe and unhindered passage for the four-boat Freedom … Read more »

One Question Gaza

Cihan Aksan and Jon Bailes
Source: State of Nature

One Question is a monthly series in which we ask leading thinkers to give a brief answer to a single question.

This month, we ask:

What is the future of Gaza?

With responses from: Ramzy Baroud; Richard Falk; Sara Roy; Abdalhadi Alijla; Norman Finkelstein; Huwaida Arraf; Toufic Haddad; Atef Alshaer; Helga Tawil-Souri; Hagar Kotef; Joel Beinin; Magid Shihade; Ran Greenstein; Richard Hardigan; Salman Abu Sitta.

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Euro-Med Monitor/IRDG call on HRC to protect Gaza protesters

Press Release – Euro Med Monitor

Euro-Med Monitor and IRDG call on HRC to protect Gaza protesters, lift the blockade Read more »

UN experts say Gaza health care at “breaking point”

Press Release – UNHCHR

GENEVA (21 June 2018) – UN human rights experts have backed calls for a large-scale international response to the overwhelming health care needs of people living in Gaza. Read more »

The American veto is a sign of moral bankruptcy

Press Release – PLO

In response to questions regarding the recent UN Security Council vote, PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi issued the following statement: Read more »

8 lessons I learned on Palestine from 8 Western Nations

Article – Ramzy Baroud

On February 20, 2018, I embarked on a global book tour that has, thus far, taken me to eight nations. The main theme of all my talks in various cultural, academic and media platforms was the pressing need to refocus the discussion on Palestine … Read more »

Human Rights Watch targets Israeli banks… NZ Super fund

Press Release – Palestine Solidarity Network

The Palestine Solidarity Network has renewed calls for the NZ Super Fund to divest its shareholding in Israeli banks which invest in the illegal construction of Jewish only settlements in the Palestinian Occupied Territories. Read more »

Israel Institute demands a NZ response to Hamas attacks

Press Release – Israel Institute

Israel Institute demands a New Zealand response to Hamas attacks on Israel Israel Institute of New Zealand director David Cumin says that New Zealands continued failure to condemn Hamas for attacks on Israel has become untenable and morally bankrupt: … Read more »

NZ response to latest Israeli massacre doesn’t go far enough

Article – Aubrey Bloomfield

On 14 May, Israel killed at least 60 Palestinians in Gaza taking part in the Great March of Return protest and injured thousands more. The Israeli massacre was met with widespread international criticism. The prosecutor of the International Criminal … Read more »

Israel’s Supreme Court greenlights state to commit war crime

Press Release – B’Tselem

On Thursday, 24 May 2018, three Israeli Supreme Court justices Noam Sohlberg, Anat Baron and Yael Willner ruled that the state may demolish the homes of the community of Khan al-Ahmar , transfer the residents from their homes and relocate … Read more »

Israel’s proposed bill banning photos of IDF soldiers

Press Release – PLO

Dr. Ashrawi on Israel’s proposed “Prohibition against photographing and documenting IDF soldiers” bill Today the Israeli Ministerial Committee for Legislation will discuss a bill that would prohibit the recording, photographing or documentation … Read more »

Urgent action needed to avoid war, suffering in Gaza

Press Release – United Nations

Urgent action needed to avoid war, alleviate suffering in Gaza UN envoy tells Security Council Gaza is on the verge of collapse and its people becoming increasingly desperate, a United Nations envoy told the Security Council on Wednesday, urging … Read more »

Gazans Have Crossed the Fear Barrier

Article – Ramzy Baroud

Israels Premature Celebration: Gazans Have Crossed the Fear Barrier By Ramzy Baroud 60 Palestinians were killed in Gaza on May 15, simply for protesting and demanding their Right of Return as guaranteed by international law. 50 more were killed since … Read more »

ICC Prosecutor on the referral submitted by Palestine

Press Release – International Criminal Court

Today, 22 May 2018, I received a referral from the Government of the State of Palestine (“Palestine”), a State Party to the Rome Statute, regarding the situation in Palestine since 13 June 2014 with no end date. Read more »

PLO on Palestine’s referral of Israel to the ICC

Press Release – PLO

PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi on Palestines referral of Israel to the ICC: Time to end Israels impunity “Today, as a State party to the Rome Statute, the State of Palestine will submit a referral regarding Israel’s … Read more »

“Systemic Murder” Complaint Filed To ICC Over Gaza Killings

Article – Alastair Thompson

As diplomatic condemnations of the horrific Gaza Massacre death toll from last Monday continue to echo around the world, an International Criminal Court investigation into war crimes committed by Israeli Defence Force snipers against Palestinian prostesters … Read more »

Australia’s voting at the UNHRC

Press Release – The General Delegation of Palestine to Australia

Australias voting at the 28th Special Session of the UNHRC against a resolution to establish an independent commission of inquiry is immoral, provocative and contrary to international law. Read more »

Union leader Mike Treen to join flotilla to Gaza in July

Press Release – Kia Ora Gaza

Mike Treen is a prominent, life-long human rights campaigner and trade union leader in New Zealand. Read more »

British Officer to Address UN Urgent Session

Press Release – UN Watch

Col. Richard Kemp now at UN Human Rights Council in Geneva GENEVA, May 18, 2018 — The former commander of British forces in Afghanistan, coming from a field visit and report at the Gaza front line, is about to testify before the emergency UN session … Read more »

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