Palestinian Human Rights Organizations Condemn Israel’s Ban on Access of International Independent Commission of Inquiry to Gaza 12 November 2014 Human rights organizations are following up with utmost concern the developments related to the work of the International Independent Commission of Inquiry established by the UN Human Rights Council to investigate the latest offensive launched by Israeli occupation forces on the Gaza Strip. The organizations condemn the ban imposed by Israel, the occupying power, on the Mission’s access to the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), especially the Gaza Strip the scene of the crime. They call upon the international community to take necessary action to exert pressure on Israel to prevent it from obstructing the Mission’s work and to compel it to allow Mission’s access to the oPt without any further delay

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Written on November 26th, 2014 & filed under Gaza Strip Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Israel’s Lieberman doubts Gaza truce can last Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said today he doubted the current Gaza ceasefire would hold over the long term and that disarming Gaza militants was not feasible anytime soon. The recent conflict in the Gaza Strip has caused “unprecedented” destruction, leaving hundreds of thousands people homeless, the UN said Tuesday, quoting the latest assessment after the ceasefire. Vital humanitarian aid poured into Gaza on Thursday as residents began rebuilding their lives following a devastating 50-day war between Israel and Hamas that experts say left no winners

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Egypt opens Rafah crossing to stranded Palestinians bound for Gaza

Stranded Palestinians in Egypt looking to return home to the Gaza Strip will be able to do so for the first time in more than a month Wednesday after the Egyptian government temporarily reopened a border crossing in Rafah, according to media reports.

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CAIRO: Egypt reopened the Rafah border crossing with Gaza on Wednesday (Nov 26) for the first time since its closure in late on October after a bombing in the Sinai Peninsula, officials said. The crossing, which is the only access point to the Palestinian territory not controlled by Israel, will open for four hours on Wednesday and Thursday, a government official said. “The crossing is being opened for two days to help traffic mainly from Egypt to Gaza,” the official said, suggesting that for now, the reopening was only temporary

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Written on November 26th, 2014 & filed under Gaza Strip Tags: , , , , , ,


Raw: Construction Materials Allowed Into Gaza Israel allowed trucks to bring construction materials into the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, as part of the efforts to rebuild the war-torn territory.

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Twenty-eight trucks of cement entered the battered Gaza Strip Tuesday in only the second delivery of building materials for the private sector since a 50-day summer war, an official said.

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Written on November 25th, 2014 & filed under Gaza Strip Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Everywhere you turn, walls in the Gaza Strip are covered with paint — brightly coloured slogans, political portraits and prose.

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Colourful war of words plays out on Gaza's battered walls

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