Gaza

The solution to Israel’s siege on Gaza is decolonization

Unemployment in the Gaza Strip now stands at more than 50 percent. Enforced joblessness is “as high as 69 percent in the under-26 age bracket,” according to Israeli human rights group B’Tselem. These shocking statistics tell you a lot about the truly desperate state of affairs in the coastal enclave. Israel, in alliance with the Egyptian military dictatorship, has kept Gaza …

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Israel committed 628 violations in Gaza during first half of 2019

Israel committed 628 violations against Palestinians in the buffer zone east of the Gaza Strip during the first half of 2019, Al-Mezan Centre for Human Rights announced on Thursday.  Al-Mezan said that these Israeli violations included 261 attacks against workers and 183 against protesters. The report also stated that the violations included the detention of 56 Palestinians, including 15 children, …

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Israel’s Shin Bet refuses work permits for 5,000 Gazans

Israeli intelligence agency Shin Bet rejected a plan which would have allowed 5,000 Palestinians from the Gaza Strip to work in Israel, Ynet News reported yesterday. News reports revealed that there had been secret talks between Israel and Hamas to allow 5,000 workers from Gaza to work in Israel as part of the truce understandings. “In Gaza, people will choose to work …

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Why Great Return March ?!

Gaza Responds (1)  Do you know that the average of unemployment have approximately reached 49% of youth in the Gaza Strip and the average of poverty is about 65% ?! Do you even know that 38% of the families in Gaza are living under the poverty line? Talents, abilities, and even hopes are being devastated and destroyed by the unjust …

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Israel’s Latest ‘Security Problem’: Who’s to Blame for Gaza’s Environmental Crisis

Writing in The Jewish Journal under the title, “A Spillover Crisis: How Gaza’s Water Shortage Affects Israel”, Dominik Doehler explains the direct link between Gaza’s water problems and Israel. Doehler offered a scientific explanation behind the besieged Strip’s water crisis, but when it was time to assign responsibility, something went wrong. Instead of recognizing how Israel’s war and protracted siege destroyed Gaza’s …

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PA to hold elections if no reconciliation with Hamas

Palestinian Authority (PA) Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh said on Thursday that the PA will hold a general election if it fails to reach a reconciliation deal with Hamas. During a celebration for the Palestinian Red Crescent, Shtayyeh said that “if there is no agreement with Hamas, we would turn to the people to have their say. We are ready for …

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Israel returns body of child shot on Gaza border

The Israeli occupation authorities on Tuesday returned the body of a Palestinian child who was shot by Israeli forces three months ago near the border east of the southern Gaza Strip city of Rafah. The body of Ishaq Shtewi, 16, was handed over to his family and al-Mezan Center for Human Rights through Beit Hanoun (Erez) crossing. Shtewi died on …

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Netanyahu threatens Gaza with new military aggression

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu yesterday threatened that he would launch a new military attack on the Gaza Strip if the security situation continued to deteriorate. “We understand the suffering of Israelis living in the Gaza envelope areas, so we may have to go out in a military operation against the Gaza Strip, but according to the developments,” Netanyahu said …

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Israel killed 84 Palestinians since start of 2019

Israeli occupation forces killed 84 Palestinians during the first half of 2019, including eight women and 19 children, Quds Press reported the Foundation for the Care of the Families of Martyrs saying yesterday. According to the organization, 59 martyrs were killed in Gaza and 25 were killed in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem. Those targeted included two unborn children; Abdullah Abu Arar …

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