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Nearly 60 Palestinians wounded in ‘Catastrophe’ anniversary protests in Gaza

Shehab (GAZA) – Israeli occupation forces wounded nearly 50 Palestinians at the Gaza border on Wednesday during protests to mark the 71st anniversary of the “Nakba”, or catastrophe, when many Palestinians lost their homes in the fighting around Israel’s creation, Gaza officials said. Thousands had gathered at borders of the besieged Gaza Strip, the scene of bloodshed over the past …

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Gaza: Three hospitals connected to permanent power lines

The electricity distribution company in Gaza recently managed to connect three hospitals to permanent power lines, a step that would provide them with a 24-hour power supply every day. According to the company, those hospitals are al-Shifa in Gaza City, Shuhada al-Aqsa in Deir al-Balah, and Hamad in northern Gaza. Similar projects will be also carried out in the near …

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UNRWA: More than one million people in Gaza may not have enough food by June

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) expressed real concern today that unless it secures at least an additional $60 million by June, its ability to continue providing food to more than one million Palestine refugees in Gaza will be severely challenged. “At a time when Muslims around the world are observing the holy month of …

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Thousands march for Palestine in London

Thousands of people marched through central London on Saturday to mark the seventy-first anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba (Catastrophe), which coincides this year with plans for a new deal that will liquidate the Palestinian issue. The demonstration was organised for by the Palestinian Forum in Britain (PFB), Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC), Muslim Association of Britain (MAB) and Stop the War …

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Hamas chief, UN’s Mladenov discuss Israel siege on Gaza

UN Envoy for the Middle East Process Nikolay Mladenov yesterday discussed with Hamas Chief Ismail Haniyeh the Israeli siege imposed on Gaza and the situation of prisoners inside Israeli prisons. In a statement, Hamas said that Mladenov called Haniyeh to discuss the efforts being exerted by different sides to end the humanitarian crisis in Gaza, as well as to lift …

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Palestine factions warn Israel is delaying implementation of ceasefire terms

Palestinian factions have warned of the consequences should Israel continue to delay implementation of the ceasefire terms, reported Haaretz. According to the paper, “three days after the announcement of a truce between Israel and Palestinian factions in Gaza, the coastal enclave is still waiting for measures that could improve the situation, and warn of the risks of continued deadlock.” Specifically, “on Wednesday morning, …

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UN: Health funding gap threatens 1,700 in Gaza with amputations

A lack of sufficient health funding in Gaza means 1,700 people shot by Israeli security forces may have to undergo amputations in the next two years, Jamie McGoldrick, the UN humanitarian coordinator for the occupied Palestinian territories, told reporters on Wednesday. McGoldrick said 29,000 Palestinians had been wounded in protests in the past year, and 7,000 of them had gunshot …

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Israel allows fuel into Gaza again

The Israeli occupation authorities allowed fuel shipments to enter the blockaded Gaza Strip on Tuesday after supplies had been stopped during Israel’s bombing of the enclave over the weekend, Anadolu has reported. Tuesday’s fuel shipments apparently entered Gaza through the Kerem Shalom land crossing linking Gaza to Israel and Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. On Saturday and Sunday, the Israeli army pounded the Hamas-run …

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