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Gaza health ministry declares state of emergency

Rafah
14 July 2014

Frustrated aid workers stranded at border as Egypt keeps Gaza crossing closed.

90 percent of Gaza's water unfit for drinking, says Falk

The UN’s special rapporteur sounds the alarm over Palestinian water scarcity.

Child survivor of Gaza massacre denied medical treatment by Israel

Rami Almeghari
Gaza City
4 February 2013

Amal Samouni lost both her father and brother when Israel bombed their neighborhood in 2009.

Israeli water firm drying up Palestinian springs, says UN report

Eighty percent of water drilled in the Jordan Valley is consumed by Israel and its illegal settlements.

Women, children main victims of attack, says Gaza hospital

Gaza Strip
20 November 2012

Nurses in Gaza’s main hospital say it’s more difficult to cope with this attack than Operation Cast Lead.

Child malnutrition remains high in West Bank and Gaza

Jerusalem
3 August 2012

Food insecurity for Palestinians living in refugee camps, the Gaza Strip and in Area C of the West Bank is rising, despite international aid agency reports to the contrary.

Gaza left in the dark at Ramadan

Mohammed Omer
Gaza City
3 August 2012
The only power plant in Gaza is currently operating at about a third of its capacity, or has been completely shut down by severe fuel shortages since February.

As Gaza siege enters sixth year, harm will be felt for years to come

Reports by international agencies on the impact of five years of siege paint a grim picture showing how Israel’s blockade is de-developing the Gaza Strip.

Israel actively supports theft of Palestinian water, says new UN report

Jillian Kestler-D'Amours
Jerusalem
19 March 2012
The Israeli government has turned a blind eye — and often actively supported — the illegal takeover of water springs located on private Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank by Israeli settlers, according to a new report.

Vital health services under threat in Gaza power crisis

Gaza City
21 February 2012
An energy crisis is currently hitting the Gaza Strip’s public services hard and could lead to a severe humanitarian crisis if a sustainable solution is not found soon.

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