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“With no regard to human life, Israel, the occupying Power, continues to slaughter entire families,” Palestine’s Permanent Observer to the United Nation, Ambassador Riyad Mansour, said during an open debate at the United Nations Security Council. Additionally, the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) has approved a $500,000 grant of humanitarian relief for Gaza's victims. read full story / add a comment
Media reports are now surfacing to declare that, upon talks between political officials and UN chief Ban Ki-moon -- who asserted his "hope and belief" that an end to the conflict in Gaza could be "very near" -- international airlines have ceased flights to and from Israel indefinitely, citing security concerns. read full story / add a comment
An Israeli civilian was killed by rocket fire coming from Gaza, on Tuesday, according to the Israeli army. This is the first Israeli death reported during the eight days of cross-border violence, AFP has reported, as nearly 200 Palestinians have been killed and over 1,000 injured, with Gaza hospitals lacking even the most basic medical supplies.
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Israel’s army fired four ‘warning’ missiles at the roof of El-Wafa rehabilitation hospital in Gaza City, Gaza. International volunteers now staying in the hospital in solidarity, have said they, “can hear missiles falling close by”. read full story / add a comment
Egyptian authorities at Rafah border crossing, on Saturday, refused entry into Gaza to a European medical team. The Euro-Mid Observer for Human Rights has affirmed that Israeli attacks across the Gaza Strip are escalating, with an aerial strike occurring every three minutes. read full story / add a comment
Rafah crossing with Gaza was closed again by Egyptian authorities, on Friday. The passage had been opened for one day to allow injured Palestinians to seek treatment. read full story / add a comment
Japan, Egypt and Jordan have issued statements condeming the latest series of Israeli assaults on the Palestinian community. PLO member Saeb Erekat has described the ongoing Israeli offensive against Gaza as an "all-out, systematic war against the national project and national reconciliation." read full story / add a comment
50,000 government employees in the Gaza Strip held a strike, today, in protest against salaries not yet received. read full story / add a comment
The Palestinian Ministry of Agriculture has estimated the total cost of damages due to recent Israeli airstrikes on ex-settlements (now cultivated land) in Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip, to be in the realm of $2.5 million. read full story / add a comment
Gaza's Energy and Natural Resources Authority has again warned of a power cut, should imported fuel quantities remain in limited supply. read full story / add a comment
Gaza's only power plant is still running today, after fuel was permitted entry into the Strip via Israel, just a day after the power authority warned that the plant would shut down. Additionally, 20 truckloads of pharmaceuticals and medical disposables are to soon arrive in the besieged coastal enclave. read full story / add a comment
A supply of diesel donated by Qatar, used to fuel Gaza's sole power plant, is to run out tomorrow. Palestinian PM Rami Hamdallah has denied that his government refused to receive money from Qatar, to be used in paying salaries for Gaza employees. read full story / add a comment
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