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Fatah: Hamas invited to PNC if it ends its control over Gaza

Hamas must dissolve its administrative committee and end its control over Gaza before it can join the Palestinian National Council (PNC) meeting, Fatah spokesperson Osama Al-Qawasmi has announced. Al-Qawasmi said that the Palestinian Authority (PA) seeks to strengthen the Palestinian representation and the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) ahead of its …

Ministry of health condemns UNRWA closing down Qalqilya hospital

Qalqilya/ PNN/ The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) for Palestine refugees on Monday said that it will close down its Qalqilya-based hospital, adding that all non-emergency services a including ear, nose and throat (ENT) treatment and the maternity ward, will stop by August 21. According to UNRWA, the …

Debunking Israel’s UN-bias claims

Nikki Haley, the US envoy to the United Nations, made headlines in June when she denounced what she claimed was a pattern of “anti-Israel” behaviour at the UN. “I have never taken kindly to bullies, and the UN has bullied Israel for a very long time,” she said. “We are not going …

UN rights office ‘deeply concerned’ about deteriorating humanitarian conditions in Gaza

11 August 2017 – The United Nations human rights office today expressed deep concern about the steadily deteriorating humanitarian and human rights conditions in Gaza, especially the restrictions on the enclave’s power supply. “At the height of summer, with soaring temperatures, electricity provision has not risen above six hours per …

UN OCHA: Monthly Humanitarian Bulletin | July 2017: Increasing Settler Violence

Only 24 per cent of the US$25 million appeal for urgent humanitarian interventions in the Gaza Strip, launched in early July, have been secured so far; ongoing electricity blackouts for 18-20 hours a day Since the 2014 conflict, UNMAS destroyed 29 metric tonnes of explosive material from 149 unexploded aerial …

UN Secretary General Condemns Israeli Jerusalem Crackdown and Calls for Investigation

Toronto – United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, has condemned the violence in Jerusalem on Friday, which resulted in the deaths of three young Palestinian protesters. UN deputy spokesman, Farhan Haq quoted Guterres, saying that he “deeply deplores” the killing of three young Palestinian men while they protested the new security …

Gaza on Verge of Collapse as Israel Sends 2.2M People “Back to Middle Ages” in Electricity Crisis

Israeli-imposed restrictions have limited electricity in Gaza to barely four hours a day, creating a humanitarian catastrophe for its 2 million residents. In 2012, the World Health Organization warned that Gaza would be uninhabitable by 2020. The U.N. now says the area has already become unlivable, with living conditions in …

UN rights group concludes evaluation of Palestinians living under occupation

17 July 2017 – A committee of United Nations experts has completed its annual evaluation of the situation of people in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, hearing serious concerns about Israel’s human rights record, including the deteriorating situation in Gaza, inadequate protection for detained children and increasing obstacles being faced by …

Secretary-General Condemns Deadly Attack on Israeli Police Officers in Jerusalem

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres: The Secretary-General condemns this morning’s attack by three assailants in the Old City of Jerusalem in which two Israeli police officers were killed and another injured.  This incident has the potential to ignite further violence.  All …