UN chief calls for lifting of Gaza blockade — Oman Observer com

ABALIA: UN chief Antonio Guterres called for the blockade of Gaza to be lifted on Wednesday as he visited the Palestinian enclave enduring “one of the most dramatic humanitarian crises” he had seen. The secretary general’s comments came as he wrapped up his first visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories since taking office. Repeatedly…

Bombing on Gaza Civilians: "We are just soft targets|we are very cheap" — Interview with Human rights lawyer Raji Sourani in Gaza on Qantara de

***** Read this article in Arabic Language: حوار مع الناشط الحقوقي الفلسطيني راجي الصوراني في غزة “نحن في غزة أهداف سهلة وحياتنا رخيصة للغاية” ***** Raji Sourani is a human rights lawyer and founder of the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, which documents and investigates human rights violations in the Occupied Territories. Jailed on six…

Palestinian Territories Fishermen from Gaza Risk Their Lives at Work – Bettina Marx’s Qantara de article in which she writes that Israel has reduced their fishing zone only to 3 miles from 20

The fishermen from Gaza have a dangerous job. Israeli soldiers, often armed to the gills, obstruct their work. Last month, a 22-year-old fisherman was shot dead. Bettina Marx reports from Gaza City The fishermen from Gaza have a dangerous job. Israeli soldiers, often armed to the gills, obstruct their work. Last month, a 22-year-old fisherman…

UN: Gaza to be unlivable by 2020 due to Israeli blockade – YouTube Videos

Gaza may not be ”a livable place” by 2020 unless intensive efforts are made to improve infrastructure and services in fields like energy, health, water, and sanitation, a United Nations report concluded this week Source: TheRealNews As the Gaza Strip still strives under total blockade since 2007, the United Nations Country Team in Palestine issued…

Palestine Literature Festival 2012 kicks off in Gaza Strip – Press TV Video / News

  The 2012 Palestine Literature Festival (PalFest) has kicked off in the besieged Gaza strip, expressing a Palestinian call for the cultural boycott of Israel, Press TV reports. Authors, bloggers, scholars, journalists and Egyptian revolutionaries attended the event after days of delay caused by the Egyptian authorities. The participants of the PalFest also visited several…