‘Well-being of two million’ in Gaza at stake as emergency fuel runs dry: UN humanitarian coordinator

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. To avert hospital closures and raw sewage overflowing onto the streets of Gaza, the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator on Wednesday called on Israeli authorities to allow UN-purchased emergency fuel back across the border of the Palestinian enclave. “Restricting the entry of emergency fuel to […]

UN human rights chief denounces grave ‘assaults’ on fundamental rights of Palestinian people

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. From arbitrary detentions and deliberate deprivation, to attacks against civilians and forced displacements, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, expressed “acute concerns” on Monday over the current human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.   Briefing the Committee […]

Essential services on verge of shutdown in Gaza as emergency fuel set to run out

  This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations.  Supplies of emergency fuel provided by the United Nations for critical facilities in Gaza are being fast depleted, a senior UN relief official there warned on Sunday. “At least one hospital has been forced to shut down for a few hours, and services […]

UN chief urges Hamas and Israel to ‘step back from the brink of another devastating conflict’ in Gaza

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. Voicing deep concern over the latest flare-up of violence around Gaza, the United Nations chief on Saturday urged all sides to “step back from the brink of another devastating conflict”. “I am gravely concerned over the dangerous escalation of violence in Gaza and southern […]

‘No steps taken’ so far to end Israel’s illegal settlement activity on Palestinian land – UN envoy

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. A senior United Nations official on Tuesday urged Israel to reverse course over illegal settlement construction on occupied Palestinian land, and for both parties to return to the negotiating table in pursuit of a lasting peace deal. “The need to reverse, or at the […]

End ‘cycle of violence’ in Gaza, UN deputy chief tells forum on Palestine

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. The “cycle of violence” in Gaza serves no one and it must end, the United Nations deputy chief said on Thursday, calling on everyone with a stake in Middle East peace, to exercise utmost restraint to avoid further deaths, especially the lives of children. […]

UNICEF delivers medical supplies to Gaza in wake of deadly protests

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. Two truckloads of urgently needed medical supplies have been delivered to Gaza, where scores of Palestinians were injured during demonstrations along the border fence with Israel earlier this week. The drugs and medical equipment delivered by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and partners, include antibiotics, […]

Leading Palestinian legislator calls for ‘new international engagement’ in two-state solution

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. 16 May 2018 Describing a viable two-state solution to end the Palestine-Israel conflict as “very much in doubt”, a leading Palestinian legislator called on Wednesday for “new international engagement” to move the process forward. In an interview with UN News, Hanan Ashrawi, an […]