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Palestine

Palestinian govt calls for $4 bn for Gaza reconstruction

Source : AFP / 02 Oct 2014

The Palestinian government on Thursday in a reconstruction plan for Gaza ahead of an October 12 donor conference called for $4 billion to rebuild the war-battered territory.

Gaza’s infrastructure was devastated during a 50-day Israeli military operation which killed nearly 2,200 Palestinians, while attacks by Gaza militants killed 73 on the Israeli side.

 

Palestine premier urges $ 3.8bn in aid for Gaza reconstruction

Source : Presstv / 26 Sep 2014

Prime Minister of the Palestinian unity government Rami Hamdallah has called for USD four billion in urgent aid for the reconstruction of the war-torn Gaza Strip. 

Hamdallah said Tuesday that he has asked the international community to donate 3.8 billion dollars of international aid to help Palestinians rebuild Gaza following its devastation as a result of Israel’s war on the impoverished enclave this summer.

 

'Viva Palestine' film festival in Malaysia

Source : WorldBulletin / 24 Sep 2014 

One of the important features of the Palestinian cause has always been art and cinema in which their sufferings and struggle for freedom and justice are portrayed

The third film festival held in the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur, shares the same aim of deploying Palestinians’ message to people all around the world. Four Palestinian female artists who attended the festival with their works are working on creating awareness on the fight for peace, justice and independence taking place in their homeland.

 

90% of Gazans live below poverty line, 95% of water undrinkable

Source : MiddleEastMonitor / 20 Sep 2014

Head of the Popular Committee against the Siege Jamal Al-Khodari has described living conditions in the Gaza Strip as "disastrous" after the latest Israeli war.

In a briefed press release, Al-Khodari said that more than 90 per cent of Palestinians in Gaza live under the poverty line because of the sharp increase of unemployment rates.

 

Poll: Only 10 percent of Gazans would vote for Abbas

Source : Maan / 17 Sep 2014

Only 10 percent of Palestinians in Gaza would vote for current president Mahmoud Abbas if elections were held now, according the results of a recent poll released Tuesday.

Some 29.8 percent would vote for senior Hamas official Ismail Haniyeh, who headed the former government in the Strip, the poll, conducted by the Gaza-based House of Wisdom Institute, showed.

 

Palestinian economy stagnant under Israeli occupation

Source ; Ahram / 04 Sep 2014

Palestine's current economic situation is bleak and needs significant policy change from Israel and financial assistance from the international community to begin improving, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) announced at the launch of its annual report on its assistance to the Palestinian People on Wednesday.

 

EU bans poultry imports from Israel-occupied West Bank

Source : RT / 18 Aug 2014 

Chicken and eggs from the occupied West Bank and the annexed east Jerusalem will no longer be seen on European plates, the EU has ruled, reportedly citing gaps in public health standards between the two Jewish zones and the state.

 

No safe place for the children of the occupation

Source : Middle East Monitor / 13 Aug 2014

The Gaza offensive, dubbed "Operation Protective Edge," has been described by International children's rights group Save the Children as a "war against children"- the United Nations said a total of 456 children have been killed since its start.

 

Baroness Warsi resigns over Gaza conflict

Source : BBC / 05 Aug 2014

The senior Foreign Office minister Baroness Warsi has resigned over David Cameron's stance on the Gaza conflict.

Announcing her resignation this morning, the former Chair of the Conservative Party said that she had written to the Prime Minister "and tendered [her] resignation".

 

Gaza war seen as boost for Scottish independence

Source : Ben Flanagan / Al Arabiya / 05 Jul 2014

Ongoing violence in Gaza has prompted a surge in support for Scottish independence, amid rising frustration over the UK government’s “weak” stance on the conflict, prominent politicians and campaigners say.

 
 

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