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Gaza blockade causes ‘near ten-fold increase’ in food dependency, says UN agency

New York, May 14 (IBNS): At a time when Muslims globally are observing the holy month of Ramadan, more than half the population in Gaza depends on the international community for food aid, the director of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) said on Monday, citing a “near ten-fold increase” in need.

Iraq condemns Israeli airstrikes against Gaza

Baghdad (Xinhua/UNI) Iraq on Monday strongly condemned the ongoing Israeli airstrikes against the Palestinian people in Gaza Strip, which led to the death of many civilians and the destruction of infrastructure, the Foreign Ministry said.

Deadly violence at Israel-Gaza border escalates dangerously: UN chief condemns in strongest terms

New York, May 6 (IBNS): The United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, is following with “deep concern” the latest developments across the Gaza-Israeli border and urges all parties to exercise maximum restraint. Over the weekend, hundreds of rockets were launched from the Occupied Palestinian Territory into southern Israel, and Israel retaliated with hundreds of airstrikes and tank fire.

Two Palestinians, Israeli man killed in overnight Israel-Gaza conflicts

Gaza/Jerusalem, May 5 (Xinhua/UNI) Two Palestinians were killed in Israeli overnight attacks in the conflicts between Israel and the Palestinian military factions for the third day in a row, medic sources said.

At least 3 killed in clashes with Israeli soldiers in eastern Gaza: medics

Gaza, Mar 30 (Xinhua) At least three Palestinians were killed and 316 injured on Saturday during a day-long clashes with Israeli soldiers in eastern Gaza Strip, close to the border with Israel, medics said.

UN officials call for children’s rights to be respected in Occupied Palestinian Territory and Israel

New York, Aug 2 (IBNS): Children’s rights continue to be violated in the Gaza Strip, the West Bank and Israel, according to three leading UN officials in the region who on Wednesday called on all parties responsible to take concrete and immediate steps to “allow children to live free of fear and to realize all their rights”.

Urgent action needed to avoid war, alleviate suffering in Gaza – UN envoy tells Security Council

New York, May 24 (IBNS): Gaza is on the verge of collapse and its people becoming increasingly desperate, a United Nations envoy told the Security Council on Wednesday, urging international action to avoid another war, alleviate suffering and empower more responsible government within the enclave.

Force used against protesters in Gaza ‘wholly disproportionate’ says UN human rights chief

new York, May 19 (IBNS): A special session of the UN Human Rights Council has ended with a resolution by Member States to investigate weeks of violence on the Israeli border with Gaza, which has claimed the lives of more than 100 people in the enclave and left thousands wounded.

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

New York, May 18 (IBNS): 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.

Security Council calls for calm following deadly Gaza clashes; diplomats debate US embassy move

New York, May 16 (IBNS): The United Nations Security Council, in an emergency meeting on Tuesday, called for calm along the border of the Gaza Strip following Monday’s deadly clashes, in which dozens of Palestinians were killed, protesting United States recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and the official opening of its embassy there.