Posts Tagged ‘Palestine’

Source: Palestinian Centre for Human Rights
Date: 03 Aug 2010

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) calls upon the government in the Gaza Strip to investigate the circumstances of an explosion that occurred in Deir al-Balah refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip, which left 58 injuries, including 13 children and 9 women, 7 houses uninhabitable and 30 others damaged. PCHR calls further for publishing the results of such investigations. (more…)

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Source: Reuters – AlertNet
by Allyn Fisher-Ilan
Date: 21 Jul 2010

GAZA, July 21 (Reuters) – Israeli shellfire killed two Palestinian militants and wounded six people, including a 10-year-old girl, in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, Palestinian medical workers and an official with a militant group said.

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A new Israeli report on the 2008-2009 war in the Gaza Strip says that the Israel Defense Forces is taking steps to reduce the number of civilian casualties in future wars and will restrict the use of white phosphorous.

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Source: IRIN
June 30, 2010

GAZA CITY, 30 June 2010 (IRIN) – Eighteen months after Israel’s 23-day offensive in the Gaza Strip, three-quarters of damaged homes, buildings and infrastructure remain unrepaired, according to a reconstruction needs assessment published by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) in Jerusalem. (more…)

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01 Jun 2010 14:11:00 GMT

Written by: Katherine Baldwin

LONDON (AlertNet) – A six-ship flotilla bound for Gaza that was intercepted on Monday by Israeli marines was carrying 10,000 tonnes of aid. The flotilla, led by a Turkish vessel, attempted to break Israel’s three-year blockade of the coastal territory that aid agencies say has had a devastating effect on the livelihoods and lives of Gaza’s 1.5 million Palestinians. Clashes led to the deaths of nine people. (more…)

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By BBC News

Four Palestinians have died in a smuggling tunnel under Egypt’s border with the Gaza Strip, Palestinian medical officials say.

The men died because of an explosion near the Egyptian side, the head of emergency services in Gaza said. (more…)

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By Haaretz

An Israel Defense Forces probe into two incidents in the West Bank last month concluded that tactical failures led to the killings of four Palestinians, Army Radio reported on Monday. (more…)

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