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03 Jul 2015 description

This document presents an analysis on the import of use of ‘dual use items’ including cement, aggregate and reinforcement bars, also called ABC materials.

The information has been retrieved from UNSCO mailing list reporting on the crossing information, Truckloads through Kerem Shalom, and trough the website produced by UNOPS providing real time information on the numbers of projects approved, and number of homeowners who have been cleared to purchase ABC materials.

More information on http://grm.report/

03 Jul 2015 description

Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP | Friday 7/3/2015 - 06:00 GMT

Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian teenager in the West Bank on Friday after he threw stones at their patrol, Palestinian medical and security sources said.

Mohammad Kosba, 17, was killed by two bullets after launching the stones at an Israeli military vehicle close to the Qalandia checkpoint, south of Ramallah, the sources said.

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03 Jul 2015 description

From 29 June to 1 July, UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl visited Brussels for a range of senior-level meetings to draw attention to the Agency’s crucial role and activities and to raise the alarm regarding its dramatic level of underfunding, as well as to officially open the UNRWA photography exhibition ‘I Am Not a Statistic’, held in the European Parliament until 3 July.

03 Jul 2015 description

SECURITY COUNCIL
PRESS CONFERENCE

Debates on the Middle East and security challenges in small island developing States would be the highlights of the New Zealand presidency of the Security Council in July, a month that would also see several briefings and mandate renewals.

03 Jul 2015 description

As the brutal conflict continues in Syria, millions of people continue to be in need. Hundreds of thousands have been killed in the conflict between the Assad regime, extremist groups and moderate opposition groups. In response to the crisis, the UK has allocated £900 million since 2012 to over 30 implementing partners (including United Nations agencies, international non-governmental organisations and the Red Cross). This is helping to meet the immediate needs of vulnerable people in Syria and of refugees in the region.

03 Jul 2015 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/PAL/1340

GENERAL ASSEMBLY
PRESS RELEASE

MOSCOW, 2 July — Establishing Palestinian unity, ending Israel’s settlement activity, and ensuring respect for human rights were key factors in breaking the current impasse and achieving the two-State solution, experts said as the United Nations International Meeting in Support of Israeli-Palestinian Peace concluded this afternoon in Moscow.

03 Jul 2015 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/PAL/1339

GENERAL ASSEMBLY
PRESS RELEASE

MOSCOW, 2 July — Experts called for an expansion of the Middle East Quartet, implementation of the Arab Peace Initiative and greater awareness of it in Israel, and a Security Council resolution setting a timetable to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, as the United Nations International Meeting in Support of Israeli-Palestinian Peace continued in Moscow this morning.

02 Jul 2015 description

Finding clean water for bathing, drinking, cooking and hygiene in Gaza is a daily challenge.

“Water is essential for life. It plays a crucial role in determining the quality of our lives,” explains Rawda Azaam, a resident of Al Mughraqa in the Middle Area of Gaza.

Read the full article on American Near East Refugee Aid

02 Jul 2015 description
report European Union

The Council has prolonged the EU police mission for the Palestinian Territories (EUPOL COPPS) until 30 June 2016. It is part of wider EU efforts in support of Palestinian state-building in the context of working towards a comprehensive resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict based on a two-state solution.

02 Jul 2015 description

KEY FACTS

  • In June 2007, following the takeover of Gaza by Hamas, Israel imposed a land, sea and air blockade on the Gaza Strip.

  • The blockade has reduced Gaza’s GDP by 50% (The World Bank, May 2015).

  • The unemployment rate in Gaza during 2014 stood at 43% on average: the highest in the world. Youth unemployment exceeded 60% (PCBS).

  • Nearly 80% of Gaza’s population receives some form of international aid, the bulk of which is food assistance.

02 Jul 2015 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

Source: Reuters - Thu, 2 Jul 2015 12:56 GMT
Author: Reuters

By Nidal al-Mughrabi

GAZA, July 2 (Reuters) - Robert Turner has no quick and easy answer when asked to name the worst of times in his three years running the United Nation's relief effort in Gaza.

Read the full report on Reuters

02 Jul 2015 description

Israeli forces continue systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt)

(25 June – 01 July 2015)

Israeli forces killed a Palestinian civilian at al-Hamra checkpoint in the Jordan Valley.

A Palestinian civilian was wounded at Qalandia checkpoint, north of Jerusalem.

Israeli forces continued to use excessive force against peaceful protests in the West Bank.

A Palestinian child sustained wounds during Kufor Qaddoum weekly protest, northeast of Qalqilya.

02 Jul 2015 description

At around 11:00 P.M. on Monday 29 June 2015, Palestinians fired from a moving vehicle at four Israelis who were driving along the Elon Road, near the settlement of Shvut Rachel on their way home from a basketball game at a nearby settlement. All four passengers were injured in the drive-by shooting. Malachi Rosenfeld, 25, who lives in the settlement of Kochav Hashachar, sustained critical wounds to which he succumbed the following day, Tuesday 30 June 2015.

01 Jul 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

●Over 12,500 housing units totally destroyed and nearly 6,500 severely damaged in the Gaza Strip during the 2014 summer hostilities, according to latest damage assessments.

●Concern over the precarious living conditions of approximately 100,000 internally displaced persons, particularly of those belonging to vulnerable groups.

●Successful spring season harvest in a restricted area in northern Gaza, following rehabilitation interventions.

01 Jul 2015 description

June 2015 – Trends

  • Deteriorated situations
    Afghanistan, Chad, Kuwait, Myanmar, Tunisia

  • Improved situations
    Nepal

July 2015 – Watchlist

  • Conflict risk alerts
    Burundi

    Conflict resolution opportunities

01 Jul 2015 description

This past month, June 2015, the Israeli military temporarily displaced hundreds of Palestinians from communities in the Jordan Valley, forcing them to leave their homes for varying periods of time over seven days in which maneuvers were held in the area. Since the beginning of the year, Palestinians in the Jordan Valley have been temporarily displaced over 20 days of military training. B'Tselem has documented the displacement of the residents and its impact on the lives of their communities.

Khirbet Humsah: Four displacements of some members of the community

30 Jun 2015 description

Highlights

  • Fighing continues in Hasakeh city

  • The Department of Social Affairs estimates that 120,000 people have been displaced as a result of the fighting

  • Almost 23,300 IDPs identified/registerd by parterns in the northern districts

  • The authorities establish a new camp in Gre Rash/Tal Aswad

30 Jun 2015 description

Highlights

  • From January to March 2015, WFP assisted 896,791 Syrian refugees, 11,972 new arrivals and 21,801 Palestine refugees from Syria.

  • As of March 2015, WFP contracted 410 shops across Lebanon and injected over US$444 million into the Lebanese economy through its voucher programme. Due to limited resources, since January 2015 WFP’s monthly voucher value has been reduced by 30 percent, from US$27 to US$19 per person.