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Land Equals Life for Olive Farmers in the Biddu Enclave

“The olive harvest is a celebration for the whole family. My grandchildren get so enthusiastic that they start pulling out the mats we use to gather the olives a month before we begin,” says Abu Ra’afat, his eyes shining as he speaks about the harvest. But the moment of joy is just a brief respite in a day of frustration and anger.

It is Monday 20 October 2014 and the olive harvest was supposed to start today.

It didn’t.

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West Bank 2014 Restricted Access to Land: Biddu Enclave

ICJ Advisory Opinion on the Barrier

In July 2004, the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, issued its advisory opinion on the Legal Consequences of a Wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. While recognizing Israel’s right to “protect the life of its citizens” (para. 141), the ICJ stated that the sections of the Barrier which ran inside the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, together with the associated gate and permit regime, violated Israel’s obligations under international law.

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The Crisis in Yarmouk Camp, 21 October 2014

Our spokesperson Chris Gunness has the following to say on the situation in Yarmouk Camp

"UNRWA was not cleared to distribute humanitarian assistance in Yarmouk today, 21 October.

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Area Hospitalization Medical Officer

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FOR PALESTINE REFUGEES IN THE NEAR EAST – UNRWA

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Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

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FOR PALESTINE REFUGEES IN THE NEAR EAST – UNRWA

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Consultant to design Lebanon Field Office Referral System

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FOR PALESTINE REFUGEES IN THE NEAR EAST – UNRWA

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Deputy Director of UNRWA Operations (Programmes)

UNITED NATIONS RELIEF AND WORKS AGENCY

FOR PALESTINE REFUGEES IN THE NEAR EAST

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