One Palestinian protester was killed and about 286 persons were injured by the Israeli military during the Great Return March demonstrations on Friday, 21 September 2018 in the Gaza Strip. Among those injured were 53 children, two women, and one paramedic. 85 of the injured were shot with live fire, including 37 children and women.
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8358TH MEETING (PM)
Delegates Alarmed by Planned Eviction of Bedouin Village, Urge Reversal of Sharp Funding Cuts to Palestine Refugee Agency
Warning that current trends are jeopardizing the possibility of a two-State solution for Israelis and Palestinians, the United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process told the Security Council today that the international community must step in to change this grave trajectory.
Ramallah, 20 September 2018 – In a concerted effort to advance the rule of law across the State of Palestine, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), in partnership with the Palestinian government, launched the Sawasya II joint programme.
Gaza Strip — Thousands of Palestinians continue to join the Great Return March demonstrations in the Gaza Strip to demand the lifting of the 11-year closure and blockade. Since the demonstrations began on 30 March 2018, protesters have been met with live ammunition, tear gas, and rubber-coated bullets by Israeli forces, while the international community has failed to provide effective protection. A series of new protests within the Great Return March have started to take place outside of the ongoing Friday demonstrations.
The report highlights the constrains to labor market entry in the face of Palestinian women, and provides recommendations going forward. The report, co-funded by the World Bank and Norway Representative Office to the Palestinian Territories, recognizes the protracted period of slow economic growth amid years of political instability and restrictions on access and mobility. However, the report makes a set of recommendations that can be implemented to improve employment and earning outcomes for skilled women.
The deaths of six Palestinians within just 24 hours is a horrific demonstration of the unnecessary or excessive force deployed by Israeli forces against Palestinian civilians in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT), Amnesty International said today.
Iraqi Kurdistan and adjacent Kurdish regions were the site of increased activity last week as both Iran and Turkey continued to attack alleged enclaves of Kurdish rebels in the governorates of Erbil and Dahuk. In both Iraq and Iran, demonstrations were held by Kurds against these and other actions. Meanwhile, unrelated demonstrations continued throughout the Middle East, most noticeably in northwest Syria, where locals fear an upcoming regime offensive. In Yemen, fighting continues in several areas following the collapse of the Geneva talks earlier in the month.
Gaza/Madrid, 17 de septiembre de 2018.- Las delegaciones internacionales de Médicos del Mundo que trabajan en Palestina están preocupadas por la falta de soluciones sostenibles que respondieron al último llamamiento internacional para que los fondos de emergencia cubran las necesidades críticas de combustible del sector de la salud en Gaza.
A total of 44 Palestinian schools across the West Bank have pending "stop work" or demolition orders, which place them at risk of being fully or partially demolished, due to lack of building permits which are near impossible to obtain. These include 36 schools in Area C, affecting 3,708 students, and 8 in East Jerusalem, affecting 1,138 students. The orders prevent both the maintenance and expansion of school infrastructure.
The United Nations Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process, Nickolay Mladenov, expressed concern on Monday “at the intention of the Israeli authorities to demolish the Bedouin village of Khan Al-Ahmar/Abu Al-Helu” in the West Bank, where 181 Palestinians currently live, more than half of whom are children.
Today, the Humanitarian Coordinator, Jamie McGoldrick, announced the release of US$ 1 million from the Humanitarian Fund for the occupied Palestinian territory (https://www.ochaopt.org/page/opt-humanitarian-fund) (oPt HF) to prevent the collapse of life-saving services in the Gaza Strip. The allocation will go to the UN-Assisted Emergency Fuel Programme, which provides emergency fuel, mainly for back-up electricity generators, at around 250 critical health, water and sanitation facilities in the Gaza Strip.
Decline in demolitions and displacement compared to the past months.
One donor-funded structure confiscated and six others at risk.
Imminent demolition of Khan al Ahmar community.
At 7:35pm on Friday, 14 September 2018, Israeli artillery fired three shells at the town of Abasan Al-Kabira in the east of Khan Younis. Two shells hit empty land in the eastern part of the town. A third shell hit Abu T’aima School, also in the eastern part of Description: http://www.mezan.org/en/uploads/images/mid/1537094317810.jpgAbasan Al-Kabira. The UNRWA-run, co-ed school operates on a double shift for 2,500 primary and preparatory school students aged six to 15.
Jerusalem, 16 September 2018
"I am concerned at the intention of the Israeli authorities to demolish the Bedouin village of Khan Al-Ahmar/Abu Al-Helu, a community of 181 people, over half of which are children.
I call on the authorities not to proceed with the demolition and to cease efforts to relocate Palestinian communities in the occupied West Bank. Such actions are contrary to international law and could undermine the chances for the establishment of a viable, contiguous Palestinian state."
Israeli High Court Green Lights Razing of Khan al-Ahmar
Research Assistant, Middle East and North Africa Division
Residents of Khan al-Ahmar thought they had found a way around Israel’s discriminatory building permit regime in Area C of the West Bank. Since a building permit is required only for concrete structures, they built their school, which serves 160 children from five villages, using clay and 2,200 old tires.
During the Great Return March demonstrations on Friday, 14 September 2018, in the Gaza Strip, three Palestinian protesters were killed—one of them a child. About 172 demonstrators were injured by the Israeli military, including 25 children, four women, and five paramedics. 104 of the injured were shot with live fire, including 14 children and one woman.