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UN says illegal Gaza blockade must be lifted - Middle East - Al Jazeera English

The UN’s top rights and refugee officials have condemned Israel’s bombardment of Gaza and warned of a major humanitarian crisis.

Navi Pillay, the UN human rights commissioner, on Thursday said that Israel had attacked homes, schools, hospitals, and UN premises in apparent violation of the Geneva Conventions. 22 more words

Palestine

12-hour humanitarian truce to begin at 04:00 GMT on Saturday to pause hostilities in Gaza.

Reports that Israel and Hamas have agreed to 12-hour ceasefire.

There are reports that Israel and Hamas have agreed a 12-hour humanitarian

truce to begin at 04:00 GMT on Saturday to pause hostilities in Gaza. 38 more words

Palestine

Gaza and Israel: War of the hashtags

How instant access to online images and information is helping to shape global reaction to the Israel-Gaza war.

Asia

AJE: Palestinians in Israel protest as anger grows

My latest Al Jazeera English feature story examines the growing protests among Palestinian citizens of Israel in villages, towns and cities across the country. Though it was published two weeks ago, those demonstrations continue to spread. 86 more words

Israel

Deaths as Israeli tanks shell Gaza hospital

Israeli tanks have shelled the Al Aqsa hospital in Gaza, killing at least five people there.
It is the third hospital that Israel has attacked since it began this latest assault on Gaza two weeks ago.

Europa

Cholera outbreak haunts UN chief's Haiti trip - Al Jazeera English

Ban Ki-moon, the UN Secretary General, is in Haiti for the first time since cholera killed more than 8,000 people.The outbreak was widely blamed on UN soldiers from Nepal, which has led to lawsuits and demands for an apology.But the UN is still claiming immunity from prosecution.Al Jazeera’s Andy Gallacher reports from Haiti’s Central Plateau. via – Al Jazeera English

Haiti

PUBLIC ADVOCACY: Hamas rejects cease fire! The Update

This afternoon, at 1Pm , I sat in on a Conference Call with Colonel Grisha Yakubovich of the Civilian Coordination Department COGAT( the coordination of Government Activities in the Territories) who spoke about Israel’s humanitarian aid efforts in Gaza. 340 more words

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