Browsing All posts tagged under »Palestine«

Palestinian healthcare paralysed by Israeli separation wall

July 9, 2010

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Al Jazeera English | July 09, 2010 Palestinians in the West Bank are not allowed into Israel for treatment unless they have a permit. The process of getting one is lengthy and complex. With males often denied permits on security grounds. The UN office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and the World Health Organisation […]

Obama reaches out to Muslims

January 17, 2009

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The Sunday Times January 18, 2009 Sarah Baxter in Washington BARACK OBAMA is planning to reach out to the Islamic world, seeking a rapprochement with Muslim opinion alienated by the Bush administration. He believes a personal initiative will dramatise his wish to reassure Muslims, and intends to give a speech in an Islamic capital during […]

Israel Humiliating and Injuring Internationally Renowned Palestinian Journalist

July 2, 2008

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BBC News Mohammed Omer says he was detained for four hours as he crossed from Jordan into the occupied West Bank on 26 June.  […] Mr Omer emailed the BBC the following day, saying he had “difficulty in breathing and pain in my chest” because of the treatment he received. He is now back in […]

Humanitarian Disaster in Gaza: 4 out of 5 Palestinians living below poverty line

February 28, 2008

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UNRWA: Four out of five Palestinian refugees live below poverty line 27 February 2008     BRUSSELS, (PIC)– Karen Abu Zeid, the UNRWA general commissioner, has warned that the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip are facing a rapidly worsening humanitarian condition that necessitates extending urgent assistance to them and lifting the siege on the Strip. […]

Crisis in Palestine: Getting an education under fire

February 4, 2008

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Witness: Two schools in Nablus (Part 1) Witness: Two schools in Nablus (Part 2) Witness: Two schools in Nabulus (Part 3)

Destroying economic life on the West Bank

November 7, 2007

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BBC News  Construction is continuing in dozens of Jewish settlements in the West Bank despite Israel’s pledge to freeze their expansion, an campaign group has said. Peace Now says Jewish population growth is three times higher in the area occupied in 1967 than in Israel itself. It says settlers are bypassing a ban on using […]