March 6, 2015
by Steven Wildberger
The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) on Thursday reported that ongoing blockages restricting movement of people and goods into and out of Gaza have "undermined" the living conditions of nearly two million Palestinians. The OCHA reports that the restrictions, put in ...[read more]
October 12, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Sunday urged the UN and donating countries to press Israel to lift restrictions on the movement of people and goods in and out of the Gaza Strip. HRW claims that the restrictions are "disproportionate to security considerations" and "unnecessarily harm people's access ...[read more]
May 28, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
A Turkish court on Monday called for international arrest warrants for four former Israeli military chiefs involved in a deadly 2010 maritime raid. According to a lawyer working on the case, prosecutors are seeking life sentences for the commanders who they claim were responsible for Israeli ...[read more]
June 15, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territories Richard Falk on Friday called on Israel to end its blockade of the Gaza Strip. The blockade, which restricts the flow of goods and people into the region through heavily-guarded border- ...[read more]
December 5, 2012
by Peter Snyder
The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied by Israel since 1967 Richard Falk called on Israel Wednesday to fully implement and continue to support the recent conflict-ending ceasefire agreement with Palestinians in Gaza. Falk concluded a week- ...[read more]
November 6, 2012
by Sarah Posner
A Turkish court on Tuesday opened a trial in absentia for former Israeli military commanders accused of killing nine Turkish citizens aboard a ship attempting to pass through the Gaza blockade in 2010. The Turkish judge began the proceedings with testimony from people who were on board the ...[read more]
September 3, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On September 3, 2011, Turkey's Minister of Foreign Affairs Ahmet Davutoglu announced that Turkey would go to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) over the legality of Israel's Gaza Strip blockade. Davutoglu began the proceedings after the release of a UN report criticizing Israel for using ...[read more]
June 26, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On June 26, 2011, Israel issued a warning to international media sources, threatening both deportation and a 10 year ban from the country for any journalist caught on board any aid flotillas bound for the Gaza Strip. The Gaza Strip has been under a naval blockade since 2007, when Hamas, designated ...[read more]
June 15, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
Fifty aid groups and UN offices on Thursday signed a joint statement urging Israel to end its blockade of the Gaza Strip, calling it a violation of international law. Among the signatories are Amnesty International, the World Health Organization and the UN Office of the High Commissioner for ...[read more]
June 14, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On June 14, 2010, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) called for an end to the Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip as a violation of international humanitarian law under Article 33 of the Geneva Conventions. The failure of efforts by private entities to end the blockade caused the ...[read more]

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