Martin Hartberg, Oxfam Policy Officer in Jerusalem said:
For 40-year-old Naima Abu Shawareb living in Al Shaati refugee camp, the electricity crisis has brought increased hardships over and above what she was facing already.
On June 20, 2010, following concerted international pressure, the Government of Israel announced a set of measures to ‘ease’ its illegal blockade of the Gaza Strip.
Oxfam welcomes the Israeli government's announcement that it will allow more items to enter Gaza. This is a step in the right direction.
Following the announcement by the Israeli security cabinet that it will liberalize the system by which civilian goods enter Gaza and expand the inflow of materials for civilian projects under inter
After seven years of Israeli blockade, 1.7 million Palestinians continue to be trapped in the Gaza Strip, largely cut off from the outside world.