Tagged: Occupied Palestinian Territory and Israel

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Gaza hospital hit by Israeli airstrikes. Photo: Oxfam

With the crisis in Gaza mounting, hospitals are struggling to cope with the growing influx of casualties. Three quarters of the dead and wounded are civilians, including many women and children. In the past few days, as the Israeli ground offensive escalates, on average one child an hour is being killed in Gaza.

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More than 120,000 people have now fled their homes but have nowhere safe to go. With exit through Israel closed under the long-term blockade, and the border with Egypt shut, most people are prevented from escaping the violence. 

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Fishing boats destroyed in Gaza. Credit:  Mohammed Abed/Oxfam

Gaza's fishermen have been struggling to make a living for years. Restrictions on their movement and livelihoods have taken a heavy toll, and the latest escalation in violence has only made things worse.

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Amid rising casualties, Oxfam’s partners on the ground are are trying to respond to the mounting human cost of the escalating violence. Vital water and sanitation infrastructure has also been destroyed or badly damaged by Israeli airstrikes.

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Football tournament breaks down barriers in Palestinian refugee camp of Baqa'a, Jordan

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Walking home from school in Gaza, boys

We want to see a just and lasting agreement between Israelis and Palestinians that will bring an end to the occupation, and peace, security and prosperity for Israelis and Palestinians alike. Oxfam calls for a comprehensive negotiated solution based on international law and we support the two-state solution called for by the international community.

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Schoolgirls wade through a dirty sewage water. Photo: Alun McDonald/Oxfam

One year since the ceasefire between the Government of Israel and Hamas, the promised economic improvements for people in Gaza have failed to materialize.

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Daily power cuts in Gaza affect daily life in Gaza. Photo: Karl Schembri/Oxfam

The new Israel-Palestine negotiations must make up for 20 years of missed opportunity since the Oslo Accords. All parties must halt actions on the ground which continue to undermine the chance of peace.

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