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EU Foreign Affairs Ministers meeting today in Luxembourg discussed how the EU could best support the lifting of the blockade on Gaza. Oxfam welcomes the discussion, but is disappointed that it failed to result in a concrete plan to end the blockade.

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Oxfam today warned that the Gazan economy, which has been almost completely destroyed by three years of isolation, will continue to unravel unless the blockade is completely and immediately lifted.

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A young man buys a generator that would allow him to suplly electricity to his house. Daily power cuts in Gaza are forcing Palestinians to resort to cheap generators to somehow go on with their daily lives. Credit: Karl Schembri/Oxfam

Oxfam condemns Monday’s attack on the aid flotilla that resulted in the killing of a number of passengers and it links the tragedy to the failure of Israel and the international community to lift the three year blockade on the Gaza Strip.

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While Oxfam has no connection to the Gaza flotilla, we condemn any use of violence and loss of life which occured when the Israeli navy intercepted it at sea.

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As EU foreign policy chief Baroness Ashton prepares to visit the Gaza Strip on Thursday, Oxfam International urges her to make the immediate lifting of the Israeli-imposed blockade her top priority.

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In late July 2009, Oxfam documented the lives of three families in Gaza affected by the Israeli war and ongoing blockade.

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Looking out to his destroyed farmland, Nafez continues, ‘I only pray that the borders will be open so that we can get what we need to rebuild our farm and earn an income.Credit: Mohammed Ali/Oxfam

The international community has betrayed the people of Gaza by failing to back their words with effective action to secure the ending of the Israeli blockade which is preventing reconstruction and recovery.

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Gazans standing in line for bread. Credit: Al Jazeera English

Oxfam International warns that households, bakeries and hospitals in Gaza will be left short of cooking gas as the major annual festival of Eid al-Adha begins this Friday, and calls on Israeli authorities to allow in the daily needed quantities.

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