Tagged: Occupied Palestinian Territory and Israel

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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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Umm Juma talks to a staff member of Oxfam's partner Bimkom/Planners for Planning Rights, who has come to help her protect her home from being destroyed. Photo: Catherine Weibel/Oxfam

Oxfam partner Bimkom’s architects and planners help Palestinians fight house demolition orders and restrictive building policies that are pervasive in Area C of the West Bank.

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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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Palestinian olive growers know it’s hard to plan ahead. Credit: Oxfam

Tael Misaf, a farmer from the West Bank and 31 other farmers from his village, formed a Co-operative for Organic Olive Oil Production. Now Tael’s olive oil is selling on the shelves of foreign specialty shops, delis and other food markets.

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Elham Sa'ah working in beehive. Credit: Caroline Berger

On the outskirts of Ramallah, a group of enterprising women have set up a burgeoning cooperative and become role models for other women in their community.

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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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