Tagged: Occupied Palestinian Territory and Israel

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Palestinians celebrate after trucks carrying medical equipment donated by Jordan crossed into the Gaza Strip through the Erez border crossing January 26,   2009. REUTERS/Ismail Zaydah (GAZA) courtesy alertnet.org

As the UN is launching an appeal for funding to Gaza in Geneva today, aid agency Oxfam International insists that access of goods to the Gaza Strip is equally important as fundraising. Without further delay, Israel must allow for all existing crossings to function at maximum capacity.

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International agency Oxfam called on European Foreign Ministers to insist that Gaza’s borders are completely opened to allow the required massive levels of humanitarian aid needed by 1.5 million people into the area and end the 19 month-long blockade.

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Oxfam expressed concern that the unilateral declaration of a ceasefire by Israel from 2am local time on Sunday 18 January would be insufficient to halt civilian deaths and injuries from violent conflict in Gaza or to ensure vital humanitarian aid will reach all who need it.

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An Oxfam worker and her family escaped a certain death after an Israeli rocket hit a house they were sheltering in during the early hours of this morning. Oxfam is calling for an immediate and durable ceasefire.

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A coalition of major humanitarian, human rights and development organizations called on the European Union today to immediately suspend any further enhancement of its relations with Israel until it agrees to a comprehensive ceasefire and provides unimpeded humanitarian access.

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Civilian casualties mount as talks on ceasefire hit political obstacles. Tens of thousands of families under siege in Gaza are facing desperate conditions as mounting civilian casualties swamp a hospital system that is close to collapse.

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Gaza - PMRS - Mobile clinic, village in Khanyou. Credit: Tineke D'haese/Oxfam

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. The current escalation of violence is causing more human suffering. We are calling for an immediate end to all hostilities.

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A paramedic working for an Oxfam funded organization was killed when an Israeli shell struck a civilian ambulance in Gaza today according to international agency Oxfam.

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Agency refutes Israeli foreign minister’s view as sewage pours onto the streets.

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UN Security Council must pass binding resolution demanding an immediate halt to violence.

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