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Why did Gaza groups resume incendiary balloon attacks on Israel?Khaled Abu Toameh - Jerusalem Post - A group called Wihdat Abna Al- Qoka, asserting that its members were acting on their own, and not on instructions from Hamas or any other Palestinian faction, said it decided to resume attacks because of Israel’s failure to implement the purported ceasefire understandings, particularly regarding the easing of restrictions imposed on the Gaza Strip. The group said that its members have launched “hundreds of explosive- laden balloons" toward Israel since January 17. It said that the attacks would continue “until all our goals are achieved.” Talal Abu Tharifeh, a senior official with the PLO’s Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine in the Gaza Strip, said that the decision to resume the attacks on Israel came in response to Israel’s “targeting of Palestinian famers and fishermen.” He also accused Israel of failing to end its siege of the Gaza Strip despite the reported ceasefire understandings. [ak] 21/1/2020
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Israel resumes aerial herbicide spraying along Gaza’s perimeter fence; Gisha, Adalah and Al Mezan demand an immediate halt to the destructive measureGisha - The last time Israel conducted aerial herbicide spraying was in December 2018. No incidents of spraying were recorded in 2019, which was the first year without spraying since Israel first implemented the hazardous practice in 2014. In a clip produced by human rights organizations Gisha, Adalah and Al Mezan over the summer, farmers and shepherds whose livelihoods depend on access to the lands closest to the fence with Israel described the damage caused by spraying over the years. [bz]21/1/2020
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After international pressure, Gaza Christians say they’ve received few Israeli travel permits for ChristmasTimes of Israel - Israel has issued 316 permits, out of of 800 Christian leaders in Gaza say were requested. “They issued permits for old people, not the young.” Israel said Tuesday it would allow Christians in Gaza to visit Jerusalem and Bethlehem for Christmas, after a COGAT spokeswoman said earlier that travel permits would only be issued for abroad. [bz]24/12/2019
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Palestinians paying hundreds of dollars in bribes to leave GazaAli Younes - Al Jazeera - Travellers say it costs hundreds of dollars to expedite travel from the blockaded territory to Egypt [ry] 23/12/2019
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Qalandiya - Afternoon Tamar Fleishman - Machsomwatch - This was the home of the Shahid’s father, Shahid Ali Khleife, told me a shopkeeper – one of the shops above which the army demolished the home of the Shahid’s father in the refugee camp. I knew Ali. I photographed him and brought him the picture – which was the last one taken of him in the 23 years of his life. It was placed in the mourning tent, after he had been murdered by Israeli soldiers of the Kfir brigade. After the murder the army spokesperson announced that the Israeli army was looking into it. Eight years, and the army is still looking into it.-(rh)17/12/2019
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`The prediction of unliveability in Gaza has come true` Megan O`Toole - Middle East Eye - In 2012, a United Nations report painted a bleak picture of the Gaza Strip and the conditions facing its Palestinian inhabitants. Its economy was sluggish, its healthcare system beleaguered and its natural resources dwindling. But darker days were to come, the UN predicted. By 2020, Gaza’s population would surpass two million. Peak demand for electricity would soar by more than 50 percent, the report projected, and the territory`s coastal aquifer could be damaged beyond repair. The UN called for a massive injection of resources, including thousands more doctors and nurses, a doubling of electricity capacity and at least 440 new schools. It is now almost 2020. The UN`s projections about Gaza`s ballooning demands have proven largely accurate - but the delivery of essential services has failed to catch up. Michael Lynk, the UN`s special rapporteur on human rights in the Palestinian territories, told MEE: "The prediction of unliveability has already arrived." [ak]10/12/2019
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In order to get medical treatment, Gazan children need to be separated from parents Physicians for Human Rights - Parental presence during a child’s medical treatment is important for the child’s recovery. But Gazan children who need medical attention of a kind which is not available in the Strip are often denied this parental presence. In the past few years, we have handled dozens of requests from parents whose applications to accompany children for medical treatment were denied. These cases included a four-year-old boy with cancer who needed chemotherapy; a three-year-old girl who had swallowed acid and was referred for treatment in a-Najah Hospital in Nablus and a four-year-old girl who was born with a spinal hernia and was referred for treatment at al-Makassed Hospital in East Jerusalem. Applications for a parental accompaniment permit undergo a long processing time, and are in many cases denied altogether. Consequently, parents often have to send their children with other relatives or with strangers. Separating children from their parents in such critical moments, when some of these children are literally struggling for their lives, is not just cruel and immoral, but it is also extremely detrimental to their mental health and to their chances of recovery. [ak]3/12/2019
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