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  • 7 May 2019- 07:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK NY, United States In an address to the United Nations Security Council on April 29, representatives from EcoPeace Middle East, an Israeli, Palestinian and Jordanian environmental NGO, emphasized that the issue of water should be separated from
  • 24 Mar 2019- 11:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The leading Unitd Nations entity on human rights has criticized Israel’s exploitation of natural resources in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The UN Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights (UNOHCHR), in a special report
  • 13 Oct 2014- 10:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JERUSALEM International rights watchdog Human Rights Watch today called on the United Nations and donor countries participating in a conference on providing assistance to the Palestinians to pressure Israel to stop “unjustified restrictions” on people
  • 13 May 2014- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GAZA The World Bank last week approved $13 million USD worth of financing for wastewater treatment projects in Gaza. The Palestinian Authority, the European Union, the French Development Agency, the Japanese government, the Swedish government and the
  • 16 Apr 2014- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GAZA UN officials last week called for provision of desalinated water and proper wastewater treatment in the Gaza Strip. “The strip should have good access to clean desalinated water in addition to proper, safe wastewater treatment” and electricity
  • 9 Sep 2013- 10:14 by Local Press Report GAZA The Electronic Intifada Israel has blocked the international development organization Oxfam from bringing vital equipment into the Gaza Strip to help make drinking water safe. “The blockade on Gaza prevented Oxfam’s public health programme bringing in a
  • The Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) will fund $28 million USD worth of infrastructure projects in the Gaza Strip, according to KFAED officials.
  • UK-based humanitarian organization Oxfam said last week that the media focus on political issues in the Gaza Strip is masking serious humanitarian issues, particularly access to clean water for the area’s 1.6 million people.
  • 21 Jun 2012- 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GAZA A new report by two humanitarian organizations warns of serious deterioration in water and sanitation conditions in the Gaza Strip. In the report, issued on June 14, Save the Children and Aid for Palestinians said the water in Gaza “is unfit for
  • 20 Feb 2012- 19:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GAZA The Gaza Water Authority is warning of a potential water crisis if power supplies to the Gaza Strip do not resume. “The power cuts that Gaza has been suffering from for many days now is seriously affecting the amount of water reaching households,”
  • 31 Jan 2011- 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TEL AVIV, Israel Israel is considering disconnecting the Gaza Strip from its water and power supplies, a move likely to exacerbate water scarcity in the area in the coming months. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told French Foreign Minister
  • 21 Jun 2010- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GAZA CITY The Israeli government has partially lifted its blockade of the Gaza Strip, allowing the entrance of three trucks into the Palestinian territory to transport material for important water and sewage projects in the territory. The Kuwait News
  • 14 Sep 2009- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GAZA CITY The United Nations urged Israel to ease its embargo of the Gaza Strip and allow the entry of spare parts and materials urgently needed to repair water and sanitation services in the region. The Gaza Strip, which is run by the Islamist group
  • 12 Jan 2009- 13:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GAZA CITY T he humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip is deepening leading to an acute shortage of drinking water for over 700,000 Palestinians and a near total collapse of the sewage system. The lack of electricity and fuel has also left several water
  • 12 Jan 2009- 13:46 by Local Press Report PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY, JERUSALEM Jewish Telegraphic Agency (United States)/International Middle East Media Center Israel-based human rights groups have petitioned the country's Supreme Court to demand that Israel act to stop the collapse of Gaza's

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