As the Gaza Strip marked the ten-year anniversary of Israel’s siege of the small Palestinian enclave on Thursday, the humanitarian situation has continued to alarm rights groups, which have denounced the “inhuman conditions unparalleled in the modern world.”
Gaza residents have electricity for less than six hours a day, now, due to the 10-year-old Israeli-Egyptian siege.
Lieberman said plans to build 3,651 settler homes in the West Bank were approved last week, adding that the number of settlement units slated for construction is at its highest since 1992.
The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has condemned Israel’s oppressive occupation and its damaging effects on Palestinians’ everyday lives, expressing concerns about the regime forces’ use of lethal force against Palestinians.
Number of Palestinians worldwide has reached about 12.70 million by the end of 2016, showing a r9-time rise since the Nakba of 1948.
UN expressed concern about the deteriorating human rights situation in the OPT, on the eve of the 50th year of the Israeli occupation.
Palestinian refugees within Palestine constituted 42% of its total population by the end of 2016.