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Conjoined twins born in Gaza ‘will need life-saving medical treatment abroad’

Conjoined twins born in Gaza 'will need life-saving medical treatment abroad'

Conjoined twins born in Gaza on Sunday need to leave the blockaded Palestinian enclave for treatment crucial to their survival, their doctor and a family member said. “A woman gave birth this morning to Siamese twins joined at the stomach and pelvis,” Allam Abu Hamda, head of the neonatal unit at Gaza’s Shifa Hospital, told AFP. Abu Hamda said the …

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3 babies pronounced dead in Gaza in 24 hours

3 babies pronounced dead in Gaza in 24 hours

Three Palestinian toddlers were pronounced dead in Gaza in no more than 24 hours, after the Palestinian Authority (PA), chaired by Mahmoud Abbas, denied them urgent treatment. The Palestinian Health Ministry spokesperson, Ashraf al-Qudra, said nine-month-old Ibrahim Samir Tbeil breathed his last at the intensive care unit in al-Rentisi Hospital. Al-Qudra warned that 3,000 to 4,000 babies in Gaza are …

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PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (16 – 22 March 2017)

PCHR Weekly Report On Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 16-22, March 2017. Israeli forces killed 2 Palestinian children in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. 3 civilians, including a child, and 2 Israeli activists, were wounded. Israeli forces also conducted 70 incursions into Palestinian communities in the West Bank and a limited one …

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Israeli bulldozers level Palestinian lands near Gaza border with Israel

Israeli bulldozers level Palestinian lands near Gaza border with Israel

A fleet of Israeli bulldozers and military vehicles has crossed the border fence into the besieged Gaza Strip and flattened private Palestinian lands, as the Tel Aviv regime’s illegal construction activities continue in the occupied Palestinian territories. At least four Israeli armored Caterpillar D9 bulldozers, accompanied by a number of tanks, entered eastern part of the town of Fukhari in …

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Women’s Boat to Gaza set to start journey to besieged Palestinian enclave

Women’s Boat to Gaza set to start journey to besieged Palestinian enclave

The Women’s Boat to Gaza (WBG) is set to depart the Spanish port of Barcelona and sail to the Israeli-blockaded Gaza Strip to bring world attention to the plight of Palestinian living under a devastating siege in the coastal sliver. The flotilla, comprising Amal-Hope and Zaytouna-Oliva vessels, will start the voyage on Wednesday and head to France’s Ajaccio. It will …

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Israeli forces kill 18-year-old Palestinian in Gaza after shooting him in head during protests

Israeli forces kill 18-year-old Palestinian in Gaza after shooting him in head during protests

An 18-year-old Palestinian in Gaza was killed by Israeli forces on Friday after a soldier shot the youth in the head during protests east of al-Bureij refugee camp near the border between the besieged enclave and Israel. Ministry of Health spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra identified the youth as Abd al-Rahman Ahmad al-Dabbagh and confirmed the 18-year-old had been shot in the …

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Israel Begins Huge Gaza Barrier Project

Israel Begins Huge Gaza Barrier Project

In what stands to be a massive project, Israel’s Southern Command has begun the construction of a “huge barrier around the Gaza Strip,” which is going to include multiple fences and walls on the surface, as well as underground barriers to try to prevent tunnels being dug. The surface-level fences and walls are said to mirror what Israel built on …

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UN worried about dire situation in Israeli-blockaded Gaza

UN worried about dire situation in Israeli-blockaded Gaza

The UN has expressed concerns about dismal living conditions due to a high jobless rate in the Gaza Strip, which is grappling with a devastating Israeli siege. UN Coordinator for Humanitarian Aid and Development Activities in the Occupied Palestinian Territory Robert Piper made the remarks during a visit to Islamic University of Gaza (IUG), Turkey’s Anadolu news agency reported on …

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63% of fatalities from Israeli war on Gaza were civilians: Israeli group

63% of fatalities from Israeli war on Gaza were civilians: Israeli group

An Israeli rights group says 63 percent of the Palestinian fatalities caused in Israel’s 2014 war against the Gaza Strip were civilians. B’Tselem released the figure in a Wednesday report under the title “50 Days: More than 500 Children.” The civilian victims, among the overall 2,202 killed in the Israeli war, were not “taking part in the hostilities at the …

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