Gaza

CHARTING A NEW COURSE Overcoming the stalemate in Gaza

In 2014, after unprecedented destruction and suffering in Gaza, international donors pledged $3.5bn and a change in approach. Six months later, reconstruction and recovery have barely begun, there has been no accountability for violations of international law, and Gaza remains cut off from the West Bank.  This paper outlines an achievable course of action to address the root causes of the recurrent conflict and put international engagement with Gaza on the right course.

Black Flag:   The legal and moral implications of the policy of attacking residential buildings in  the Gaza Strip, summer 2014 

Early on the afternoon of  8 July 2014, the first day of the fighting in the Gaza Strip last summer, a  person speaking on behalf of the Israeli military phoned one of the apartments in the home of the  Kaware’ family, in Khan Yunis. He told residents that the military was planning to destroy the building  and that they must immediately evacuate it. More than an hour later, a warning missile was launched at  the roof. The families left the building, but dozens of local residents continued to gather in 

Under fire: Israel’s artillery policies scrutinised

The language of conflict has changed enormously. Today, engagements are often fought and justified through a public mandate to protect civilians.  And yet the weapons used, and the way they are used, far too often pose a great danger to those civilians.
The use of explosive weapons in populated areas puts civilians at grave risk of death and injury, as AOAV has documented over several years

Fragmented Lives - Humanitarian Overview 2014

The impact of the 50-day Israeli aggression on Gaza's children

Background: The UN has estimated that Israel’s attack on Gaza between 8 July and 26 August 2014 resulted in the deaths of 2204 Palestinians, mostly civilians, and thousands left with permanent disabilities.  

Independent Medical Fact-Checking Finding Mission

"There
was a call for help in a house which had been randomly shelled at
Mujama’a St, East Gaza City. It was nearly 01:00 on the last day of
Ramadan. The house was in complete chaos when the team arrived. There
was dense smoke everywhere and a very bad smell which hardly allowed
them to breathe. I got the stretcher and the flashlight and entered the
building, where I immediately saw a badly injured woman under the
staircase. I took her to the ambulance and went back to the house. We
managed to fit 3-6 people into the second ambulance…. What shocked me

Changes in newborn congenital diseases in Gaza under attacks

Summary of findings from Surgery, Maternity and Pediatric Hospitals

Rebuilding Gaza and the need to assess the toxic remnants of war

The people of Gaza are facing the colossal task of rebuilding homes, roads and schools following the hostilities between Hamas and the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) last summer. Disagreements over border access and the importation of construction equipment and materials have delayed the removal of rubble and rebuilding. As a result, environmental risks to civilian health linger in Gaza despite calls for greater urgency and co-operation between The Palestinian Authority, Israel and the United Nations.

 

The Lancet: Leading doctors and scientists denounce Gaza violence

More than 20 leading doctors and scientists* from the UK and Italy denounce ongoing Israeli military aggression in Gaza in a letter to The Lancet, published today.  

“On the basis of our ethics and practice, we are denouncing what we witness in the aggression of Gaza by Israel,” write the authors. “We ask our colleagues, old and young professionals, to denounce this Israeli aggression.”

Call for aid in Gaza - Reserved to professionals - in Italian

Appello per aiuto di primo soccorso medico a Gaza

Rivolto a professionisti di chirurgie, di anestesia, rianimazione e di primo soccorso


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