Anger, despair reach new heights in West Bank

The mob attack in the West Bank town of Jenin on two Israel Defense Forces soldiers should be considered as a warning sign for the possible outbreak of a new intifada.

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Israel liable for ‘catastrophic’ situation in Gaza amid Israeli siege, UN told | Yemen Press

The UN’s Middle East envoy Nickolay Mladenov has briefed the UN Security Council (UNSC) on the “catastrophic” humanitarian crisis in the blockaded Gaza Strip, blaming the Israeli regime for the deteriorating situation. Bolivian Ambassador Sacha Llorentty Soliz said Mladenov told the council behind closed doors Wednesday that drinking water is short, hospitals have been closed and “doctors stopped doing surgeries” in the coastal enclave. Mladenov, who was briefing the council at the request of Kuwait and Bolivia, further said that Gaza’s 47 percent unemployment rate has surged to 60 percent, three years after Israel’s devastating war on the besieged territory. He told the council that the primary responsibility for “the catastrophic situation in Gaza” rests with Israel, according to the Bolivian envoy. Israel has waged several wars on the Gaza Strip – the last in July 2014 which killed nearly 2,200 Palestinians. The territory of 1.8 million people has been grappling with a humanitarian

Source: Israel liable for ‘catastrophic’ situation in Gaza amid Israeli siege, UN told | Yemen Press