Gaza

Another Palestinian demonstrator succumbed to his wounds sustained from Israeli army gunfire during the Great March of Return protests in the Gaza Strip, according to medical sources.

 Palestinians resumed their fiery protests at Gaza's border with Israel on Friday as a U.N. human rights body criticized Israel for the "disproportionate and indiscriminate use of force" that killed at least 59 Palestinians earlier this week. Israel condemned the resolution by the U.N. Human Rights Council as biased.

 The Humanitarian Coordinator, Mr. Jamie McGoldrick, today called for the protection of Palestinians, particularly children and health workers, in the context of demonstrations taking place in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) and for demonstrators to refrain from actions that prevent the functioning of the main entry point for humanitarian goods to the Gaza Strip.

A 15-year-old Palestinian died on Saturday after being shot by Israeli forces during mass border protests in Gaza the day before, the Palestinian health ministry said.

 The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said children in the besieged Gaza Strip are the main victims of Israeli atrocities in the Palestinian sliver, amid an escalation of violence perpetrated by the Tel Aviv regime against some 1.8 million inhabitants of the coastal enclave.

At least three Palestinians were killed and hundreds more injured during clashes between Palestinian demonstrators and Israeli military forces near the border between the besieged Gaza Strip and occupied territories.

Israeli forces detained at least 19 Palestinians in raids across the occupied territory and Israel, which came as Israel prepared to enforce an 11-day closure on the occupied West Bank and besieged Gaza Strip for the Jewish holiday of Sukkot.

Representatives of water institutions operating in the Gaza Strip, international figures and Palestinian activists held a press conference in Gaza city on Saturday about the catastrophic situation of water in the Gaza Strip and asked the international community to resolve the crisis.

Director general of water department at Gaza municipality, Maher Salem, on Wednesday said that the lack of electricity has severely affected the municipality's basic facilities such as water wells and sewage treatment plants.

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights office (OHCHR) expressed “deep concern” over the ever-deteriorating situation in the besieged Gaza Strip, three months after the electricity supply was severely cut by Israel at the behest of the PA.

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