Published: Tue, August 07, 2018
Worldwide | By Lisa Hogan

Israel seizes second activist ship attempting to break Gaza siege

Israel seizes second activist ship attempting to break Gaza siege

Gaza Health Ministry spokesperson Ashraf al-Qidra said 25-year-old Yahya Yagi was shot dead by Israeli army, while scores of others were injured by Israeli arm fires and tear gas canisters on the eastern Gaza border. It marked the first time all members of the political bureau got together in Gaza, Hamas has said.

Also in recent months the Gaza strip and its population suffered yet another blow to their livelihood as the United States government chose to pull millions of dollars in aid to the UNRWA, the U.N. agency in charge of providing several sorts of aid to Palestinian refugees in the occupied territories West Bank and Gaza.

United Nations and Egyptian-led efforts are underway to mediate a long-term ceasefire between Israel and Hamas who have fought three wars since 2008.

The 'Freedom, ' a boat headed to the Gaza Strip in a flotilla defying Israel's blockade.

Under worldwide law, said the report, while addressing its military and security needs in areas along the perimeter fence, Israel is obliged to avoid causing disproportionate harm to the lives and livelihoods of the Palestinian population.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday delayed a planned visit to Colombia amid speculation that a truce agreement could be reached within days.

It is the 19th consecutive anti-Israel Friday protests since March 30, the first day of the ongoing Palestinian "Great March of Return" rally against Israel's 11-year crippling blockade and the US embassy move to the disputed holy city of Jerusalem.

Some 8,000 violent rioters gathered in five locations on Friday to attack the border.

The deal would purportedly include the improvement of living conditions inside Gaza, in addition to a sea port and an airport in Egypt.

Abdul-Latif Qanou, Hamas spokesman in Gaza, said in a statement that the marches have become very close to achieving its goals.

Critics say it amounts to collective punishment of the coastal territory's two million residents.

There has been violence between the Israeli army and Palestinian protesters in the Gaza Strip since late March in which at least 156 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli army fire.

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