According to YNet News, aid agencies struggling to shelter thousands of Gazans made homeless by war have resorted to building makeshift temporary homes out of metal due to Israeli restrictions on imports into the coastal territory.
As of February, around 150,000 families were still homeless after last year’s war between Israel and Hamas.
IDF bombardment destroyed thousands of apartment buildings and homes during the conflict.
“During the 50-day conflict, 9,800 homes were totally destroyed and another 8,000 left uninhabitable, according to data from the Housing Ministry in Gaza,” states arabnews.com.
Israel limits the flow of concrete, cement, iron bars and other materials into Gaza. They are considered “dual use” items that could have a military purpose if they were seized by Hamas to rebuild tunnels used to launch attacks.
A UAE association provided 50 mobile homes last year to residents of the southern town of Khan Younis.
According to the BBC, US Secretary of State John Kerry met the chief Palestinian negotiator in London over moves to set a timetable for an end to the Israeli occupation.
The European parliament settled on a compromise resolution recognizing Palestinian statehood and the two-state solution in principle as long as peace talks progress on Wednesday.
Rivaling the Europeans, Kerry was expected to urge the Palestinians not to push for a UN Security Council vote on a draft resolution calling for Israel to leave the occupied territories by November 2016.
A separate draft would set a two-year deadline for a final peace treaty.
Israel looked for reassurance from the US that it would veto both resolutions.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he saw no reason why Washington would not “stand by its position for the past 47 years that a solution to the conflict will be achieved through negotiations”.
Secular Talk video.
Malala Yousafzai is the youngest person to ever win the Nobel Prize. She also just won money for her human rights advocacy, and she’s giving it all away to help children in Gaza rebuild their schools.
Wikipedia states: “On the afternoon of 9 October 2012, Yousafzai boarded her school bus in the northwest Pakistani district of Swat. A gunman asked for her by name, then pointed a pistol at her and fired three shots. One bullet hit the left side of Yousafzai’s forehead, travelled under her skin through the length of her face, and then went into her shoulder.
“In the days immediately following the attack, she remained unconscious and in critical condition, but later her condition improved enough for her to be sent to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, England, for intensive rehabilitation.”
Anyone who has been following her story knows that this sort of display of compassion is no surprise.
Just a couple of months ago, the Israel-Hamas war was raging on. They have since declared a truce and disappeared from the headlines.
Now, British Members of Parliament (MPs) are on the verge of backing a historic parliamentary vote that would call on the British government to unilaterally recognize the state of Palestine. Politicians on both sides of the deeply divisive issue believe that the motion will be passed.
The resolution, due to be debated on Monday, also has the support of most Liberal Democrat MPs and a number of Tory backbenchers who have so far been given a free vote on the issue. Government ministers are expected to abstain.
Let’s take a look at a Hannity Segment from July with Russell Brand.
One of the most interesting things about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in Gaza is that it seems like when the Israelis stop…the war is over.
In a speech to the U.N., Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu refuted claims that his military had committed war crimes during the 50-day war in the Gaza Strip this summer, citing the lengths to which the Israeli Defense Force went to warn civilians to evacuate targeted areas.”
The fighting ended with an Egyptian-brokered cease-fire on Aug. 26.
The U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs reports that 2,104 Palestinians were killed in Gaza, including 1,462 civilians, among them 495 children and 253 women. Those U.N. numbers would mean that 69 percent of the total killed were civilians.
The Israeli death toll is at 72 (66 Israeli soldiers and 6 civilians), according to the BBC.