Ali was born in Gaza and for almost ten years has been living under a tight blockade on air, land and sea, entering its tenth year in June 2016. The blockade keeps him and the rest of the 1.8 million people of Gaza isolated and locked into a tiny 365 square kilometres-enclave - the Gaza Strip has one of the highest population densities in the world - tormented by extreme poverty and dilapidated by repeated conflicts
The Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), Pierre Krähenbühl, visited Munich and Berlin on 17, 18 and 19 October for a series of high-level meetings aimed at further strengthening the strategic UNRWA-Germany partnership and increasing awareness of the Agency’s work.
The Commissioner-General held meetings with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Margot Wallström and with the State Secretary to the Minister for International Development Cooperation and Climate, Ulrika Modéer.
Sheikh Ikrima Sabri, head of the higher Islamic commission in the holy city, has appealed to all concerned parties to stand by the Palestinian citizens whose homes were demolished by the Israeli authorities in Qalandiya town, north of Occupied Jerusalem.
The Israeli ministry of education has suspended the principal of al-Issawiya Junior High School in Occupied Jerusalem after the soccer team which he coaches carried a banner mourning the death of martyr Misbah Abu Subaih during a recent match.
The incessant Israeli atrocities in the occupied territories particularly in the Gaza-strip had reached to its boiling-point on 27th of December 2008. That year’s Christmas brought sad news to both Christians and the Muslims living in the region.