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Nuriya Oswald

Gaza Reconstruction Mechanism: Profiting Israel, Entrenching the Blockade

[Gaza after bombing by Israeli Defence Forces, 2014. Image by Muhammad Sabah and B'Tselem.]

Israel’s eight-year, ongoing closure of the Gaza Strip maintains a protracted humanitarian crisis and prevents access to fundamental rights and freedoms of the population of almost two million Palestinians. The International Committee of the Red Cross and the UN Commission of Inquiry on the 2014 Gaza Conflict, have condemned the siege as unlawful collective punishment while the European Union has long considered it an illegal closure. After Israel’s July-August 2014 ...

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