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TelAviv VS Gaza, 

Gaza is suffering a massive water shortage, largely because Israel controls flow. 90% of Gaza’s water is contaminated and unfit for human consumption for over 1.8 million people thanks to Israeli occupation. Meanwhile, just an hour drive north in Tel Aviv “hundreds of Israelis frolicked in Tel Aviv’s annual water fight” while Gazans die/suffer of thirst.

UN spokesman Chris Guinness breaks down talking about Israel’s genocide of Palestinians

Mr Gunness, a former BBC reporter now working for the UN’s Relief and Works Agency, had spent the day examining evidence and describing yet another attack on one of its sites.

Israeli tank shells had slammed into a school sheltering some 3,300 homeless Gazans, killing 16 refugees - including children - and staff, provoking world wide horror.

Mr Gunness condemned the attack, ending: “The rights of Palestinians - even their children - are wholesale denied. And it’s appalling.”

For a moment, he keeps his cool. He blinks hard and looks relieved the interview has ended.

He squeezes out a brief thank you to his interviewer, saying “My pleasure” in a shaky voice.

Then it is all too much. He presses his hand to his eyes and breaks into sobs.

A colleague rushes to comfort him as the camera is pushed away, while the sound of wailing anguish grows.

(via The Telegraph)

IRONY: Hamas rockets aimed at Israel strike UN warehouse for aid to Gaza

Hamas efforts to indiscriminately kill Jews severely backfired today.  The UNRWA organizes aid efforts into Gaza and constantly denounces Israel’s right to defend herself against Hamas.  Ironically, Hamas’s rockets today didn’t hit their intended targets and instead landed on the UN warehouses.  Strangely, the UN continues to blindly support Hamas and keeps calling for Israel to cease fire instead of the recognized terror group Hamas. 

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Video message from Gaza: We are still under the rubble!!

UNRWA, the UN agency for Palestine refugees, tweeted this shocking fact:

This is a point powerfully made in this video posted by the Popular Committee Against the Siege.

It features Shaima Ziara (Twitter @ShaimaZiara), a student at the Islamic University of Gaza, which was itself bombed during Israel’s assault last summer.

“People had high hopes” that after the end of Israel’s 51-day assault, which killed more than 2,200 people, “things will become easier,” Ziara says.

But with Israel’s siege tighter than ever, she adds, “we’re here to remind you that Gaza is still suffering from a catatrophe that is way more severe and grave than 51 days of war.”

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Help me fund-raise for Gaza

I have never run a race before, but I cannot think of a cause more worthy to run and to donate for. Please help me reach my modest goal of $250 over the next two weeks. All donations will go to help children in Gaza through UNRWA.

“When thinking of how to support the people of Gaza, we often find ourselves helpless. As a Palestinian, it is especially difficult to find ways to help my people while I am abroad, aside from raising awareness and telling people about what’s going on. However, organizations like UNRWA make it possible for people from all around the world to support the children of Gaza in whatever ways possible. This small gesture is one small thing that I can do for Gaza, and your donations are a small thing you can do to help.”

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As another UNRWA school serving as a shelter for Palestinians in Gaza was hit by shells on Wednesday, killing children, senior UN officials strongly condemned the attacks and warned against the targeting of civilians.

“Nothing is more shameful than attacking sleeping children,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said. “UN shelters should be safe zones, not combat zones.”

More updates are here.

In this 1971 photo from the U.N. Relief and Works Agency, UNRWA, archive, Palestinian refugees pose for picture in the New Amman refugee camp in Eastern Jordan. The photo is part of UNRWA’s vast photo archive being digitized in Gaza and Denmark to preserve a record of one of the world’s most entrenched refugee problems, created in what the Palestinians call the “Nakba,” or “catastrophe”– their uprooting in the war over Israel’s 1948 creation. (AP Photo/G.Nehmeh, UNRWA Photo Archives)

The Palestinian refugee crisis in Syria, in a single photo

A top United Nations official who recently visited a Syrian refugee camp returned “deeply disturbed and shaken” by what he saw: displaced Palestinians in desperate need of aid.

“I am deeply disturbed and shaken by what I observed today,” Filippo Grandi, commissioner-general for the U.N. Relief and Works Agency, said in a statement after returning from the Yarmouk Camp south of Damascus. “The Palestine refugees with whom I spoke were traumatized by what they have lived through, and many were in evident need of immediate support, particularly food and medical treatment.”

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(Photograph by UNRWA/handout/AP Photo)