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Gaza Strip Economy 2015, CIA World Factbook

| September 9, 2015

Economy - overview: Israeli security controls imposed since the end of the second intifada have degraded economic conditions in the Gaza Strip, the smaller of the two areas comprising the Palestinian territories. Israeli-imposed border closures, which became more restrictive after HAMAS seized control of the territory in June 2007, have resulted in high unemployment, elevated poverty rates, and a sharp contraction of the private sector that had relied primarily on export markets. Gazans increasingly turned to tunnels that ran under the Egyptian border to bring in fuel, construction materials, and consumer goods.

Gaza Strip Could Be Unlivable By 2020: Israel Blockade And …

| September 2, 2015

After years of war and crippling economic blockades from Israel, the Gaza Strip could be uninhabitable for current residents as soon as 2020, according to an annual United Nations report released Tuesday. The 139-square-milestrip of land tucked between Israel, Egypt and the Mediterranean Sea is home to 1.8 million Palestinians, many of whom could be displaced if conditions remain severe.

Gaza Strip could be ‘uninhabitable’ by 2020: UN – The …

| September 2, 2015

GENEVA: The Gaza Strip, ravaged by wars and nearly a decade of a gruelling Israeli blockade, could become uninhabitable for residents within just five years, the United Nations development agency said today. "The social, health and security-related ramifications of the high population density and overcrowding are among the factors that may render Gaza unliveable by 2020," the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) wrote in its annual report. Gaza, a tiny enclave of just 362 square kilometres (about 225 square miles) squeezed between Israel, Egypt and the Mediterranean Sea that is home to some 1.8 million Palestinians, counts one of the highest population densities in the world

Gaza Strip could be uninhabitable by 2020, United Nations …

| September 2, 2015

The UN says socio-economic conditions in Gaza are currently at their worst since 1967.

Life on the Gaza strip with NGO Save the Children on one …

| August 28, 2015

Human face ... A woman and her child walk in front of rabbles in the neighbourhood of Beit Hanoun. Picture: Ella Pellegrini Source: Supplied The Israeli Defence Force has deployed its Iron Dome missile batteries to its southern border with Gaza with threats from Islamic militants on the one-year anniversary of the conflict on the Palestinian strip

Some 13,000 UN employees in Gaza Strip strike to protest …

| August 28, 2015

Published August 24, 2015 Palestinian United Nations workers hold up a banner as they demonstrate against measures the organization has taken to overcome an acute financial crisis, in Gaza City, Monday, Aug. 24, 2015. The protest today outside the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) Gaza headquarter was the largest in a series of demonstrations in recent weeks, called up by the agencys Local Staff Union

The Gaza Strips Beautiful New Resort :: Travel :: News …

| August 12, 2015

For decades, weve seen the Gaza Strip as unstable, effectively a war zone, and the U.S. Department of State has warned U.S.

Explosion in Gaza Strip kills four, wounds 30; cause …

| August 8, 2015

A relative of Palestinians, who were killed an explosion, mourns at a hospital in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip August 6, 2015. Reuters/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa A Palestinian reacts as he speaks on the phone at a hospital following an explosion in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip August 6, 2015.

“A fourth operation in the Gaza Strip is inevitable …

| July 24, 2015

A fourth operation in the Gaza Strip is inevitable, just as a third Lebanon war is inevitable,declaredIsraeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman in February. His ominous comments came just days after an anti-tank missile fired by the Lebanon-based guerrilla group Hezbollah killed two soldiers in an Israeli army convoy. It, in turn, was aresponseto an Israeli air strike that resulted in the assassination of several high-ranking Hezbollah figures.

The Dialog Gaza Strip

| July 18, 2015

Catholic News Service GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip One year after a war with Israel that turned daily life here into a nightmare, a Catholic priest in Gaza said the situation in this besieged Palestinian territory has deteriorated even further. Compared with a year ago, were worse off. Although a truce stopped the war, the blockade of Gaza by Israel has grown more intense.

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