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Israeli blockade of Gaza turned it into humanitarian case of suffering: UN
September 14, 2018

UN Conference on Trade and Development says eleven year Israeli blockade of Gaza Strip has turned it into a humanitarian case of profound suffering and aid dependency.

In a report the UN agency said unemployment in the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territory surged to over twenty-seven percent in 2017 which is world’s highest.

The report said productive capacity of Gaza has been eviscerated by three major military operations and a crippling air, sea and land blockade.

The UN agency also warned of poor growth prospects due to lessening donor support, a freeze in the reconstruction of Gaza, and unsustainable, credit-financed public and private consumption.