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​Hamas, UN envoy discuss humanitarian crisis in Gaza

July 25, 2018 at 12:23 pm

Palestinians, in particular the elderly, sick and disabled, come together to call for international efforts to save Gaza from the humanitarian crisis [Mohammed Asad/Middle East Monitor]

Head of Hamas Political Bureau Ismail Haniyeh yesterday discussed the humanitarian situation in Gaza with UN Special Coordinator for Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov, the movement said in a statement.

During the meeting, they discussed the deteriorating economic and security situation in the Gaza Strip in light of the 12-year-old Israeli siege.

They also discussed the “Jewish nation-state” bill, the continuous Israeli settler raids of Al-Aqsa Mosque and the repercussions which result from them, as well as a number of other issues.

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Haniyeh urged the United Nations to immediately intervene to put an end to such “dangerous Israeli violations”.

Both sides reviewed the crisis that hit UNRWA following the severe shortage of funds and its repercussions on the humanitarian and political conditions of the Palestinian refugees.

They also discussed the latest Israeli aggression on Gaza, as well as the efforts exerted to prevent an escalation in the coastal enclave.

Hanyiah further briefed Mladenov about the demolition of Khan Al-Ahmar, the Israeli raid of the Dheisheh refugee camp in the occupied West Bank and the ongoing detention campaigns launched by the Israeli occupation against the Palestinian people, the last of which is the detention of the female writer Lama Khater.