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Medical crisis worsens in Gaza

(watch PressTV video here)

An Israeli blockade has been imposed on Gaza for seven years paralyzing almost all sectors of life; such blockade led the southern Gate of Gaza along the borders of Egypt to be the main path line of the 1.7 million Gazans.

Since the upsurge of unrest in Egypt, Egypt has tightened security measures along the borders, resulting in a dire reduction of medical supplies as well as a reduction in the number of sick people getting outside of Gaza for medical treatment. 

Tunisians, intl. activists commemorate Land Day, organize Gaza Freedom Flotilla

Human rights activists from 5 continents have gathered in Tunis to organize a new Freedom Flotilla which will break the Israeli blockade on the Gaza strip.

Courtesy of PressTV

VIDEO: Poverty rising in Gaza because of Israeli blockade


Power shortage worsens humanitarian situation in Gaza

The power crisis in the Gaza Strip has been growing due to the Israeli blockade that leaves the coastal enclave short of the fuel required to run its generators, Press TVreports.

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Flotillas after breaking Gaza siege not delivering aid


Source: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2012/11/03/270284/flotillas-after-breaking-gaza-siege-not-delivering-aid/ with video.

An analyst says the main objective of flotillas headed for Gaza is to break the siege so that Palestinians can trade with the world and access international waters.

On May 31, 2010, Israeli forces attacked the Gaza-bound humanitarian Freedom Flotilla in international waters in the Mediterranean Sea, killing nine Turkish nationals aboard Turkey’s Mavi Marmara and injuring about 50 other activists who were part of the six-ship convoy.

Press TV has conducted an interview with Hassan Ghani, an independent journalist and documentary maker. Ghani is joined by two other guests: Greta Berlin, a co-founder of the Free Gaza Movement from Paris, and Dror Feiler, Spokesman of the Freedom Flotilla Coalition from Sweden. 

Video: Israelis used “physical violence” against Gaza boat activists

On October 20th Estelle was only 30 nautical miles away from Gaza in international waters, when armed forces attacked the sailing vessel and went on board arresting the entire 30-man crew. Estelle was hauled to the port of Ashdod and the activists were escorted to a detention center in Holon, a coastal suburb of Tel Aviv.

Contrary to several international media that had reported Estelle was boarded by an unarmed Israeli security force, the Greek legation says Estelle was intercepted by a small destroyer escort fleet comprising 5 vessels, 20 zodiac marine inflatables, 2 water canons, military helicopters and more than 300 men of the Israeli special forces.

The activists say the IDF used physical violence upon their arrest, as well as political and ideological intimidation during their detention.

Video: Gaza Strip to build big boat to break Israeli naval blockade ‎


Oct 9, 2012 | Ashraf Shannon, Press TV, Gaza

Preparations are taking place in the Gaza Strip to build a big boat dubbed the Gaza Ark with the aim of breaking the Israeli naval blockade of the tiny coastal sliver.


Besides the suffocating Israeli blockade Israeli naval forces maintain a three nautical mile fishing limit off the coast of Gaza. Fishermen exceeding that limit often get shot at, killed or arrested by Israeli forces.