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On first visit to Gaza, UN official calls for end to Israeli blockade

17 April 2014 – On his first official visit to the Gaza Strip, the new head of the United Nations agency assisting Palestinian refugees across the Middle East underscored the need to lift the seven-year Israeli blockade and end the “illegal collective punishment” unleashed on the population there.


UN expert calls for assessing legal status of prolonged Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands

21 March 2014 – An independent United Nations human rights expert today called for an assessment by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) of the legal status of Israel’s prolonged occupation of Palestinian Territory.


Middle East: ‘status quo not sustainable’ UN political chief warns Security Council

18 March 2014 – Against the backdrop of last week’s ‘dangerous escalation’ in Gaza and Israel, the top United Nations political official told the Security Council today that this latest upsurge serves as yet another reminder that the international community must work together to resolve the Arab-Israeli conflict and restore prospects for a durable peace throughout the Middle East.


Ban strongly deplores latest rocket attacks on Israel from Gaza

12 March 2014 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon strongly condemned today’s multiple rocket attacks from Gaza against Israel, for which Islamic Jihad has claimed responsibility.