- “Displacing Palestinians again would not only ‘echo past traumas,’ but also it ‘might amount to ethnic cleansing and war crimes.'” Read the full NBCNews article, here.
- This amount of fuel and cooking gas and ~200 truckloads of aid per day is not nearly enough to mitigate the scale of the catastrophe. Civilians in Gaza need the killing to stop and full, unobstructed humanitarian access via both Israel and Egypt.
- “One of the key issues at hand is the stipulation that aid can enter via Rafah […] Aid organizations have begged the intl community to push Israel to reopen the Kerem Shalom crossing on the Israel-Gaza border to enable a larger flow of aid into Gaza.”
Read the full Haaretz article, Too Little, Too Slow: Experts Warn That Israel-Hamas Pause Is ‘Humanitarian Band-Aid’ for Gaza, click here.
- Israel bears obligations, stemming both from its role as a side to hostilities to, at the very least, facilitate passage of aid, and as the occupying power, to supply it. More reasons why aid must be allowed to enter Gaza via Kerem Shalom.
Read the full update here.
- There are reports that Israel would allow more aid to enter Gaza via Rafah but the intl community ‘isn’t sending more.’ These are some of the reasons:
1. None of the aid agencies operating in Gaza were delivering aid from Egypt pre-October 7. The adjustment is hindering supply.2. Infrastructure & facilities at Kerem Shalom are more extensive than those at Nitzana & Rafah, allowing more truckloads of goods to be screened and processed in a shorter amount of time. Unclear if capacity at Rafah, Salah a-Din & Nitzana can meet Gaza’s immediate needs.
3. Conditions in the northern Sinai aren’t conducive to massive intl aid operations. Transport via Sinai is slower and less secure than transport via Israel. Shipping large quantities of aid via Egypt would incur additional costs. Read the full update here.
- We welcome the impending release of hostages and reiterate our call for the release of all those being held.
For more context on the agreement, click here.
- “Relief organisations find it very difficult to operate in Egypt, which is why they have usually done so in Israel, where the distances are shorter and procedures used to be more efficient,”
Read the full The Economist article, The battle of northern Gaza is almost over, here.
- Israel allowed fuel into Gaza yesterday after banning it for over a month. IT IS STILL NOT ENOUGH FUEL. UNRWA reports that the amount of fuel allowed by Israel will not cover the Strip’s daily fuel needs.“This is far from enough to cover the needs for desalination plants, sewage pumps, hospitals, water pumps in shelters, aid trucks, ambulances, bakeries and communications networks to work without interruption,” said Philippe Lazzarini, Commissioner General of UNRWA.Like the small amount of aid trickling in, the fuel entering the Strip is nowhere near enough to begin mediating the humanitarian crisis Israel has created by cutting electricity and water supply, limiting aid, banning the entry of fuel for over 40 days and its unrelenting and extensive bombardments and attacks on the ground.
An immediate ceasefire is the only way to prevent further atrocities and loss of life, return the hostages, and facilitate full humanitarian access.
Up to 60,000 liters of fuel per day to the south of Gaza only is nowhere near enough to meet the needs of the civilian population.
- Gaza needs fuel now. Fuel is necessary for the survival of Palestinian civilians in Gaza who are under ongoing bombardment and military attack by Israel. Read the full update here.
Click here for the full visual update.
- It’s been 1 month of a complete blackout in Gaza following Israel’s decision to cut power supply and entry of fuel via both Israel and Egypt. Many hospitals and other critical civilian infrastructure have shut down entirely. This is cruel and unconscionable collective punishment. Enough.
According to Palestinian telecommunications company Pal Tel, all communication services in Gaza will come to a halt by Thursday due to the lack of fuel.
Deliberate obstruction of life-saving humanitarian aid is a war crime, as is collective punishment.
- “These decisions should not be made by Israel; it is not Israel that should decide how aid is distributed, but the humanitarian actors”
Read the full EL PAÍS artice Only a trickle of humanitarian aid entering Gaza: ‘It’s a drop in the bucket’, here.
- An immediate ceasefire is the only way to prevent further atrocities and loss of life, return the hostages, and facilitate full humanitarian access.
Click here to read Gisha’s positions.
- “They tied our arms, blindfolded us, and put us on buses, they were gathering 200 to 300 of us between metal fences, beating and investigating us day and night.” More troubling testimonies from Gaza workers unlawfully detained and held by Israel for weeks.”Gisha […] one of the groups behind the petition, said […] that it had ‘reason to believe that the holding conditions in these facilities were extremely dire & that detainees were subjected to extensive physical violence & psychological abuse.'”
Read the full CNN article Gaza workers expelled from Israel accuse Israeli authorities of abuse, including beatings, here.
- With each day that Israel continues to bomb Gaza and limit humanitarian aid in amount and area of delivery, the more urgent the need for a ceasefire is.
the humanitarian aid that entered Gaza since October 7th is equivelant to 5.2% of good monthly average that enters Gaza.
- Israel’s bombardment of Gaza could be potent recruitment tool for Hamas, experts warn
Read the full NBC News article, here
- “In Israel, Tania Hary, the executive director of the nonprofit organization Gisha, which aims to protect Palestinians’ freedom of movement, says Gaza is like ‘any place in the world’ in that ‘when you have such a situation of injustice, poverty and trauma, it’s a recipe for instability.’The bombardment and the humanitarian crisis in Gaza are so horrific that ‘there is no post-trauma,’ Hary said. ‘It’s just a continuous kind of trauma that people are living under.'”To read the full AOL aticle Israel says it wants to destroy Hamas, but its Gaza assault could radicalize a new generation, here
- On the night between November 5 – 6 telecommunication services in Gaza were cut for the third time since October 7. Israel is abusing its control over Gaza’s critical civilian infrastructure, including telecommunications. Connectivity must be maintained so that humanitarian actors andambulances can function, people can contact their families and journalists/rights defenders can document what’s happening.
- #CeasefireNow – sign the petition now along with hundreds of organizations from more than 80 countries to prevent a humanitarian catastrophe and further loss of innocent lives.
- Israeli cabinet decision to return Gaza workers to the Strip.
Click here for the full Press Release and for more information on Gisha and Hamoked’s urgent petition regarding unlawfully detained workers.
- Israel sends thousands of cross-border Palestinian workers back to Gaza
Read the full Aljazeera article , here
- Palestinians in Israel returned to Gaza after work permits revoked
Read the full The Times UK article, here
- Gaza Aid Groups Struggle to Estimate Extent of Destruction. They Say It’s Never Been Worse
Read the full Haaretz article, here
- Israel deports thousands of Palestinian workers back to Gaza’s war zone
Read the full AP article, here
Click here for the October update