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The New Arab


Israel's bombing of Gaza has decimated its land, people, and environment. Even if a political solution is found, the environmental degradation caused by Israel is likely to take lifetimes to remedy or cause the slow death of Gaza's biosphere.

05 December, 2023

Displaced Palestinian families who tried to reach their homes in the north since the start of the ceasefire but have faced hostility from Israeli forces.

29 November, 2023

Children made up nearly half of the 57 million people pushed into crisis levels of acute food insecurity or worse across 12 countries because of extreme weather events in 2022.

29 November, 2023

The climate-changed world – with dwindling water supply and inadequate water services – is also changing children, altering their mental and physical health, a new report warns.

28 November, 2023

Over 3,000 cases of acute respiratory infections and 1,200 cases of diarrhoea in children have been reported at Save the Children health facilities in the past month.

25 November, 2023

A group of 28 premature babies from the Gaza Strip have been evacuated from the embattled Al-Shifa Hospital inside the besieged Palestinian enclave and transferred to Egypt to receive much-needed treatment.

Last week, Israeli forces seized Al-Shifa Hospital, the largest medical facility in Gaza, to search for what they said was a Hamas tunnel network and command centre built underneath the complex.

Hamas has denied the allegations.

21 November, 2023

Activists in South Korea have displayed two thousand pairs of shoes in downtown Seoul as they call for a ceasefire in Gaza. The shoes represent Palestinians killed in the ongoing war on the coastal enclave.

Some 30 activists held signs that read "Stop the war, stop the occupation" and "Lift Gaza siege".

 At least 12,000 people have been killed in Israeli attacks on Gaza since October 7.

20 November, 2023

Earlier this week, protestors blocked entrances to the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington DC to force politicians to encounter their candlelight vigil and calls for an end to Israel's war on Gaza and Gaza genocide.

Many wore black shirts reading “Ceasefire Now” and chanted “let Gaza live.” However, Capitol police responded to the demonstration with a forceful crackdown which has drawn a lot of criticism. Organisers said over 90 non-violent people in the protest were injured by Capitol police.

17 November, 2023

The Indonesian Hospital in northern Gaza Strip is now unable to cope after it ran out of blood and resources.

A limited medical team is left in the hospital to tend to the nonstop stream of the injured after the facility, located near the Jabalia refugee camp, has been struck multiple times by Israeli airstrikes.

17 November, 2023

In a decisive vote, the UK House of Commons on Wednesday night rejected a Gaza ceasefire proposal with a significant majority — 293 MPs voted against it, while only 125 voted in favour.

This vote laid bare the deep-seated division within the opposition Labour Party, after 56 of its MPs defied party leader Keir Starmer by supporting the ceasefire motion.

The internal conflict was further accentuated by the resignation of eight members of Starmer's frontbench, who stepped down from their shadow ministerial posts in protest.

16 November, 2023