World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search


Private Sector in Gaza loses 100 Million Dollars amid siege

Private Sector in Gaza loses 100 Million Dollars amid siege


MP Jamal Khudari, head of the popular committee against the siege, said the losses caused by the disruption of  projects in Gaza due to the Israeli siege have reached one hundred million dollars.

Khudari stressed in a press statement on Saturday that Israeli promises to allow entry of some quantities of construction materials - if fulfilled - would cover only 25% of projects, which means the continued disruption of a large part of the projects. 

He said that this decision does not mean ending or easing the blockade, as Israel is still besieging Gaza, and added that ending the siege requires opening all the crossings and allowing the import and export of all goods without exception. 

The MP said that the number of projects that have been postponed is increasing in light of the tightening of the siege and the continued closure of the crossings. 

Many supporting institutions have stopped launching projects due to lack of construction materials and raw materials, he said. 

Khudari also warned that the continued postponement of these projects means an increase in the rates of unemployment and poverty in the Strip, which has been under siege for the seventh year unabated. 
He appealed to the international community to exert pressure on Israel, and take serious measures in order to lift the Gaza blockade.


© Scoop Media

World Headlines


UNESCO: Hails Return Of Looted Ancient Gilgamesh Tablet To Iraq

The Gilgamesh Dream Tablet - one of the oldest surviving literary works in history - is to be returned to Iraq by the United States later this week, the UN agency for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO), said on Monday...

UN Report: Most Agricultural Funding Distorts Prices, Harms Environment

Around 87% of the $540 billion in total annual government support given worldwide to agricultural producers includes measures that are price distorting and that can be harmful to nature and health... More>>

UN: Support Afghans In Their Most Perilous Hour, Urges Guterres
The international community should urgently offer a “lifeline” to millions of vulnerable Afghans “who face perhaps their most perilous hour”, the UN Secretary-General said on Monday...More>>

Focus On: UN SDGs

UN: More Than 130 Countries Expected To Announce National Commitments At UN Food Systems Summit
The Heads of State and Government from more than 90 countries are expected to announce their commitments to transform food systems to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals at the historic UN Food Systems Summit next week... More>>

UN: Only 2% Of Covid-19 Vaccines Have Been Administered In Africa

More than 5.7 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered globally, but only 2% of them in Africa, said World Health Organization (WHO) chief, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Tuesday... More>>

UN: Climate Action Essential To Cool ‘Season Of Fire And Floods’ Worldwide

With extreme weather events increasingly impacting countries across the world, the deputy UN chief on Monday underlined the importance of limiting temperature rise to the internationally agreed goal of 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels... More>>