What is going on with Israel and Gaza?

What is going on with Israel and Gaza?

What’s happening now? Tensions are often high between Israel and Palestinians living in East Jerusalem, Gaza and the West Bank. Gaza is ruled by the Palestinian militant group Hamas, which has fought Israel many times. The threatened eviction of some Palestinian families in East Jerusalem has also caused rising anger.

Is Gaza still occupied by Israel?

The territory is still considered to be occupied by Israel by the United Nations, International human rights organisations, and the majority of governments and legal commentators, despite the 2005 Israeli disengagement from Gaza.

Is Gaza occupied under international law?

Although the United Nations still maintains that Gaza is occupied, under both the literal and interpreted applications of the definition of occupation— characterized by what is termed “effective control”—Gaza is not occupied territory pursuant to the standards set forth in international law and doctrine.

Why Gaza is still occupied?

Israel’s occupation of Gaza continues to the present day because (a) Israel continues to exercise “effective control” over this area, (b) the conflict that produced the occupation has not ended, and (c) an occupying state cannot unilaterally (and without international/diplomatic agreement) transform the international …

Is Gaza a poor country?

Extremely high unemployment in Gaza Gaza has one of the highest unemployment rates in the world and more than half of its population lives below the poverty line, the report notes. Most of the people have no access to safe water, regular and reliable electricity supply or even a proper sewage system.

Is Jerusalem in Gaza?

Israel occupied the West Bank and the Gaza Strip in the Six-Day War of 1967 and has since maintained control. In 1980, Israel officially absorbed East Jerusalem and proclaimed the whole of the city to be its capital….Palestinians.

Region Population
West Bank 2,568,555
East Jerusalem 192,800
Gaza Strip 1,657,155


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