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The international community upholds deprivation by supporting Israel and the PA

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10.01.2019

What happens when the UN is unequivocally supporting the claims of the Palestinian Authority leadership to the detriment of the Palestinian people? There is nothing unusual about the international community’s stance; it did, after all, legitimise a colonial presence in Palestine in the first place, while Palestinians’ rights have never amounted to anything other than a perfunctory afterthought. This does, however, open up yet another cycle of humanitarian deprivation in Gaza that needs to be scrutinised.

The PA is planning additional punitive measures to force Hamas to relinquish its rule over Gaza by cutting funding for all basic essentials, including education and water. Israel has already ensured that basic necessities in Gaza are transformed into temporary luxuries; the illegal blockade has transformed the enclave into a vile socio-political experiment and brought Palestinians in line with the world’s humanitarian........

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