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Debate: Terror against Israel: how could this happen?


The Irish Times points to the desperate situation of the Palestinian population:

“The statistics are as shocking as they are familiar – just under 50 per cent of the total Palestinian population are in need of humanitarian assistance. In Gaza, which has been subjected to a blockade since 2007, that figure increases to 80 per cent. Unemployment is rife and there is no freedom of movement. Israel prohibits Palestinians from leaving or entering Gaza except in extremely rare cases. In July of this year, Francesca Albanese, the UN special rapporteur on human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, likened the situation to an ‘open-air prison’.”

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