The devastating Israeli blockade on the Gaza Strip officially entered its 16th year.
The Israeli land, air, and sea blockade, which began in 2006, has left more than two million Palestinians living in an open-air prison. They are prevented from leaving unless they are granted permission.
The ongoing blockade, which includes severe restrictions not only on the movement of people but of goods, amounts to unlawful collective punishment under international law.
It has created a humanitarian crisis for the nearly two million Palestinians living in the area.
Israeli authorities rejected 36% of patients’ requests to exit Gaza
78% of piped water in Gaza is unfit for human consumption
Rolling power cuts averaged 11 hours per day, as it continues
Fishermen have access to only 50% of the fishing waters
Jobless rate is rising to more than 46.6%
31% of households have difficulties meeting essential education needs
62% of families in Gaza require food assistance
Gaza’s agricultural share is usually near the borderline that is facing daily Israeli violations like spreading harmful chemical materials.
80% of citizens in the Gaza Strip depend on aids
The poverty rate in Gaza is rising to 61.6%
66% of the Palestinians in Gaza are refugees
The Palestinians in Gaza witnessed major Israeli attacks in 2008-2009, 2012, 2014, 2021, 2022, and 2023, which resulted in demolishing thousands of civilians houses
The blockade is the latest chapter in decades of violence and hardship endured by Palestinians.