What is happening in Gaza

John Ging, operations director of Gaza’s UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) – a man I met while there and found his passion, determination and objectivity truly inspiring – told Xinhua in late July that, “the ordinary people are continuing to pay a huge humanitarian price for the political failure to find a solution to this impasse”:

Ging said he and the UNRWA “haven’t been informed yet” about an Israeli decision to pay in compensation for the damage of the UN premise during the war. He said the estimated damage exceeded 10 million U.S. dollars.

Ging called on the international community and the Palestinians “to re-double their efforts to get it (the siege) lifted,” while blaming Israel as “the occupying power controlling the crossing points.”

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