Palestinian Territory

A former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and former president of Ireland, Mary Robinson, has told the BBC she was taken aback by the "terrible" conditions in Gaza on a recent visit. Robinson said it was "almost unbelievable" that the world did not care about what she called "a shocking violation of so many human rights". Israel tightened a blockade on Gaza after Hamas took control there in 2007. On Nov. 4, Egypt temporarily opened its Gaza border to allow students and people needing medical care to cross. (BBC)

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