Petition to Lift the Gaza Blockade Approaches 700,000 Signatures

The Israeli blockade against Gaza has hindered the reconstruction process. (Photo: File)

A petition urging world leaders to ‘Lift the Gaza blockade’ is close to reaching 700,000 signatures, as organizers mark two years since ‘Operation Protective Edge’.

The petition, hosted on the Avaaz site, was first launched in August 2015, and is backed by international aid and development agencies, including Oxfam, Save the Children, and World Vision.

An update posted on the site dated July 5, states: “It’s time to increase our momentum – in the fall, world leaders are meeting to discuss next steps on Gaza. This is our chance to call on them to take action to ensure Gaza is completely rebuilt, and that the people of Gaza are treated with dignity.”

Two years after the conflict, the blockade on Gaza continues with only 30% of aid pledges having been delivered, 90% of the homes that were completely destroyed have not been fully rebuilt, and over 75,000 people are still homeless.

The Association of International Development Agencies (AIDA) has also released a new #OpenGaza video intended to draw fresh attention to the devastating impact of the blockade.


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  1. If Hamas weren’t diverting the cement etc sent into Gaza from Israel to build terror attack tunnels, the homes could be rebuilt.

    • If the sionist occupation never had existed Hamas wouldn’t exist either… Read some recent history, please.

    • You are kidding right?! How do you think the zionists make their money? Destroy infrastructure, foreign funds will be donated to rebuild, the zionists STEAL the majority of the donation. Without their destruction, they would not be able to survive
      You need to educate yourself. You sound like a moron

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