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The Egyptian army has destroyed over 350 tunnels between Gaza and Egypt since the coup in early July, and have dramatically restricted movement across the border. Given Israel controls Gaza by air, sea and land, Palestinians relied on the border with Egypt and the dangerous tunnels to provide a lifeline.
As a result, there has been a sharp drop in the amount of goods entering Gaza – including fuel, building materials and basic food products.
Boy collecting rubble, Gaza

Prices are rocketing making essentials unaffordable for a population impoverished by the restrictions. Stocks of essential medicines have run out. The Water authority in Gaza has warned an environmental disaster is looming, due to the lack of fuel needed to operate its services.

Meanwhile, Israeli incursions, in violation of their agreements, continue.
The situation is desperate and urgent. Please ask your MP to insist the Foreign Secretary acts.
Thames Sponsored Walk
Thames Walk
photo credit: Laura Nolte
Enjoy a fantastic walk with friends and other PSC supporters, whilst raising much-needed funds!
We rely on funding from our members and supporters to carry out our work, and all money will be used towards PSC’s campaigning activities.
Join us on the walk! If you want to take part, but haven’t yet applied it is not too late. Please fill in the form on our website and make a contribution of £20 or more.
If you can’t take part yourself, please sponsor one of our walkers. You can find details of them all here>
Ayman Abuawwad is from Gaza, Palestine. Ayman says “I’m really excited to be taking part in this walk and want to raise as much money as possible to help fund the essential work of PSC.”
Read more about why Ayman is taking part and support Ayman here>
New BBC online Middle East editor asks journalists to favour Israeli narrative
PSC has uncovered internal emails revealing that BBC News online’s new Middle East editor, Raffi Berg, wrote to BBC journalists asking them to downplay Israel’s siege of Gaza. He also requested that journalists take emphasis away from Israel as the aggressor during last November’s assault on Gaza, and instead stress that Israel was responding to rocket attacks.
The position of Middle East editor (online) is one that requires absolute impartiality. These internal emails clearly demonstrate Berg’s lack of impartiality on the subject of Palestine and Israel.
Tell the BBC that Berg should not be its online Middle East editor if his impartiality cannot be guaranteed. Please ask for a reply.

BBC allows ‘historian-Zionist’ to make the

‘moral case for Israel’

On September 1st, BBC Two screened the first of a five-part series called The Story of the Jews’, presented by Simon Schama. In a Radio Times interview this month, Schama describes himself as a ‘historian-Zionist’ and says he will make ‘the moral case for Israel’ in the final episode of the series.
Here we have the BBC giving a platform to a Zionist to make a ‘moral case for Israel’, unopposed, unchallenged and unanalysed.

Palestine Solidarity Campaign and five other leading organisations have written to Janice Hadlow, controller of BBC Two and BBC Four, to question the BBC’s impartiality over this broadcast. The letter also asks why the BBC pulled Jerusalem: An Archaeological Mystery Story from its schedule, but is happy to broadcast Schama’s pro-Israel programme.

Read the open letter to Janice Hadlow>

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Clashes at Al Aqsa | Ma’an News
Clashes broke out at Al Aqsa after Israeli extremists entered the Al-Aqsa mosque compound. Meanwhile, Israel arrested Sheikh Raed Salah, and then released him on bail and conditions which would keep him 30km away from Jerusalem for six months

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