Gazans’-Life-Deteriorating-under-Israeli-Siege: UNThe Israeli blockade is increasingly making it impossible for the UN staff members to move around Gaza to carry out their duties, Bo Schack, the director of Operations for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), told a news briefing in Gaza City.

Calling for practical measure to sooth the suffering of Palestinian families in the region, he said Israeli actions are hindering peace and stability in the Gaza Strip and are only aggravating the situation in the enclave.

Israeli regime imposed a comprehensive blockade on the Palestinian Gaza Strip after Hamas resistance movement won general elections in 2007. The blockade prevents passage of any humanitarian cargo into the region.

Tel Aviv has also launched several wars on the Palestinian enclave, the last of which began in early July 2014. The 51-day military aggression, which ended on August 26, 2014, killed nearly 2,200 Palestinians, including 577 children. Over 11,100 others — including 3,374 children, 2,088 women and 410 elderly people — were also wounded in the war