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Conflict in Israel.
Transcript of Conflict in Israel.
After World War II and the Holocaust in which six million Jewish people were killed, more Jewish people wanted their own country.
They were given a large part of Palestine, which they considered their traditional home but the Arabs who already lived there felt that was unfair and didn't accept the new country.
In 1948 the Israelis and Palestinians went to war. When it ended, Gaza was controlled by Egypt and another area the west bank by Jordan. It was now called Israel and still there were lots of Palestinians living there.
Life for the many of the 1.5 million Palestinians who live in the Gaza Strip is difficult. Large numbers of people are unemployed because businesses can get very few of their products out of Gaza to sell, and people don't have much money to buy things
More than 4.6 million Palestinians are refugees and their descendants, many living in camps in the West Bank, Gaza Strip, Syria, Jordan and Lebanon. They get help from the
In seven weeks of fighting in Gaza, more than 2,200 people were killed and hundreds of thousands were forced out from their homes.
The ceasefire agreed on Tuesday 26 August has given our partners much-needed space to deliver food, water and healthcare to those who need it most, and to start planning for long-term recovery.
Because of the fighting going on, it was extremely difficult to deliver life-saving supplies, Mary Lucas; our Representative for the Middle East says “The volunteers and local aid workers we are supporting had to take great risks to make sure that the aid got through. We pray that peace will last.”
By Caitlin Flynn, Oviya Christeen, Nicola Rdzak and Maria Al-Said
CAFOD’s mission is to work with poor and disadvantaged communities to overcome poverty and bring about sustainable development and well-being. What they want to do is protect lives, reduce the amount of suffering around the world and reduce the risks to vulnerable people as a result of conflict and natural disasters. They would also like to raise awareness and understanding of the causes of poverty and injustice and end poverty and injustice altogether.
But in 1967, after another war, Israel occupies the Palestinian areas and Israeli troops stayed there for years.
Israel left Gaza in 2005 but soon after, a group called Hamas won elections and took control. Hamas is known to be a terrorist group.
The group wants Palestinians to have Israel back. It wants to use violence to make sure the Palestinians do.
Ever since, Israel has held Gaza under a blockade, this means it controls its borders and limits including the fact of who can get in and out.
So far the CAFOD community donated £265,000 to Gaza crisis appeal.
During the fighting, our partner Caritas Jerusalem provided 3,000 people in two Greek Orthodox schools with food, powdered milk and hygiene kits.
Caritas also supported disabled and older people with food parcels through the Catholic parish in Gaza, and worked in six schools to provide hygiene kits, food baskets and blankets.
Caritas continued to run its health centre and mobile clinics, providing urgently needed medical care to people who were injured.
What are CAFOD doing?
The Israeli's and Palestinians