The blockade placed by Israel over Gaza has led to humanitarian crisis in the area. Gaza experiences economic and food challenges with much of the population relying on food donations from humanitarian agencies (Brück et al., 2019). The areaalso lacks well-equipped health facilities and mostly relies on mobile health clinics (BBC, 2015). Internal divisions stemming from ideological differences between Hamas and Fatah have significantly contributed to this crisis. Therefore, this dissertation will examine the impact of Palestinian internal division on the humanitarian situation in Gaza from 2007 to 2020.
The following are the research questions that the study aims to answer: How has the Gaza humanitarian situation changed between 2007 and 2020?
What are the specific humanitarian challenges experienced by the inhabitants of Gaza?
How has the Palestinian internal division contributed to the humanitarian situation in Gaza?