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Source: Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
8 June 2004


OFFICE FOR THE COORDINATION OF HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS

P.O. Box 38712 East Jerusalem
Phone: (972) 2 – 5829962 / 5825853, Fax: (972) 2 – 5825841
ochaopt@un.org, www.ochaopt.org

OCHA Weekly Briefing Notes
Update for oPt (02 - 08 June 2004)

INSIDEINSIDE: Casualties -- Incidents involving ambulances -- Curfew -- House demolition/Demolition orders/People displaced -- Land levelling/confiscation -- Checkpoints/roadblocks/Barrier/restrictions on movement -- Education -- Labour movement to Israel -- Other -- Appendix


1. Casualties

Palestinians: 5 deaths, 24 injured
Israelis:
0 death, 1 injured

Sources: OCHA FCU, PRCS, IDF website, Israeli MoFA

2. Incidents involving ambulances and medical teams

Denial of access: 1 incident
Delay (1 - 4.5 hours): 7 incidents (a woman in labour was forced to cross the checkpoint on foot)

Sources: OCHA FCU, PRCS,


3. Curfews
Curfews were reported in the following locations:




4. House demolitions/Demolition Orders/People Displaced


Sources: OCHA FCU, Al Mezan Centre for Human Rights, PCHR

5. Land levelling/confiscation1

West Bank:
Gaza:
Sources: OCHA FCU
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6. Closure2/Restrictions on movement

Tulkarm/Qalqiliya governorates: Nablus/Jenin/Tubas governorates: Ramallah/al-Bireh/Beituniya governorates: Jerusalem/Jericho governorates: Bethlehem/Hebron governorates:
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Gaza

The enclosed areas in Gaza:
As-Seafa: Movement remains restricted by the IDF with the entry-exit gate opening twice daily for As-Seafa ID holders from 06:30 to 08:30 and 14.00 to 16.30. Motor vehicles are not allowed to enter since November 2000, with the exception of international agencies that have undertaken prior coordination with the IDF. Since 17 April 2004, As-Seafa gate was closed; with new movement restrictions imposed. Since 22 April IDF is allowing 3-4 people to go in and out, for one time only with prior coordination in order to bring food in.

Al-Mawassi: IDF imposed restrictions remain, with the entry-exit gate at Tuffah checkpoint opening twice daily for Al Mawassi ID holders from 07.00 to 09.00 and 14.30 to 17.00. Since 10 May 2004, males aged below 30 years, are required to have prior coordination to move through Tuffah checkpoint. Since 06 June, prior coordination is required for unmarried females aged 18-25. Motor vehicles are not allowed to enter, with the exception of international agencies that have undertaken prior coordination with the IDF.
Kfar Darom. The Palestinian area adjacent to Kfar Darom settlement was declared a Closed Military Zone following a suicide attack on 27 February 2004. Since 20/7/2002 no vehicular movement was allowed as the IDF erected a fence around the area. Movement restricted by the IDF with the entry-exit gate opening four times daily for Al Ma'ni ID holders from 06:30 to 07:30, 10:30 to 11:30, 13:00 to 14:00 and 16:00 to 17:00.
7. Education


8. Labour movement to Israel

West Bank: Gaza:


9. Other:
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Appendix: Checkpoints Status 02 - 08 June 2004







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