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Source: Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
4 May 2004


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

OCHA Weekly Briefing Notes
Update for oPt (28 April - 4 May 2004)

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

1. Casualties

Palestinians: 17 deaths, 56 injured
5 deaths, 9 injured

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

2. Incidents involving ambulances and medical teams

Denial of access: 4 incidents
Delay (1-5 hours): 9 incidents
Physical/Verbal abuse of Medical team: 2 incidents
Shooting/Damage to Ambulance: 3 incidents
Evacuation of Patient from an Ambulance: 1 incident: A dialysis patient was evacuated from the ambulance and denied him access. He was accompanied by another patients (1-year old girl) with respiratory problems.

Sources: FCU, PRCS, MoH

3. Curfews

Curfews were reported in the following locations:

4. House demolitions/Demolition Orders

5. Land levelling/confiscation1

West Bank: Gaza: 6. Checkpoints/Roadblocks/Separation Barrier/Restrictions on movement

Tulkarm/Qalqiliya governorates:
Nablus/Jenin/Tubas governorates:
Ramallah/al-Bireh/Beituniya governorates: Jerusalem/Jericho governorates:
Bethlehem/Hebron governorates:
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.
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. No passage is possible for male Al Mawassi ID holders aged 15-23 without prior coordination. Youths aged below 15 must be accompanied by a guardian. 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 20/7/2003 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:

Appendix: Checkpoints Status 28 April - 04 May2004

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