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Source: Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
4 December 2007

Of note this week

Gaza Strip:
The IDF killed eight Palestinians and injured 20 others in the Gaza Strip. Of those injured, 12 were in the North Gaza governorate.
A mother of seven children from Nuseirat refugee camp died on 24 November due to deterioration in her health condition after she was denied access through Erez to receive medical treatment in an Israeli hospital.
31 Qassams and 61 mortars were fired toward Israel. In addition, 11 mortars were fired at IDF soldiers inside the Gaza Strip.
During the reporting period, the IDF carried out levelling and excavation operations near Erez crossing and the former Erez Inudstrial Zone. As of 27 November, the IDF military operation is ongoing and roads near Erez crossing remain inaccessible.
Although the GoI announced that Sufa crossing will be re-opened on 25 November, the crossing continues to be closed. This week, however, shipments of lamb were exceptionally allowed entry through Sufa into Gaza on 22 November.
Nine demonstrations were organised this week: four of which were to protest against the closure of the Gaza crossings; one to protest against the non-issuance of Palestinian ID cards by the Israeli authorities; one to demand that the right of return of Palestinian refugees be respected by negotiators at the Annapolis conference; and three to express opposition for the
Annapolis conference.

West Bank:
The IDF killed one Palestinian (Tulkarm) and injured 25 others in the West Bank. The IDF also physically assaulted and injured two internationals in ‘Azzun village when they tried to intervene to protect some children who were chased by the IDF in a search and arrest operation. The children had thrown stones at the IDF (Qalqiliya).
Three Palestinians were injured by Israeli settlers who attacked their vehicle on Road 60 in the Nablus governorate. In addition, two Israeli female settlers were injured in Al Funduq village during confrontations with Palestinians after settlers attacked Palestinian houses and vehicles and vandalised Palestinian property.
The IDF issued demolition orders against four water cisterns, 14 houses, and one mosque (Bethlehem and Hebron).
92 flying checkpoints, 104 search and arrest operations, and 90 arrests were reported.


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