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Source: Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
19 January 2008





Of note this week

Gaza Strip:
The IDF killed 26 Palestinians and injured 63 others in the Gaza Strip, the highest weekly total of Palestinian deaths and injuries due to direct conflict since mid-May 2007.
Four Palestinians were injured due to the reckless handling of explosives. One Palestinian bystander was killed and another was injured in an armed family dispute.
41 Qassams and 74 mortars were fired towards Israel. In addition, 52 mortars were fired at IDF soldiers inside the Gaza Strip.
The Israeli Air Force carried out a total of 11 air strikes.
During the IDF military operation in Al Bureij Camp on 6 January, IDF bulldozers uprooted about 80 dunums of olive trees.
On 2 January, 15 Palestinian patients crossed Erez and travelled to Jordan for medical treatment. On the same day, approximately 2,200 Palestinian pilgrims stranded in Egypt entered the Gaza Strip through Rafah crossing.
Kerem Shalom crossing was open on six days this week for the entry of commercial and humanitarian good and the export of carnations.

West Bank:
The IDF injured 57 Palestinians, including 26 children. The majority (38) were injured during the IDF military operation in the old city of Nablus between 3 and 5 January.
Israeli settlers hit with a stone and injured a 30-year-old Palestinian (Hebron).
The IDF killed a 17-year-old Palestinian allegedly because they considered him a wanted person (Jenin)
The IDF demolished 9 tents and 7 barracks in Ramallah and Tubas governorates due to the lack of building permits.
As of 2 January, the Dead Sea checkpoint was converted into a partial checkpoint. Palestinians with West Bank IDs and Palestinian-plated vehicles are no longer prohibited from accessing the Dead Sea area.
A 23-year-old pregnant woman gave birth at Al Shuhada checkpoint when the IDF prevented her and her husband from crossing on their way to the hospital (Hebron).
On 8 January, 11 Palestinians affiliated with Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades handed themselves over to the PA security forces based on the presumption that they would
benefit from an agreement between the PA and the GoI on an amnesty list (Nablus).
The IDF imposed 86 curfew hours on localities in the northern West Bank.
80 flying checkpoints, 99 search operations and 118 arrests/detentions were reported.

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