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Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
11 September 2007
Of note this week
• The IDF killed 11 Palestinians (including one child) and injured 18 others (including two children).
• 61 Palestinians were injured in incidents of internal conflict.
• 13 Qassam rockets and 38 mortar shells were fired from the Gaza Strip towards Israel. One rocket and five mortars exploded in the Palestinian area. On 11 September, Islamic Jihad and the Palestinian Resistance Committees (PRC) claimed responsibility for firing two Qassams from east of Sheikh Zayed City towards Israel; as a result, and according to Israeli media, 69 IDF soldiers sustained injuries when one Qassam rocket hit an IDF training base near Kibbutz Zikkim.
• The IDF injured 23 Palestinians, including 13 children. One of the children was injured by plastic-coated metal bullets during clashes between the IDF and Palestinian stonethrowers and died of his injuries four days later. Three IDF soldiers and six Israeli policemen were also injured in Nablus and Jerusalem, respectively.
• Three Palestinian boys (aged 12, 13, and 16 years) were physically assaulted and injured by Israeli settlers in the H2 area of Hebron City.
: All PA institutions in the northern West Bank, except for the education and health sectors, closed their doors for one hour in protest against Hamas actions in the Gaza Strip.
: Palestinian security forces injured three students and two journalists and arrested at least seven others after the security forces prevented the Hebron University’s student council from holding a press conference outside the University to protest the lack of student loans and an expected tuition hike.
• Following the Israeli High Court of Justice ruling on 4 September stipulating that parts of the Barrier route in Bil’in village be redrawn, partially dismantled, and rebuilt, demonstrations continued in protest against the Barrier construction in the village.
: The Israeli DCL in Hebron Governorate informed the Palestinian Ministry of
of its intention to prevent the access of Muslims to the Ibrahimi Mosque on 13, 14, 19, and 22 September and on 1 October. The mosque will be open to Jewish settlers celebrating Jewish holidays.
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