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





Of note this week

Gaza Strip:
The IDF killed 11 Palestinians and injured 20 others in the Gaza Strip.
Six IDF soldiers were injured in two separate incidents in the Central Gaza and Khan Younis governorates.
Since 18 December, and for the second time this month, the Palestinian strawberries association has blocked all exports of strawberries to protest against the limited amounts Israel has allowed them to export through the crossing.
Sufa crossing was re-opened on 23 December for humanitarian and commercial commodities (it had been closed since 28 October). 86 truckloads, including 44 from UNRWA, were allowed entry into Gaza via Sufa on 23, 24 and 25 December.
Windows and the boundary wall of an UNRWA school were damaged as a result of an exchange of fire between the IDF and armed Palestinian men during the IDF incursion into Al Msadar area southeast of Al Maghazi Camp (Central Gaza).
37 Qassam rockets and 49 mortar shells were fired towards Israel. Eight mortars were fired at IDF soldiers inside the Gaza Strip.

West Bank:
The IDF injured 11 Palestinians in the West Bank. In addition, Israeli settlers physically assaulted and injured three Palestinians while they were cultivating their land in Till village.
One Israeli settler and one IDF soldier were injured by stones in the Qalqiliya and Ramallah governorates, respectively.
The IDF imposed curfew on ‘Azzun village for 14 hours following a confrontation between the IDF and Palestinians in the village (Qalqiliya).
During Al Adha holiday: Palestinian vehicles were allowed to access the northern Jordan Valley area via Hamara and Tayasir checkpoints without possessing a permit on two days. Palestinians with Israeli citizenship were allowed to access Jenin governorate via Al Jalama checkpoint on four days.
43 flying checkpoints, 69 IDF arrest operations, and 71 arrests were reported.

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