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Source: Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
18 December 2003

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

OCHA update since 09 December 2003
(Please see previous update for oPt 03-09 December 2003)

INSIDE: Casualties - Incidents involving ambulances - Curfew - House demolition - Land
levelling/confiscation - General situation

1. Casualties
Palestinians: 8 deaths, 34 injured
Israelis: 0 deaths, 3 injured

2. Incidents involving ambulances and medical teams (19-21 November)
Denial of access: 0
Delay (90 min.): 1 incident
Attack/abuse of ambulances and staff: 0
Damage/Shooting at ambulance: 0

3. Curfews
Curfews were reported in the following locations: Anza (2 days), Beit Rima, Azzun, Kafr Laqif, Azzun Atmeh, villages of Jinsafut, Jenin city and Jenin refugee camp (1 day).

4. House demolitions
Demolished: 40
Partially Demolished: 4

5. Land levelling/confiscation
Hebron: The IDF bulldozed land between the settlements of Kiryat Arba and Kharsina to build a "security road". 67 dunums (16.56 acres) of land were confiscated; only one of the 20 owners of the land affected had been formally notified. The new road will link two military bases and will be fenced. According to the Israeli DCL the land-owners will be guaranteed access to over 400 dunums of agricultural land enveloped by the road through the construction of gates.

6. General Situation:


Tulkarm/Qalqiliya governorates:
Nablus/Jenin/Tubas governorates:
Ramallah/Al-Bireh/Beituniya governorates:
Jerusalem/Jericho governorates:
Bethlehem/Hebron governorates:

(Source: OCHA field units, UNRWA, UNSCO, PRCS, MoH, Governors' office, Israeli MoFA & IDF web sites, Al Mizan, PCHR)


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