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Source: Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
16 August 2005



GAZA DISENGAGEMENT

HUMANITARIAN UPDATE, 16 AUGUST 2005

Overview

At midnight on Sunday 14 August, the border crossing between Israel and Gaza was closed at Qissufim road. The following morning, the Israeli authorities started to handout eviction notices to those families living in 21 settlements throughout the Gaza Strip. Failure to leave by midnight on 16 August will lead to the physical removal by Israeli Police and Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) of those settlers and supporters who remain.

1. Settler evacuation status

2. Coordination

3. External movements

4. Internal movements and closure

Restrictions on movement have become apparent in the last 48 hours, particularly for those living in the enclaves and around the Qissifum road/Abu Houli junction:
5. Humanitarian issues


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