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Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
9 January 2007
Protection of Civilians – Weekly Briefing Notes
3 - 9 January 2007
Of note this week
In the Gaza Strip:
- Ceasefire: (1) 8 Palestinians were injured inside the Gaza Strip by IDF gunfire fired from northern areas along the border fence; (2) 12 homemade rockets were fired by Palestinians towards Israel; (3) IDF gunboats opened fire at Palestinian fishermen; and (4) a member of Islamic Jihad was called by an alleged IDF officer and told to evacuate his house before a planned air-strike. Family and neighbours surrounded the house and no air-strike was carried out. This is the first time that such an incident has been reported since the ceasefire.
In the West Bank:
- Four Palestinians were killed, and 30 others injured during IDF operations in the West Bank. All of the fatalities and the majority of the injuries occurred during an IDF incursion into the centre of Ramallah city which caused significant property destruction.
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