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Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
6 February 2007
At least 33 people were killed, four of them children, and 242 injured, during three days of clashes (1-3 February) between Palestinian security forces and armed Fatah militants on one side, and armed Hamas militants and the Executive Support Forces (ESF) on the other, according to the Ministry of Health (MoH). Half of those injured were civilian bystanders, according to the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR). The latest casualty figures bring the total killed due to internal Palestinian violence in 2007 to 86, including 11 children, and the number of injured to 486. This figure compares to 146 dead in 2006, and 11 in 2005.
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