Protection of Civilians – Weekly Briefing Notes
7 – 13 February 2007
Of note this week
– On 7, 8, 9 and 12 February tensions were high and clashes were reported throughout the West Bank following the start of excavation and demolition work by the Israeli authorities near the al-Aqsa mosque. High numbers of injuries were reported. Demonstrations were held in Bethlehem, Hebron, Tulkarm, Jenin, Qalqiliya, Áqqaba and Ázzun in protest at the construction work.
– On 10 February, the IDF arrested 15 Palestinian schoolchildren from a school bus in Bethlehem. They were detained at Etzion detention center overnight and released the next day.
– A Palestinian man was killed by IDF soldiers when they fired from the border fence following the firing of a Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) at an IDF observation post by Palestinian militants. Three other Palestinians were injured in separate incidents when the IDF fired from the border fence.
Download Document Files: WBN194.pdf
Document Type: Brief, Note
Document Sources: Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
Subject: Access and movement, Casualties, Closures/Curfews/Blockades, House demolitions, Incidents, Protection, Refugee camps, Shelter, Situation in the OPT including Jerusalem
Publication Date: 13/02/2007