Protection of civilians – OCHA Weekly Briefing Notes – OPT (7-13 Feb. 2007)

Protection of Civilians – Weekly Briefing Notes

7 – 13 February 2007

Of note this week

West Bank:

– 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.


Gaza Strip:

– 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.




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