Protection of civilians – OCHA Weekly Briefing Notes – OPT (31 Jan.-6 Feb. 2007)

Protection of Civilians – Weekly Briefing Notes

31 January – 6 February 2007

Of note this week

Gaza Strip:

A number of incidents occurred between Israeli forces and Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, but the ceasefire held.

Internal violence:

– Inter-factional fighting continued in the Gaza Strip. According to MoH sources, 34 Palestinians died, including two women and four children, and 251 were injured.

– Five Palestinians, including a woman bystander, were killed and 24 others injured when Hamas ESF ambushed trucks carrying containers that belonged to the Presidential Guard.


West Bank:

– Six Palestinians were killed and 16 injured in the West Bank. One IDF soldier was injured.

– 131 ‘flying’ or random checkpoints set up by the IDF were observed; 135 search and arrest operations were conducted by the IDF resulting in 145 arrests predominately in Hebron, Jenin and Nablus governorates.




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