OPT: Protection of civilians – OCHA Weekly report (30 May-5 June 2007)

Protection of Civilians Weekly Report

30 May – 5 June 2007

Of note this week

Gaza Strip:

• Five Palestinians were killed, including two Palestinian children aged 13, and three others injured as a result of IDF military operations in the Gaza Strip.

• IDF soldiers remain present in the northern Gaza Strip (east and north of Beit Hanoun and north and northwest of Beit Lahiya, including the Siafa area). IAF air strikes have also primarily targeted the northern area, including suspected rocket-launching sites. In addition, IDF reinforcements entered the area north of Beit Lahiya.


West Bank:

• On 2 June, the IDF damaged 86 houses, 69 shops, one mosque, one church, one soap factory, the electricity grid, the water network and some general infrastructure in Nablus’s Old City (Nablus) during a search and arrest campaign. The municipality estimated that repair costs would reach up to US $75,000.

• West Bank PA employees, except for those in the health and education sectors, held a strike on 2 and 3 June in protest against the non-payment of their salaries.




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