Protection of civilians – OCHA Weekly Briefing Notes – OPT (27 Dec. 2006-2 Jan. 2007)

Protection of Civilians – Weekly Briefing Notes

27 December 2006 – 2 January 2007

Of note this week

– Reduced casualties were reported from the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict – nine Palestinians and four Israelis were injured in the Gaza Strip, West Bank and Israel.

– Palestinian inter-factional violence continued throughout the Gaza Strip though at decreased levels compared to previous weeks. Armed clashes between Fatah and Hamas supporters in northern Gaza resulted in seven Palestinian injuries.

– A Peruvian photographer working for AFP news agency was kidnapped by a group of armed masked men in Gaza City. At the time of publication his whereabouts remained unknown.



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