European Commission ECHO Daily Flash: Gaza – Conflict

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Gaza – Conflict (ECHO, UN, media)

  • Between 3 and 5 May, a new round of hostilities took place in Gaza. The escalation started when two Israeli soldiers were wounded and four Palestinians killed at the perimeter fence. In the hours that followed, more than 600 rockets were launched at Israel, while the Israeli army fired at over 300 targets in the Gaza strip. Four Israelis were killed and a number wounded as rockets fell on southern Israel. 25 Palestinians were killed by Israeli air strikes on Gaza, with 154 injured.
  • Following intensive mediation by Egypt and the UN, a ceasefire was reached in the early hours of 6 May.
  • Despite the  infrastructural damage in Gaza, there are no reports of substantive displacement or any interruption to the provision of basic services. Water and electricity services are operating as normal. Crossing points in and out of Gaza remained closed until further notice, with the exception of fuel being able to enter.


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