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House DemolitionsMiftah - " Since 1967, almost 18,000 homes have been demolished in the occupied Palestinian territories for three main reasons: collective punishment and for so-called operational and administrative reasons."25/9/2007
Israeli rights groups condemn proposed state sanctions against Gaza civiliansB`Tselem, Gisha, HaMoked, Bimkom, Association for Civil Rights in Israel, Physicians for Human Rights, Public Committee Against Torture in Israel - Seven Israeli human rights organizations jointly warn that yesterday`s Cabinet decision to limit the electricity and fuel supply to the Gaza Strip and to further restrict movement in and out of Gaza will exacerbate the existing humanitarian crisis there.23/9/2007
Fatality Statistics from 29 Sept. 2000 to 31 Aug. 2007- B`Tselem -"Seven members of the Ghaliya family (the two parents and their five children, one an adult), who were killed in June 2006 in an explosion on the coast by Beit Lahiya, in the northern Gaza Strip. The cause of the explosion remains unclear. "21/9/2007
LATEST GAZA SITUATION REPORT 13 SEPTEMBER OCHA - SUMMARY - POINTS: 1.Rafah and Karni crossings have now been closed for over three months, significantly impacting on the lives of the Gazan population and local economy. 2.Qassam rockets and mortars continue to be fired by Palestinian militants towards Israel and resulted in 69 injuries at an IDF base on 11 September. 3.The health strike continues in Gaza with concerns about the quality of secondary health care that is currently available.4.Power outages are still occurring throughout areas of the Gaza Strip as a result of insufficient capacity at the Gaza power station. 5.The private sector continues to retract while international agencies continue to face considerable difficulties in implementing projects. 19/9/2007
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The Education System in East Jerusalem – Summary Shir Hever -- AIC -- "The economic situation in East Jerusalem is a testament to years of inequity and neglect. Sixty-six percent of Palestinian families and 76% of Palestinian children live below the poverty line. While Palestinians make up 34% of the total population in Jerusalem, they make up 56% of the poor and about 58% of poor children, despite the fact that the percentage of Muslim men in Jerusalem employed in the civilian workforce is greater than that of Jews. While Palestinian school pupils make nearly 42% percent of the pupils in the whole of the Jerusalem education system, they receive little more than 20% of the education budget (this figure is provided by the official statistics: the real amount of money that ends up in the hands of the Palestinian schools is even smaller than that)"17/9/2007
Illegal Israeli settlements make life impossible for PalestiniansPNN -- IMEMC News -- "[The report] makes clear that the ‘Israeli policy is dangerously affecting the life of thousands of Palestinians by violating their rights including the right to life, health and personal security, and is depriving them from their freedom to move around, and own property.’ The Israeli army`s response to the report was that ‘The restrictions which are imposed on movement and commerce in Hebron are the minimum required measures that would guarantee the security of the soldiers and settlers in the city.’" 17/9/2007
Palestinian Child Political Prisoners: Semi Annual Report 2007Defense for Children International -"Over the years that have followed the Second Intifada, ...monthly numbers of child prisoners averaging between 350 and 430 children. As at the end of July 2007, there were approximately 385 children in Israeli custody. During the period January 2007 to June 2007, 47.1% of Palestinian children who appeared before the Israeli military courts were sentenced to terms of imprisonment of between 12 months and 3 years or more. 52.9% of children received sentences of imprisonment of up to 12 months. There were no children acquitted of formal charges. "14/9/2007
UN report: Settlements squeezing out Palestinians The Electronic Intifada - Report - The settlements disconnect Palestinians from agricultural land and limit their movement, restricting access to markets and water resources, the report, entitled "The Humanitarian Impact of Israeli Infrastructure in the West Bank," said." 13/9/2007
PROTECTION OF CIVILIANS WEEKLY REPORT - 29 AUGUST - 4 SEPTEMBER 2007 OCHA - "Three children from the same family were killed by an IOF surface-to-surface missile targeting North Gaza and three Islamic Jihad members were injured in an IAF strike targeting their vehicle while travelling on the western road in Khan Yunes"13/9/2007
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Ma`an Exclusive - 8 point declaration of principles being thrashed out by Israelis and Palestinians before autumn summit Exclusive - Ma`an - "This agreement which is based on the 8 principles must be reached before the US-sponsored autumn peace summit. It will then be proposed and documented as international resolutions, the statement read." 12/9/2007
Report: Israel plundering the Jordan ValleyAdri Nieuwhof -- EI -- "Habitat International Coalition paints an even more sombre picture, where only 45 square kilometers, or two percent of the Jordan Valley, will remain for Palestinians. Furthermore, Ariel Sharon announced in 2003 that the Jordan Valley will be isolated from the West Bank by the construction of a wall of 300 kilometers. Currently only 52,000 Palestinians live permanently in the Jordan Valley, where the population once reached up to 350,000. […] Buying agricultural products from the settlements strengthens the Israeli economy at the cost of the Palestinian people and makes the occupation profitable"10/9/2007
UN OCHA protection of civilians report - 29 August-4 September 2007United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in the Palestinian Occupied Territories - latest in a series of reports of the impact of the Occupation on non-combatants9/9/2007
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UN OCHA Protection of Civilians - Weekly Briefing 22 - 28 August OCHA - Gaza Strip: • The IDF killed seven Palestinians and injured nine others. One IDF soldier was injured in an exchange of fire at Erez crossing. • 37 Qassam rockets and 63 mortar shells were fired from the Gaza Strip towards Israel, including 23 Qassams towards Sderot. An additional seven mortars were fired towards Israeli tanks stationed east of Khuza’a in the Khan Younis governorate. Four IAF air strikes took place, including two at suspected rocket-launching sites. • IDF coast guard vessels fired machineguns on two occasions at Palestinian fishing boats [etc. etc. ed]8/9/2007
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UN OCHA Protection of Civilians - Weekly Humanitarian Briefing Notes | 22 - 28 August Inbox 3/9/2007
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