|Documents & Data|
|The Humanitarian Monitor | March 2008||OCHA - This report uses a combination of measurable humanitarian indicators,
verified field observations and sector-based reports to monitor the
humanitarian situation in the oPt. The March report highlights the
significant increase in child casualties, the marked increase in West
Bank demolitions and curfew hours, and increased restrictions on
humanitarian access, among other issues covered. ||30/4/2008|
|Amnesty International calls for independent investigation into killings by Israeli Forces||AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL - Public statement - Amnesty International is again calling on the Israeli government to end reckless attacks by its forces on populated areas and to order an immediate, independent investigation into yesterday`s strikes in Gaza which killed six Palestinians, including four children under five and their mother. An investigation by the Israeli army, as offered by Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, will not meet international standards as a thorough, independent and impartial investigation.
|Implementing the Palestinian Reform and Development Agenda ||The World Bank - Economic Monitoring Report to the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee - This report will show that – despite these and other efforts since the 2007 AHLC – the virtuous cycle of economic growth arising from parallel actions by the PA, Israel and the donors has not been fully realized. The formation of the Caretaker Government in mid-2007, and the resumption of aid have reversed the impacts of the aid boycott in 2006 and 2007, but only partially. Real GDP was negative in the first half of 2007 but began to recover in the West bank during the second half. Because of the situation in Gaza, real GDP growth in 2007 is estimated to be about 0%, which given the rapidly growing population indicates falling per capita income. The contributing effects of the closures and movement restrictions cannot be overestimated.
|Gaza Strip Fuel Situation Report as of 23 April 2008||OCHA - There is currently no fuel available in the Gaza Strip on the open market and there are power cuts of three hours per day in almost all of Gaza. For months the fuel crisis has hampered vital humanitarian work, but the complete absence of fuel will dramatically worsen the humanitarian situation.||24/4/2008|
|PCHR strongly condemns willful killing of a journalist by the IOF; Reuters cameraman killed by Israeli tank shell||Palestinian Centre for Human Rights - Gaza - PCHR strongly condemns the crime committed by Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) on Wednesday evening, which took the life of Fadel Shana’a, a Palestinian journalist, when he carrying out his job in Gaza. PCHR expresses utmost concern over continued crimes committed by IOF against Journalists and media professionals, which is a reflection of excessive use of force against civilians, and systematic targeting of journalists to prevent them from covering crimes committed against civilians. ||20/4/2008|
|Gaza Humanitarian Fact Sheet||United Nations, March 2008||20/4/2008|
|Fuel Crisis Paralyzes 85% of the Transportation Sector and 50% of Education and Health Services||PCRH - The stoppage in fuel supplies has led to paralyzing 50% of the educational sector as half the students in all educational levels were unable to reach their schools and universities. In addition, educational sector employees have been unable to reach their work. Furthermore, the transportation sector has nearly stopped functioning throughout the Gaza Strip. As a result all basic functions of civilian life have come to a near standstill, including drinking water delivery, sewage water disposal, and garbage collection. In addition, healthcare facilities registered a 25% drop in clients due to the transportation crisis. Furthermore, hundreds of healthcare professionals were unable to reach their work places.
|Protection of Civilians : Reports to the end of March 2008||OCHA-oPt - The Protection of Civilians database contains information collated from the published OCHA Protection of Civilians - Weekly Briefing Notes. OCHA-oPt has compiled and published these weekly reports since May 2003. The reporting format underwent several revisions since this time and the current content and structure was introduced in March 2005. From this time there has been comprehensive and detailed reporting of individual incidents, particularly those concerning physical protection.||17/4/2008|
|16 April 2008: Human Rights organizations: Prohibit GSS Use of Family Members to Pressure Interogees interrogees ||B`Tselem - The use of family members in police and GSS interrogations, as demonstrated by the cases described in the petition, causes severe emotional pressure, tantamount to psychological torture, not only to the detainee himself but also to members of his family who, without their knowledge or free consent, have been turned into an instrument in the interrogation of their loved one.
|Monitoring Report - April 2008||Ir Amim - "Instead of serving to catalyze political agreement, the Annapolis Summit in November 2007 has become a launching pad for new unilateral Israeli actions in East Jerusalem: plans to construct thousands of house units, Police blockage of tens of Palestinian civil gatherings, continuation of house demolishing policy, Unlicensed archeological excavations and more. "||12/4/2008|
|UN Independent Expert on Minority Issues Criticizes Israel`s Citizenship and Entry into Israel Law 07.04.2008||Adalah`s News||12/4/2008|
|Rejection of bills that seek to deny the right to family visits to security prisoners who are members of organizations holding Israeli captives||HaMoked argues that these proposed laws are inconsonant with international and Israeli law;violate Israel’s obligation to protect the right to family life and its commitment – in accordance with the Geneva Convention – to provide detainees with the conditions they deserve, regardless of the principle of reciprocity||5/4/2008|
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