Posted on 11 October 2017

The Monthly Humanitarian Bulletin | September 2017

Caravans to be used as a primary school, requisitioned by the Israeli authorities in Jubbet ad Dhib (Bethlehem), August 2017. Photo by Shadia Siliman
Caravans to be used as a primary school, requisitioned by the Israeli authorities in Jubbet ad Dhib (Bethlehem), August 2017. Photo by Shadia Siliman

Gaza energy crisis further undermines the access of over 49,000 people with disabilities to critical life-saving services and devices. The rate of approval of patients’ applications for exit permits via Israel declined to an average of 53 per cent so far in 2017, compounded by delays in the financial approval for such referrals by the Ramallah-based Ministry of Health. Access of some 1,800 Palestinians in the H2 area of Hebron to services and livelihoods is further restricted due to a new fence and gate installed by the Israeli authorities. Nine educational-related structures seized on the eve of the new school year on grounds of lack of building permits, in three Area C communities, already affected by a coercive environment.