The Monthly Humanitarian Bulletin | September 2017
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.
- Overview: September 2017
- Gaza: people with disabilities disproportionately affected by the energy and salary crisis
- Locked in: movement of people to and from Gaza back to pre-2014 conflict levels
- Further restrictions on Palestinian movement in the Israeli-controlled H2 area of Hebron city
- Demolition and seizure of service infrastructure in Palestinian communities in Area C exacerbates risk of forcible transfer