114 Palestinians have been killed since the beginning of the Gaza emergency, of whom 88 (77%) are civilians. Some Israeli attacks have raised concerns about the targeting of civilians and civilian objects, including the destruction of homes of alleged members of armed groups. Indiscriminate rocket firing by armed groups from Gaza has targeted main Israeli population centres, and resulted in at least three civilian injuries. Fears of an imminent Israeli ground operation in Gaza have been on the rise; some 300,000 people in areas close to the border have been warned to leave their homes. Water and sewage infrastructure in eight locations have sustained damage so far, affecting more than 350,000 people.
58 Palestinian civilians, including 11 women and 21 children, have been killed in Gaza, since the start of the Gaza emergency on 7 July. The targeting and destruction of residential buildings in Gaza continues to be the main cause of civilian casualties. Some 70 homes have been targeted and totally destroyed. Overall, since the start of the operation, 342 housing units have been destroyed or severely damaged by Israeli airstrikes, displacing about 2,000 people who are being hosted by relatives. Five health facilities have suffered damage after air strikes in their vicinities. Gaza hospitals treating injuries are affected by severe shortages of medical supplies and fuel needed to operate backup generators. Indiscriminate rocket firing by armed groups from Gaza has targeted main Israeli population centres, but has resulted in no serious casualties so far.
23 Palestinian civilians, including seven children, have been killed in Gaza, since the start of “Operation Protective Edge”, on 7 July. The targeting and destruction of residential properties in Gaza is the main cause of civilian casualties. Some 150 homes have been destroyed or severely damaged by Israeli airstrikes, displacing about 900 people who are being hosted by relatives. Gaza hospitals treating injuries are affected by severe shortages of medical supplies and fuel needed to operate backup generators. Indiscriminate rocket firing by armed groups from Gaza has targeted main Israeli population centers, but has resulted in no casualties, so far.
Gaza is affected by one the most serious energy crises in recent years, with potentially serious humanitarian ramifications. Since 1 November, following the shutdown of the Gaza Power Plant as a result of a lack of fuel, households are experiencing power outages of up to 16 hours per day. The operation of all 291 water and wastewater facilities has been affected, leading to sewage spills of tens of thousands of cubic meters in various locations, including in a residential area of Gaza City. Shortages of affordable fuel used to operate backup generators have severely disrupted the normal functioning of critical hospital functions, such as emergency rooms, operating theatres, and neo-natal care. While immediate mitigating measures are being sought to support the most critical functions, medium and longer-term solutions are urgently needed to avoid even greater humanitarian risks and improve the living conditions of average households.
A winter storm, characterized by torrential rains strong winds, low temperatures and snowfall struck the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) between 7 and 10 January. Some 12,500 people were negatively impacted by the loss of, or damage to, residences and agricultural livelihoods due to flooding and strong winds. Some 200 homes were severely damaged or destroyed and 650 people were temporarily displaced. The weather conditions exacerbated pre-existing vulnerabilities stemming from movement, access and planning restrictions faced by Palestinian communities. This extreme weather event has highlighted the need for increased investment in disaster risk reduction, preparedness and response capacities of the State of Palestine.
An Egyptian-brokered ceasefire between Israel and Hamas came into effect at 21:00 hrs, 22 November. Since 14 November, 158 Palestinians are reported to have been killed; this includes 103 civilians, of whom at least 33 are children and 13 women. 1,269 Palestinians were injured (MoH), the majority civilians. Six Israelis (four civilians and two soldiers) were killed and 224 were injured, the vast majority civilians.
90 Palestinian civilians, including 26 children and 12 women, have been killed, as of 12.00 hrs today, since the beginning of hostilities on 14 November. Four Israeli civilians have been killed and 219 are reported injured,m the vast majority civilians.
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