Weekly update from Palestine
15 Palestinians were killed by the IOF in the Gaza Strip. This included a disabled civilian and 4 policemen. 29 others were wounded including 5 children, 2 women and an old man.
The IOF conducted 12 incursions into the Gaza Strip.
The IOF troops transformed a number of houses into military sites and arrested one Palestinian civilian.
The IOF razed at least 32 donums of agricultural land in the Gaza Strip.
The IOF continue to isolated the Gaza Strip from the outside world and a humanitarian crisis has emerged.
The IOF have continued to close all border crossings of the Gaza Strip, and this has persisted on and off for nearly 16 months.
The total siege imposed by the IOF on the Gaza Strip has had disastrous humanitarian consequences and has violated the economic and social rights of the Palestinian civilian population, particularly the rights to appropriate living conditions, health and education.
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