- OCHA: Protection of Civilians Weekly Report, 17 - 23 November 2015
- UNRWA Gaza Situation Report 119, 17 November 2015
- Humanitarian Coordinator calls for end to punitive demolitions in the occupied West Bank [EN/HE/AR], 15 Nov 2015
Appeals & Funding
- oPt Strategic Response Plan 2015
- UNRWA Emergency Appeal 2015
- Emergency Response Fund (ERF) in 2015 PDF XLS
- Humanitarian Response Fund
- OCHA in oPt
- OCHA Reported Access Incidents of Humanitarian Organizations Database
- OCHA Vulnerability Profile of Palestinian Communities in Area C
- OCHA: Gaza One Year On: Marking One Year Since the 2014 Escalation of Hostilities
- UNRWA (UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East)
- Amnesty Int'l: The Gaza Platform - An interactive map of Israeli attacks during the 2014 Gaza conflict
- UN Information System on the Question of Palestine (UNISPAL)
- OCHA Gaza Crossings Activities Database
Latest Developments (outside of the reporting period):
On 24 November, a 21-year-old Palestinian man ran over Israeli forces at Za’tara checkpoint (Nablus) injuring three soldiers; the perpetrator was shot and seriously injured.
On 25 November, a 16-year-old Palestinian boy died of injuries sustained earlier this month when he was shot with live ammunition by Israeli forces during clashes near the Ramallah-DCO checkpoint.
Hebron, Palestinian Territories | AFP | Thursday 11/26/2015 - 17:39 GMT |
Israeli forces shot dead three Palestinians engaged in clashes or attempted attacks in the occupied West Bank Thursday, the latest deaths in a nearly two-month wave of deadly violence.
Khaled Jawabrah from Al-Arub refugee camp, north of the flashpoint city of Hebron, died after being shot by Israeli forces with a live round as he was about to hurl a Molotov cocktail at an Israeli car, the army said.
26 November, 2015. The Palestinian Civil Affairs Committee department that handles applications from medical patients went on strike today, to protest the policy of the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) regarding medical patients from Gaza who require treatment in Israel, as well as the treatment they receive from officials at the Erez crossing.
Israeli forces continue systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt)
17 -24 November | Issue 120
• Since the beginning of the year 2,951,863 individuals have been supported with a total of 9,902,720 [NFIs 16.7 Items per family in average].
• The Sector endorsed its Monitoring Format and reviewed the mapping of contingency stock/pipeline as well as the NFIs catalogue.
B’Tselem sent a letter to Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu, demanding a cessation of the use of lethal force against people who either harmed, tried to harm, or were suspected of trying to harm others, once they no longer posed any danger. The letter demanded an end to the horrific string of summary street executions.
In the letter, B’Tselem Executive Director, Hagai El-Ad, wrote:
56th Meeting (AM)
Culminating a session that saw intense debate on a range of issues, from the rights of the child to States’ responsibilities to protect refugees, the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) concluded its work today, approving a draft resolution on human rights defenders, which will be included in a package of 62 texts expected to be taken up by the General Assembly in December.
Since the 3rd of October 2015, Israeli occupation forces have killed 97 Palestinians in the oPt, including 21 children and 4 women according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health.
Israeli occupation authorities hold the bodies of 30 Palestinians killed since last October.
Children and women make up 26.8% of killed Palestinians and 17% of wounded persons according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health.
6,000 Refugees registered since the outbreak of the crisis
2,612 Registered females.
2,277 Registered children and adolescents.
63rd & 64th Meetings (AM & PM)
The General Assembly today adopted six resolutions on Palestinian and Middle East issues, as diverse as the Syrian Golan and the United Nations special information programme on the question of Palestine, all by recorded votes, exposing divisions in the world body.
Somalia: Flooding has affected 132,000 people and displaced an estimated 60,000 as low-lying areas of Mogadishu have now been inundated, as well as areas of Middle Shabelle and Lower Juba. Main supply roads are impassable and some airstrips unusable The middle and lower reaches of the Shabelle River remain at high risk of flooding.
Over the past year we have grown our income in a crowded and competitive market. We have had to absorb some cuts to our funding from DFAT as part of the Government’s austerity measures. We want to thank those supporters, including our President, who advocated strenuously on our behalf to reduce the severity of those cuts. It has also been a busy year as we have steadily prepared for our five yearly re-accreditation with DFAT, and welcomed an expanded membership.
Today, 23 November 2015, Hadil and Nurhan ‘Awad, two Palestinian high-school students ( aged 16 and 14, respectively) from the area of Qalandiya in the West Bank, attacked passersby in the center of West Jerusalem. One stabbed a 70-year-old man with scissors, wounding him lightly. Accounts of eyewitnesses and people who were involved in the incident published by the media indicate that a civilian knocked Nurhan ‘Awad to the ground with a chair, after which a police officer from a bomb disposal unit shot both girls, killing Hadil and severely injuring Nurhan.
53rd Meeting (AM)
Draft resolutions that would see the General Assembly address such topics as the Palestinian people’s right to self-determination and the impact of mercenaries and globalization on human rights were among 13 texts approved today by the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural).
Committee on the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People
374th Meeting (AM)
In a meeting commemorating the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, to be observed 29 November, the Permanent Observer of the State of Palestine called on the international community to stop selective and biased policies in applying justice, stressing that the lack of implementation of United Nations resolutions on Israel enabled that country to continue behaving as “a State above the law”.
61st & 62nd Meetings (AM & PM)
The world was just one major provocation in Jerusalem away from a descent into an unprecedented religious war, the General Assembly was told today as it took up the question of Palestine and heard the introduction of four draft resolutions on that matter.
11/24/2015 - 01:39 GMT
by Joe Dyke
An Israeli soldier and three Palestinian alleged attackers were killed in another day of violence Monday, on the eve of US Secretary of State John Kerry's visit in a bid to ease the bloodshed.
One soldier was stabbed to death while another was seriously wounded in the same attack at a petrol station on the edge of the occupied West Bank.
Protracted complex emergencies and natural disasters, including drought, earthquakes, floods, and wildfires, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA). Between FY 2006 and FY 2015, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) provided assistance in response to a range of disasters, including floods, wildfires, winter emergencies, and complex crises.
Today, in a historic moment in Palestinian pursuit of accountability, four Palestinian human rights organisations delivered a confidential communication to Madam Prosecutor Bensouda of the International Criminal Court on behalf of themselves and Palestinian victims of Israel’s “Operation Protective Edge”. The communication, which was submitted by Al-Haq, Al-Mezan Center for Human Rights, Aldameer and the Palestinian Center for Human Rights pursuant to Article 15 of the Rome Statute, contains information on crimes jointly documented during Israel’s 2014 offensive against the Gaza Strip.