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Israeli authorities have proven they cannot investigate suspected violations of international humanitarian law by Israel in the Gaza Strip

Israel launched Operation Protective Edge in the Gaza Strip on 8 July 2014 and ended it, after a ceasefire was declared, on 26 August 2014. During the operation, Israel violated international humanitarian law in some cases, and many other cases are highly suspect. However, B’Tselem does not intend to demand that these suspicions be investigated by Israel’s current investigation mechanisms.

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UNRWA urges donor community to take firm stand against mass forcible transfer of Palestinian Bedouins

Jerusalem

UNRWA today urged the donor community to step up its opposition to the planned transfer of thousands of Bedouins from the central areas of the West Bank to the newly created town of Nweima near Jericho.

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Protection of civilians weekly report | 9-15 September 2014

Key issues

  • One man killed amidst a general decline in clashes across the West Bank

  • 11 structures demolished in Area C, displacing 14 Palestinians

  • Four Palestinians, including two children, died of wounds from the conflict in the Gaza Strip

  • Rafah Crossing remains open but travel is restricted

  • Resumption of Gaza Power Plant pending fuel supply

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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Palestine: External Situation Report #27 19/September/2014

Highlights

  • WFP is expanding its partnership with UNICEF and HelpAge for emergency assistance in Gaza. WFP and UNICEF are providing vouchers to families which allow them to purchase school uniforms for up to two children per family, while WFP and HelpAge are providing food vouchers to support the specific needs of elderly people in Gaza.

  • WFP is supporting UNRWA and UNDP with shelter cluster assessment activities in Gaza through digital data collection and mapping.

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Mercy-USA contributes US$275,000 to help Palestinians in Gaza

Washington, DC

Mercy-USA for Aid and Development and UNRWA recently announced a US$ 275,000 agreement to provide emergency relief assistance to Palestine refugees in the Gaza Strip.

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Gaza Situation Report 61, 18 September 2014

September 08:00hrs – 18 September 08:00hrs | issue 61

Gaza Situation Reports will now be issued by UNRWA on a weekly basis on Wednesdays. The next report will be issued on Wednesday 24th of September.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 19 UNRWA school buildings continue to serve as Collective Centers for approximately 58,141 internally displaced persons (IDPs).

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Occupied Palestinian Territory: Gaza Strip: Who does What (as of 04 September 2014)

On 7 July 2014, a humanitarian emergency began in the Gaza Strip, following a severe escalation in hostilities involving intense Israeli aerial and navy bombardment and Palestinian rocket firing.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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UNDP to help Gaza families find homes

UNDP is to help assess the damage caused by the recent conflict and assist families displaced by the fighting to find temporary shelter.

As the process of recovery begins following the recent conflict in Gaza, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has announced that it will help the government begin rebuilding, as well as assist families whose homes were damaged or destroyed to find shelter.

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U.N. Launches Ambitious Humanitarian Plan for Gaza

By Mel Frykberg

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Sep 17 2014 (IPS) - The UN agency for Palestinian refugees has launched an ambitious recovery plan for Gaza following the 50-day devastating war between Hamas and Israel which has left the coastal territory decimated.

However, the successful implementation of this plan requires enormous international funding as well as a long-term ceasefire to enable the lifting of the joint Israeli-Egyptian blockade of the territory.

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In Gaza, children go back to school after a devastating summer

By Catherine Weibel

The joy of children starting a new school year is a welcome sight in Gaza, but for many the trauma and loss brought by the recent conflict will take far longer to overcome.

GAZA, State of Palestine, 16 September 2014 – Early on Sunday, Gaza woke at last to a familiar sight: streets crowded with children dressed in school uniforms.

Half a million students have returned to school this week, with memories still fresh of 50 days of violence that engulfed the coastal enclave this summer and delayed the start of classes by three weeks.

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Homeless Gazans in 'endless' wait to rebuild

09/18/2014 02:19 GMT

by Adel Zaanoun

KHUZAA, September 18, 2014 (AFP) - With much of Gaza in ruins, reconstruction cannot come soon enough for thousands of homeless like Mohammed al-Najjar, a once-proud house owner whose family now huddles in a portable cabin.

A new UN-brokered deal has set the stage for private companies to help rebuild after a seven-week conflict that left 100,000 people with nowhere to live.

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Gaza: Fact Sheet, September 2014

Report
World Bank

Area: 360 KM Population: 1.8 million GDP (current prices): US$2,9 billion GDP per capita (current prices): US$1,715.4 Poverty: 39 percent Unemployment: 41 percent

A. The Palestinian Economy

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State of Palestine Humanitarian Situation Report, as of 15 September 2014

Highlights

  • Half a million children in Gaza returned to school on 14 September facilitated by a massive Back to School campaign led by the Education cluster, co-led by Save the Children and UNICEF. The first week of school is devoted to structured psychosocial support and recreational activities that ease the transition back to learning.

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Warning Security Council in briefing that Gaza could ‘implode, or explode again’, Political Envoy for Middle East urges ‘revised and credible’ political framework

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Security Council
7266th Meeting (AM)

Proposing a package of measures to "fundamentally change the dynamics" in Gaza, the Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process told the Security Council this morning that it was critical to act swiftly while a fragile ceasefire held.

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World + 52 others
Global emergency overview Snapshot 10–16 September

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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Gaza Strip: Humanitarian Dashboard | September 2014

SITUATION OVERVIEW

The seven weeks of escalated hostilities that started on 7 July 2014 entailed intensive bombardments and ground operations across the Gaza Strip. This resulted in a record number of civilian casualties, the devastation of civilian buildings and infrastructure, and large scale displacement. Every man, woman and child in the Gaza Strip - some 1.8 million people – were directly affected by the conflict. On 26 August, the parties to the conflict reached an open-ended cease-fire, which has held to date.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

To learn more about OCHA's activities, please visit http://unocha.org/.

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More than half a million Gaza students return to school after a shattering summer

GAZA, 14 September 2014 – More than half a million students are returning to school in Gaza today, with memories still fresh of 50 days of intense violence that engulfed the territory during July and August, say 11 members of the education cluster*. The violence – which ended with a ceasefire on August 26 - left more than 500 children killed, 3,300 injured and many thousands more distressed by their traumatic experiences.

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300,000 UNRWA children start school in conflict-ravaged Gaza and Syria

Jerusalem

Nearly 300,000 children went back to UNRWA schools at the start of the school year in Gaza and Syria today. “In Gaza, conflict has profoundly affected the traditional learning environment and delayed the academic year for almost three weeks,” said UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl. "But after the traumatic 50 days of brutal conflict, of death, destruction and massive displacement, including to many of our schools, we are determined to give the children a sense of renewed hope and better prospects by opening the schools so soon again."

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Bombed out Gazans move into mobile homes

09/13/2014 15:12 GMT

KHAN YUNIS, September 13, 2014 (AFP) - Fifty Palestinian families made homeless by Israeli bombing during the summer's fierce offensive on the Gaza Strip were rehoused Saturday in mobile homes in the southern town of Khan Yunis.

During the 50-day conflict, 9,800 homes were totally destroyed and another 8,000 left uninhabitable, according to data from the housing ministry in Gaza.

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