The Monthly Humanitarian Monitor, occupied Palestinian territory, June 2013

HIGHLIGHTS

● Despite the expected resumption of political negotiations, the situation on the ground remains fragile and characterized by high levels of vulnerability.

● In the first half of the year, OCHA recorded the highest monthly average of Palestinian injuries by Israeli forces in the West Bank since it began recording civilian casualties in 2005.

● From January to June, the number of structures demolished and people displaced in Area C and East Jerusalem increased by 14 and 33 per cent increase respectively, compared to the previous year.

● Housing self-help programmes for displaced in the Gaza Strip to a standstill due to the shutting down illicit tunnels by the Egyptian authorities

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