Protection of Civilians Update 16-17 November 2012

Key issues

  • At least 16 Palestinian civilians, including 6 children, have been killed, and over 380 Palestinians, mostly civilians, including at least 105 children, were injured, since the beginning of the hostilities

  • Three Israeli civilians have been killed and another 58, including many children, were injured, in the past four days.

  • Many families in Gaza and southern Israel have reportedly relocated with relatives and friends in areas considered safer, after their homes sustained damages, or due to fear.

  • The pre-existing shortages of drug and medical supplies in Gaza will be compounded by any additional demands on medical services relating to the current escalation.

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