Protection of civilians Weekly Report 25-31 July 2012
On 29 July, Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian at a checkpoint outside East Jerusalem. This is the first conflict-related Palestinian fatality that has occurred in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, in four months.
The Israeli authorities demolished three Palestinian-owned structures, a significant decline compared to the weekly average of structures that have been demolished since the beginning of the year (13). Another community in south Hebron is at risk of forced displacement.
A steady improvement in the electricity situation continues, with power cuts throughout the Gaza Strip reduced from 12 (in previous weeks) to between eight to ten hours per day.
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