Occupied Palestinian Territory: Gaza Emergency Situation Report (as of 21 July 2014, 1500 hrs)

from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Published on 21 Jul 2014


  • As the Israeli ground incursion continues, 103 Palestinians, including 34 children and 21 women, are reported to have been killed or their bodies recovered since the last update.

  • The reporting period witnessed a number of incidents in which multiple family members were killed by Israeli airstrikes while in their homes.

  • Mass displacement continues across Gaza, with over 100,000 IDPs now seeking shelter in UNRWA schools and tens of thousands of IDPs have taken refuge elsewhere in Gaza

  • Latest developments: 15:30: The Al Aqsa Martyrs’ Hospital in Deir El Balah was hit by an Israeli airstrike resulting in the destruction of part of the top two floors. Initial information indicates that four people were killed and 16 injured.

479 Palestinians killed, including at least 364 civilians, of whom 121 are children and 59 women

25 Members of one family, including 18 children, killed by an airstrike on their home.

27 Israelis killed, including two civilians and 25 soldiers.

100,000 Displaced hosted in 69 UNRWA schools

25% Of all WASH facilities have no electricity due to damage to electricity lines and transformers

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