OPT: The Gaza Strip Situation Report 15 Jun 2007

Situation Report
Originally published


The Gaza Strip: Overview

Following the consolidation of control of Hamas forces throughout the Gaza Strip, relative calm has returned to the streets. People are out in the streets and stores are open. Barring any significant change, UNRWA will restore full operations on Sunday 17 June. The expectation of Gaza residents is that Hamas' control will increase personal security for civilians.

Between 9 and 13 June, 110 Palestinians were killed and over 550 injured frm inter-factional fighting in Gaza. On14 June, four Palestinians including children were killed in a car and nine others injured in Rafah. Palestinians claim the car was hit by a shell fired from an Israeli tank however, the IDF has denied this.

The major concern among humanitarian agencies is:

- The continuing closure of Gaza's external borders. There is currently no movement of people or goods in and out of Gaza including patients who require specialist treatment overseas. Shortages of basic essential food supplies including dairy products are likely to occur within days

- The continuation of fuel supplies from Israel that is critical to the provision of power to homes, businesses and hospitals.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
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