Protection of Civilians Weekly Report, 03 - 09 August 2011

Key issues

  • As the month of Ramadan begins, the majority of the Muslim population in the oPt remains unable to exercise its right to freedom of worship, due to the Israeli restrictions on access to East Jerusalem and the Al Aqsa Mosque.

  • Electricity shortages throughout the Gaza Strip have increased to eight hours a day. This is severely disrupting the functioning of households, including adequate refrigeration of food, as well as the provision of essential services, including water supply, sewage removal and treatment and medical services.

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