Thursday, March 20, 2008

Latest from the U.N.: Statistics from the invasion of Gaza, 27 February – 4 March 2008

From the UN OCHA report Protection of Civilians Weekly Report, 27 February – 4 March 2008:

Gaza Strip: IDF Operation “Warm Winter” (27 February – 4 March 2008):
  • 120 Palestinians, including six women and 34 children, were killed by the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) and 269 Palestinians, including 12 women and 63 children, were injured. The operation came following an increase in hostilities between the Gaza Strip and Israel.
  • The Israeli Air Force carried out 82 air strikes.
  • 224 rockets and 49 mortars were fired towards Israel by Palestinian armed groups. As a result, one Israeli man was killed and 14 others (including 1 child) were injured. 78 additional mortars were fired at IDF soldiers inside the Gaza Strip.
  • Twenty-four demonstrations and two sit-ins were organised in various part of the Gaza Strip to protest against the Israeli military operation.
  • 11 structures were demolished and over 55 damaged.
  • Hamas and the Egyptian authorities agreed to allow up to 250 Palestinian patients to cross to Egypt through Rafah crossing to receive medical treatment. 25 patients reportedly crossed on 3 March and 40 on 4 March.
Read the entire report here >