OCHA Protection of Civilians Weekly Report | 14-20 January 2014

Key issues

● 15 Palestinian children were injured by Israeli forces in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

● Two Bedouin communities in the Jordan Valley were confined to their homes due to military training.

● The cycle of rocket firing by Palestinian armed groups and retaliatory airstrikes by Israeli forces, which began on 25 December 2013, continued during the week

● The Rafah crossing was closed again on 10 January for 11 days, and 5,000 people including humanitarian cases are waiting to leave Gaza