Gaza | OCHA Flash Update #2 am Abend

Escalation in the Gaza Strip and Israel | Flash Update #2 as of 18:00, 8 August 2022

KEY POINTS

Following intense hostilities between Palestinian militant factions, led by Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), and Israel between 5 and 7 August, a ceasefire brokered by Egypt and the UN came into effect on 7 August at 23:30.

The Israeli army and the PIJ have confirmed the end of their respective military operations.
  
OHCHR confirmed a total of 46 Palestinian casualties, including 16 children. MoH in Gaza reported 360 Palestinians injured, including at least 151 children, 58 women and 19 older persons. 

Magen David Adom reported that 47 Israelis have been injured; Israeli authorities reported 70.

Israeli security started to gradually remove restrictions on crossings with Gaza imposed on 2 August, allowing limited movement of people and authorized commodities, including fuel.
   
The Gaza Power Plant, shut down since 6 August, resumed function on 8 August in the afternoon.

1,761 housing units have sustained damages. 450 Palestinians have been internally displaced, and 8,500 people have been impacted by the damages. 

Gaza is slowly starting to return to routine life with the opening of public and private works, markets and educational facilities.

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