Occupied Palestinian Territory (oPt)

The protracted Israeli-Palestinian conflict continues to see recurrent outbursts of violence exacerbating humanitarian needs in the oPt and undermining efforts to address these.

Israeli airstrikes reported in vicinity of NGO Kuwait Hospital
26 February 2024: In Rafah city and governorate, Israeli airstrikes were reported in the vicinity of the NGO Kuwait Hospital. Source: Quds News Network. Return to oPt home page. more
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2022 Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition (SHCC) Factsheet

The SHCC identified 171 incidents of violence against or obstruction of health care in the oPt in 2022. In these incidents, 136 health workers were injured, and patients’ access to health care was obstructed at least 60 times. Violence resulted in the temporary closure of health facilities, and health care was interrupted during hospital raids. Palestinians seeking health care continued to be delayed or denied access to care by Israel’s permit system. Closures of crossings and roads further reduced access to health care. The factsheet which can be read in full here is based on the 2022 SHCC Health Care oPt data, which is available for download on the Humanitarian Data Exchange.

Our Global Interactive Map on Threats and Violence against Health Care provides access to continuously updated information on violence against health care in conflict and related to COVID-19.