Occupied Palestinian Territory, West Bank - Protection Analysis Update


In the backdrop of ongoing hostilities in Gaza, protection actors have noted a steady deterioration of the protection situation of Palestinians living in the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem. Protection actors are concerned that the ever-escalating situation in Gaza, coupled with the imposition of restrictions during Ramadan, will fuel the further deterioration of an alreadyvolatile environment in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem.

The protection risks requiring immediate attention during the period covered by this analysis are as follows:

  1. Excessive and other unlawful use of force and attacks against protected persons
  2. Forcible Transfer
  3. Arbitrary or unlawful arrest and detention and ill-treatment
  4. Psychological/emotional abuse and inflicted distress
  5. Gender-Based Violence