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Fatalities before Operation "Cast Lead"

The Fatalities' data can be shown either by the date of the event in which they were hurt, or by the date of their death. Since some of the fatalities died of their injuries days, weeks and sometimes months after they were hurt, choosing the view affects the distribution of data.

Data by the date of event,
29 September 2000 - 26 December 2008
Occupied Territories Israel
Gaza Strip West Bank Total
Palestinians killed by Israeli security forces 2998 1793 4791 69
Palestinians killed by Israeli civilians 4 40 44 2
Israeli civilians killed by Palestinians 39 201 240 491
Israeli security force personnel killed by Palestinians 97 146 243 89
Foreign citizens killed by Palestinians 10 7 17 37
Foreign citizens killed by Israeli security forces 4 6 10 0
Palestinians killed by Palestinians 475 134 609 0

Data on minors and women (included in previous table) Occupied Territories Israel
Gaza Strip West Bank Total
Palestinian minors killed by Israeli security forces 635 317 952 3
Palestinian women killed by Israeli security forces 93 53 146 1
Israeli minors killed by Palestinians 4 35 39 84
Israeli women killed by Palestinians 7 45 52 179
Palestinians killed by Palestinians for suspected collaboration with Israel 11 109 120 0

Data on participation in the hostilities and targeted killings (included in first table) Occupied Territories Israel
Gaza Strip West Bank Total
Palestinians who did not take part in hostilities and killed by Israeli security forces (not the objects of targeted killings) 1353 835 2188 5
Palestinian killed by Israeli security forces, Not known if involved in fighting 237 404 641 4
Palestinians who took part in the hostilities and were killed by Israeli security forces 1258 472 1730 60
Palestinians who were the object of a targeted killing 150 82 232 0
Palestinians killed during the course of a targeted killing 277 107 384 0

The figures do not include:

  • 12 Palestinian citizens of Israel killed within Israel by the Israeli Police in October 2000 .
  • One Jewish Israeli citizen killed within Israel by a Palestinian-Israeli citizen in October 2000 .
  • Palestinians who died after Israel delayed their transfer for medical treatment outside the Gaza Strip.
  • Palestinians killed by an explosive device that they set or was on their person .
  • Two Jewish Israeli citizens and One member of the Israeli security forces, killed by a Palestinian citizen of Israel in Nahariya in September 2001 .
  • One Palestinian-citizen of Israel killed by Border Police gunfire within Israel in July 2003.
  • Five Palestinian citizens of Israel killed by an absconded Israeli soldier on a bus in Shfar'am, within Israel , in August 2005 and the shooting soldier, beaten to death by Palestinian-citizens of Israel.
  • Seven members of the Ghaliya family (the two parents and their five children, one an adult), who were killed in June 2006 in an explosion on the coast by Beit Lahiya, in the northern Gaza Strip. The cause of the explosion remains unclear.
  • One Palestinian resident of a-Sheikh Sa'ed was killed on May 2007 during a fire exchange between Palestinian militants and Israeli policemen at the a-Sheikh Sa'ed checkpoint in East Jerusalem.
  • One Israeli citizen from Kfar Qana, who was killed in August 2007 in the Old City in East Jerusalem after he grabbed a security guard's weapon.
  • One Twelve-year-old Israeli child who, in August 2007 while on a family visit in the village of Saida in Tulkarm district, was killed by undercover troops who had come to arrest his brother and his brother's friend, who were wanted by Israel.