In August 2006, Israeli security forces killed 76 Palestinians, 19 of them minors, in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. 40 of whom (53 percent), among them 13 minors, did not take part in the hostilities when killed.
During the same period, Palestinians killed one member of the Israeli security forces in the West Bank.
Since the abduction of Cpl. Gilad Shalit, in late June, until the end of August, Israeli security forces killed 226 Palestinians, 54 of them minors, in the Gaza Strip. 114 of whom (among them 46 minors), did not take part in the hostilities when killed.