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Fatalities during 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,
27 December 2008 - 18 January 2009
Occupied Territories Israel
Gaza Strip West Bank Total
Palestinians killed by Israeli security forces 1391 7 1398 0
Israeli civilians killed by Palestinians 0 0 0 3
Israeli security force personnel killed by Palestinians 5 0 5 1
Palestinians killed by Palestinians 18 0 18 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 344 1 345 0
Palestinian women killed by Israeli security forces 110 0 110 0
Israeli women killed by Palestinians 0 0 0 1
Palestinians killed by Palestinians for suspected collaboration with Israel 13 0 13 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 the hostilities and were killed by Israeli security forces ( not including the objects of targeted killings) 759 5 764 0
Palestinian killed by Israeli security forces, Not known if involved in fighting 32 0 32 0
Palestinians who took part in the hostilities and were killed by Israeli security forces 350 2 352 0
Palestinians who were the object of a targeted killing 2 0 2 0
Palestinians killed during the course of a targeted killing 20 0 20 0
Palestinian police officers who were killed inside police stations 248 0 248 0


Additional data concerning the fatalities during operation "Cast Lead" Gaza
Palestinian minors killed by Israeli security forces in the Gaza Strip
22 took part in the hostilities, 318 did not take part in the hostilities, 4 it is not known if they were taking part in the hostilities
344
Palestinian women killed by Israeli security forces in the Gaza Strip
108 did not take part in the hostilities, 2 police officers
110
Palestinians with age 50 and older, who were killed by Israeli security forces in the Gaza Strip
3 took part in the hostilities, 111 did not take part in the hostilities, 3 police officers
117