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Initial figures: 172 People killed in Gaza Strip (to evening of 14 July 2014)

Member of emergency services crew in Gaza; background: house bombed on 10 July 2014. Photo: Ahmad Zakut, Reuters.
Member of emergency services crew in Gaza; background: house bombed on 10 July 2014. Photo: Ahmad Zakut, Reuters.

According to B'Tselem's initial figures, 172 Palestinians have been killed in the Gaza Strip in the time between early Tuesday, 8 July 2014, when Operation Protective Edge airstrikes on Gaza began until the evening of 14 July.

The fatalities include:

34 minors

20 women (under age 60)

10 senior citizens

Initial findings indicate that 43 of the people killed were involved in combat.