Palestinians killed by Israeli security forces
Use of Firearms - Data summary
From the beginning of the second intifada, on 29 September 2000, until 31 December 2010,
Israeli security forces killed 4.927 Palestinians in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip,
including 970 minors - under the age of 18.
At least 2.227 of those killed did not participate in hostilities;
239 were objects of targeted killing. Thousands more were injured.
These figures do not include the Palestinian casualties in Operation Cast Lead,
a major military attack Israel launched on the Gaza Strip
from 27 December 2008 to 18 January 2009.
The harm to the civilian population in Gaza during Operation Cast Lead was immense:
1.389 Palestinians were killed,
758 of whom were not participating in hostilities
including 318 minors.
Over 5.300 Palestinians were injured, more than 350 of them seriously.
In 2010, Israeli security forces killed 80 Palestinians:
12 in the West Bank and 68 in the Gaza Strip
( nine were minors, 2 in the West Bank and 7 in the Gaza Strip ).
Twenty-five of those killed were not taking part in hostilities, 49 were taking part in hostilities,
and in four cases, B-Tselem does not know if the person killed was taking part in hostilities.
Two of the Palestinians killed in the Gaza Strip were the object of a targeted killing.
In the West Bank, the number was lower than in previous years:
21 Palestinians were killed there by Israeli security forces in 2009,
45 in 2008, and
84 in 2007.
The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories