Year end statistics: Israeli forces killed 742 Palestinians, injured 3,735 and arrested 5,671 (Gaza City) Wisam Afifeh 3 January 2007
Official Palestinian health statistics, compared against human rights organizations data and press reports were submitted for the final report for the year 2006. The report was issued from Gaza this afternoon and indicates that Israeli forces killed 742 Palestinians, injured 3,735 and arrested 5,671 in the West Bank and Gaza Strip in the year 2006. Two hundred and ten were killed in targeted assassinations, and 588 of the total number of Palestinians killed were in the Gaza Strip.
Israeli forces killed 154 Palestinians in the West Bank. The Israelis killed 144 children, the youngest being three days old. Israeli forces killed 52 women, including pregnant women, mothers, the elderly and five women with special needs. Palestinians killed 23 Israelis, as reported by the Israeli human rights organization B'Tselem.
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