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Palestine: 3045 Killed 38,000 Wounded in 42 Months


Palestine Report: 3,045 Palestinians Killed and 38,000 Others Wounded by IOF in 42 Months

GAZA, Palestine - - Palestinian State Information Service (SIS) confirmed that the Palestinian death toll during 42 months of the Intifada has climbed to 3,045 as 38,000 others have been wounded by Israeli occupying forces (IOF) throughout Palestinian cities, towns, villages and refugee camps.

In a report issued by the SIS’s Palestinian National Information Center (PNIC), the said death toll included 557 children, 220 women and 344 others of the Palestinian police forces. 732 victims have fallen due to Israeli shelling as 230 others died in assassination attempts carried out by Israeli warplanes, including 90 untargeted civilians. 523 were killed due to miscellaneous Israeli practices in the Palestinian territories.

The report also pointed out that the number of patients who died as a result of IOF practices on military checkpoints and border crossings reached 105, due to disruption of movement, 43 victims of Israeli settler attacks.

As for the victims of the Palestinian medical crews and civil defense staffs, they reached 29, while killed journalists were nine, as press rights have been violated by IOF 373 times. The Palestinian sport movement lost 220 victims out of the total number of killed Palestinians, PNIC’s report hinted.

As far as wounded Palestinians are concerned, PNIC’s statistical figures showed that 38,809 Palestinians have been wounded by IOF, 8,435 of whom received medications on the spot. Teachers and students wounded during the last 42 months were 5,660.

The report pointed out as well that the number of Palestinian prisoners throughout the said period of time was 7,500 including 5,920 recorded by the Palestinian Prisoners Affairs Ministry, in 22 Israeli jails and concentration camps.

Among those prisoners were 1,252 students and 196 teachers of schools, colleges and universities, as minor prisoners were 336.

Those patients arrested by IOF on checkpoints and roadblocks reached 767, as the number of women prisoners reached 80, including 24 sentenced for different prison service terms, and 54 have been in custody without trial as two others have been under administrative detention.

Losses of Palestinian Property:

PNIC did not ignore the Palestinian financial losses inflicted by IOF measures during the last 42 months, as its statistical figures showed that 570 governmental buildings have been damaged due to being shelled by Israeli fire and 61,513 Palestinian houses were partially and completely damaged, including 5,263 completely and 2,772 partially in Gaza Strip alone.

These houses also included 56,250 that have been partially damaged including 16,186 in the Gaza Strip.

Schools have not been spared the Israeli devastating actions, as 12 schools and universities have been frequently closed by IOF while 1,125 others, including educational buildings, have been denied normal activities.

302 schools and educational offices as well as universities have been exposed to Israeli shelling as 43 other schools have been turned into military outposts.

According to the PNIC, the area of Palestinian lands bulldozed by the IOF was 62,044 dunums, as 991,581 trees have been uprooted, while 457 agricultural stores and 472 pens were destroyed, as 12,892 live stocks were killed as well as 840 cows and 9,738 beehives.

Also, IOF demolished 262 wells completely and destroyed 207 agricultural stores including devastation of 171,589 pens, as 22,013 dunums of lands have been bulldozed, 1,014 water wells and 288,985 meters of farms fences, and 714,719 others of water lines have been destroyed.

The Israeli aggressions on the Palestinian agricultural sector resulted in damages to 10,323 farmers, bulldozing of six greenhouses and 12 tractors, as the lands expropriated for the Apartheid Wall in West Bank amounted to 201,696 dunums.

The report said that the rate of unemployment in the occupied Palestinian territories reached %60, as the number of unemployed was 302,000 constituting %43.7 of the Palestinians, as the IOF destroyed 8,117 economic establishments including workshops and shops.

The PNIC’s report recorded that the IOF shelled residential and civilian population centers in Palestinain cities, towns, villages and refugee camps, for 24,453 times and placed 2,137 military checkpoints from October 2001 up to present day.


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