Israelis and Palestinians Injured
in the Current Violence

At least 92,017 Palestinians and 11,747 Israelis
have been injured since September 29, 2000.

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“With no shooting from the Palestinian side, and often little or no use of tear gas to disperse the protests, Israeli soldiers have repeatedly fired live ammunition into unarmed crowds.”

- Shoot to Maim

Source: Israeli injuries: The Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, last updated December 24, 2013. It is possible that the statistics from the MFA are not completely accurate. They may include non-Israelis injured in the conflict as well as Israelis who were injured in other places or by people who are not Palestinian.

Additionally, the Israeli Health Ministry reported that 2,354 Israelis were injured during Israel's assault on the Gaza Strip last summer.

Palestinian Injuries: The Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS) reports that 28,372 Palestinians were injured between 2000 and 2004. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has collected data on Palestinian injuries since at least 2005. However, as of 2013, their Protection of Civilians: Casualties Database has been unavailable online.

Instead, their figures for Palestinian injuries by Israeli forces for 2013 - 2015 are noted in weekly and monthly reports (see the latest monthly report, published on December 13, 2016). The number of Palestinians injured by Israeli settlers appears to be incomplete for the last two years, as UN OCHA records the number of violent incidents perpetrated by settlers rather than the exact number of people injured during these incidents.

See also their report on Israel's latest assault on Gaza, which injured 11,231 people.

To see an up-to-date monthly breakdown for numbers of injuries sustained by both Israelis and Palestinians, please visit our new website Israel-Palestine Timeline.

Note: The OCHA database does not include injuries that occurred during Israel's "Cast Lead" assault on Gaza from December 27, 2008 to January 18, 2009, possibly because the organization did not have access to the Gaza Strip. However, in a separate report concerning the humanitarian situation in Gaza, OCHA reports that 5,380 Palestinians were injured during the offensive. Because the exact date of each of these injuries is unknown to us, they were added to our 2009 column, although a portion of these injuries actually occurred in the last four days of 2008. (See the list of all of OCHA's reports on the Gaza Crisis.)

The exact number of Palestinians injured during the current uprising is very difficult to ascertain. This is caused in part by the chaos that ensued following the re-invasion of the West Bank during March and April 2002, the brutal attack on Gaza in the 2008-09 winter, and also by the fact that many Palestinian injuries go unreported and untreated (the PRCS numbers only include people who sought medical attention for their injuries). It is believed that more than 10,000 Palestinian children had already been injured in the first several years of this violence.

We have been unable to find details about the breakdown of injury types suffered by Israelis, so the chart below only applies to the Palestinians injured.
(If you know a reliable source for such information, please contact us. Thanks!)

 

Palestinian Injuries
Sep 30, 2000 - Dec 31, 2008

Percentage of those injured that are minors

West Bank: 35.7%; Gaza: 20%
Palestine Monitor

Injured by Live Ammunition

8,889
PRCS

Injured by Rubber-/Plastic-Coated Bullets

7,253
PRCS

Injured by Tear Gas

6,824
PRCS

Injured by Misc. Causes

10,673
PRCS

Number of Permanent Disabilities

2,500+
Palestine Monitor

Israeli Injuries
(Source: Israeli Foreign Ministry)

 

Israeli Injuries

Severely Injured

642

Moderately Injured

940

Lightly Injured

5,263

Israel-Palestine Timeline

Israel-Palestine Timeline: The human cost of the conflict records photos and information for each person who has been killed in the ongoing violence.

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