Israeli forces kill at least 186 Palestinians in 5 months

Palestinian Red Crescent says at least 186 Palestinian killed by Israeli forces over last 5 months

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Photo by: AA (Archive)

An Israeli soldier aims at Palestinian demonstrators in Hebron.

Updated Mar 1, 2016

The Palestinian Red Crescent (PRC) says since Oct. 1 of last year, at least 186 Palestinians have been killed and another 15,645 injured by Israeli troops in the Gaza Strip and in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem.  

Over the course of the last five months, Israeli forces have killed 41 Palestinians from East Jerusalem, 73 from Hebron and Ramallah, 19 from Jenin, 10 from Bethlehem, 10 from Nablus, and five from Tulkarm and Salfit, in addition to 25 Palestinians from Gaza and two Arab-Israelis, the PRC said.

At least 33 Israelis have been killed in a months-long wave of turmoil over the same period according to the Israeli figures, that some observers are calling a third Palestinian “intifada” ("uprising").

The Palestinian Red Crescent (PRC) reported in a statement that 41 of the 186 Palestinians slain had been killed since the start of this year.

About 88 of the slain Palestinians had been killed after attempting to stab or allegedly stabbing Israelis; 53 during clashes with Israeli troops; 21 after allegedly carrying out vehicular attacks; four by Israeli bombardments; and two after having been run over by Jewish settlers the NGO reported.

It also reported that, a Palestinian child had been killed in Gaza by an explosive device, while one Palestinian detainee had died in an Israeli prison, over the same period.

Since last Oct. 1, 15,645 Palestinians had been injured by Israeli gunfire, 1,418 of whom had been struck by heavy ammunition, while another 3,153 had sustained injuries from rubber bullets according to the PRC.

Another 10,608 had suffered temporary asphyxia due to teargas fired by Israeli forces, the PRC said, while 464 others had been injured after being beaten by Israeli troops.

Meanwhile, Israel's Magen David Adom paramedic service, says that, over the same period, 33 Israelis have been killed and 311 injured in alleged attacks by Palestinians, including 38 who were seriously injured and 48 who sustained moderate wounds.

Since last October, the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories have seen numerous clashes between frustrated Palestinians and Israeli forces.

TRTWorld, AA