Child Fatalities

The tables below are updated monthly. For more detailed statistics, please contact the DCI-Palestine 's Documentation Unit.

Tables 1 to 4 show the number of children killed as a result of Israeli military and settler presence in the Occupied Palestinian Territory since the beginning of the second Palestinian uprising against occupation, or Intifada, according to DCI-Palestine's documentation. These tables do not include children killed while involved in hostilities.

Table 5 shows the number of children killed while involved in hostilities since 2008, according to DCI-Palestine's documentation.


1. Distribution of Palestinian child fatalities by month:

YearJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecTotal
200000000000335451194
200133812958812691598
20023935361510131012191614192
20031112181417816715912130
2004631514368139252166162
2005204232166341052
20063356294014105243124
2007415291028423050
20086102221442120040112
200930141102112110315
20101020100020028
201120421004100115
2012004003000035143
20132000000100025
2014101022331215

Total: 1415

Note: As of December 9, 2014, DCI-Palestine has independently verified and is currently investigating the deaths of 480 Palestinian children killed in the 2014 Israeli military offensive on the Gaza Strip, known as "Operation Protective Edge." Once all investigations are completed, DCI-Palestine will update the above figures accordingly. 


2. Distribution of
Palestinian child fatalities by age group:

Year0 - 89 - 1213 - 1516 - 17Total
200049344794
20011321313398
200250336247192
200316224745130
200413295862162
2005210192152
200626124046124
200738172250
200822133839112
200993638376315
201000358
2011236415
20121888943
201310225
2014135615

Total: 1415


3. Distribution of Palestinian child fatalities by region:

YearGazaHebronBethlehemJerichoJerusalemRamallahSalfitNablusTulkarmQalqiliaJeninInside IsraelTotal
2000439403738655194
2001649504601036098
2002841360311033101310192
2003743103521693140130
2004130200120193050162
2005284010513415052
200610502111091040124
2007332002700204050
200810142003010010112
200931030000000020315
20105000010200008
2011141000000000015
2012403000000000043
20131010020000105
201433103401000015

Total: 1415


4. Distribution of
Palestinian child fatalities according to circumstances of death:

YearClashesAir and Ground AttacksDuring Assassination AttemptsGun Fire Opened RandomlyClosuresUnexploded OrdnanceOtherTotal
20008040910094
20014217121737098
2002306719509125192
200336371438320130
20043676939020162
200561072306052
200610662223030124
200761941515050
2008986113120112
200922702115151315
201033000208
20110120201015
20120390202043
201331010005
20141001201115

Total: 1415


5. Distribution of Palestinian Children killed while participating in hostilities:

YearJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecTotal
200840703000110016
2009150110001000018
20100000200000002
20110000100000001
20120011000000103
20130000000000000
201400000000000

Total: 40