DCI-Palestine has been documenting Palestinian child fatalities and injuries at the hands of the Israeli military and settlers in the Occupied Palestinian Territory since September 2000.
Since 2005, six major military offensives in Gaza have killed at least 1,000 Palestinian children.
In the West Bank, child fatalities generally occur in the context of military incursions, demonstrations against Israeli settlements or the separation barrier, or as a result of settler attacks against Palestinian children.
In the Gaza Strip, the majority of child fatalities are the result of Israeli forces' attacks and full-scale military offensives, which cause a high number of civilian casualties. In recent years, Israeli forces have increasingly shot and killed Palestinian children with live fire near the Gaza border fence during mass demonstrations.
Like fatalities, injuries in the West Bank occur as a result of military incursions, demonstrations, and settler violence.
Injuries are frequently sustained when children are arrested, transferred, and detained in interrogation centers or prisons.
In the Gaza Strip, injuries are most commonly the result of flying shrapnel produced by Israeli airstrikes or shooting at the border fence.
What We Do
DCI-Palestine works to bring an end to all child fatalities and injuries by holding perpetrators to account, influencing public policy and presenting evidence and documentation to international bodies such as agencies of the United Nations.
- Document and expose child fatalities and injuries
- File complaints with Israeli and international authorities to hold perpetrators to account
- Present evidence to UN and government agencies