Israeli Forces Killed 355 Palestinians and Injured 16,500 in 2021

The Palestinian Health Ministry on Tuesday said that Israeli forces have killed 355 Palestinians and wounded 16,500 in different attacks and raids in the year 2021.

Palestine’s official Wafa news agency reported that 87 children, 60 women, and 18 elderly were among the victims, adding that 265 of Palestinians were killed during the two-week war carried out by the Israeli Army in Gaza in May, and 90 were in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem.

Another 14 people were killed in Jenin, 13 in Ramallah and al-Bireh district, 11 in the Hebron district, and 10 in the Jerusalem district, the report added.

A large number of Palestinians received injuries in the same attack in May in Gaza, it said, adding 3,000 injuries were hospitalized, including 2,131 in the Gaza Strip, while 964 were in West Bank hospitals.

Injuries by live bullets jumped as well from 56 in April 2021 to 2,866 in May of the same year as a result of the war on Gaza.

According to the report, one in four of those injured by live ammunition was a child under the age of 18.

The Ministry said that 50% of the injuries were due to live bullets, and that out of the 964 injuries treated at the West Bank hospitals, 35% were in the upper extremities.

“This indicates that the Israeli soldiers had the will to kill Palestinians, especially if we take in consideration the 50% live-bullet rate,” the Ministry said.


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