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18% of 1,945 Palestinians killed in intifada were innocent civilians, IDF says; 130 were children

Some 1,945 Palestinians have been killed since the intifada erupted on September 29, 2000, according to a defense establishment report. These include 365 people (18 percent) who had nothing to do with terrorist activity: 130 (7 percent) children under the age of 16 and 235 (11 percent) adults, many of them women and elderly people. The casualty figures, which are not published officially, are lower than those compiled by the Palestinian organizations and human rights groups. According to the report, 441 of those killed were Hamas and Islamic Jihad activists (about 22 percent), 324 were Fatah and Tanzim activists (about 17 percent), 329 were Palestinian Authority security forces (about 17 percent) and 69 (4 percent) were from the Popular Front, Democratic Front, Fatah Abu Mussa and Ahmed Jibril. Some 22 percent – 417 – of those killed were not identified with any group but were suspected by the security establishment of being involved in terrorism. These include Palestinians killed while carrying out terrorist attacks apparently independently, without acting for any terror organization. Full Story

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