IOF troops killed 7000 Palestinians in past ten years

[ 13/05/2011 – 11:50 AM ]

RAMALLAH, (PIC)– Palestinian official records unveiled that the Israeli occupation forces have killed around 7000 Palestinian citizens in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank since 2000, the majority of them in the Gaza Strip.

A report issued by the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) revealed that 7342 Palestinians were killed by the IOF between 29 September 2000 and 31 December 2010 and that by the end of the year 2009, the IOF troops killed 7235 Palestinians, 2183 in the West Bank, including 124 women, and 5015 in Gaza Strip, including 414 women.

The report also added that the year 2009 was the bloodiest year with 1219 Palestinian citizens killed at the hand of the IOF troops, followed by the year 2001 where 1192 Palestinian were killed with IOF bullets.

In 2010, the report pointed out, 107 Palestinians were killed in addition to nine Turkish human rights activists massacred on board the MV Mavi Marmara as they tried to help the besieged Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip.

Moreover, the report underscored that the IOF troops arrested nearly 750 thousand Palestinians, including 12000 women and tens of thousands of minors, leaving every Palestinian household with at least one member of it arrested.

Furthermore, the report said that around 6000 Palestinian captives were still held in Israeli jails, including tens of Arab captives, 37 female captive, 245 minors, and 181 who had been in jail for more than 20 years now.



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