265 Palestinians killed since October 2015

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A statistic prepared by the Jerusalem Institute for Israeli and Palestinian affairs showed that the number of Palestinians who have been killed since the start of the Al-Quds Intifada (Jerusalem Uprising) which broke out in October 2015, hit 265.

According to the statistic, the Hebron district topped the list of provinces with 78 martyrs, followed by Jerusalem, 57 martyrs, then Ramallah with 24 martyrs, then Jenin with 21 martyrs, Nablus with 19 martyrs, Bethlehem with 15 martyrs, Tulkarem with five martyrs, Salfit with four martyr, and Qalqilya with three martyrs, two Palestinians living in “Israel”, and 34 martyrs from the Gaza strip.

119 of those were killed since the beginning of the year 2016.

In addition, 75 of those killed were children under the age of 18, making 29% of the overall number. This includes a three-month-old baby, Ramadan Thawabteh, who died of teargas inhalation in his hometown of Beit Fajjar near Bethlehem.

24 of the martyrs were women,  12 of them minors as young as eight years old, including a two-year-old, Rahaf Hassan, who was killed alongside her mother in Gaza.

The study confirmed that 80% of the families had found about about their relatives being killed through the media, and  over 86% expressed dissatisfaction with the institutions that follow-up with the martyr cases, and accused the media of failing to cover news about the martyrs.

60% of the martyrs have been politically independent (not affiliated to any political parties)

24 of the martyrs’ bodies are still retained by Israeli Occupation Authorities.


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