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Palestinian Report: 165 Killed Since Early 2022 in Gaza, West Bank

Palestinian Report: 165 Killed Since Early 2022 in Gaza, West Bank

Monday, 3 October, 2022 - 06:15
A protester attempts to reach a camera during clashes following the funeral of seven-year-old Palestinian boy Rayyan Suleiman, who according to his father has died of heart failure while being chased by Israeli soldiers, east of Bethlehem, Israeli-occupied West Bank September 30, 2022. REUTERS/Mussa Qawasma

Since the beginning of 2022, 165 Palestinians have killed in Gaza and the West Bank, a Palestinian report said on Sunday.

The National Grouping of Palestinian Martyrs’ Families said that among the fatalities, there are 88 Palestinians killed only in the past three months of this year.

The group said 113 Palestinians were killed by Israeli army gunfire in the West Bank, including Jerusalem and that the majority of fatalities were documented in Jenin Governorate, with 45 deaths.

According to the report published by the German news agency, 52 Palestinians were killed in the Gaza Strip during the latest round of military tension between the Islamic Jihad movement and Israel, in early August.

It said that the last three months recorded more deaths compared with the first six months of 2022, which recorded a 66 percent increase compared with the same period last year.

The number of child deaths topped 34, representing 21 percent of fatalities. In addition, the report documented the killing of 14 women.

It said that in seven years, the death toll of Palestinians reached 1,127, including 229 children and 71 women, representing 26 percent of the overall fatalities.

Meanwhile, the Palestinian Foreign Ministry accused Israel of insisting to raise tension to serve its colonial interests and to avoid implementing peace.

In a press statement, the ministry said Israel “disregards all international and regional demands and calls to stop its escalation and attacks on Palestinian citizens.”

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