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August 30, 2001

Breakdown of Palestinian Child Deaths and Injuries in 2001



DCI /PS DOCUMENTATION


Sample of Violations
1 January 2001 - 22 August 2001

Children Killed

A total of 54 children have been killed in the year 2001 as a direct result of Israeli military and settler presence in the Occupied Palestinian Territories . In addition, one baby died in its mother's womb and one baby died after being born at an Israeli checkpoint. Of the total 54 children killed, there were 41 students, 4 working children, 2 unemployed children, 1 housewife, and 6 children under the age of four.

Distribution of Child Deaths according to Age Group

AGE

NUMBER

0-8

10

9-12

12

13-15

17

16-17

15

Distribution of Child Deaths according to Geographic Region

AREA

NUMBER

Hebron

5

Jerusalem

3

Bethlehem

1

Ramallah

5

Gaza

36

Qalqilia

1

Jenin

2

Nablus

1

Distribution of Child Deaths according to Perpetrator

PERPETRATOR

NUMBER

Israeli Soldiers

51

Israeli Settlers

3

Distribution of Child Deaths according to Context of Death

CONTEXT

NUMBER

At Clashpoints/Direct Confrontations*

27

During Attacks/Shelling of Residential Areas

6

During Assassination Attempts

9

Away from Direct Confrontations**

9

Due to Closure

2

Unexploded Ordnance Explosions

1

*14 children were killed while actively participating in demonstrations, 13 killed while in the area of clash points.
**Killed during the course of carrying out daily activities, such as while at home, going to school, etc.

Distribution of Child Deaths according to Type of Ammunition

AMMUNITION

NUMBER

Live Bullets

29

Exploding Bullets

4

High Velocity Ammunition

4

Tank Shells

1

Bomb

4

Shrapnel from Bomb

1

Tank Shell Shrapnel

1

Other

1

Closure

2

Live Ammunition Shrapnel

1

More than One Type

1

Unexploded Ordnance

1

Missile Shrapnel

2

Ground to Ground Missile

2

Distribution of Child Deaths according to Location of Injury

LOCATION

NUMBER

Head

14

Neck

3

Chest

19

Back

2

Pelvis

1

Abdomen

1

More than One Place

13

Waist

1

Children Injured

DCI /PS has documented 1,613 cases of children injured in 2001. Please note: These figures represent ONLY those cases DCI/PS has documented, and, as such, are not comprehensive figures for all children injured.

Distribution of Child Injuries according to Age Group

AGE

NUMBER

0-8

212

9-12

389

13-15

549

16-17

463

Distribution of Child Injuries according to Geographic Region

AREA

NUMBER

Hebron

399

Jerusalem

44

Bethlehem

37

Ramallah

270

Gaza

590

Qalqilia

6

Jenin

47

Nablus

115

Tulkarem

84

Salfit

9

Jericho

12

Distribution of Child Injuries according to Type of Ammunition

AMMUNITION

NUMBER

Live Bullets

370

Rubber Coated Steel Bullets

275

Tear Gas

200

Tank Shells

1

Unexploded Ordnance

6

Beating

258

Shrapnel

204

Stones

19

More than One Type

6

Sound Bomb

9

Falling

147

Other*

118

*For example, glass, knife, sharp objects, wood, etc.

Distribution of Child Injuries according to Location of Injury

LOCATION

NUMBER

Head

207

Neck

14

Chest

32

Back

35

Eye

73*

Abdomen

40

More than One Place

271

Pelvis

15

Limbs

559

Gas Inhalation

200

Bruising

112

Intense Nervousness/Fright

47

Waist

8

*Of these, 7 lost one eye.

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