Number of Palestinians killed since Oct. 1 rises to 109

Published December 4th, 2015 - 08:00 GMT

Two months have passed since the beginning of what some are calling a new Palestinian “Intifada” (uprising) in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, a series of events that have left at least 109 Palestinians dead and thousands injured.

The dead include 24 minors and five women. At least 85 of the slain Palestinians were executed in cold blood, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry.

Over the same period, 4,800 Palestinians have been injured as a result of life ammunition and rubber bullets, the ministry added.

The Israeli army, for its part, said there have been over 100 attacks by Palestinians against Israelis, most of them in Jerusalem.

According to the Israeli army, Palestinians allegedly carried out 82 stabbing attacks, 30 shooting attacks and 12 car attacks against Israelis since Sept. 13.

The alleged attacks left 22 Israelis dead and 215 injured, according to Israel’s Magen David Adom paramedic service.

According to the Palestinian Authority’s Committee on Detainees, the Israeli army has detained 2,460 Palestinians, including 1,200 children and 69 women, in the past two months alone.

Of these, 450 minors and 41 women are still detained in Israeli jails, while another 659 prisoners have been transferred to administrative detention.

Since the events unraveled, hundreds of Jewish settlers have stormed East Jerusalem’s flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque compound.

“The last two months saw wide intrusions, with 1,826 settlers forcing their way into the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound under the protection of the Israeli police and army,” Hanna Issa, head of the Muslim-Christian Committee for Supporting Al Quds and Sanctity, said.

Israel occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank during the 1967 Middle East War.

It later annexed the holy city in 1980, claiming it as the unified capital of Israel – a move never recognized by the international community.

Sacred to both Muslims and Jews, Jerusalem is home to Al-Aqsa Mosque, which for Muslims represents the world’s third holiest site.

By Aness Suheil Barghoti


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