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Friday, November 21, 2003

1 in 8 of Palestinian dead were killed by their own side

An ongoing study by the International Policy Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya provides an in-depth look at the fatalities on both sides of the current Palestinian/Israeli conflict. Based on thorough research using Palestinian and Israeli open sources, the study provides a breakdown of those killed by age, gender, and combatant status.

One learns from this study (as of 5/03), that while 116 Palestinian females were killed, more than twice that many Israeli females were killed.

Of Israeli non-combatants killed, 40% were female. Of Palestinian non-combatants killed, only 9% were female.

For more, including numbers of dead killed by their own side, see the Summary of Findings, updated May 21, 2003, and Breakdown of Fatalities, through November 3, 2003.