Wednesday, January 05, 2005

B'Tselem's 2004 Summary Statistics

From 1 January through 27 December 2004, a total of 915 people were killed in Israel and the Occupied Territories in the intifada.

Palestinian fatalitiesTotal: 803, including 174 minors
Did not participate in hostilities when killed
Killed when participating in hostilities
Unknown if participated in hostilities
Israeli fatalitiesTotal: 107, including 8 minors
Security forces

From beginning of the intifada
(29 September 2000)
Palestinian fatalitiesTotal: 3,174, including 617 minors
Did not participate in hostilities when killed
Killed when participating in hostilities
Unknown if participated in hostilities
Israeli fatalitiesTotal: 940, including 116 minors
Security forces
In addition, five foreign nationals were killed this year.

House demolitions:

During 2004, Israel demolished 181 homes in the Occupied Territories as a means of punishment and 1,357 homes on the claim of military necessity. These demolitions left some 11,500 Palestinians homeless. Altogether Israel has demolished 4,100 homes during the Intifada. As a result at least 28,000 Palestinians have been rendered homeless

Freedom of movement:

There are 55 permanent staffed checkpoints in the West Bank:
  • 17 checkpoints deep in the West Bank restrict movement between Palestinian cities;

  • 27 checkpoints control movement between Israel and the West Bank (including 10 around Jerusalem), 13 of which restrict Palestinian movement within the West Bank and not only into Israel;

  • 11 checkpoints are located inside the city of Hebron.
  • In addition, there are currently 17 checkpoints in the West Bank which are occasionally staffed, and hundreds of unstaffed physical obstacles.
Palestinian travel is restricted or entirely prohibited on 41 sections of roads throughout the West Bank, including many of the main traffic arteries, for a total of over 700 kilometers of roadway.


5,794 Palestinians, including 373 minors, are currently being detained by the IDF and the Israeli Prison Services (as of December 5). 863 of these detainees are being held in administrative detention without charge or trial, and without knowing when they will be released.

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