Preliminary Statistics

Israel-Gaza violence May 2021 (Live Blog)

The following charts will be frequently updated with the latest statistics on the current round of Israel-Gaza violence gleaned from diverse sources. Hover your mouse over each chart to see the exact figures. Given the volatile, dynamic nature of events, these numbers are preliminary. Below the charts, we will provide the sources for the numbers. To understand the history and context of this violence, please see the information here, here, and here, as well as recent articles here and here.

It's also important to be aware that Gaza has been under a suffocating Israeli siege for 14 years, causing growth stunting among children and astronomical unemployment.

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People killed (all ages) since May 10th

To see a chronological list of people killed since September 2000, please visit

For information about rocket attacks, see

Children killed

Tragically, many children have lost their lives in this conflict. Please visit our Timeline for more information.

Homes destroyed/uninhabitable

These figures include single family homes as well as residential units in apartment buildings.

People made homeless

The number of Israelis made homeless is an estimate based on reports of a few houses which were damaged by rockets.

The Palestinian figure comes from OCHA.

In addition, there has been extensive damage to civilian infrastructure in Gaza, including clean water, as reported by OCHA and PCHR. To date, we have not seen similar reports about damages to Israeli infrastructure.

In addition to the situation in Gaza, there has been escalating violence in the West Bank and inside Israel itself. So far, some 500 Palestinians have been wounded in the West Bank; 7 have been killed. Ongoing reports are on the IMEMC news site.

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Israel-Palestine Timeline

Israel-Palestine Timeline: The human cost of the conflict records photos and information for each person who has been killed in the ongoing violence.

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Videos & Multimedia

British TV Documentary – Dispatches: The Killing Zone

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Video – Gaza: A humanitarian implosion

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Video – The Easiest Targets: The Israeli Policy of Strip Searching Women and Children

Audio Interview – Psychology of Suicide Bombings

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Additional Resources

Documentary – Jenin Jenin

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Back to a Routine of Torture – Torture and Ill-treatment of Palestinian Detainees during Arrest, Detention and Interrogation – September 2001 - April 2003

Amnesty International – Israeli Settlers Wage Campaign of Intimidation

Booklet – ‘No Exit’

Amnesty International – Under the Rubble


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