Key figures on the 2014 hostilities

Ash Shuja'iyeh, February 2015Ash Shuja'iyeh, February 2015

Data featured in the Report of the Independent Commission of Inquiry on the 2014 Gaza Conflict

For original sources or more information see the full report.

  • 2,251 Palestinians, including 1,462 civilians, were killed.[1]
  • Of the Palestinian fatalities, 551 were children and 299 women.[2]
  • 11,231 Palestinians were injured including 3,436 children and 3,540 women, 10 percent of whom suffer permanent disability.[3]
  • More than 1,500 Palestinian children were orphaned.[4]
  • 142 Palestinian families had three or more members killed in the same incident, for a total of 742 fatalities.[5]
  • 18,000 housing units were destroyed in whole or part.[6]
  • 73 medical facilities and many ambulances were damaged.[7]
  • At the height of hostilities, the number of IDP’s reached 500,000, or 28 per cent of the population in Gaza.
  • Between 7 July and 26 August, the IDF carried out more than 6,000 airstrikes in Gaza, many of which hit residential buildings.[8]
  • The commission investigated 15 cases of strikes on residential buildings across Gaza, in which a total of 216 people were killed including 115 children and 50 women.
  • The IDF reported that they supplied 5,000 tons of munitions to the Israeli fighting forces.[9]
  • The IDF reported that they had fired 14,500 tank shells and around 35,000 artillery shells.[10]
  • Hamas’ Al Qassam Brigades claimed responsibility for the execution by firing squads of 21 alleged “collaborators”, of whom 16 were taken from Al Katiba prison where they had been held in the custody of the local authorities in Gaza.
  • Six civilians in Israel and 67 Israeli soldiers were killed.[11]
  • Up to 1,600[12] Israelis were injured, including 270 children.
  • Direct damage to civilian property in Israel amounted to almost $25 million.[13]
  • Between 7 July and 26 August 2014, Palestinian armed groups fired 4,881 rockets and 1,753 mortars towards Israel.[14]
  • The IDF found 32 tunnels, 14 of which extended beyond the Green Line into Israel.[15]

Notes

[1] Commission Report Summary, para 20.

[2] Ibid., para 20.

[3] Ibid., para 20.

[4] According to United Nations Children’s Fund, State of Palestine, Humanitarian Situation Report, 23 October 2014, p. 1. (Commission Report).

[5] Commission Report Summary, para 35. According to OCHA, Fragmented Lives: Humanitarian Overview 2014, March 2015, p. 4.

[6] Ibid., para 23. According to OCHA, Gaza Initial Rapid Assessment, 27 August 2014, p. 4.

[7] Ibid., para 23. According to Health Cluster, Gaza Strip: Joint Health Sector Assessment Report, September 2014.

[8] Ibid., para 35, According to Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, IDF Conduct of Operations during the 2014 Gaza Conflict, p. 38.

[9] Ibid., para 48. According to Israel Defence Forces, Omer Shalit, Technological and Logistics Directorate: “Faster and more efficient: this is how munition is supplied to the fighting forces”, 13 August 2014, (in Hebrew).

[10] Ibid., para 48. According to “16 Facts about Operation Cast Lead”, Bayabasha, Ground Forces Magazine, No. 29; October 2014, p. 47 (in Hebrew).

[11] Ibid., para 21.

[12] Ibid., para 21.

[13] Ibid., para 21.

[14] Ibid., para 27.

[15] Ibid., para 32. According to Israel Defense Forces, “Operation Protective Edge by the Numbers”, 5 August 2014.