Israeli Occupation Forces Killed 149 Palestinians During 2019

January 05, 2020

The Israeli occupation forces killed 149 Palestinians in 2019, 74% of whom were from the Gaza Strip, the National Gathering of Palestine Families has said.

Mohammed Sbeihat, the head of the gathering, said in a statement that 33 of the martyrs were children, representing 23% of the total number of victims.

Based on a recently issued report by the gathering, 112 Palestinians were killed in the Gaza Strip, 69 of whom in Israeli bombing, and 37 were killed in the West Bank.

The youngest martyrs were two fetuses. The oldest martyr was Abed al-Rahim al-Madhoun, 61, who was killed on 5 May, all of whom are from Gaza.

In 2019, the Israeli occupation forces held the bodies of 15 Palestinians killed in Israeli attacks, raising the number of seized martyrs to 306.