Patterns and trends
AOAV recorded 3,813 civilian deaths and injuries from explosive violence in Gaza in 2014, almost all occurring in July and August, in what is known as ‘Operation Protective Edge’.
When monitoring the figures for the last five years Gaza was the 7th most affected country from explosive violence. AOAV’s Explosive Violence Monitor recorded 5,264 deaths and injuries in total from explosive violence over the last five years. Of these, 91% (4,780) were civilians. 80% of all civilian deaths and injuries were recorded in 2014.
What is very significant for Gaza is the amount of violence that is perpetrated by state actors. 98% of all deaths and injuries from explosive violence in the last five years in Gaza has been perpetrated by state actors, namely the Israeli Defense Force (IDF).
2016 Explosive violence update
So far in 2016 (January-September), there have been five incidents of explosive violence that have led to death or injury. These were all perpetrated by the IDF and led to the death or injury of four armed actors and at least 13 civilians, including at least three children.
At least three of the incidents targeted populated areas. Air-launched explosives were used in all incidents.
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All incidences of explosive violence in 2016 have been perpetrated by the #IDF https://aoav.org.uk/explosiveviolence/gaza/
When monitoring the figures for the last five years #Gaza was the 7th most affected country from explosive violence. https://aoav.org.uk/explosiveviolence/gaza/
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