Explosive violence in Israel

AOAV’s Explosive Violence Monitor, launched in October 2010, uses English-language media reports to capture information on the harm caused by explosive weapons around the world. This data is used by international organisations, researchers, journalists and advocacy groups to campaign for reduced civilian harm as a result of explosive violence.

Over the past decade (2014-2023), AOAV has recorded 276 incidents of explosive violence in Israel, resulting in 1,028 casualties, of which 81% (832) were reported as civilians. Civilian casualties include at least 40 children, 46 women and 84 men. Of the civilian casualties, 22% (181) were reported as killed.

The four most affected regions in terms of civilian harm as a result of explosive violence over the past decade are South (467 civilian casualties), Central (109), Tel Aviv (68), and North (60).

Ground-launched weapons were the deadliest form of weapon, accounting for 72% (200) of all incidents recorded between 2014-2023, 82% of total civilian casualties (681), and 84% (152) of all civilians killed within the decade.

​​The majority of harm from explosive weapons use in Israel over the past decade was reportedly perpetrated by non-state actors, who account for 82% (226) of all incidents and caused 91% (755) of all civilian casualties, as well as 94% (171) of all civilians killed.