Gaza War: UN revises death toll for women and children

The United Nations has revised down the percentage of women and children among the reported fatalities in Gaza, leading to controversy over the accuracy and sources of the casualty figures.

Have the IDF become addicted to explosions? Investigation reveals extent of demolitions carried out across Gaza

Using social media posts from IDF soldiers, Bellingcat tracked the activities of the 8219 Commando, a combat engineering battalion, revealing their extensive involvement in demolitions across Gaza.

Explosive Violence Monitor: 2023

In 2023, AOAV recorded 47,476 deaths and injuries as a result of the use of explosive weapons around the world. Civilians continued to suffer disproportionately, accounting for 73% of total casualties, with 34,791 civilian deaths and injuries.

Occupied Palestinian Territories: AOAV explosive violence data on harm to civilians

As of 19 February 2024, AOAV has recorded 17, 878 civilian casualties (12, 550 killed, 5, 328 injured) of explosive weapons use in the OPT in the course of Operation Swords of Iron.

Explosive Violence in March 2024

In March 2024, Action on Armed Violence recorded 4,156 deaths and injuries from 693 incidents of explosive violence around the world, as reported in English-language media. Civilians accounted for 86% (3,572) of the deaths and injuries recorded.

Is Israel using artificial intelligence to target Gaza?

A recent investigation by +972 Magazine claims the Israeli Defense Forces are using an AI system named “Lavender” to target tens of thousands in Gaza, sparking debate over the ethical implications of AI in warfare.

Explosive Violence in February 2024

In February 2024, Action on Armed Violence recorded 4,600 deaths and injuries from 703 incidents of explosive violence around the world, as reported in English-language media. Civilians accounted for 82% (3,762) of the deaths and injuries recorded.

U.S. investigates Israeli airstrikes for mass civilian casualties following alleged use of white phosphorus

The U.S. State Department is probing Israeli airstrikes in Gaza that killed civilians and the suspected use of white phosphorus in Lebanon, potentially influencing future American military aid to Israel.

Quality data recording in Gaza, potentially evidencing genocide, frustrated by Israeli strikes – contravening International Court of Justice orders

The International Court of Justice ordered Israel to ensure the preservation of evidence relating to allegations of genocide in Gaza, a directive Israel appears to be violating through attacks on hospitals that disrupt casualty recording systems.

Explosive Violence in January 2024

In January 2024, Action on Armed Violence recorded 5,612 deaths and injuries from 757 incidents of explosive violence around the world, as reported in English-language media. Civilians accounted for 85% (4,783) of the deaths and injuries recorded.

More than half of Gaza’s buildings damaged or destroyed, BBC analysis reports

Over half of Gaza’s buildings have been damaged or destroyed following Israeli retaliation for Hamas attacks, leading to widespread displacement and destruction of residential areas, farmlands, and historic sites.

Comparative analysis of hospital attacks in Gaza and Ukraine: 2022-2023

This article analyzes attacks on hospitals in Gaza and Ukraine from 2022 to 2023, highlighting the higher casualty rates in Gaza and the overall frequent targeting of medical facilities, which constitutes a grave violation of international humanitarian norms.