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.

Israel accused of targeting civilians in deadly West Bank attack

An Israeli airstrike in al-Shuhada village, West Bank, killed seven Palestinian civilians, sparking controversy over military engagement rules and civilian protection in conflict zones.

Media coverage of individual Gaza strikes only capturing one third of all deaths, AOAV finds 

An analysis of English language reporting of the explosive violence in Gaza and Israel by Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) has revealed that media coverage may only capture a third of the actual civilian deaths from specific explosive incidents in Gaza.

Explosive Violence Monitor: 13 to 19 October 2023

From 13 to 19 October 2023, AOAV has recorded 217 incidents of explosive violence around the world, and 1,619 civilian casualties.

Five civilians killed and 35 injured in Israeli air strike on Rafah refugee camp, 6 Aug.

On the evening of 6 August, and without prior warning, Israeli warplanes launched 6 missiles at a 3-storey house in Rafah refugee camp.