B’Tselem: 2021 was the deadliest year since 2014
Israel killed 319 Palestinians in oPt
5-year record in house demolitions: 895 Palestinians lost their homes
In 2021, Israeli security forces killed 313 Palestinians, including 71 minors: 236 in the Gaza Strip, 232 of them during Operation Guardian of the Walls; and 77 in the West Bank (including East Jerusalem). Three other Palestinians were killed either by armed settlers or by soldiers who were escorting them; another Palestinian minor was shot by an Israeli civilian and later by Border Police officers; and two Palestinians were killed by armed settlers.
Nine Israeli civilians, including two minors, were killed by Palestinians, six of them by rocket fire from the Gaza Strip during Operation Guardian of the Walls. Three foreign nationals were also killed by rockets. Two members of the Israeli security forces were killed by Palestinians.
Twenty-seven Palestinians were killed by Palestinians: 25 in the Gaza Strip, 20 of them, including seven minors, by rockets fired at Israel that landed within Gaza during Operation Guardian of the Walls, and two in the West Bank by Palestinian Authority security forces during their arrest.
Regarding eight Palestinians who were killed during Operation Guardian of the Walls, six of them minors, B’Tselem was unable to determine whether they were killed by Israeli attacks or by Palestinian rocket fire.
In the West Bank (including East Jerusalem), 83 Palestinians were killed, including 17 minors and five women, 77 by Israeli security forces.