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Middle East

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 211484, tabled on 22 October 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent estimate he has made of the number of (a) deaths and (b) serious injuries sustained as a result of conflict in Israel and Gaza in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement.

Answered on

27 October 2014

Since January 2014, we estimate that in Gaza over 1,475 Palestinians have been killed and over 5,000 injured. We have not made any estimates of how many Israelis have been killed or injured in the same period, but during the recent Gaza crisis six Israeli civilians were killed (including one child). On 22 October, a three month old child was killed, while seven others were injured when a Palestinian drove his car into a light rail stop in East Jerusalem.

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