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Israel or Palestine: Who Violates Ceasefires More


Israeli violations lethal and most frequent
While both the Israeli military and Palestinian resistance factions violated the terms of the ceasefire, a close examination shows that Israeli violations were more frequent and far more deadly.

Out of Israelís 191 violations, 10 percent resulted in death and 42 percent in injuries or detentions; while out of the 75 Palestinian violations, just four percent resulted in injuries and none in death.

This new graphic complements the earlier one created in February by Ben White and Rachele Richards for Al Jazeera that covered the first three months of the November 2012 ceasefire.

During that period, zero rockets and two mortar shells came out of Gaza. In the same period, Israel attacked Palestinians in Gaza dozens of times, k*lling four and injuring 91.

No one in Gaza would want the current bloodbath to continue for another minute, but it is imperative that any ceasefire agreement actually be enforced Ė especially on the party with the tendency to most frequently and lethally violate the terms of previous agreements: Israel.

This is the first of two graphics to be released on the situation in Gaza by Visualizing Palestine. Visualizing Palestine has provided a file with the raw data used to create this infographic.

As of Thursday evening, the Gaza Ministry of Health reported that 797 Palestinians have now been k*lled, and more than 5,100 injured during the sixteen consecutive days of Israelís attacks.

More than one hundred Palestinians were k*lled on Thursday alone, as Israel attacked multiple areas of the Gaza Strip, including a United Nations-run school in Beit Hanoun where Palestinians had sought refuge.