Avoidable and Hidden Mortality in Palestine

Overview Avoidable and Hidden Mortality in Palestine

(in the period of 1 July 2015 until 30 November 2017)

Avoidable mortality is based on the concept that premature deaths from certain conditions should be rare, and ideally should not occur if there are timely and effective healthcare or public health interventions.
Office for National Statistics, UK

 

  1. Suicide victims (including reports)

 

1 October 2015 – Arab News – Signs of increasing suicides in devastated Gaza

22 February 2016 – Jerusalem Post – Suicide wave hits Gaza Strip in light of Citizenn’s gloomy day-to-day life

11 March 2016 –  Middle East Monitor – Gaza suicide rates to rise

11 April 2016 – Middle East Eye – ‘The smell of death hangs everywhere': Blockade drives Gazans to suicide

16 February 2017 – Ma’an News Agency – a 37-year-old Palestinian committed suicide on Thursday in the city of Jabaliya in the northern Gaza Strip.

17 February 2017 – Ma’an News Agency – Father kills 3 children before setting house ablaze in Gaza. The father was also critically injured in the incident, and was pronounced dead after arriving to the hospital.

5 April 2017 –  Ma’an News Agency – Palestinian man succumbs to wounds 2 days after setting himself on fire in Gaza

21 June 2017 – TRT World – Despair drives increased suicide rate in Gaza

29 August 2017 – AMN – Gazan writer commits suicide

10 September 2017 – Arab News – Gaza youth revisit scars of war

6 October 2017 – IMEMC – Detained Teens in Gaza Highly Vulnerable to Abuse – Mustafa Salman, 16, attempted to commit suicide by hanging himself above a toilet in a Beit Lahia police station cell on September 2, after two months of detention there. Unable to recover from the oxygen deprivation to his brain, medical sources in Shifa Hospital, Gaza City declared Mustafa clinically dead.

 

  1. Fatalities caused by accidents in construction sites

 

14 December 2015 –  Ma’an News Agency – Palestinian worker falls, dies in Israeli construction site

9 September 2016 – i24News – Sixth body located in Tel Aviv garage collapse

11 December 2016 – Ma’an News Agency – Palestinian worker dies in construction accident in Israel, 2 injured

12 December 2016 – Ma’an News Agency – Palestinian worker killed in construction accident in Israeli settlement

28 December 2016 – The Palestinian Information Center –  24 Palestinian workers die in Israeli construction sites in 2016

3 January 2017 – Ma’an News Agency – Palestinian worker dies after falling off building in Beit Ummar

9 April 2017 – Ma’an News Agency – Palestinian worker succumbs to wounds sustained in Israel accident

19 July 2017 –  The Gaza Post – Palestinian Worker Dies, 2 Injured At Construction Site In West Bank

 

  1. Medical victims caused by restrictions

 

20 October 2015 – The Palestinian Information Center – Old woman dies after soldiers hinder her arrival to hospital

29 October 2015 – Ma’an News Agency – Palestinian dies in East Jerusalem as ambulance delayed by checkpoint

27 December 2015 – The New York Times  – Desperate Gaza Escape Attempt Leads to Death, and Recriminations

18 February 2016 – The Palestinian Information Center – 10-year-old Gazan girl dies due to Israeli blockade

30 May 2016 – IMEMC News – Infant With Heart Condition Dies Due To Gaza Siege

22 January 2017 – Ma’an News Agency – Report: Palestinian teen dies in Gaza after Israel denies him access to hospital, and here

26 April 2017 – IMEMC News – 5 Year Old Girl Dies in Gaza After Israel Denies Her Access To Medical Treatment

10 May 2017 – Middle East Monitor – 2 Gazans die after Israel denies them medical treatment

5 June 2017 –  The Palestinian Information Center –  Another victim of medical neglect pronounced dead in OP

26 June 2017 – The Jerusalem Post – Doctor: Newborn dies in Gaza after PA fails to approve outside referral

27 June 2017 – The Palestinian Information Center – 3 babies pronounced dead in Gaza in 24 hours, Abbas held accountable

28 June 2017 – The Palestinian Information Center – Child dies in Gaza after being denied treatment abroad

3 July 2017 – The Palestinian Information Center – Cancer patient dies in Gaza after being denied treatment abroad

13 July 2017 –  The Palestinian Information Center  –  Gazan toddler dies after failure to get medical referral from PA

16 July 2017 – The Palestinian Information Center – Gazan patient dies after PA delays his medical referral

17 July 2017 – The Palestinian Information Center – 6-day-old newborn pronounced dead in Gaza as PA denies him treatment

19 July 2017 – The Palestinian Information Center – Infant dies in Gaza after PA denies him treatment abroad

29 July 2017 – The Palestinian Information Center – Palestinian child dies in Gaza after being denied treatment abroad

1 August 2017 – The Palestinian Information Center – Baby dies in blockaded Gaza after Israel, PA deny her medical referral

8 August 2017 – The Palestinian Information Center – Cancer-stricken youth dies as Israel rebuffs urgent medical referral

16 August 2017 – Palestine Square – First Death Caused by Sea Pollution in Gaza

1 September – MAP – Two more patients die in Gaza after being denied travel for treatment

28 September 2017 – Middle East Monitor – 6 Gaza cancer patients die after Israel denies them treatment

 

  1. Mysterious cases and victims of unknown assailants

 

24 February 2016 – Ma’an News Agency – ‘High-profile’ PA security officer shot dead by unidentified gunmen

19 March 2016 – Woman killed by unidentified gunmen near Jenin

23 April 2016 – Ma’an News Agency –  Man found dead in water well near Hebron

25 April 2016 – Ma’an News Agency –Woman found dead in well near Hebron

20 August 2016 – Ma’an News Agency – Family of Palestinian found dead in Israel calls police reports ‘bizarre’

23 October 2016 – Ma’an News Agency – Palestinian woman from Jaffa killed in attack in Salfit, motives unclear

29 October 2016 – Ma’an News Agency – 25-year-old man found hanged in al-Amari refugee camp near Ramallah

16 November 2016 – The Palestinian Information Center – Palestinian lady killed in Nablus clashes between PA forces and gunmen

19 November 2016 – Ma’an News Agency – Palestinian with Israeli citizenship shot dead in Galilee-area town

23 November 2016 – Ma’an News Agency – 1 Palestinian killed, 2 injured in Balata refugee camp shooting

20 December 2016 – Ma’an News Agency – 16-year-old Palestinian citizen of Israel found dead in northern Israel

9 January 2017 – Middle East Monitor – Arab-Israeli shot and killed

25 January 2017 –  Palestinian man shot dead by unidentified gunman in Hebron

30 January 2017 – Ma’an News Agency – 2 Palestinians die ‘of natural causes’ at Gaza-Egypt border crossing

1 February 2017 – Ma’an News Agency – Palestinian worker dies in stone crusher plant

11 February 2017 – The Palestinian Information Center – Israeli police find dead man in Wadi Qelt

18 February 2017 – Ma’an News Agency –  Palestinian citizen of Israel shot dead in Tel Aviv

23 February 2017 – Ma’an News Agency – Palestinian found dead hanging from a tree in Salfit-area village

28 February 2017 – IMEMC News – Palestinian Killed After Falling Into A Quarry As Soldiers Chased Him And Other Workers

5 March 2017 – Ma’an News Agency – Elderly Palestinian woman found dead in northern Gaza Strip

7 March 2017 – Ma’an News Agency – 13-year-old Palestinian boy found hanged to death in Jerusalem-area town

4 April 2017 – Middle East Monitor – Palestinian woman with Israeli citizenship shot dead while driving in northern Israel

5 April 2017 – Ma’an News Agency – 21-year-old Palestinian killed, 2 injured in drive-by shooting in Jenin

10 April 2017 – Ma’an News Agency – Decomposed body found in Hebron-area cave

21 April 2017 – Ma’an News Agency – Palestinian from Gaza dies after drowning in sea

18 May 2017 – Middle East Monitor – Palestinian man found hanged

18 May 2017 – The Gaza Post – A Child Was Found Hanged In Salfit

18 May 2017 – Middle East Monitor – The body of a young man was found east of occupied Nablus.

27 May 2017 – Ma’an News Agency – Palestinian child drowns off the coast of Gaza

31 May 2017 – Ma’an News Agency – Palestinian man and woman killed in drive by shooting in Jaffa

8 June 2017 – Ma’an News Agency – Palestinian found hanged in Hebron

10 June 2017 – Ma’an News Agency – Young Palestinian man drowns off the coast of Ashdod

13 June 2017 – Ma’an News Agency – Bedouin lawyer killed in Negev-area village

13 June 2017 – Ma’an News Agency – Body of Palestinian teenager found in Ramla city in suspected murder case

20 June 2017 – Ma’an News Agency – Palestinian man found dead in water well east of Bethlehem

27 June 2017 – Ma’an News Agency – Car accident on main West Bank highway leaves 6 Palestinians killed, dozens injured

11 July 2017 – Ma’an News Agency – Israeli fatally shoots Palestinian, seriously injures another in alleged burglary

19 July 2017 – Ma’an News Agency – 5 Palestinians killed in accident between Palestinian vehicle, Israeli truck in Jenin

29 July – Ma’an News Agency – Palestinian man drowns off coast of northern Gaza

5 August 2017 – Ma’an News Agency – Palestinian drowns off the coast of Rafah in Gaza Strip

17 August 2017 – Ma’an News Agency – Hamas security officer killed, 1 injured in suicide bombing attack on Gaza-Egypt border

20 August 2017 – The Palestinian Information Center – Palestinian youth fatally gunned down in Sweden

23 August 2017 – Ma’an News Agency – Palestinian man shot dead outside his shop in Qalqiliya

2 September 2017 – Ma’an News Agency – Palestinian child dies of electric shock in Gaza

14 September 2017 – Middle East Monitor – Palestinian refugee killed in Germany

18 September 2017 – WAFA – A third dies from taking pesticide

 

  1. Tunnel incidents 

 

9 February 2016 – Ma’an News Agency – Hamas fighter killed in week’s 2nd deadly tunnel collapse

9 February 2016 – Ma’an News Agency – Palestinian dies in a lifeline tunnel collapse on Egyptian borders

13 March 2016 – The Palestinian Information Center – 2 workers found dead as Egypt continues flooding of Gaza borders

2 April 2016 – Ma’an News Agency – Egyptian forces kill 4 smugglers near Rafah crossing

14 March 2016 – Ma’an News Agency – Hamas field officer dies in Gaza tunnel accident

10 April 2016 – Jerusalem Post – Report: Three Palestinians killed in Gaza tunnel collapse

10 July 2016 – Ma’an News Agency – Palestinian fighter killed in tunnel collapse in northern Gaza

19 July 2016 – Ma’an News Agency – Islamic Jihad fighter killed, 2 injured in tunnel collapse east of Khan Younis dies of electric shock inside Gaza tunnel

29 September 2016 – Ma’an News Agency – Palestinian killed, 3 injured in tunnel collapse in northern Gaza Strip

10 October 2016 – Ma’an News Agency –  Palestinian man dies in smuggling tunnel between Egypt and Gaza

22 October 2016 – Ma’an News Agency – Hamas fighter killed during tunnel collapse in Gaza Strip

24 October 2016 – The Palestinian Information Center – Al-Qassam fighter killed in tunnel collapse in Gaza Strip

4 December 2016 – The Palestinian Information Center – Qassam fighter dies in tunnel accident

5 December 2016 – IMEMC News – Bodies of Missing Palestinian Civil Defense Workers Found in Rafah

8 December 2016 – Ma’an News Agency – 2 Hamas fighters killed in Gaza tunnel collapse

21 January 2017 – IMEMC News – Qassam Fighter Killed in Tunnel Accident In Khan Younis

13 February 2017 – The Palestinian Information Center – Palestinian dies in Gaza tunnel flooded by Egyptian army

14 February 2017 – IMEMC News – Palestinian Worker and Qassam Fighter Die in Gaza Tunnels

19 February 2017 – The Palestinian Information Center – Gaza rescue teams recover young man’s body from Rafah tunnel

25 February 2017 – Egyptian army detonates Gaza tunnel, kills three workmen

17 April 2017 – Ma’an News Agency – Hamas fighter dies in Gaza tunnel collapse

15 September 2017 – IMEMC News – Two Qassam Fighters Killed In Tunnel Accidents In Gaza

19 September 2017 – The Palestinian Information Center – Qassam fighter dies in Gaza tunnel collapse

 

  1. Victims of medical neglect or unclear circumstances prisoners

 

14 October 2015 – Press TV – Palestinian prisoner dies from stroke in Israeli jail

10 November 2015 – The Palestinian Information Center – Cancer-stricken youth dies after Israel refuses to hospitalize him

25 September 2016 – IMEMC News – Palestinian Detainee Dies From Stroke in Ramon Israeli Prison

26 December 2016 – IMEMC News – Elderly Syrian Detainee From Golan Dies In Israeli Prison

16 January 2017 – The Palestinian Information Center – Palestinian prisoner dies in Israeli jail

25 April 2017 – Ma’an News Agency – Prisoner found dead in Gaza detention center

2 May 2017 – The Palestinian Information Center – Palestinian ex-prisoner succumbs to disease caught in Israeli jail

29 September 2017 – The Palestinian Information Center – Palestinian ex-prisoner succumbs to disease caught in Israeli jail

17 October 2017 – Samidoun – Death of former prisoner Mahmoud Suleiman highlights medical neglect in Israeli prisons

 

 

  1. Victims of airstrikes

 

13 January 2016 – IMEMC News – One Palestinian Killed, Three Injured, By Israeli Missile In Northern Gaza

12 March 2016 – The Palestinian Information Center  – One child killed, two wounded in Israeli aerial attacks on Gaza

30 March 2016 – Ma’an News Agency – B’Tselem: Israel killed 2 children in bed due to refusal to change policy

5 May 2016 – Al Jazeera – Palestinian woman killed by Israeli air strike in Gaza

9 February 2017 – Ma’an News Agency – 2 Palestinians killed, 5 injured in reported airstrike on southern Gaza tunnel

8 November 2017 – The Palestinian Information Center – Paralyzed Gaza youth succumbs to Israeli-inflicted wounds

25 November 2017 – The Palestinian Information Center – Gazan child dies of wounds sustained in 2014 war

 

  1. Victims of house fires/hypothermia/collapsing houses

 

29 January 2016 – Ma’an News Agency – Man dies, wife suffers smoke inhalation after using coal for heat

7 May 2016 – Days of Palestine – Three Gazan children burnt to death

23 September 2016 – The Palestinian Information Center – Gaza roof collapse kills Palestinian child, leaves sister injured

29 December 2016 – Days of Palestine – Palestinian infant Hamdi Al-Hindi, died last night in Gaza from the cold weather as he slept in family’s Tin home and here

8 January 2017 – The Palestinian Information Center – Two infants die of extreme cold in Gaza

21 January 2017 – Ma’an News Agency – Palestinian woman and her 3 children die in house fire in Jerusalem-area village

28 January 2017 – IMEMC News – Two and a Half Years On, the Gaza War Claims Another Child Victim

9 February 2017 – Ma’an News Agency – Palestinian infant dies in house fire in Negev Bedouin town

10 February 2017 – Ma’an News Agency – Palestinian woman dies, 3 others injured in house fire in East Jerusalem

2 March 2017 – Ma’an News Agency – Palestinian toddler dies of wounds sustained in Negev house fire

18 June 2017 – Ma’an News Agency – Palestinian toddler killed in Qalandiya fire

16 September 2017 – Ma’an News Agency – Palestinian child dies in house fire in Ramallah area

 

  1. Victims of explosions

 

6 August 2015 – RT – At least 4 killed, many injured in Gaza after Israeli bomb from last war explodes

16 August 2015 – Ma’an News Agency – Gaza woman dies of wounds from Israeli ordnance explosion

30 September 2016 – IMEMC News – Palestinian Killed, Three Injured, While Trying To Defuse Israeli Missile

25 February 2016 – Ma’an News Agency – 5-year-old killed in Gaza as Israeli ordnance explodes

6 December 2016 – Ma’an News Agency – Palestinian man killed, one seriously injured during explosion in northern Gaza

25 April 2017 – The Palestinian Information Center –  Two Palestinian children killed in explosion in Negev

5 July 2017 – Ma’an News Agency – A Palestinian killed, 2 injured in unidentified explosion in southern West Bank

22 July 2017 – IMEMC News – Palestinian Teen Killed By Explosive Device Dropped By Israeli Soldiers During Training

 

  1. Victims of teargas

 

22 October 2015 – Ma’an News Agency – After years of peaceful protest, Hebron activist dies in tear gas

30 October 2015 – Ma’an News Agency – 8-month-old baby dies from tear gas inhalation near Bethlehem

2 July 2016 – The Nation – Palestinian dies from teargas fired by Israeli forces

8 July 2017 – Ma’an News Agency – 18-month-old Palestinian dies after being injured with Israeli tear gas 2 months ago

 

  1. Victims of settler violence

 

31 July 2015 – Ma’an News Agency – Autopsy confirms infant was ‘burned alive’

24 September 2015 – IMEMC News – Extremist Settler Kills 40 Lambs

17 October 2015 – IMEMC News – Israeli settler shoots and kills Palestinian teenager in Hebron

22 November 2015 – IMEMC News – Israeli Terrorists Burn Palestinian citizen of Israel to Death

22 November 2015 – Ma’an News Agency – Settler shoots dead 2nd Palestinian following alleged attack attempt

27 November 2015 – IMEMC News – Armed Paramilitary Settler Kills A Palestinian Near Jerusalem

22 April 2016 – Ma’an News Agency – 3-year-old Gazan dies after being run over by vehicle

8 August 2015 – Press TV – Father of Palestinian baby killed in arson attack dies of injuries

7 September 2015 – Ynet News – Mother of Palestinian baby slain in arson attack dies

19 January 2016, The Palestinian Information Center –  Palestinian teen killed, another injured in hit-and-run by settler

10 August 2016 – IMEMC News – Elderly Palestinian Man Killed after Being Hit by Israeli Motorcyclist

20 August 2016 – The Palestinian Information Center – Jerusalemite young man killed after Israeli car ran over him

10 September 2016 – Ma’an News Agency – Palestinian girl killed after being run over by Israeli settler in apparent road accident

27 October 2016 – The Palestinian Information Center – Palestinian in his 60s dies after car-ramming attack by settler

29 November 2016 – Days of Palestine – Israeli settler runs over, kills Palestinian farmer

30 January 2017 – Palestine Observer – Palestinian child Shaima Djaabis, died after being run over in Jabel Mukaber in Occupied Jerusalem.

8 February 2017 – The Palestinian Information Center – Elderly man dies after Israeli settler in speeding car runs over him

18 May 2017 – IMEMC News – Israeli Settler Kills A Palestinian Near Nablus

1 June 2017 – Alray – Outraged Palestinians shut down street in Haifa aftermath settler’s runs over girl and here

7 July 2017 – IMEMC News – Palestinian Killed After Being Hit By A Settler’s Motorcycle

21 July 2017 – IMEMC News – Israeli Settler Kills A Palestinian In Jerusalem

26 August 2017 – Ma’an News Agency – 8-year-old Palestinian girl dies after being struck by Israeli settler car in Nablus

18 September 2017 – WAFA – Two people killed in hit-and-run accidents

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