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Gaza

Volume 707: debated on Thursday 29 January 2009

Questions

Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many civilian women have been killed in (a) the Gaza Strip; and (b) Israel as a result of the current conflict between the two territories. [HL548]

According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health (as at 21 January 2009) 110 women have been killed in Gaza during the current conflict.

One Israeli woman was killed when a rocket hit Ashdod.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government how many women and children have been seriously injured in (a) the Gaza Strip, and (b) Israel, as a result of the current conflict between the two territories. [HL550]

According to the Palestinian Ministry of Health (at 21 January), 1,855 children and 795 women have been injured in Gaza during the conflict. (In addition to the 412 children and 110 women who have been killed).

We have been unable to secure similar figures from the Israeli authorities concerning Israelis injured.