In Palestine: 449 dead, including 66 children in first half of 2008
by George Rishmawi

449 Palestinians were killed including 66 children in the first half of 2008, according to a report by the Palestinian Ministry of Health.


Dr. Muawiyeh Hassaneen, a senior ministry official said that this number brought the total number of Palestinians killed since September 28, 2000 up to 5440.   Meanwhile, Dr. Hassaneen reported that four thousand Palestinians were wounded raising the number of wounded Palestinians since the outbreak of the second Intifada up to sixty thousand, 8550 of which became disabled.   The second Intifada started in September 2000 after the former Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon made a provocative visit to the Aqsa Mosque accompanied by more than 2000 police officers, soldiers and security officers.

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