According to a report released on Thursday by the Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center, 32 of the 40 Palestinians killed during or after events of the riots along the Gaza-Israel border have been identified as terrorists, making up for 80% of fatalities.

Nine men were operatives either in Hamas’s Izz al-Din Qassam Brigades or in Hamas’ security forces, while nine others were otherwise affiliated with or linked to Hamas. Ten were operatives of Fatah, two of which were members in its military branch and eight with organizational affiliation or connections. Fatah in the Gaza Strip is involved in carrying out terrorist attacks against Israel.

In addition, two of the men belonged to the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP), one to the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), and one to Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).

The majority of the men killed were shot while rioting against IDF troops. Others were killed while attempting to carry out attacks, breach the security fence or in IDF operations seeking terrorists who had carried out attacks during the riots.

Source: The Tower