Settler-related Violence

The dashboard found below tracks incidents that took place in the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, since January 2017. It includes attacks and trespass by Israeli settlers and other Israeli civilians against Palestinians that may generate a need for assistance by humanitarian actors operating in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt). 

This dashboard is part of broader monitoring, undertaken by OCHA, with the support of our humanitarian partners, to provide evidence-based analysis on incidents to identify areas where people may need humanitarian assistance or protection, or where engagement with relevant stakeholders may be needed to advocate for policy changes.

Click, tap or hover over the charts to interact with the data; you can apply filters by using a time period, area, type of incident and affiliation of the perpetrator. Data going back to January 2006 will be added soon.

Attacks by Palestinians against Israelis are also monitored by OCHA, based on Israeli sources, and are included in OCHA’s Protection of Civilians bi-weekly report.

For more background information on the humanitarian impact of Israeli settlement activities, see here.

For additional data on conflict-related casualties, see OCHA casualty dashboard

Definitions and clarifications

What incidents are included?

Incidents involving violence, intimidation or trespass carried out by Israeli settlers and other Israeli civilians in the West Bank. In some cases, the identification of an assailant or a victim as an Israeli settler is presumed based on the circumstances of the case, alongside information provided by witnesses and authorities, among other sources.

Filtering by incidents’ results

  1. CASUALTY: including deaths or injuries. Only cases of bodily harm that required medical treatment are included. Psychological shock is not counted as an injury.
  2. PROPERTY DAMAGE: include all types of destruction, damaging and vandalism of all types of property. Theft of equipment, livestock and produce, among other objects, are included. The takeover of land is not considered a property damage incident, unless it involved the levelling of cultivated land.
  3. BOTH: combine the previous two categories.
  4. NEITHER casualties or property damage: include incidents of intimidation, such as a physical assault or shooting not causing injury, or trespass. Figures from this category are not comprehensive

Sources of the data

Information about settler-related incidents targeting Palestinians is collected from a variety of sources, including municipal authorities, Palestinian District Coordination Offices (DCO), UN agencies, human rights organizations and media reports. Depending on the reported impact of an incident, OCHA would conduct a field visit and an initial needs assessment.