updated 9/28/2006 9:54:33 PM ET 2006-09-29T01:54:33

Israeli forces have killed 3,733 Palestinians, including 767 minors, in the West Bank and Gaza while Palestinians have killed 1,011 Israelis during six years of conflict, a leading Israeli human rights group said Thursday.

B’Tselem, the Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, said at least 1,812 of the Palestinians were not taking part in hostilities when they were killed and 208 were the object of a targeted killing, usually an air strike aimed at suspected militants.

On the other side, Palestinians have killed 697 Israeli civilians, including 119 minors, in the West Bank, Gaza and inside Israel, B’Tselem said. In addition, Palestinians killed 314 members of the Israeli security forces.

The group published the figures as it marked the sixth anniversary of the second Palestinian uprising, which began on September 28, 2000.

In addition to the casualties in the West Bank and Gaza, B’Tselem said Israeli security forces killed 60 Palestinians inside Israel. Israeli civilians killed 41 Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza, according to the group.

The B’Tselem figures are slightly lower than an Associated Press tally for the same period. The AP count in 70 months of fighting shows 4,015 people killed on the Palestinian side and 1,098 on the Israeli side.

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