Palestine Press Agency (Arabic) has a breaking news item: "Death of a young man from a family Dairi during violent clashes taking place in the Sabra downtown Gaza." The dateline says 1:57 AM.
So the new year started just as peacefully as the old one ended.
Since I started counting on June 28, 2006, I have recorded 815 violent Palestinian Arab deaths in the territories by PalArabs.
UPDATE: Two more die in a gun battle this morning. 3 this year.