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January 13, 2009

B'Tselem's Casualty Count

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B'Tselem keeps a running count of Palestinian and Israeli casualties in the Gaza fighting. The Palestinian number comes from the Palestinian Ministry of Health, and B'Tselem is good enough to say so.

What strikes us as noteworthy is the Israeli number. According to B'Tselem, it's "3 civilians and 7 soldiers" as of today. In actuality, 10 soldiers were killed since the fighting started Dec. 27, so B'Tselem is apparently excluding the soldiers killed in "friendly fire" incidents.

Will B'Tselem likewise make an effort to identify and exclude those Palestinians killed in "friendly fire," "work accidents," or secondary explosions caused by Palestinian munitions? Or will a double-standard be the order of the day?

Posted by TS at January 13, 2009 08:02 AM


I was wondering if in WWII, or any other war, the press kept a running count of civilian deaths? Not very likely - because it was a WAR.....

I think that B'Tselem are giving aid & comfort to the enemy

Posted by: mark at January 19, 2009 09:24 PM

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