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September 15, 2009

B'tselem Figures Again Challenged

"[T]he raw data provided by B'Tselem were sufficient to indicate that many victims not classified as combatants by the human rights organization actually were." This was the conclusion reached by epidemiologist Elihu Richter and Dr. Yael Stein in a report prepared for the Center for Injury Prevention and Genocide Prevention Program at the Hebrew University-Hadassah School of Public Health and Community Medicine.

The findings, reported in the Jerusalem Post, appear to rest at least in part on the gender breakdown of Palestinian casualties.

CAMERA first raised questions about this breakdown in January 2009.

Assuming B'tselem misclassified civilians and combatants in this war, it would hardly be the first time. CAMERA documented numerous instances of misclassification, some of which can be read about here.

Posted by GI at September 15, 2009 09:46 PM


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