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January 02, 2015

Hamas Concealed Combatant Fatalities in Summer 2014 War

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According to the Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center, Hamas carried out a "deliberate policy of concealment" of its military fatalities "to serve its diplomatic campaign against Israel" during the fighting in July and August 2014. The Jerusalem Post reports on the continuing investigation by the Center of the identities and affiliations of Palestinians killed during Israel's "Protective Edge" operation. The Israeli military operation was in response to escalating rocket fire from Gaza and infiltrations by Hamas fighters into Israel through tunnels. The newest report discussed by Yaakov Lappin points to the omission in casualty lists disseminated to the media by Palestinian authorities of Hamas combatants killed in offensive operations.

The Palestinians claim a high proportion of civilians among the fatalities resulting from Israeli military strikes in order to portray the Israeli military as reckless and guilty of possible war crimes. They rely upon international institutions like the United Nations and complicit "human rights" groups like Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch to validate their misleading casualty claims and negligent media to spread the misinformation.

Contrary to the claims widely cited in the media and by alleged human rights groups that 70-85 percent of the fatalities were non-combatants, evidence collected by the Meir Amit Center calculates about 55 percent of the fatalities so far identified were militants affiliated with Hamas or other terrorist organizations in Gaza.

Posted by SS at January 2, 2015 11:14 AM


How can media say that the figures given by Hamas are credible? They should give proper lists on it.

Posted by: Jeremy Norton at January 3, 2015 12:48 PM

Is this any surprise? This is exactly what was done during Operation Cast Lead in 2008-09. What is disturbing is how the world media accepts every claim by Hamas without regard for what happened only 5 years earlier.

Posted by: Arthur at January 6, 2015 07:16 PM

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