Wednesday, Sept 9th, 2009
More than half the Palestinians killed in the Gaza conflict were civilians, according to an Israeli human rights group.
B’Tselem said 1,387 Palestinians were killed in the war – 773 civilians including 320 children, 330 combatants, 248 Hamas policemen and 36 people whom the group was unable to classify as combatants or non-combatants.
The figures were broadly in line with reports published by groups such as Amnesty International and the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights after the 22-day Israeli offensive ended in January.
The Israeli military claims 1,166 Palestinians were killed in the offensive it dubbed Operation Cast Lead – 709 combatants, just 295 civilians and 162 people whose status it was unable to clarify.
This article was posted: Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at 3:54 am