Abu Mazen: Hamas lied - 850 terrorists killed in Operation Protective Edge
Mahmoud Abbas Abu Mazen
says that Hamas lied about its casualties in Operation Protective Edge: 850 terrorists were killed
, exactly as estimated by the IDF.
Another point Abbas touched on was the death toll in Operation
Protective Edge. Hamas has been busily pushing an inflated civilian
death toll to world media outlets that rely on it for figures given the
lack of objective investigation in the Hamas stronghold of Gaza, and in
doing so Hamas uses a variety of tactics to skew the numbers.
Abbas burst the claims, saying "Hamas says the number of dead
from their ranks didn't go past 50, when in actuality over 850 Hamas
members and their family members were killed."
Hamas's health ministry has claimed just slightly over 2,000
Gazans dead in the operation. Given that, Abbas's figure, which didn't
include the number of killed terrorists from other groups such as
Islamic Jihad, would support Israeli reports placing the ratio of
civilian to terrorist casualties at roughly 1:1, an almost unprecedented achievement in urban warfare.
Gee, you think Hamas would lie? Abu Mazen obviously does.
Labels: civilian casualties, Gaza, Hamas, human shields, IDF, Operation Protective Edge