Sunday, August 03, 2014

More on civilian casualties in Gaza

The purported statistics from the Gaza (Hamas) 'ministry of health' were posted here. I want to point out a couple of things:

First, if you go to the link, you will see that they count anyone under 18 as a child - but as I noted in an earlier post, Hamas routinely uses 16-17-year olds as 'fighters.'

Second, note the male to female ratios, particularly in the 'adult' categories. The kill ratio for adults is nearly 6 to 1 male, and the wounded ratio for adults is more than 2 to 1 male. Even among the 'children' (many of whom may be 16 and 17-year olds) the kill ratio is more than 2 to 1 male, and wounded ratio is more than 1.5 to 1 male. If Israel were targeting civilians, those numbers ought to be much closer to 50-50.

And this is by Hamas' own admission....

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