60% of Gaza Victims of Israel Strikes Were Women, Children or Elderly, Study Finds

The Jewish Daily Forward, February 14, 2015

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An Associated Press investigation into Israeli airstrikes on Gaza homes during last summer’s war against Hamas concluded that 508 people, or over 60 percent of the casualties, were children, women and older men.

The report, which the Associated Press called “the most painstaking attempt to date to try to determine who was killed in strikes on homes,” was compiled by investigating 247 Israeli airstrikes and interviewing witnesses.

[...] The AP report concluded that 96 of those killed in airstrikes, or 11 percent of the total casualties, were “confirmed or suspected militants.” The Associated Press acknowledged that its numbers could be wrong since Hamas has not released a detailed casualty list.


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