Friday, January 09, 2009

I was right: civilian casualties in Gaza is code for women and children

From Al Jazeera English:

"More than 50 air raids were reported to have hit across the Gaza Strip on Friday as the death passed 800 Palestinians over the 14 days of the Israeli assault.

More than 250 Palestinian children and nearly 60 women are among the dead, according to the UN."

If the 70-30% estimate still holds, 30% of 800 is 266. Percentage of civilian casualties have likely increased. However, it's likely, and this is the point, that every man killed is being labeled a member of Hamas, and therefore not labeled a civilian casualty.

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