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Thu Nov 22, 2012, 06:45 PM

Gaza Abacus (from the Economist)

WITH a hat-tip to Harper’s Magazine, which invented this kind of index, here are some enlightening numbers regarding the fighting in Gaza, as of 8.00am GMT on November 19th.

Number of Israelis killed by fire from Gaza between January 1st 2012 and November 11th 2012: 1
(Source: Wikipedia)

Number of Palestinians in Gaza killed by Israeli fire during the same period: 78
(Source: United Nations)

Number of Israelis killed by fire from Gaza, November 13th-19th 2012: 3
(Source: press reports)

Number of Palestinians in Gaza killed by Israeli fire, November 13th-19th: 95
(Source: IDF)

Number of those killed in Gaza under 15 years of age: 19
(Source)

Total number of Israelis killed by rocket, mortar or anti-tank fire from Gaza since 2006: 47
(Source: Wikipedia. This is disputed; another source says 26)

Number of Palestinians in Gaza killed by Israeli fire from April 1st 2006 to July 21st 2012: 2,879
(Source: United Nations)

Number of Egyptian schoolchildren killed when a train hit their bus on November 17th 2012: 53
(Source: press reports)

Number of people killed in traffic accidents in Israel in 2011: 384
(Source: Wikipedia)

Estimated deaths in Syria since beginning of unrest in March 2011: 40,000
(Source: SOHR)

http://www.economist.com/blogs/pomegranate/2012/11/israel-and-palestinians

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Fri Nov 23, 2012, 06:09 PM

1. While we're at it ...

 

Number of civilian deaths due to the 1994 Rwanda genocide: 800,000

Number of deaths due to the 1998 Great Congo War: 5,000,000

Just to put the outrage in perspective

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