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Minstrel Boy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 12:52 PM
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Claim: Half of Gaza fatalities in July civilians
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Claim: Half of Gaza fatalities in July civilians

Aug 3

Almost half of the Palestinians killed by the IDF in the Gaza Strip in July were civilians not taking part in the fighting, B'Tselem , The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, reported Thursday.

In July, the Israeli military killed 163 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, 78 of whom (48 percent) were not taking part in the hostilities when they were killed, B'Tselem claimed.

According to the report, thirty-six of the fatalities were minors, and 20 were women. In the West Bank , 15 Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces in July. The number of Palestinian fatalities in July was the highest in any month since April 2002.

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Of the incidents B'Tselem investigated in Gaza over the past month, the organization has identified four cases in which Israel may have committed grave breaches of the laws of war. A total of 15 Palestinian civilians were killed in these incidents, including 7 minors, the details of which are as follows:

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3285907,00.ht...
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 01:23 PM
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1. k&r for the innocents killed in wars
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