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Shaktimaan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 06:43 PM
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24. actually
Israel pretty much has a better rate in regards to that than any other country on the planet that ever has the misfortune to fight a war. Sure Israel kills children. In wars it is pretty much impossible not to. If your enemy hides behind their own children, using them as shields then it becomes even more likely.

Now we know that the two above things are true. Israel has killed a lower prcentage of children than most during similar wars, (by a lot too), and that Hamas uses civilians and kids to shelter themselves from the IDF. Bearing those two things in mind it becomes obvious that Israel goes pretty far out of its way to avoid the deaths of civilians and particularly kids.

Only around 9,000 Palestinian civilians have been killed by Israel since 1948. For comparison, Jordan killed twice as many in a month during Black September.
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