May 16, 2024

U.N. Cuts Civilian Casualties in Gaza in Half

This courtesy of Jerry Rainforth

Repost @blackandjewishunity In a dramatic shift, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has revised its data pertaining to the number of Palestinian casualties in the seven-month-old Gaza war, reducing almost by half the number of women and children it previously said were killed in the hostilities between Israel and the Iranian-backed terror group Hamas. According to an infographic published in OCHA’s daily report on May 6, the number of women killed in the fighting was said to be 9,500, while the organization, which admits to relying on figures from the Hamas-run Ministry of Health in Gaza, claimed that 14,500 children had been killed since the war began on Oct. 7. Two days later, in its May 8 report, the U.N. agency appeared to have cut the number nearly in half, showing instead that some 4,959 women and 7,797 children had been killed so far in the war, which began after thousands of Hamas-led terrorists infiltrated southern Israel from Gaza, slaughtering more than 1,200 people, mostly civilians, and taking some 240 people hostage. While the numbers on both sides remain high - the overall death count in Gaza is said by the Hamas-controlled ministry of health to have almost reached 35,000, with more believed to be buried under the rubble of destroyed buildings - the sudden and unexplained change in numbers is alarming. Hamas’ death toll figures have been disputed by Israel, which claims more than a third of those killed are combatants, yet they have been widely and unquestioningly quoted by the international media, humanitarian organizations and world leaders, including President Biden.

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Tim adds:

Bet those U.N. numbers are way too high too. The U.N. would love to be able to claim high civilian casualties (as they hate Israel) but even this was too much for them. I'll bet when the dust clears the casualties will wind up being just a fraction, and most casualties will be Hamas fighters.

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1 I'll betcher right, Tim. Of course, I'm a dyed-in-the-wool cynic these days, and distrust anything the Useless Nincompoops publish.

Posted by: Dana Mathewson at May 16, 2024 11:29 PM (FM+mK)

2 Me too Dana. I think in the end it will turn out hat far, far fewer casualties occurred than they want us to believe.

Of course now it's conventional wisdom and everyone is down on Israel for it, even though it was pure propaganda. It'll go into the history books in all likelihood too.

Posted by: Timothy Birdnow at May 17, 2024 05:56 AM (G2Cxw)

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