Since the end of the IDF's operation in Gaza, there is a growing debate over Palestinian casualty claims. While the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR) and the Palestinian Ministry of Health have announced that the majority of fatalities were civilians, the IDF has estimated that "more than two-thirds of [the deaths] were Hamas members." (The Jerusalem Post has reported that "IDF Military Intelligence has set up a team to produce a comprehensive list of Palestinian fatalities… It will be completed within two weeks, officials said, but it is not clear whether it will be made public." The International Herald Tribune claimed that "Israel … said it has the names of more than 700 Hamas militants killed in fighting.") PCHR is a highly politicized NGO, a leader in the anti-Israel "lawfare" movement (...) >>>

Jan 27, 2009