More information on Gaza casualties ignored by the BBC

The Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Centre recently published another report in the framework of its ongoing investigation into casualties in the Gaza Strip during Operation Protective Edge which can be found here.

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Photo: ITIC

The report sums up the Centre’s findings to date as follows:

“The project’s goal is to determine which of the fatalities were affiliated with terrorist organizations and which were non-involved citizens, and to examine the ratio between them. The findings of our investigation so far (based on an examination of approximately 61% of the names of the dead) suggest that fatalities affiliated with terrorist organizations constitute approximately 48.7% of the names that have been identified, and non-involved civilians constitute approximately 51.3%. This ratio may vary in the future.”


“Weighting the findings of the current examination and the findings of the previous examinations, detailed in the ITIC’s previous documents, indicates the following distribution of the 1,314 fatalities examined to date:

553 of those killed were affiliated with terrorist organizations.

583 of those killed were non-involved civilians.

178 of those killed (approximately 13.5% of all the names that have been examined) are unidentified at this stage. Therefore, it is not possible to determine whether they were affiliated with terrorist organizations or non-involved civilians.”

Readers can find the previous reports below:

Part one, Part two, Part three, Part four, Part five, Part six, Part seven, Part eight, Part nine.

Needless to say, there is still nothing to suggest that the BBC has carried out any kind of independent verification of the UN supplied casualty figures it continues to quote and promote – including in response to complaints from the public – despite the obviously problematic sourcing of that data. 

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