City AM corrects erroneous Gaza casualty figures

An article published at City AM (“Fifa to discuss banning Israel from football after five countries back Palestine’s proposal”, April 18) included the following:

The Palestinian Football Association has called on Fifa to “adopt appropriate sanctions” against their Israeli counterparts which could result in bans for Israel’s national teams and clubs.

It cited “unprecedented international human rights and humanitarian law violations committed by Israel” in Palestine and in particular Gaza, where Israel is accused of killing more than 40,000 people during the current conflict.

We complained to City AM editors, noting that not even Hamas – whose fatality numbers have recently come under scrutiny by the UK Statistics Authority – is claiming that the numbers are that high, placing the total at under 34,000.  Our complaint was upheld and the sentence revised.

It cited “unprecedented international human rights and humanitarian law violations committed by Israel” in Palestine and in particular Gaza, where Israel is accused of killing more than 30,000 people during the current conflict.

A version of the City AM article which was published at Yahoo Finance was similarly corrected.

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