Hamas’ Phony Statistics on Civilian Deaths
by Alan M. Dershowitz, gatestoneinstitute.org, August 7, 2014
It’s a mystery why so many in the media accept as gospel Hamas-supplied figures on the number of civilians killed in the recent war. Hamas claims that of the more than 1800 Palestinians killed close to 90% were civilians. Israel, on the other hand, says that close to half of them were combatants. The objective facts support a number much closer to Israel’s than to Hamas’.