This is what I meanÂ when I say that the mediaÂ take their information from irreputable sources.Â For days now we have constantly read that there were 1,300 Palestinains killed in the Gaza war, mostly civilians and children.
Here is a small clip from the Israeli daily paper Maariv.Â Translation is as follows:
Â The Italian newspaper Corriere della Serra Thursday quoted a doctor at Shifa Hospital in Gaza City saying that, despite Hamas and UN claims, most of those killed in Gaza were young men who were members of terror groups.
“The number of deaths was between 500-600…most were young men between 17 and 23 who were recruited into the ranks of Hamas, which sent them to be slaughtered,” he said.
Journalist Lorenzo Cremonesi confirmed that only 600 people were killed, and not 1,300 as was widely reported, based on hospital visits and discussions with families of the victims.
“It was strange that the non-governmental organizations, including Western ones, repeated the number without checking, but the truth will come to light in the end,” said the doctor.
“It’s like what happened in Jenin in 2002,” he said. “At the beginning they spoke of 500 dead; afterwards it was clear there were only 54 dead, at least 45 of them fighters.”
So, I only ask, why has this information not been produced to counter the unverifiable claims coming from the midst of a terrorist controlled area?
This same story has been picked up by another major Israeli paper, and is in English on Ynet news.