Sunday, November 25, 2007

B'Tselem On The Number of Palestinian by Palestinian Killings This Year...Almost (Updated)

B'Tselem claims there have been "333 Palestinians killed in Hamas - Fatah infighting this year":
333 Palestinians have been killed so far this year in fighting between the rival factions Hamas and Fatah, the Israeli human rights organization B'Tselem reported Wednesday.

Sarit Michaeli, B'Tselem's Communications Director told reporters that the death toll is a highest for Palestinian infighting since the beginning of the Second Intifada in 2000.
Seems like a large number, but B'Tslem does not actually include all of the victims.
The figure does not include Palestinians who were killed in "clan" clashes. Michaeli said many of those killed were bystanders who have no political affiliation.
No sense in counting the bystanders.

UPDATE: Check out Elder of Ziyon, who has been keeping count and has the number at 584.

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1 comment:

Soccer Dad said...

Elder of Ziyon who has been a bit more inclusive has the number at 584.