More than one-third of the Palestinian civilians killed during Israel’s operation in the Gaza Strip last November were under the age of 18, the Israeli human rights group B’Tselem said in a report released this week.
The B’Tselem based its findings on Operation Pillar of Defense on statements issued by the Israel Defense Forces, the Shin Bet security service, and on an internal investigation.
The IDF killed 167 Palestinians during the operation, at least 87 of them non-combatants, according to the data presented in the B’Tselem report.
- B’Tselem: Most fatalities in Pillar of Defense were civilians (ynetnews.com)
- B’Tselem: Most fatalities in Pillar of Defense were civilians (theuglytruth.wordpress.com)
- B’Tselem report delivers blow to narrative that November attack on Gaza was ‘surgical’ (mondoweiss.net)
- Human rights group: Palestinian civilians comprised majority of casualties in Gaza conflict (jta.org)
- Israel won’t pursue criminal charges despite damning Gaza report (occupiedpalestine.wordpress.com)
- Israeli forces breached humanitarian law during recent war on Gaza (altahrir.wordpress.com)
- NGO Monitor: B’Tselem Report Includes ‘Fundamental Distortions of International Law’ (algemeiner.com)
- Half of Israeli attack victims were Palestinian civilians (worldbulletin.net)
- B’Tselem report delivers blow to narrative that November attack on Gaza was ‘surgical’ (altahrir.wordpress.com)
- Army accused of failing to avert civilian deaths in Gaza op (timesofisrael.com)