March 4, 2005. Civilians attempting to infiltr...

March 4, 2005. Civilians attempting to infiltrate the Gaza Strip are apprehended by the IDF and Israeli Police. The events pictured took place during the Gaza Disengagement in the summer of 2005. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

This comes from Haaretz which you may not be able to read because it’s behind their firewall:
Israeli rights group’s report finds that 35 percent of the non-combatants killed in Operation Pillar of Defense were under 18, also cites violations of international law by both Palestinian militant groups and IDF.

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.


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