From today’s New York Times (and of course this is the LAST paragraph of the piece):
The Times analysis, looking at 1,431 names, shows that the population most likely to be militants, men ages 20 to 29, is also the most overrepresented in the death toll: They are 9 percent of Gaza’s 1.7 million residents, but 34 percent of those killed whose ages were provided. At the same time, women and children under 15, the least likely to be legitimate targets, were the most underrepresented, making up 71 percent of the population and 33 percent of the known-age casualties.
So basically, ignoring minor details like the fact that they’re starting their age bracket at 20 (we have a Hamas terrorist in hospital in Israel who is 16 who crawled through a tunnel to kill kids), they’ve come to the same conclusion Dave and our dedicated reader came to weeks ago.
The talk of 80% civilian casualties is complete rubbish and was easily verifiable as rubbish just from looking at Al Jazeera weeks ago. And the NYT actually had people in Gaza!
And as Israeli sources are talking about 900+ dead terrorists, something is going to collapse, just like it always does after months of the lying press repeating Hamas’s PR machine propaganda.
Well done Jodi Rudoren and the New York Times, pity you didn’t start doing your job back when the fighting started.
But of course, even a piece about under-reporting of dead terrorists wouldn’t be complete without a dead Palestinian baby picture. Oh well, I guess you had to go with that picture, you didn’t have any real photo journalists in the Gaza strip capable of photographing a terrorist or a rocket launch..
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