Yet More Blind Dissemination Of Hamas Propaganda By Ha’aretz

Honestly I don’t want to keep writing this article, but barely a day after the last one, Jack Khoury in Ha’aretz has a fancy new infographic about casualties from the gigantic Hamas cry for attention AKA the March of Return.

The article begins:

Forty Palestinians have been killed and 5,511 were wounded in the mass protests along the border fence between the Gaza Strip and Israel since March 30, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs reported on Tuesday. The protests have been held every Friday since then.

You’d think, if you were going to have one headline number, it would be the number killed and the text says 40 while the graphic says 39. Which is it? Or is Ha’aretz here just implying that one more or less dead Palestinian isn’t that big of a deal (it certainly wouldn’t be in Syria if it was Assad doing the bombing).

Next we now have 1,499 hit by “Live ammunition”. Amira Haas a day or two ago had 1,700. Where did the other 201 go?

The information is based on figures from the Palestinian Health Ministry in Gaza and OCHA says the data is a preliminary snapshot only and further information is pending.

So the same Hamas sources as before. Making it even more astonishing that they differ so wildly within a couple of days.

In what I knew to be a fairly fruitless exercise I plugged the specific geographically broken down numbers shown above into a spreadsheet so I could figure out the actual lethality of IDF bullets by region across the Gaza Strip. I used the pie chart to figure out percentages and applied these to get a Live Fire kill rate up and down the strip.

Hospitalised Dead Kill rate (1 in) Live Fire Gas Rubber Others
437 10 25 252 69 18 98
737 8 53 426 116 30 165
421 6 41 243 66 17 94
505 9 32 292 79 21 113
496 6 48 286 78 20 111
2596 39 38 1499 408 107 582
58% 16% 4% 22%


Apparently our troops in the north seem to be the most lethal, though remember, they’re still far less lethal than gang bangers in Chicago.

And the end result is pretty much the same as before (though because somehow we decreased the number of live fire casualties by 201 the overall kill rate of 1 in 38 is a little be more deadly than my last blog post. But of course we’re still miles away from anything realistic like 1 in 6 (my Chicago example).

Reminds me of a joke: how many Ha’aretz graphic artists does it take to get some truth out of Hamas?

It is completely irrelevant how they slice and dice the numbers or how pretty the presentation is. This is worse than putting lipstick on a pig. The entire exercise of throwing kids against our fence and praying to Allah that we kill some of them while the media stand there to spectate is one giant Jew hating blood libel from start to finish.


Brian of London

Brian of London is not the messiah, he's a very naughty boy. Since making aliyah in 2009, Brian has blogged at Israellycool. Brian is an indigenous rights activist fighting for indigenous people who’ve returned to their ancestral homelands and built great things.

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