Israel: Two-thirds of Palestinians killed in Gaza fighting were terrorists
Military Intelligence report lists 1,134 Palestinian fatalities, 288 of which were innocent civilians.
Israel says that about two-thirds of the Palestinians who were killed in the Gaza fighting were members of terror organizations who took part in the fighting, Channel 2 News reported Thursday.
These include the Hamas police cadets who were killed in an Israeli air strike at the beginning of the operation.
Channel 2 cited a report issued by Military Intelligence and the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, listing 1,134 Palestinian fatalities, 673 of which belonged to Hamas and other groups.
Only 288 were innocent civilians, the report says. The Palestinians reported 1,330 fatalities but did not submit their names.
The intense three weeks of fighting, which erupted on December 27, has killed more than 1,300 people and injured thousands in Gaza. A shaky cease-fire was being implemented by both sides and a formal deal for a long-term truce between Israel and Hamas could be signed by next week, according to Hamas officials.