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    • Mark Lincoln
    • 24.10.10 | 15:42 (IST)

    Cast Lead, planned moths before it started to commence with an attack upon a police commencement ceremony, yielded an interesting score card which shows what the targets were. The number of Palestinian terrorists killed was around 375. The number of civilians killed was around 1400. Thus roughly 4 times as many civilians were killed than combatants. There were 13 Israeli deaths, including 4, or almost 1/4, who were 'friendly fire' casualties. The question should not be why one building was targeted, but why more emphasis was put upon destroying civilian infrastructure and civilians than killing terrorists. The answer, it seems, is that killing terrorists means taking casualties. The purpose of Cast Lead was to punish Gazans while limiting IDF casualties.

    from the article: What led to IDF bombing house full of civilians during Gaza war?
    First published 01:57 24.10.10 | Last updated 01:57 24.10.10
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