Jasper #35 no truth in *your* numbers either - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Roo
    • 06.03.10 | 02:01 (IST)

    Yes I agree, a 'a little truth' in the numbers would be nice. Shall we start by correcting yours? "Any Gazan killed who is under 21 ...I wonder what the evaluation of Cast Lead would be if a little truth was used in the numbers." Jasper Israel asserts that only children below the age of sixteen qualify as such, whereas the accepted international age for children is under eighteen. The age considered as the definition of a child in accordance with the Geneva Convention and UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Which the US remains uniquely opposed to. "As of November 2009, 194 countries have ratified, accepted, or acceded to it (some with stated reservations or interpretations) including every member of the United Nations except Somalia and the United States.Somalia has announced that it would shortly do so." wikipedia.

    from the article: IDF to release new findings defending Gaza war strike
    First published 04:27 05.03.10 | Last updated 22:08 05.03.10
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