Israel has reportedly lost 8 people in the current conflict, 3 of those civilians. Palestinian casualties amount to over
668 with civilian deaths at around 50% according to the UN.
The recent attacks on a school in Gaza raised the death toll by as many as 42 people, including 13 children.
I have yet to find any details of deaths related to the Hamas rocket attacks that supposedly justify Israel’s massive military offensive (though I’d be interested to learn more if anyone has links).
I was watching the 7:30 Report last night on the ABC and a UN representative responded to the school massacre. He passionately yet eloquently spoke against Israel’s attacks, calling for an immediate cessation to hostilities (on both sides) and called for international humanitarian law to be upheld (i.e. for Israel to cease attacks on civilian-populated areas and Hamas to not use human shields – which it should be added there is scant evidence of outside of IOF statements as far as I can tell). During the interview he used the words “disproportionate use of force”.
Given these statistics, I’d have to say I agree with his conclusion…