Those are pretty good numbers when you consider that the terrorists were generally operating in populated areas using disguises and human shields, hiding out in media vans, hospitals and mosques.
The Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center has released their findings of people killed in Operation Pillar of Defense in Gaza. They found that, as usual, far more terrorists were killed than had been reported via the Gaza Health Ministry and the Palestinian Center for Human Rights.
The best estimate they can make is that 178 people were killed during the fighting and afterwards from injuries. They identified 169 of them.
Of the 169, 101 of them were known “activists” and 68 were civilians.
They list every terrorist and their affiliation.
They also find that that the Gaza Health Ministry inflated the numbers of those killed, including some who died a natural death in Gaza at the time.
Of the 101 identified terrorists, 71 were Hamas, 17 Islamic Jihad, 6 from the PRC, 3 from Fatah, 2 from the Army of Islam, one from the PFLP, and one from a Salafi group.
25 of the terrorists killed moonlighted at other jobs. Five were journalists, two were clerics
The report includes photos of 73 of the terrorists killed.
I would say that’s pretty definitive, naturally the New York Times will try to avoid using those numbers, but this is thoroughly researched work and should be used whenever the New York Times begins trotting out the fake Human Rights Watch numbers.