60 Percent of Gazans Killed in Operation Pillar of Defense were Terrorists

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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.

  • http://www.adinakutnicki.com AdinaK

    NOT only were they terrorists, but many of their civilians aid their efforts too. And the fact of the matter is that Bibi stopped short – acceding to Obama's dictates – because this is what spineless leaders do, they revert true to course -http://adinakutnicki.com/2012/11/23/spineless-leaders-always-revert-true-to-formthey-cave-and-israels-leaders-are-its-poster-boys-addendum-to-israels-ship-of-fools-led-by-delusional-leadership-commentary-by-adina-kutnicki/

    And far be it for this Israeli blogger to tell the poohbahs what to do, but having the ears of some astute Israeli strategists gives yours truly unique perspective and insight too – http://adinakutnicki.com/2012/12/03/dr-martin-she… it to the bank.

    Here via Bibi's sister-in-law, Daphne Netanyahu, agreeing with this blogger and Dr Sherman too- http://adinakutnicki.com/2012/11/27/pm-netanyahus

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  • guest

    only 40 percent of the dead are innocent men, women and children? Well done, thank goodness for all that smart killing technology!

    • Larry S.

      Didn't say they were "innocent". I'm sure if you were in a position of authority, the percentage of non-combatants killed would have been much less.

      Meanwhile, the Israelis do what they can to minimize civilian casualties, while protecting their own population's security from people who glorify in the murder of each and every Jew they can slaughter.

      And people of your ilk can only find fault with the Israelis.

    • UCSPanther

      The civilian deaths would have been much less if the Hamas cowards actually stopped hiding behind civilians and fought like men.

  • Mary Sue

    Ok so 60% were known terrorists, and the rest was either civilians or unknown terrorists. Still a pretty good average, given Hamas' underhanded, geneva-convention violating ways.

  • Bartemais

    Obviously Hamas is hoping for high civilian casualties for propaganda perposes or why would they fight and shoot rockets from within civilian areas. The fact is that they really do not care for the lives of their own people. I suppose this is due to the “we love death” of Islamic doctrine. Would Iran hesitate to nuke Israel even if they would kill over a million Arabs and Moslems in the process? I think not.