On Tue, Jul 22, 2014 at 12:51 PM, <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
yes 1:1 is miraculous
You could include (if you can find it) a link to the UN study which Richard Kemp mentioned in June 2011:
"In fact, my judgments about the steps taken in that conflict by the IDF to avoid civilian deaths are inadvertently borne out by a study published by the United Nations itself, a study which shows that the ratio of civilian to combatant deaths in Gaza was by far the lowest in any asymmetric conflict in the history of warfare.
The UN estimate that there has been an average three-to one ratio of civilian to combatant deaths in such conflicts worldwide. Three civilians for every combatant killed.
That is the estimated ratio in Afghanistan: three to one.
In Iraq, and in Kosovo, it was worse: the ratio is believed to be four-to-one. Anecdotal evidence suggests the ratios were very much higher in Chechnya and Serbia.
In Gaza, it was less than one-to-one.
This extremely low rate of civilian casualties flatly contradicts many of Goldstone’s original allegations, and the bleating insistence of various human rights groups about Israel’s alleged crimes against humanity."
From: 'Elder of Ziyon' via GRW Listserv <email@example.com>
To: GRW List [GRW] <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tuesday, 22 July 2014, 17:44
Subject: [GRW] My next article proves that civilian/terrorist ratio is still 1:1
Israel said it has killed 183 militants in its ground operation over the last four days.