Hamas admits Israel killed mostly combatants

After the Gaza War, when Israel’s diplomatic enemies were accusing Israel of massacres and such, the IDF released figures saying that it killed 709 known combatants, 295 known civilians, and 162 unknown (mostly fighting-age men). Palestinians, predictably, claimed that only a negligible number of the deaths (48) were combatants.

But those claims led to a backlash against Hamas from its own people, since the figures implied that its fighters remained safe while allowing civilians to be killed. Now Hamas admits that Israel’s numbers were accurate, that the IDF killed 600-700 Hamas combatants.

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