48% of Gaza war victims associated with terrorist groups – Intel report – .

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48% of Gaza war victims associated with terrorist groups – Intel report – .


At least 48% of Palestinians killed during the Gaza conflict from May 10 to 21 were associated with terrorist groups, the Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center Meir Amit reported on Tuesday.

In a copy of the report first obtained by The Jerusalem Post, the intelligence center broke down the more than 200 Palestinians killed based on their affiliation with terrorist groups, identified those killed by Palestinian misfires and listed the civilian deaths.

The center is considered one of Israel’s most serious think tanks as it is made up of former high-ranking officers and officials from all three Israeli intelligence services.

Although he also occasionally receives classified information from intelligence services, he is not formally linked to the government or the IDF and reaches his conclusions independently without coordination with official bodies.

In the report, the center acknowledged that there are different estimates on the number of dead Palestinians, ranging from 240 to 260, and it used the number 234.

According to the report, some 112 of the 234 were associated with Hamas, Islamic Jihad or another terrorist group.

Of the 112, there were 63 associated with Hamas, 20 with Islamic Jihad, 25 with a terrorist wing of Fatah, and a few more with smaller dissident groups.

The report speculated that beyond the 112, 11 other men between the ages of 17 and 40 may have been associated with terrorist groups given the circumstances of their deaths. But there was no conclusive information to prove it.

Next, the report noted that at least five of those killed while fighting the IDF on behalf of terrorist groups were using dual identities; they were supposedly only part of the internal police force.

According to the intelligence center, this proves once again that Hamas and Islamic Jihad mix their fighters with internal police forces as well as with other dual-identity officials.

Of the Palestinians killed, the report says 52 were children, 38 were women and five were over 70 years old.

Without minimizing the tragedy of the deaths of these individuals, the report states that many of them were family members of terrorists.

Others lived so close to terrorist sites that they likely died from the collateral impact of the attacks on those terrorist sites, although they themselves were not targeted, according to the report.

The most infamous case of an IDF attack resulting in the unintentional death of large numbers of Palestinian civilians has been where up to 42 Palestinians were killed when a nearby section of the tunnel network in Al Street. -Wahda in Gaza City was targeted.

The IDF attack was accurate and did not directly damage the homes of Palestinian civilians. But the military underestimated the impact on the tunnel network. When the targeted tunnel area collapsed, it also caused neighboring tunnels to collapse, causing homes to implode on civilians inside.

The report quotes an interview with Hamas leader in the Gaza Strip, Yahya Sinwar, on June 5, in which he admitted that Hamas systematically mixed its fighting forces and weapons with civilians and civilian locations.

In addition, 21 Palestinians have died from failed terrorist rockets intended to strike Israel, according to the report.

Five Palestinian civilians died from causes not directly related to the IDF or to Palestinian failures.

Much of the Meir Amit Center’s analysis comes from Hamas and Islamic Jihad, publicizing their connection to specific “martyrs” on social media. Additional information was gathered from the media and other sources.

The report lists each Palestinian killed, when they were killed, the circumstances, and usually provides accompanying photos.

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