Hamas, Palestinian deaths in Gaza exceed 35,000. Blinken, more civilians killed than terrorists


By John

The total number of Palestinian victims in the Gaza Strip since the start of the Israeli offensive has exceeded 35,000, according to what was declared by the Gaza Ministry of Health, an expression of Hamas. The precise toll is 35,034 deaths. In the space of 24 hours, at least 63 more deaths were recorded, according to a ministry statement, which added that 78,755 people have been injured in more than seven months of war.

Blinken's words

More civilians than terrorists have been killed in Gaza and there is a gap between Israel's intentions and results in terms of protecting civilians. The US Secretary of State said so Antony Blinken in an interview with CBS. The State Department report presented to Congress in recent days states that Israel has “the knowledge and tools to implement best practices to reduce civilian harm in its military operations.” However, the “findings on the ground, including the high number of civilian casualties, raise substantial doubts about whether the IDF used them effectively in all cases.”

The State Department report “made it clear that Israel has procedures and rules to try to minimize harm to civilians, but given the impact” that its operations have had on the “civilian population in Gaza” these rules “were not applied consistently”Blinken said, stressing that the United States has not yet seen an Israeli plan that would prevent the return of Hamas to areas where the army has already intervened and left, thus leaving a void.