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B'Tselem Trixing With Numbers.

The “unbiased” organisation B’Tselem has every year since they started operating published statistics and numbers on casualties. How honest are they really…

About the numbers B’Tselem end up with:

“But such numbers hide as much as they reveal: They lump combatants in with noncombatants, suicide bombers with innocent civilians, and report Palestinian ?collaborators? murdered by their own compatriots as if they had been killed by Israel. Correcting for such distortions, we can arrive at a figure of 617 Palestinian noncombatants killed by Israel, compared to 471 Israeli noncombatants killed by Palestinians (see Graph 1.2). While Israelis account for 27 percent of the total fatalities as generally reported, they represent 43 percent of these noncombatant victims. There are a number of valid ways of arriving at such corrected figures to compare the extent to which each side has been responsible for the killing of noncombatants; they all show a much more balanced picture of the conflict than the raw totals do.”

Unbiased? I think not… Clear agenda? Yes, indeed.