Wednesday, July 22, 2009

An Interesting follow-up on operation "Cast Lead"

From Solomonia To read the entire article, Click the post title.

The article has to do with the discrimination criterion of Just War Theory. The key stat of the essay:

"..between 900 and 1,070 of the casualties (63% - 75%) were killed because they were involved. If we add to that the fact that Hamas used civilians as human shields, or adolescent boys who were forced to participate in the fighting, the percentage of the casualties who were involved in the fighting only increases."

Given the nature of the enemy, and the dense urban setting the ratio of combatant to non-combatant casualties is impressive.

Not remarkable that the NGOs in the area uncritically accept exagerated claims to the contrary.