The human rights organization B’Tselem on Wednesday issued a report stating that
of the 87 Palestinian civilians killed in Operation Pillar of Defense, 80
percent of those fatalities occurred in the second half of the
During the eight-day operation in November, the report states,
a total of 174 Palestinians were killed.
B’Tselem said that of the 167
Palestinians that were killed by the IDF, 87 were civilians, 62 took part in
hostilities, 7 were killed in targeted assassinations and it was unclear in 11
deaths whether they were civilians or gunmen.
Another 7 were killed by
other Palestinians, all of whom had been accused of collaboration with Israel,
said the report.