B'Tselem: More than 50% of Palestinians killed in Israel's last Gaza operation were civilians - Diplomacy & Defense - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
More than one-third of the Palestinian civilians killed during Israel’s operation in the Gaza Strip last November were under the age of 18, the Israeli human rights group B’Tselem said in a report released this week.
The B’Tselem based its findings on Operation Pillar of Defense on statements issued by the Israel Defense Forces, the Shin Bet security service, and on an internal investigation.
The IDF killed 167 Palestinians during the operation, at least 87 of them non-combatants, according to the data presented in the B’Tselem report.
Thirty-one of these non-combatant civilians, or 35 percent, were minors. Of these minors, 20 were under the age of 12, according to B’Tselem.