About 70% of Gaza’s Dead Were Women and Children, Total Numbers of Deaths Totally Unknown

Some of you probably noticed that the entire media was relying on numbers from the Gaza authorities (they have some complicated way of claiming it’s the PA acting autonomously, but it’s literally Hamas – the PA has no ability to act autonomously in Gaza) for the death tolls, and maybe thought it was weird that the media wasn’t making an effort to claim that they were exaggerating the deaths.

Well, the reason the media didn’t want to touch that is that the death estimates – as we’ve said several times – were totally low-balled.

I think the Gaza authorities chose to low-ball it to maintain credibility. It makes sense. But it’s always been obvious, just from watching videos, seeing the property destruction, and then estimating the scale, that a lot, lot, lot of people are dying.

Anyway, the authorities who were doing the counting are all dead now, their offices destroyed, so no one has any idea how many people are dying – there isn’t any way to even estimate it anymore.

Reuters:

With basic infrastructure devastated, phone and internet services frequently disrupted, and a number of health statisticians having been killed or gone missing, there is increasing concern that Gaza health authorities will be unable to continue keeping an accurate count of the casualty toll.

HOW HAVE CASUALTY TOLLS BEEN COMPILED SO FAR?

In the first six weeks of the war, hospital morgues across Gaza sent figures to the health ministry’s main collection centre at Al Shifa Hospital. Officials used Excel sheets to keep track of names, ages and ID card numbers of the dead and transmitted these to the Palestinian Health Ministry in Ramallah, part of the Palestinian Authority (PA) that exercises limited self-rule in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.

But Omar Hussein Ali, director of the Ramallah ministry’s emergency operations centre, said that of the four officials who ran the Shifa data centre, one died in an air strike that hit the hospital while the other three went missing when Israeli forces seized the premises as an alleged Hamas hideout.

HAHAHAHAHAHA

All four people tasked with compiling the number of people killed by the Jews were killed by the Jews!

I’m sorry. You know I make light of things as a way to get people to process information that would be very difficult to process if it was put forward in a straightforward manner.

But “the Jews killed all the people who were counting how many people the Jews were killing” is really funny.

The kind of casualty recording required to understand what’s going on is getting harder. Information infrastructure, the health systems that existed, are being systematically destroyed,” said Hamit Dardagan of Iraq Body Count, set up during the U.S.-led invasion and occupation of Iraq.

The organisation has also been trying to keep track of Gaza casualties, using the health ministry data and monitoring social media and other media reports of deaths.

Yeah, that is totally impossible. On its face, it’s obvious you couldn’t even get an estimate using those methods.

Since a one-week truce collapsed on Dec. 1, casualty updates that had generally been issued daily have become irregular. The last update from Gaza’s health ministry came on Monday from spokesperson Ashraf Al-Qidra, raising the death toll to 15,899.

ARE THE PUBLISHED CASUALTY NUMBERS COMPREHENSIVE?

No, experts told Reuters.

Our monitoring suggests that the numbers provided by the Ministry of Health may be under-reporting as they do not include fatalities who did not reach hospitals or may be lost under the rubble,” the U.N. human rights office spokesperson said.

Yeah, I mean. The real numbers could be 3-4 times what’s reported.

It is a logical assumption that the numbers being reported are underestimated, are low,” said Nathaniel Raymond, Executive Director of the Humanitarian Research Lab at the Yale School of Public Health, who has worked on death counts in armed conflict and natural disasters for more than 20 years.

The number of bodies feared buried under the rubble now reaches into the thousands and much of the Gaza civil defence force’s digging equipment has been destroyed in air strikes, the PA’s health minister al-Kaila said on Tuesday.

HOW CREDIBLE ARE THE CASUALTY FIGURES TO DATE?

Pre-war Gaza had robust population statistics – from a 2017 census and more recent U.N. surveys – and well-functioning health information systems better than in most Middle East countries, public health experts told Reuters.

Oona Campbell, professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, said Palestinian health authorities have longstanding credibility with their methods of maintaining baseline statistics and tracking deaths in general, not just during times of war. U.N. agencies rely on them.

The PA health ministry said on Tuesday about 70% of Gaza’s dead were women and children under 18, but it has released no breakdown of age categories since its Oct. 26 report.

The Lancet article said the ministry report’s data showed that 11.5% of the deaths recorded between Oct. 7-26 were children between ages 0 and 4, 11.5% between ages 5 and 9, 10.7% between 10-14 and 9.1% between 15 and 19.

“There was a distinct peak among men aged 30–34 years, possibly reflecting combatant or civilian exposures (e.g., first responders at bomb sites, journalists, and people going out to seek water and food for their families),” it said.

At this point, my view is: “the whole world is guilty.”

Everyone in America is obviously guilty, because they’re the ones actually doing this.

But what is the rest of the world doing?

Russia is the only non-Moslem country that has claimed they are going to act to end this, and has begun taking steps.

Someone has to stop these Jews.

You’ve heard this silly shit about how if Russia wins in the Ukraine they will invade Poland. That is obviously retarded, but if Jews are allowed to keep killing children in Gaza, they are going to start killing children everywhere.

“Killing children” is literally the Jewish religion.

Elvis Dunderhoff contributed to this article.