Thursday, June 07, 2007

Validation for the Elder

It looks like my PalArab self-death count is fairly accurate:
In its annual report, the Palestinian Independent Commission for Citizens' Rights said 345 Palestinians were killed in factional fighting in 2006.

In the first five months of 2007, another 271 Palestinians were killed in factional fighting, the commission said.
I don't know PICCR's methodology, and this annual report is not yet on their website. I don't know if they are counting clan clashes, "work accidents," "honor killings," terrorists crushed in tunnel collapses or kids who find their parents' weapons and kill themselves, all of which I count. My count was 277 as of the end of May.