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Thursday, August 02, 2007

"Grim milestone" reached: 500 Palestinian Arabs killed by each other this year

A 2 1/2 year old girl was shot and killed near the Jabalya "refugee camp" according to Palestine Today (autotranslated):
Palestinian medical sources announced this evening in the killing of infant girls mi lamp defrocked and that at age two and a half years due to injuries sustained in the head from an unknown source at the Ho Ha front of her house near the Civil Administration east of the Jabaliya refugee camp.

According to our correspondent in the northern sector, the girl "mi Shalhah" hit back Wednesday bullet in the head from an unknown source at the Ho Ha front of her house located in the street near railway from the Civil Administration, was transferred to hospital Shahid Kamal Adwan, hailing her death was announced later the same day.
We have reached the "grim milestone" of 500 PalArabs that we have been able to document violently killed by each other this year.

Since we started the self-death count 13 months ago, we have documented 705 violent deaths of Palestinian Arabs due to infighting, honor killings, "work accidents," shootings during funerals and weddings, children picking up bombs being built by their parents, and similar self-inflicted incidents.

Don't expect any press releases about this milestone, though.

UPDATE: 3rd death announced this morning from IJ/Hamas clashes. I guess that last Monday's Hamas media blitz to promote Gaza's safety is taking a hit. 501.

UPDATE 2:
Welcome to all the Instapundit (and other) visitors. My updated numbers of Palestinian Arabs killed by each other can be found in the upper right of this blog, and there is a link there to my methodology for counting.

While you are here, you may want to see some of my other posts, such as my ongoing series "
A Psychological History of Palestinian Arabs", my new series "Saudi Vice" or just browse around my homepage.