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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Grim milestone

The number of dead in Gaza City from the overnight Hamas attacks on the Doghmush clan has risen to 12, and the 2008 self-death count rises to 177.

This marks the 1000th Palestinian Arab violently killed by PalArab actions since I started counting in late June, 2006.

I started this count at the outset of Operation Summer Rains, to counterbalance the incessant MSM counts that were fashionable at the time of the number of Palestinian Arabs killed by Israel since the intifada began. My methodology has stayed the same, with the main gray area being which tunnel deaths to count.

UPDATE: Speaking of...another tunnel collapse, one dead. 178.

UPDATE 2:
Man stabbed to death in Hebron. 179.