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Sunday, April 26, 2009

Palestinian Arabs' deadliest year?

Ma'an reports:
2008 was the deadliest year for Palestinians since the violent creation of Israel in 1948, the Gaza-based Palestinian Center for Human Rights reported (PCHR) on Saturday.

More than 1,000 were killed last year, including 820 killed by Israeli forces in Gaza and 40 in the West Bank. Another 143 Palestinians were killed in inter-Palestinian violence.

Presenting PCHR’s annual report to media in Gaza, the center’s director, director Raji Sourani, said, "2008 was the worst year and the deadliest for the Palestinians ... since 1948," according to AFP.
This is very interesting, since in 1970, at least 3400 - and possibly as many as 10,000 - Palestinian Arabs were killed by Jordan.

In the span of ten days.