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“For every dead Hamas fighter, two civilians are killed,” says senior Israeli army officer

In a sad realization for the war raging in the Middle East, his senior officers advanced on Monday army of Israel on the condition that they not be named. As they pointed out for each of its dead fighters Hamas two civilians die in the Gaza Strip.

“I can’t say it’s good that we have a two-to-one ratio,” a Chahal officer told reporters, insisting that Hamas uses civilians as human shields and this is its ‘core strategy’. The Palestinian Islamist movement denies this.

“We hope that this ratio will be much lower in the next phase of the war,” he added, as reported by the Athens News Agency, citing AFP.

The increasingly heavy toll of victims and the humanitarian crisis in Gaza Strip cause indignation and outcry at the international level.

The war launched by Israel has so far claimed the lives of at least 16,000 people

For its part, the Ministry of Health in the Gaza Strip, where Hamas rules, emphasizes that the war launched by Israel after October 7 has claimed the lives of at least 16,000 people, 70% of whom were women and children.

According to his principles Israel Some 1,200 people, mostly civilians, were killed in an attack by Hamas’ military wing on southern areas of Israel on October 7, while another 240 or so people were kidnapped and taken to the small Palestinian enclave.

Asked about reports that some 5,000 Hamas fighters have been killed, one of the officers said that “those numbers are more or less accurate.”

The US, Israel’s main international ally, has asked its civil-military leadership to do more to avoid civilian casualties. as his business is transferred to the south, whither a great part of the inhabitants of the north have fled, where the ravages are very extensive.

The Israeli army is using a high-tech mapping system to reduce the civilian death toll, its senior officers have assured.

This system uses cell phone signals, aerial surveillance data and artificial intelligence to keep the map constantly updated, showing population concentrations throughout the Palestinian enclave.

Each of the map’s 623 cells is color-coded, with green indicating zones where at least 75% of the population has moved away.

War in Israel

“In the south, because we’ve practically doubled the population, business is much more precise“, an officer assured. “We are spending a lot more time to ensure that our efforts (to warn civilians) are effective,” he added.

This map, the fruit of eight years of research, was made available to commanders and units in the field, the Israeli officers added.

However, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) questions the usefulness of such tools in the Gaza Strip, where access to telecommunications and electricity, when available, is sporadic.

Source: News Beast

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