Palestinian sources say 1,031 dead in Gaza, not 1,062 as previously reported

Palestinian sources downgraded Sunday the number of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip killed since the start of the Israeli offensive, with 1,031 deaths rather than some 1,060 announced earlier.


This error was caused by a problem in counting the number of bodies found in the rubble of the hardest hit zones during the truce Saturday, said spokesman relief, Ashraf al-Qodra.


"After a thorough examination of the bodies or parts of bodies from the rubble Saturday in eastern Gaza, and after their identification by the families, it is confirmed that the number of bodies that were unearthed during the truce is 117 and not 147," he said.


"The total death toll stood at 1,031 dead and 6,233 wounded," he concluded.


פרסום ראשון: 07.27.14, 19:18