Amid claims that hundreds, no a thousand, people were killed in Gaza, the truth is coming out. Hamas has acknowledged what Israel knew all along - the targets were carefully picked by Israel to minimize civilian casualties and this is what has happened.
According to YNET: Hamas TV acknowledged this morning that the vast majority of those killed are from the Hamas military. A news ticker running repeatedly from 10:00 AM announced:
"More than 180 Palestinian policemen were killed including the [Police] Commander, General Tawfik Jaber."
What this means is that Venezuela and Chile and Italy and the UN and Tony Blair were quick to condemn without facts, without proof. Why are we not surprised?
This immediate jump to blame Israel is not new, nothing surprising. The truth comes from the most unlikely of sources and therefore is that much more credible. So far, of the 220 or so casualties claimed, AT LEAST 180 have been confirmed to be part of the battle and not innocent civilians.