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The Gaza protest casualties are not just statistics; where is the colonial context, UN?

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22.01.2019

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in the occupied Palestinian territories (OCHA) released statistics on Monday showing that 254 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza since the start of the Great March of Return protests in March last year. A total of 23,603 Palestinian women, children and men have also injured by Israel’s snipers on the nominal border of the enclave in the same period.

By way of contrast, the stats show that two Israelis have been killed and 52 wounded, illustrating the asymmetric nature of the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. This fact is usually concealed by imposing equivalence on all loss of life, as well as the tendency to generalise the tally of killed and injured Palestinians while going into specifics when it comes to Israeli casualties. However, the prevailing difference in numbers should prompt the entire international community to review its deliberate acceptance of Israel using sophisticated military weapons against........

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