While the US Army randomly kill innocent civilian’s, the IDF take maximum care.
The New York Times tucked a remarkable statistic into an article on WikiLeaks’ latest document dump. The statistic comes with ramifications for the ongoing delegitimization campaign against Israel.
For most of the last century, the normal civilian-to-combatant wartime fatality ratio has been 10:1. More than 100.000 civilian’s in Iraq, has been killed between 2003 and 2009.
If civilians routinely account for 90 per cent of all casualties in modern warfare, why is the world up in arms about the civilian casualty rate in last year’s Israel-Hamas war in Gaza – which was markedly lower. According to the IDF, this ratio was 39 per cent.
Judged against the global norm, the IDF has actually been unusually successful at minimizing civilian casualties.
Source: Commentary Magazine.
Source of statistic: New York Times.