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'Maximum 600 Palestinians died in Gaza' Lorenzo Cremonesi, a correspondent for Italy's Corriere della sera

Heres some bipartisan info on Gaza and Operation Cast Lead:

Its in Italian but translation is provided:

The number of Palestinians killed in Operation Cast Lead did not exceed five or six hundred, Lorenzo Cremonesi, a correspondent for Italy's Corriere della sera reported on Thursday.

Cremonesi based his report on tours of hospitals in the Gaza Strip and on interviews with families of casualties. He also assessed the number of wounded to be far lower than 5,000, the number quoted by Hamas and repeated by the UN and the Red Cross in Gaza.

"It is sufficient to visit several hospitals [in the Gaza Strip] to understand that the numbers don't add up," he wrote.

In the European hospital in Rafah, one of the facilities which would presumably be filled with wounded from the "war of the tunnels," many beds were empty, according to Cremonesi. A similar situation was noted in the Nas

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Added: Jan-22-2009 Occurred On: Jan-22-2009
By: smellvir
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