UN’s explanations on new Gazan death toll statistics defy logic

UN’s explanations on new Gazan death toll statistics defy logic


The United Nations on May 8 shrank its casualty figures for Palestinian women and children by around 50% while recording no substantial change in the overall Gazan death toll in the war that has raged since the terrorist entity Hamas brutally massacred about 1,200 people and captured 243 hostages on Oct. 7, 2023.

On May 6, the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs reported 34,735 deaths, of which it stated 14,500 were children and 9,500 were women. OCHA attributed the figures to the Hamas-run Government Media Office, whose accounting methods have long been questioned by researchers. On May 8, OCHA reported 34,844 deaths, with 7,797 victims being children, and 4,959 being women. OCHA cited the Hamas-run Gaza Ministry of Health as the source of the new data but

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