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The made-up staggering civilian war toll in Gaza

Detail after detail honest people can see the deceit

By now, it’s well known that Chamas makes up the number of victims in Gaza. What’s less known is in how many ways it does that.

  • Lies to Minimize October 7

The latest from the UN is the most blatant case of Antisemites using fake Gaza death figures to make Chamas’ October 7 pogrom look less bad. It’s like saying Jews of Europe weren’t completely innocent and their behavior so contributed to the Holocaust, which can’t be independently verified.

Chamas went on a pogrom killing thousands, mostly left-wing Israelis, kidnapped hundreds dead or alive, and proclaimed this was just the beginning of killing all the Jews and gaining world power. Pathetic. But even more pathetic is 3,000+ heavily armed and ready terrorists unable to kill more than 1,163 mostly sleeping or dancing unprepared citizens! Immediately, Israel beat them back. A thousand terrorists were killed. A thousand were taken prisoner. Over a thousand fled back to Gaza.

The anger to see extremist Muslims defeated ignited an Antisemitic storm around the world. Israel declared war. Chamas decided to counter the narrative. Israel killed babies. Israel targeted civilians. Made-up numbers almost all the media copied without reserve. Pallywood pictures should prove Israel is the attacker, not the victim. Israel was committing genocide.

Chamas committed at least 15 different types of war crimes/crimes against humanity on Oct. 7. To hide that, Chamas falsely faults Israel for the same.

The organizations that have been antisemitic for decades like the Internet, Red Cross, UN, international media, the BBC, CNN, Al Jazeera, etc. twisted the bloody news day after day, evening news after evening news. The ‘understanding’ Allies volunteered the Antisemitic dog whistle that Israel was ‘seeking revenge—I would so too.’ (Christians are supposedly turning the other cheek (which they self-admit they don’t), so we must be the cruel ones.) Israel didn’t storm in in a blind fury. It took almost a week before the IDF entered Gaza not to walk into traps Chamas had set.

Fake numbers are a big part of the anti-Israel propaganda. No longer were the Jews child and god-killers. They mass murdered Muslims. Long-term Israeli Muslims know better. Ever since Oct. 7, they feel and identify as Israeli first and Palestinian, Arab, or Muslim second. That means a lot.

From the onset, Israel declared there were some 30,000 Chamas terrorists in Gaza that needed to be stopped. So far, it has killed 15,000. Chamas and the AP now admit that 23,000 Gazans died, including terrorists. This is a world record in low collateral damage, even not in urban warfare. In the fight against ISIS, 8-33 times more civilians died than terrorists! Yet, disproportionate doesn’t mean too many. Every civilian death is one too many. It means unnecessary for the war effort, careless.

  • No Humanitarian Crisis

There was no hunger, poverty, or mass murder before or during the war. In the US, in 2022 (latest numbers), the death rate not during war is 984.1 deaths per 100,000 population. Gaza reportedly has a population of 2.3 million. So, natural death in Gaza in 8 months of war can reasonably be estimated at 15.000 civilians. (2,300,000/100,000=23 times 8/12 times 984.1 = 15,090.) If Israel has killed 15,000 terrorists so far and natural death is 15,000, the total is less than 30,000 (terrorists can also die naturally). The UN and the AP have now ‘adjusted’ the Gaza death toll to 23,000, which means hardly any civilians must have been killed! Just like the IDF soldier in Gaza I know reports to me from the battlefield.

  • Deaths Cause by Chamas

If you push someone into traffic and he dies, who killed, you or the driver?

Chamas uses the Gazans as human shields. Every dead Gazan is a victory for Chamas. It furiously and ironically screams genocide when the IDF moves the population out of harm’s way to go after the terrorists net.

Israel attacked some major terrorist leaders. This ignited a secret Chamas arms depot in the tent city. The world screamed mass murder.

An Islamic Jihad rocket for Israel’s population (a war crime) fails and falls in the parking lot of a Gazan hospital. Some 500 patients and refugees slaughtered by Israel. No wounded available to show. Emptied some bags of blood on the asphalt—easily available in any hospital.

Individuals in the IDF who targeted civilians, sans mistakes and accidents, will stand trial for murder in Israel. There are so many left-wing IDF conscripts that no unlawful assassination will stay unreported.

  • Children and Other Innocents?

The international definition of a child is someone under the age of 18. A 15-year-old teen with a machine gun is no child. He’s a terrorist.

Civilians and reporters harboring Chamas hostages for pay are terrorists.

The German People was certainly not innocent of WW II or the Holocaust. The Gazans innocent of terrorism and Oct. 7 should be defined one day.

  • Igniting Antisemitism

Antisemites are emboldened the world over. AP always brings Anti-Israel propaganda, only to correct it once it has spread around the world, did its damage, and no one will spread the corrections. Now too, the AP has admitted it was all make-belief reported as facts.

The Christian world is ‘abhorred’ at the total of innocent lives lost and the Muslim world ‘fumes from’ humiliation—both caused by fake numbers.


Though most Gazans were raised to hate Jews, we still won’t target them. Every civilian in any war in the world would wish they only saw soldiers as the ones of the IDF. Hundreds of them died to protect Israel and Gazans. It wouldn’t have happened if safely we had carpet-bombed the evil enclave.

The only genocide that threatens to unfold here is the one by the Chamas-Islamic Jihad-Chezbollah-Houthis-Iran axis of evil. Protect Jews worldwide to be on the right side of history! Israel’s neighbors don’t need protection. Israel is moral enough to give them more safety than they may deserve.


To learn more about the background of the war, see my latest book on it.

About the Author
MM is a prolific and creative writer and thinker, previously a daily blog contributor to the TOI. He often makes his readers laugh, mad, or assume he's nuts—close to perfect blogging. He's proud that his analytical short comments are removed both from left-wing and right-wing news sites. None of his content is generated by the new bore on the block, AI. * As a frontier thinker, he sees things many don't yet. He's half a prophet. Half. Let's not exaggerate. Or not at all because he doesn't claim G^d talks to him. He gives him good ideas—that's all. MM doesn't believe that people observe and think in a vacuum. He, therefore, wanted a broad bio that readers interested can track a bit what (lack of) backgrounds, experiences, and educations contribute to his visions. * This year, he will prioritize getting his unpublished books published rather than just blog posts. Next year, he hopes to focus on activism against human extinction. 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