Leave it to the BBC to stand by Gaza casualty figures that Judge Goldstone himself called into question on Friday.
Israel’s lack of cooperation with our investigation meant that we were not able to corroborate how many Gazans killed were civilians and how many were combatants. The Israeli military’s numbers have turned out to be similar to those recently furnished by Hamas (although Hamas may have reason to inflate the number of its combatants).
I assume Goldstone’s referring to Hamas conceding that 600-700 people — mostly armed combatants — died during Operation Cast Lead.
Somebody tell the BBC. Get a load of this photo caption: