The UN just halved its estimate for deaths of women and children in Gaza
ยท May 13, 2024 ยท

Oh look, the Hamas-controlled Government Media Office (GMO) has been overstating deaths of women and children in Gaza. Who would've thought?!?!

Look at these numbers:

The United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) revised its child fatality figure from the Gaza war sharply downward, reporting more than 14,500 deaths on May 6 but then 7,797 on May 8. OCHA also revised downward its figure for women fatalities from more than 9,500 deaths to 4,959 deaths. The Jerusalem Post first reported the changes on May 11.

The UN attributed its original, higher figures to the Hamas-controlled Government Media Office (GMO) in Gaza, whose figures OCHA has cited continually for the past two months. The UN gave no source for the lower figures in its May 8 update, but the figures precisely match those in a May 2 report from a different Hamas-controlled organization, the Gaza Ministry of Health.

They halved the death count for women and children โ€” the two demographics they've told us to be most troubled by in this conflict.

Poof, we now have half the number of deaths in those categories.

And let's be real here, they went from one Hamas-controlled source to another Hamas-controlled source, so we still don't really know what the true numbers are. (Though the UN will take the numbers and treat them as fact because they're pro-Palestine.)

Here's how those numbers changed over the past week or so:

According to an infographic published in OCHA's daily report on May 6, the number of women killed in the fighting was said to be 9,500, while the organization, which admits to relying on figures from the Hamas-run Ministry of Health in Gaza, claimed that 14,500 children had been killed since the war began on Oct. 7.

Two days later, in its May 8 report, the U.N. agency appeared to have cut the number nearly in half, showing instead that some 4,959 women and 7,797 children had been killed so far in the war, which began after thousands of Hamas-led terrorists infiltrated southern Israel from Gaza, slaughtering more than 1,200 people, mostly civilians, and taking some 240 people hostage.

Here's those infographics:

May 6:

May 8:


So the fatalities are 40% men, 20% women, 32% children, and 8% elderly. And that's still according to Hamas-controlled figures, which we now know cannot be trusted.

When asked to explain the sudden change in their statistics, Farhan Aziz Haq, a spokesman for U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, told Fox News Digital that the breakdowns were based on data from the Ministry of Health in Gaza, and that those figures 'can vary based on their own verification process that they undertake.'

'The United Nations teams on the ground in Gaza are unable to independently verify those figures given the prevailing situation on the ground and the sheer volume of fatalities,' the spokesman said. 'It is for this reason that all figures used by the U.N. clearly cite the Health Ministry in Gaza as the source.'

The spokesman said that the U.N., which also uses the unverified numbers to formulate its policies and agenda, would only be able to 'verify these figures to the extent possible when conditions permit.'

I suppose this is why the UN General Assembly voted overwhelmingly to give new rights and privileges to Palestine in the UN.

Just trust the Hamas numbers, United Nations. I'm sure these newest numbers are the correct ones.

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