Thursday, August 01, 2002

UN says no massacre in Jenin

In a report released on Thursday the UN said the overall number of Palestinians killed was 52 - around half of whom may have been civilians. It said 23 Israeli soldiers were killed.

It says Palestinian militants sought by the Israeli military were placed in heavily populated areas, putting civilians at risk.

"Palestinian groups are alleged to have widely booby-trapped civilian homes, acts targeted at IDF personnel but also putting civilians in danger," the report adds.

How many civilians
must be killed to speak of a massacre?

negotiator Saeb Erakat
"IDF is reported to have used bulldozers, tank shelling and rocket firing, at times from helicopters, in populated areas."

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