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PA fabricates claim that Israel killed thousands of innocent civilians during Operation Protective Edge

Official PA TV program The Giants:

Official PA TV host: “The occupation [Israel] launched aerial military action against our [Palestinian] people in the Gaza Strip (refers to the Gaza War 2014 that was initiated by a Hamas rocket barrage; see note below –Ed.). The occupation called it [Operation] Protective Edge. These bombings continued for 51 days and led to the deaths of 2,322 Palestinian men and women – children and families, civilians (sic., approximately half of the Gazan casualties were terrorists, which is an extremely low rate of civilian casualties for urban warfare -Ed.). Entire families were erased from the Palestinian civilian registry… 

Israel committed massacres against 144 families, each of which had three or more people killed.” 

Gaza War 2014 / Operation Protective Edge – In June 2014, Hamas escalated its hostilities and attacks against Israel - including the firing of numerous rockets at Israel. Israel responded with Operation Protective Edge, which aimed at destroying Hamas' ability to launch rockets and its terror infrastructure in general, which included its building of cross-border tunnels for the purpose of terror attacks and kidnappings. The war began on July 7, 2014, when the Israeli government ordered the Israeli army to launch an aerial operation against Hamas and other terrorist organizations in the Gaza Strip, and continued until Aug. 26, 2014, when an open-ended ceasefire was declared. During the war, 32 Hamas cross-border tunnels built for the purpose of terror attacks were destroyed, and two thirds of Hamas' rocket arsenal was used up or destroyed. Despite claims by Hamas and others of Israel using disproportionate force and of an extreme amount of civilian casualties, Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey, stated on Nov. 6, 2014, that Israel had gone to “extraordinary lengths to limit collateral damage and prevent civilian casualties in the Gaza conflict.”