10 resistance fighters recruited for each Gaza civilian killed

Former US Army general claims that this is bad news for Israel

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Seth Moulton, a Democratic representative in Congress, criticized the Israeli army's stance on the killing of civilians in Gaza, stating that he does not view the claim of "killing two civilians for every member of Hamas" as a positive position. It is to note, however, that Al-Qassam Brigades is the military wing of Hamas, which Moulton is referencing too. اضافة اعلان

During a television interview, Moulton, citing a study commissioned by retired Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal, said for every civilian killed about 10 resistance fighters are recruited, Moulton said: “By that number, Israel so far killed about 5,000 Hamas terrorists but in the process, they have recruited about 100,000 new adherents. And this is bad news for Israel.”

On Monday, Israeli occupation forces spokesperson Jonathan Conricus previously stated to CNN that the ratio of two Palestinian civilians killed for every Hamas member was a "very positive ratio" considering the challenges of urban combat.

However, the United Nations criticized this assessment, with spokesperson Stephane Dujarric saying “We are not in the business of establishing those kind of ratios, which I think are tasteless, to say the least.”

Dujarric emphasized that the UN's focus is on preventing civilian casualties, though acknowledging challenges in Gaza, where over 16,000 people have been killed since October 7, according to the Ministry of Health.

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