According to media reports, the head of the Israel Security Agency Yuval Diskin stated at today's meeting of the Israeli Cabinet that Israel has killed 1,000 terrorists in the Gaza Strip in the past two years, in operations by the IDF and the ISA.
The total number of Palestinians killed by Israeli security forces in Gaza in 2006 and 2007 is 816. Of these, 152 were minors, including 48 under the age of 14. In addition, many men and women were killed in Gaza who took no part in the hostilities. It appears that the head of the ISA defines every Palestinian killed by Israel in the Gaza Strip as a terrorist.
The children killed in the Gaza Strip during this period include: Maria Akel, age 5; Aya al-Astel, age 8; Muhand Amen age 6; Yehia Abu Salmiya, age 9 and his brother Nasrallah, age 5; Maisa, Maryam, Saad and Mahmoud Othamneh ages 9 months to 10 years; Hadil Ghiben age 7; and Mahmoud and Sara Abu Ghazal, age 8.