Palestinian rights group releases Cast Lead stats

JERUSALEM (JTA) – Some 1,434 Palestinians were killed, including 960 civilians, during Israel’s military offensive in Gaza, a Palestinian human rights group said.

The dead included 288 children and 121 women, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights said on Thursday.

The non-civilians killed included 239 police officers and 235 "fighters," according to the group.

The group said it would publish a list of the names of those killed next week in Arabic, and would follow that with an English version, according to Reuters.

Some 5,303 people were injured in the fighting, according to the group.

The group called for an international investigation into the "crimes" committed by the Israeli army.

Israel denies targeting Gaza civilians, saying Hamas used civilians as human shields. 

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