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  11/1/2010, Cheshvan 24, 5771

Hamas Admits: Lost 700 Fighters in Cast Lead, Not 50


Hamas government Interior Minister Fathi Hamad, confirmed Monday for the first time that the Hamas in Gaza lost 700 fighters in Cast Lead, 250 in the first day alone.

Immediately after the operation, Hamas had claimed that the IDF had killed fewer than 50 of their men. These new figures are close to data published by the IDF at the time of the war.