Letters On criticising Israel

Response from author of original paper

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b1076 (Published 17 March 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b1076
  1. Derek A Summerfield, honorary senior lecturer1
  1. 1Institute of Psychiatry, Maudsley Hospital, London SE5 8BB
  1. derek.summerfield{at}slam.nhs.uk

    Freedland challenges my comparison of the number of Palestinians killed by the Israeli Defence Force (IDF) with those killed in 9/11.1 2 B’Tselem recorded 2952 fatalities for the period in question (2000-4)3; Freedland’s figure is just half of this total (1508) and presumably reflects the exclusion of what …

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