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July 24, 2014 4 Comments By Patrick Worrall

fact108 FactCheck: Does Hamas use civilians as human shields?“Hamas is using them, Palestinians, as human shields.”
Benjamin Netanyahu, 20 July 2013

There is no dispute that Palestinian civilians tend to suffer disproportionately when the Arab-Israeli conflict boils over into violence.

At time of writing, more than 700 Palestinians have died in the latest fighting, compared to 35 on the Israeli side, 32 of them members of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).

The lop-sided human cost of this conflict is entirely in keeping with previous outbreaks of fighting.

More than 7,500 Palestinians and 1,100 Israelis have died since the outbreak of the second Intifada (Palestinian uprising) in 2000, according to the Israeli human rights information centre B’Tselem. (more…)

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July 15, 2014 2 Comments By Ziad Alhasso

The claim “If elected, by the end of our first Parliament I want a third of all my ministers to be female.” David Cameron, 30 April 2009 The background Critics have called it the

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July 14, 2014 4 Comments By Patrick Worrall

How many sharia courts are there in the UK? What powers do they have? And can Islamic rules ever operate alongside the English legal system?

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July 10, 2014 29 Comments By Patrick Worrall

More than 1 million public sector workers are on strike, but the government insists their claims of unfair pay are overblown. Do ministers have a point?

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July 7, 2014 73 Comments By Patrick Worrall

British Muslims who fight against the Assad regime in Syria risk being prosecuted as terrorists. What about Brits who volunteer to fight for Israel?

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July 2, 2014 3 Comments By Patrick Worrall

Labour goes on the attack over the government’s handling of the NHS, but David Cameron says things are improving. FactCheck gets its scalpel out.

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June 13, 2014 3 Comments By Patrick Worrall

Theresa May insists she is on top of the passports backlog – but people worried about cancelling holidays are getting the wrong information.

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June 11, 2014 2 Comments By Patrick Worrall

David Cameron says inequality and poverty have improved on his watch. So is the government on target to eradicate child poverty?

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June 4, 2014 2 Comments By Patrick Worrall

The government will give voters the power to terminate MPs who misbehave for the first time. But critics have called it a “stitch-up” and a “con”.

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May 28, 2014 14 Comments By Patrick Worrall

Scots will either be £1,000 better off or £1,400 worse off if they vote for independence, according to the UK and Scottish governments. Who to believe?

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