ISRAEL AT WAR - DAY 147

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Israel revises death count from Oct. 7 Hamas onslaght, dropping it from 1,400 to 1,200

Jacob Magid is The Times of Israel's US bureau chief

A building in Kibbutz Be'eri near the border with Gaza on October 22, 2023, in the aftermath of the Hamas terror onslaught on October 7. (Jack GUEZ / AFP)
A building in Kibbutz Be'eri near the border with Gaza on October 22, 2023, in the aftermath of the Hamas terror onslaught on October 7. (Jack GUEZ / AFP)

Israel has revised the death toll of last month’s Hamas attacks to roughly 1,200, Foreign Ministry spokesman Lior Haiat tells The Times of Israel.

The revised figure, down from a previous toll of 1,400.

Haiat declines to elaborate on the record what led to the updated figure, but Hebrew media reporting on the lowered number from recent days attributed it to burned bodies being misidentified as those of Israeli civilians, rather than Palestinian terrorists.

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