I wouldn't believe that. The Palestinians said up to 500 and the Isrealis said 200.
This is an old report but notice what the hopsital director said about the death toll...
As Palestinians clawed through the rubble of Jenin refugee camp, the Israeli military offensive was last night condemned as "war crimes".
"There is evidence that what happened in the Jenin refugee camp and other places has reached such proportions that it can be termed war crimes," Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al Faisal said.
The information about these war crimes does not appear in the media as journalists were prevented from working in the Palestinian territories, he said in Moscow after meeting his Russian counterpart Igor Ivanov.
UN Middle East envoy Terje Roed-Larsen said the "morally repugnant" attack was likely to create fresh hatred.
"This is not in the security interest of Israel, it is the opposite," he said after touring the Jenin camp.
"The stench of death is horrible... We have expert people here who have been in war zones and earthquakes and they say they have never seen anything like it."
Larsen said international aid groups had been denied access to perform operations that could have saved Palestinian lives and Israel had not given food convoys proper access into the camp.
"This is a sad and disgraceful chapter in the history of the State of Israel," he said.
And as aid agencies called for international help to deal with the catastrophe, Palestinians welcomed a call by UN chief Kofi Annan to send in armed monitors.
Annan told UN Security Council members in a closed session that the international contingent should have "a robust mandate" under the UN Charter, which authorises the use of military force to impose council decisions.
While Israel said it had ended the Jenin offensive and would also leave Nablus, Jenin and parts of Ramallah by Sunday, its forces arrested a Hamas military leader, Hossam Atef Ali Badran, and killed three other Palestinians in the West Bank.
In Jenin refugee camp, residents gouged at a wasteland of destruction in a desperate search for missing loved ones as the stench of rotting corpses wafted over the scene.
There is no firm word on Palestinian casualties, but Muhammed Abu Ghali, director of Jenin hospital, said he expected the toll may hit 500.
(blob) The US last night told other Security Council members it would veto an Arab-sponsored call for a UN investigation of deaths in the Jenin camp during a public debate set for early this morning.