Biden told reporters at the White House that he has "no notion that the Palestinians are telling the truth" about the number of people killed by Israel so far. "I'm sure innocents have been killed, and it’s the price of waging a war," he added.
In response, the health ministry published a 210-page report, detailing the names, ages, genders, and ID numbers of every person killed in the enclave. The ministry said an English version of the report will be published soon.
Omar Shakir, Israel and Palestine director at Human Rights Watch, told the Washington Post earlier this week the ministry's figures are "generally proven to be reliable".
“Everyone uses the figures from the Gaza Health Ministry because those are generally proven to be reliable,” he said. “In the times in which we have done our own verification of numbers for particular strikes, I’m not aware of any time in which there’s been some major discrepancy.”
The [US] National Security Council Coordinator for Strategic Communications John Kirby has reiterated that the numbers are not reliable. However, when pressed by Reuters, he didn't add/give any evidence for his assertions. (He repeated the usual line that the numbers "put out by an organization that's run by a terrorist organization" can't be trusted.)
So, beside the US presidency and the Israeli government, which seem to just assert that, are there any detractors that can illustrate with case studies how far off the Gaza Ministry of Health generally is from the truth regarding death tolls, particularly when it comes to armed conflict victims?