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Amnesty International has accused the Israeli military of war crimes in Gaza during a war earlier this year against Hamas.
In a new report, Amnesty described eight cases in which residential Palestinian homes were attacked without warning, which resulted in the deaths of 104 people including 62 children.
The Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs denied the war crime charge, adding that “investigations are currently underway by several bodies inside and outside the Israel Defense Forces, into over 90 incidents. Two criminal investigations are underway.”
On July 8, the Israeli military launched “Operation Protective Edge” in response to rocket fire from Hamas. The fighting lasted seven weeks and more than 2,200 people were killed, almost all Gaza civilians.
originally posted by: sdubya
That situation will never really be resolved. There's no way for either side to truly back down.
I feel for the Israelis as a whole. Almost all of them lost parents or grandparents in the Holocaust. Then they are promised land, but with a catch. Then they are attacked from all sides and almost completely wiped out.
I feel for the Palestinians as well.
Israel has continued to deny access to Gaza for international human rights organizations including Amnesty International [..] Israel has also announced that it will not co-operate with the Commission of Inquiry established by the UN Human Rights Council.
Failing to allow independent human rights monitors into Gaza smacks of a deliberately orchestrated attempt to cover up violations or hide from international scrutiny. Israel must cooperate fully with the UN Commission of Inquiry and grant international human rights organizations such as Amnesty International immediate access to Gaza to prove its commitment to human right