Amnesty says Gaza groups committed war crimes

by AP
March 26, 2015

NGO cites indiscriminate fire and use of civilians for cover during fighting; Israel too was charged of crimes in previous report

The human rights group Amnesty International said in a report Thursday that armed Palestinian organizations had committed war crimes during the 2014 Gaza-Israel conflict, by killing both Israeli and Palestinian civilians using indiscriminate projectiles. The report comes after two other reports issued in late 2014 that accused Israel of war crimes for attacks on multistory civilian buildings and attacks on Palestinian residential homes during the war. The 50-day Gaza war left more than 2,100 Palestinians dead, around half of which Israel says were fighters. Gaza officials claim most were civilians. On the Israeli side, 66 soldiers and six civilians were killed. READ MORE

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