Amnesty: Israel, Hamas committed war crimes in Gaza

By GABRIELLA TZVIA WEINIGER
May 23, 2013 18:42

Both Israel and Hamas committed war crimes and other violations of international humanitarian law during Operation Pillar of Defense in Gaza in November of last year, Amnesty International concluded in a report released on Thursday.

In the London-based rights group's annual report on the state of the world’s human rights, the NGO stated that during Operation Pillar of Defense the Israeli Air Force bombed residential areas in Gaza, “including strikes that were disproportionate and caused heavy civilian casualties.”

Both sides were accused of failing to investigate accusations into war crimes or crimes against humanity during Operation Pillar of Defense.

Amnesty’s global annual report is a country-by-country survey of the human rights record of 159 individual countries and territories, in 2012.


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