B'tselem: Hamas must renounce war crimes

Following Hamas's victory in the Palestinian Parliamentary elections, B'Tselem, the Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories, called on Hamas to renounce the policy of suicide bombings, and refrain from all deliberate attacks on civilians, in both Israel and the Occupied Territories. "Hamas's new status places an even heavier onus on the organization to respect International Humanitarian Law, which prohibits intentional killing of civilians, defined as a "war crime"," the organization said in a statement.