Amnesty cites Hamas war crimes against civilians

“Indiscriminate attacks that kill or wound civilians constitute a serious violation of international humanitarian law and constitute war crimes,” said Amnesty International in its latest report, referring in particular to the massive Hamas rocket and mortar fire during last summer’s IDF military operation against the Gaza Strip.
The report also noted “armed Palestinian violations of the protection granted to UN structures, hospitals, and religious sites” from which Hamas rockets were fired at Israel, as well as from residential areas. The Amnesty report produced evidence that “civilian structures including UNWRA facilities and UN schools were used to store ammunition.” It cites “the indiscriminate nature of the rockets fired by armed Palestinian groups,” which may have resulted in the Palestinians killing more civilians in Gaza than in Israel.

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