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article imageHuman rights group: Israel violated rules of war

By Sami Zaatari     Feb 13, 2013 in World
A U.S. based human rights organisation has accused Israel of breaching rules of war in 18 airstrikes that were carried out during the 8-day conflict in Gaza.
Human Rights Watch has released a detailed report of their investigation into Israel's airstrikes during Operation Pillar of Defence.
According to their report:
Human Rights Watch field investigations found 14 strikes by aerial drones or other aircraft for which there was no indication of a legitimate military target at the site at the time of the attack. In four other cases, attacks may have targeted Palestinian fighters, but appeared to use indiscriminate means or caused disproportionate harm to civilians.
Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East Director of Human Rights Watch also stated the following:
Israeli forces too often conducted airstrikes that killed Palestinian civilians and destroyed homes in Gaza without apparent legal justification
Israel's 8-day conflict in the Gaza Strip left over 100 Palestinian civilians dead, 30 of whom were children.
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