ISRAEL - PALESTINE - For Amnesty Israel and Hamas guilty of war crimes in Gaza [AN]

The international organisation accuses Israeli soldiers of killing scores of civilians, using them as ‘human shields’. Hamas is accused of launching rockets against Israeli towns and endangering the lives of Palestinian civilians. Both Israel and Hamas reject report’s findings. UN inquiry continues.

Jerusalem (AsiaNews/Agencies) – Israel inflicted “wanton destruction” during its 22-day war on the Gaza Strip in December and January, Amnesty International said in the first independent probe into Israel’s ‘Cast Lead’ operation’.

Based on eyewitness accounts the report shows that Israel hit civilians using high-precision weapons and employed phosphorous weapons, which are banned under international law, in densely populated areas.

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