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2014 Gaza Conflict

UN: Possible ‘war crimes’

23 Jul, 2014

High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay appears to tell an emergency session of the United Nations Human Rights Council that both sides in the 2014 Gaza conflict may be committing war crimes. On Israeli attacks that have resulted in hundreds of civilian deaths:

There seems to be a strong possibility that international law has been violated, in a manner that could amount to war crimes

On rocket attacks by armed groups such as the Qassam Brigades and Islamic Jihad:

Once again, the principles of distinction and precaution are clearly not being observed during such indiscriminate attacks on civilian areas by Hamas and other armed Palestinian groups