Amnesty International has concluded that Hamas committed war crimes during the 2014 Gaza conflict by firing rockets ‘indiscriminately’ at civilian areas and using non-combatants as human shields.
‘In launching these attacks, [Palestinian jihadis] displayed a flagrant disregard for international humanitarian law and for the consequences of their violations on civilians in both Israel and the Gaza Strip,’ said Philip Luther, Amnesty’s director for the Middle East and North Africa.
The report concluded that rocket attacks had killed six civilians in Israel, including a child. Other rockets aimed at the Jewish state fell short and killed at least 13 Palestinian civilians, 11 of them children, on the beach in Gaza, in an attack that was wrongly blamed on Israel…
Quite an admission from this group. Elder of Ziyon has a different take on it: New Amnesty report minimizes Hamas war crimes – and bashes Israel:
Even though the report unquestioningly states that Hamas shooting indiscriminate rockets at civilian areas are war crimes, it also accuses Israel of war crimes multiple times.
It has an entire section blaming Israel for not adequately providing shelters for hundreds of illegal Bedouin communities in the Negev.