No surprises here other than it is Amnesty International who has recognised that Hamas committed war crimes during last year’s Gaza war.
Amnesty International has published a damning report on Hamasâ€™s conduct during last summerâ€™s Gaza war, accusing it and other Palestinian armed groups of committing â€śwar crimesâ€ť by firing rockets and mortars into Israel.
The report, released today, is the first by the human rights group to target Hamas after a series of publications accusing Israel of waging attacks that constituted war crimes.
Six civilians were killed in Israel by rocket and mortar attacks from Hamas-controlled Gaza during the 50-day conflict in which 66 Israeli soldiers also died. Some 2,250 Palestinians were killed, at least 1,585 of them civilians, according to the United Nations.
Both sides must be held accountable, Amnesty says. â€śThe violations by Palestinian groups, some of which are war crimes, do not in any way justify violations by Israeli forces; nor do Israeli violations justify those of Palestinian armed groups,â€ť the report says. Â Â Read more »