UNHRC report put criminal, victim in one scale

Days of Palestine, Brussels –Detailed UN report accuses Israeli occupation and Palestinian resistance of committing war crimes.

The United Nations Independent Commission of Inquiry on Operation Protective Edge (last summer’s Israeli offensive on Gaza that killed 2,260 Palestinians) found that Palestinian resistance and Israeli occupation committed abuses in the Gaza war that may amount to war crimes.

The report, which was released on Monday, suggested that the Israeli occupation does not do enough to investigate and punish alleged war crimes, saying that the Jewish nation must “break with its lamentable track record” and hold perpetrators accountable.

UN investigators noted Israeli use of precision weapons during airstrikes, but added that “the timing of the attacks increased the likelihood that many people, often entire families, would be at home. Attacking residential buildings rendered women particularly vulnerable to death and injury.”

Investigators found that Israeli failure to change strategy after seeing a large number of deaths in Gaza raises questions about potential violations by “political and military leadership.”

The Israeli occupation was called on to provide further details of its “targeting decisions” in the report, saying that this would allow for further independent assessment of its attack on Gaza.

Investigators also took aim at Hamas in Gaza however, condemning the executions of alleged “collaborators” that amount to war crimes and demand that someone be held accountable.

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