torsdag 26 mars 2015

Amnesty anklagar Hamas för krigsbrott

Amnesty International brukar vanligtvis rikta ensidig kritik mot Israel men gruppen har nu publicerat en rapport som starkt kritiserar Hamas och andra palestinska gruppers agerande under kriget senaste sommar.
Rapporten  bekräftar Israels uppgifter om att Hamas förde kriget i skydd av civilbefolkningen och angrep civilbefolkningen både i Israel och i Gaza.
Naturligtvis kritiseras Israel också i rapporten bland annat för att man inte byggt bomskydd åt beduinerna i Negev och man verkar också anse att Israel inte har rätt att försvara sig.

“Palestinian armed groups, including the armed wing of Hamas, repeatedly launched unlawful attacks during the conflict killing and injuring civilians. In launching these attacks, they displayed a flagrant disregard for international humanitarian law and for the consequences of their violations on civilians in both Israel and the Gaza Strip,”

"...In the deadliest incident believed to have been caused by a Palestinian armed group during the conflict, 13 Palestinian civilians – 11 of them children – were killed when a projectile exploded next to a supermarket in the crowded al-Shati refugee camp in Gaza on 28 July 2014, the first day of Eid al-Fitr..."

Amnesty International charges Palestinians with war crimes during Gaza conflic (Jerusalem Post)
 “The majority of Israel’s 8.3 million people, and all 2.8 million Palestinians in the occupied West Bank, are now within range of at least some of the rockets held by Palestinian armed groups in the Gaza Strip,” the report said.

All the Hamas rockets are unguided projectiles, which cannot be accurately aimed and can strike from three to six kilometers away from their intended targets. Some of these rockets had a range of up to 160 kilometers, it added.

In the weeks leading up to the war, at least 250 rockets and dozens of mortars were fired at Israel, the report noted.

Palestinian armed groups fired 4,881 rockets and 1,753 mortars at Israel between July 8 and August 26, 2014, according to the report. At least 243 were intercepted by Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system, while another 31 fell short and landed within the Gaza Strip, according to the report.

However, Amnesty concluded that the Palestinian attacks did not justify Israel’s response."

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