Saturday, August 1, 2015
One year ago when Israelis set forth on their almost yearly "mow the lawn" of Gaza, they did what they have been doing best with the blessing of Anglo nations, and of late the Sunni dictatorships.... killing Palestinians and destroying any and all infrastructure in Gaza. As I write this, I just saw tweets on Twitter about two Palestinian teenagers losing their lives in the last 24 hours at the hands of the IDF. War or no war, the Israeli killing machine never sleeps. The world stands idly by and looks on these atrocities, and shamefully the pro-Israel/anti-Muslim crowd cheers on these crimes against humanity without a qualm.
'Strong evidence' of Israeli war crimes in Gaza
In a brutal assault in Rafah during 2014 Gaza war, Israeli forces purposely targeted scores of civilians, report finds.
The Israeli army indiscriminately and deliberately targeted civilians during a brutal 2014 assault known as "Black Friday", according to a new report on last summer's Gaza war.
The joint study by Amnesty International and Forensic Architecture, released on Wednesday, cites "strong evidence" of war crimes and possible crimes against humanity on August 1, 2014, as Israeli forces bombarded residential areas in Rafah in retaliation for the capture of one of its soldiers.
"There is overwhelming evidence that Israeli forces committed disproportionate, or otherwise indiscriminate, attacks which killed scores of civilians in their homes, on the streets and in vehicles and injured many more," notes the report.
"This includes repeatedly firing artillery and other imprecise explosive weapons in densely populated civilian areas… In some cases, there are indications that they directly fired at and killed civilians, including people fleeing.".........