Photo: AFP
Photo: AFP
Photo: AFP

UNHRC report: Hamas tried to warn Israelis of attacks

Detailed report from investigators led by American Mary McGowan Davis calls on Israel to release details regarding its 'targeting decisions' while questioning 'lamentable track record.'

The United Nations Independent Commission of Inquiry on Operation Protective Edge was released on Monday, saying Israel and Palestinian groups both committed abuses in the Gaza war that may amount to war crimes while also citing a press release from Hamas' military spokesperson Abu Obeida, saying that, "In some instances, Palestinian armed groups in Gaza reportedly attempted to warn civilians in Israel of imminent attacks."



The report also suggested that Israel doesn't 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.


An IAF attack in Gaza. (Photo: EPA) (Photo: EPA)
An IAF attack in Gaza. (Photo: EPA)


UN investigators noted Israel's 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 claimed that Israel's failure to change strategy after seeing a large number of deaths in Gaza raises questions about potential violations by "political and military leadership."


Israel 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.


פרסום ראשון: 06.22.15, 14:42
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