Saturday, 4 July 2009

Palestine News Network

Amnesty International says it was Israeli forces that used Palestinians as human shields, not Hamas
04.07.09 - 05:40

Gaza / PNN - "Operation Cast Lead", the major attack on Gaza at the start of this year, has already become synonymous with mass civilian deaths and indifference to international law.

The Amnesty International report that has the Israelis issuing denunciations and the Hamas party refuting the notion that it was an aggressor, has accused both the of war crimes and confirmed gross abuses of rights.

It has also refuted Israeli claims that civilians were deliberately used as human shields by Hamas. The 117-page report is one of the first in-depth examinations of the late December – January attacks to be published and is based on field research by Amnesty activists and military experts over two months.

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