Palestinian groups in Gaza committed ‘war crimes’ during May conflict, HRW says

YnetNews.com reports: “Deadly rocket and mortar fire on Israeli cities by Palestinian militant groups during a May conflict in and around Gaza constituted war crimes, Human Rights Watch said Thursday.

The New York-based rights group analyzed attacks from Gaza that resulted in the deaths of 12 Israeli civilians and injuries to dozens more.

Rockets that misfired or fell short also killed or wounded ‘an undetermined number of Palestinians in Gaza,’ the group said, with at least seven Palestinian civilians killed.

The rockets were fired during an 11-day conflict that saw Israel pound Gaza with airstrikes as militants in the blockaded enclave fired more than 4,000 rockets towards Israel.

Israeli strikes killed some 260 people in Gaza, including militants, while munitions from Gaza killed 13 people in Israel, including a soldier…”

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