Tags: Israeli military

Human Rights Watch: apparent war crimes by Israel during May attack on Gaza

Human Rights Watch investigated several Israeli attacks that resulted in particularly high numbers of civilian casualties – with no evident military target – and determined that the incidents may have been war crimes. Other Israeli attacks during the conflict were also likely unlawful.

Caught on video: Israeli forces shot Palestinian boy, 14, in the eye

Security camera footage shows that this Palestinian boy was shot in the eye as he stood in a sheltered place with his cousin, doing nothing. Rights groups have long condemned Israel’s use of rubber-coated steel bullets, which have repeatedly killed and wounded Palestinians.

Daily assault on Palestinian childhood – attacks, bombings, abductions, shootings

Being a child while Palestinian is full of risks. Airstrikes, home (and school) invasions, home (and school) demolitions, inability to access medical care – these are just some of the dangers of being not-Jewish in a land under Israeli control.

Children’s Dreams On Hold Behind An Israeli Military Gate

“We don’t have safe places to play because we are surrounded by settlements, the separation barrier, and a military base,” said Sima. “I spend my time playing in front of the house, watching TV, or visiting relatives.” Villagers must present permits each time they want to leave and return to their village. Even children must present their birth certificates in order to cross through the military gate… A report by Defense for Children International