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.
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Childhood in the Gaza Strip is unlike anywhere else in the world. Here, thanks to Israel, a ten-year-old has already experienced the violence of three wars and has spent his entire life under brutal blockade.
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.
A Palestinian couple follows Israeli soldier’s orders; one ends up in the morgue, the other in the hospital. Israeli military opened fire on their car near a checkpoint in Palestinian Territory, not Israel.
Two hundred words that span 20 years of Magd Barbar’s life – and it gets more disturbing with every sentence.
Israeli troops shot a Palestinian protester in the head in the West Bank on Friday during a demonstration against Israel’s confiscation of village land – contains video.
The unprecedented number and intensity of Israeli settler attacks – often with the complicity of the Israeli military – during the past few months are raising fears that the situation may escalate out of control.
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.
In order to intimidate Palestinians into leaving their own land, Israel declares various areas of the West Bank “military firing zones.” It’s one of many strategies for ethnic cleansing and “Judaization.”
“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