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Fri Dec 7, 2012, 11:57 AM

HRW demands Israel justify Gaza strike that killed 12 civilians

Source: Reuters

HRW demands Israel justify Gaza strike that killed 12 civilians

By Dan Williams
JERUSALEM | Fri Dec 7, 2012 7:24am EST

(Reuters) - Human Rights Watch urged Israel on Friday to provide a full account of its air strike on a house in the Gaza Strip that killed 12 civilians last month, saying the action appeared to have been illegal.

The November 18 attack on the three-storey home of the Dalu family was the bloodiest of the eight days of fighting between the Jewish state and Gaza's Islamist Hamas-led armed factions, in which around 170 Palestinians and six Israelis died.

New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Israel should have anticipated the civilian toll and censured it for not proving it was justified in targeting the home.

Ten members of the Dalu family were killed, along with two neighbors.

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Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/07/us-palestinians-israel-gaza-rights-idUSBRE8B60HU20121207

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 01:55 PM

1. are they also demanding

for Hamas to provide a full account for launching thousands of missiles at civilian targets in Israel?

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Response to sabbat hunter (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 02:56 PM

3. They've been reporting on their activity for years.

Rocket attacks carried out against Israel by Hamas and other Palestinian fighters amount to war crimes, according to a Human Rights Watch (HRW) report.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2009/08/20098610557310919.html

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Response to Jefferson23 (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 05:26 PM

4. Careful, you'll disrupt the narrative n/t

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 01:55 PM

2. Another fractured fairy tale is what HRW will receive, so don't hold your breath. n/t

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 08:16 PM

5. Sounds like they screwed up

Hit the wrong target or targeted the wrong person. Either way, it looks like there isn't going to be a satisfactory justification coming any time soon.

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