Report Accuses Israel of Human Rights Abuses in Gaza
Jan 23, Gaza: A report commissioned by the Israeli branch of Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) has accused the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) of carrying out a series of human rights abuses during the Gaza conflict in the summer 2014. The group have now called for the Israeli government to open an inquiry into the alleged violations they say occurred during the 50-day conflict.
The war resulted in the deaths of almost 2,200 Palestinians, including 500 children, and the displacement of 100,000. There were 73 Israeli casualties, 64 of whom were soldiers.
The team, whose testimonies the report was based on, was made up of eight independent international medical experts who were unconnected with Palestine or Israel. They visited the Gaza Strip three times between August.