1. Both Israel, Palestine committed war crimes during Gaza conflict: UN

Both Israel, Palestine committed war crimes during Gaza conflict: UN

The United Nations has said that both Israel and Palestine may have committed war crime during last year's Gaza conflict.

By: | Published: June 23, 2015 3:50 AM

The United Nations has said that both Israel and Palestine may have committed war crime during last year’s Gaza conflict.

A long-awaited report prepared by UN investigators said that there was evidence of ‘serious violations’ of human rights and international laws by both sides, reported the BBC.

Israel dismissed the probe as “politically motivated and morally flawed from the outset”.

The conflict lasted for 50 days between July and August, killing 2,251 people, of whom 1,462 were civilians on the Palestinian side.

A total of 67 Israeli soldiers were killed, along with six civilians.

Tel Aviv had claimed that they launched an offensive on Gaza to put an end to rocket fire and eradicate the threat of attacks by militants tunnelling beneath the border.

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