Probe finds Israeli strikes in Gaza ‘could be a war crime’

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WASHINGTON

A series of Israeli airstrikes that left dozens of people dead in a Gaza Strip neighborhood were conducted “without warning” and “with limited intelligence about what they were attacking,” an investigation published Thursday determined.

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The New York Times video probe, which relies in part on Anadolu Agency footage, examines Israeli airstrikes that targeted the upscale Rimal neighborhood using some of the Israeli military’s largest bombs.

The strikes flattened three apartment buildings in the early morning hours of May 16, resulting in 44 deaths in what marks the single deadliest incident of Israel’s 11-day air campaign.

Israel says the strikes targeted an underground Hamas command center, and while “there is no evidence Israel struck or directly targeted the apartment buildings,” experts told the US newspaper the types of strikes that were documented “can easily lead to catastrophe and could be a war crime.”

The Israeli military told the Times that while they targeted the Hamas command center, they did not know its exact location, nor its size. It did not provide evidence of the alleged command center, and Hamas denied it exists.

Bomb fragments presented to the newspaper by Gaza police indicate the bombs dropped on al-Wahda street in Rimal where the apartments were located were American-made 2,000-pound GBU-31 Mark 84 bombs outfitted with GPS equipment that allows for precision targeting.

At least four were likely dropped by the Israeli Air Force “within feet” of the apartment buildings, the investigation found.

The Israeli military maintains that all of the bombs hit their designated targets, but that does not mean the strikes were in compliance with international law.

May’s 11-day conflict resulted in 257 Palestinians, including 66 children, losing their lives. Thirteen people were killed in Israel due to Palestinian rocket fire, including two children.-AA

2 COMMENTS

  1. A New York Times probe, what a joke 🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️ ?? The same very NYT which fired 2 employees for reporting that a third of rockets launched by Hamas actually fell into Gaza itself. No one cares , knows and is willing to count how many children have died due to Hamas’s failed rockets. When will we starting questioning Hamas and the PA for their failures in standing up for the Palestinians rather than sucking up to Israel and the West in return for aid money ?? When will this stop ??

    • Marquis de kalia aka ulti lungoat

      Ah yes, the Muslim hating Hindu troll is know sharing his delusional lies supporting the apartheid israeli terrorist state. hy pretend you care about dead children when you support their israeli executioners, you Hindu arselicker? Anything which doesn’t jive with Hindu slavery towards Zionism is now a “joke.” Literally blaming the Palestinians for their own occupation and defending themselves from Zionist terrorists, and this monkey worshipping bastard disengenuously asking “when will it stop.” It will stop when the occupation stops, when Israeli terrorism stops, when when theft of Palestinian land stops, when Palestinians regain freedom. Being a Hindu, it’s natural to support oppression. Whats funny is that Israelis dislike Hindus as a bunch of disgusting pagan scum, and told them they didn’t need support from your opportunistic bhikaris.

      This folks is the reason why Hindus are failed species incapable of logic, humanity, any sense of justice. Worthless two faced hypocrites who can’t trusted,

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