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Israel War Crimes

ICC Will Not Prosecute Possible War Crimes In Israel Flotilla Raid

AP | MIKE CORDER | Posted 11.06.2014 | World

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Israeli forces may have committed war crimes when they stormed an aid flotilla boat heading to Gaza, but the possible ...

Amnesty: Israel Committed War Crimes In Gaza Conflict

AP | PETER ENAV | Posted 11.05.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Amnesty International on Wednesday accused Israel of committing war crimes during the war in the Gaza Strip this summer, saying it ...

If It Looks Like A War Crime And Feels Like A War Crime, Is It A War Crime?

The Huffington Post | Michael Maisel | Posted 08.11.2014 | World

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused the militant group Hamas this month of committing a "double war crime" for targeting Israeli civilia...

UN Human Rights Official: Israel, Hamas Committing War Crimes

AP | Posted 07.31.2014 | World

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.'s top human rights official is accusing Israel and Hamas militants of committing war crimes in the latest Gaza war. U.N. H...

Both Israel and Hamas Have a Responsibility to Protect Civilians

Simon Adams | Posted 09.29.2014 | World
Simon Adams

With ongoing rocket attacks on Israel and unrelenting retaliatory airstrikes in densely populated parts of Gaza, both Hamas and the Israeli government appeared to be potentially violating the fundamental laws of war.

Israel Inflicts Illegal Collective Punishment on Gaza

Marjorie Cohn | Posted 09.14.2014 | World
Marjorie Cohn

Headlines in the mainstream media falsely portray an equivalence of firepower between Israelis and Palestinians in Gaza. But Israel's use of force greatly exceeds that of the Palestinians, and the asymmetric warfare continues to escalate.

Goldstone Report Author Rethinks Findings On Israel And Gaza War Crimes

AP | DANIEL ESTRIN | Posted 06.02.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — The head of a U.N.-appointed expert panel that investigated the Gaza war between Israel and Hamas in the winter of 2008-2009 said in...

Moshe Ya'alon, Israel's Vice Premier, Cancels U.K. Visit Over Arrest Fears

Haaretz. | Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Vice Prime Minister Moshe Ya'alon recently canceled a planned trip to Britain for fear of being arrested there. Ya'alon was invited to London to atte...

Israel Prepares To Fight War Crimes Claims After UN Gaza Report

AP | AMY TEIBEL and PAISLEY DODDS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Stung by a damning U.N. report alleging war crimes in Gaza, Israel is taking extraordinary steps to fend off potential international...

Israel Threatens Palestinian Phone Service Over War Crimes Claims

The Independent | Ben Lynfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Ben Lynfield | The Independent Israel is threatening to kill off a crucial West Bank economic project unless the Palestinian Authority withdraws a re...

The Goldstone Report on Gaza

Jessica Montell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jessica Montell

With the release of the Goldstone report, Israel has a choice. It can continue to shoot the messenger and bury its head in the sand, or it can initiate a genuine process of truth-telling and taking responsibility.

Israeli Minister Ehud Barak Faces War Crimes Arrest Threat During UK Visit

The Guardian | Ian Black and Ian Cobain | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Israel received an uncomfortable reminder of international anger over the Gaza war today when lawyers representing 16 Palestinians asked a London cour...

Israel's Ehud Barak: Terrorism Pays At The UN | EHUD BARAK | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

This week the United Nation's Human Rights Council produced a 600-page report alleging that Israel carried out war crimes in Gaza. The Goldstone Repor...

Peres: UN Gaza report makes mockery of history

Haaretz. | Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

President Shimon Peres said Wednesday that the Goldstone report, which accuses Israel of committing war crimes during its military offensive in the Ha...

Israeli Soldiers Killed Unarmed Palestinians Carrying White Flags: Rights Group

AP | JEN THOMAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — A new report by Human Rights Watch charged Thursday that Israeli soldiers killed eleven unarmed Palestinian civilians who were carry...

Amnesty Accuses Israel, Hamas Of Gaza War Crimes

AP | AMY TEIBEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) -- Amnesty International accused Israel and Palestinian militants of war crimes Thursday in the most comprehensive report on the recent...

Israel War Crimes Findings Blasted By Rights Groups

AP | KARIN LAUB | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Human rights activists, some charging whitewash, demanded an independent war crimes probe after Israel's military on Wednesday clear...

UN Israel-Gaza Investigation To Be Led By South African Richard Goldstone

AP | BRADLEY S. KLAPPER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GENEVA — The United Nations on Friday appointed a widely respected South African judge who is a trustee of Hebrew University to lead a high-leve...

Gaza War: Israel Disputes Palestinian Claim On Gaza Deaths

AP | STEVE WEIZMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — The Israeli military on Thursday disputed Palestinian claims that most of the people killed in the recent Gaza Strip war were civili...

Israel: White Phosphorus Use Evidence of War Crimes (VIDEO)

Human Rights Watch | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Human Rights Watch

Indiscriminate Attacks Caused Needless Civilian Suffering (Jerusalem) - Israel's repeated firing of white phosphorus shells over densely populated ar...

Israel Committed Human Rights Violations In Gaza: UN Investigators

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Investigators reporting to the United Nations Human Rights Council Monday enumerated a number of human rights violations committed by Israel during it...

Let Shalit Go

Jamal Dajani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jamal Dajani

Israel has been negotiating with Hamas, almost a thousand days have passed, more than a thousand lives have been lost. Let the prisoners and Shalit go home.

Richard Falk: Gaza Op Seems To Be War Crime Of Greatest Magnitude

Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A United Nations human rights investigator said on Thursday that Israel's offensive against Hamas in densely populated Gaza appeared to constitute a w...

Court Considers If Palestinian Authority Can Bring War Crimes Case Against Israel

The Guardian | Peter Beaumont | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The international criminal court is considering whether the Palestinian Authority is "enough like a state" for it to bring a case alleging that Israel...

Amnesty Urges Israel Arms Embargo

Al Jazeera English | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Amnesty International, the human rights group, has called for a global arms embargo on Israel over its conduct during the war on Gaza....