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Israeli forces return to base after an operation in the Gaza Strip in July 2014. Photograph: Amir Cohen/Reuters

The Guardian: Israeli soldiers cast doubt on legality of Gaza military tactics

Testimonies of Israeli combatants about last year’s war show apparent disregard for safety of civilians

Testimonies provided by more than 60 Israeli soldiers who fought in last summer’s war in Gaza have raised serious questions over whether Israel’s tactics breached its obligations under international law to distinguish and protect civilians.

The claims – collected by the human rights group Breaking the Silence – are contained in dozens of interviews with Israeli combatants, as well as with soldiers who served in command centres and attack rooms, a quarter of them officers up to the rank of major.

WNU Editor: This report will go nowhere.

More News On A New NGO Report That Questions The Conduct Of Israeli Soldiers During Last Years Gaza War

Israeli NGO charges IDF with 'loss of morality' during Gaza war -- i24 News
Israeli military 'fired indiscriminately' in Gaza -- BBC
New report details how Israeli soldiers killed civilians in Gaza: “There were no rules” -- Washington Post
Israeli soldiers describe lax Gaza war rules, indiscriminate fire -- Al Arabiya/Reuters

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