Friday, April 3, 2009

American Lawyers in Gaza: Evidence that Israel Violated International Law, U.S. Domestic Law Implicated

Written by National Lawyers Guild Delegation to Gaza

"New York - Israel violated international law by targeting civilians and civilian infrastructure, misusing weapons, deliberately denying medical care to the wounded and attacking medical personnel, the National Lawyers Guild Delegation to Gaza said today upon releasing a 37 page report containing new evidence on the facts surrounding Israel's 22 day military offensive in Gaza. The full report can be viewed at Photos are also available upon request.

"Our findings join a growing chorus of voices-which include Israeli soldiers themselves-asserting that Israeli forces deliberately targeted civilians during the Gaza offensive," said Radhika Sainath, one of the attorneys who initiated the seven-day fact-finding delegation to Gaza. "On a number of occasions, Israeli soldiers shot and killed young children as well as unarmed civilians holding white flags-both violations of the laws of war."......"

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