Israel used disproportionate military force during its summer operation in Gaza. Entire Palestinian families were killed when their homes were leveled by Israeli bombs falling with no warning and for little military gain, Amnesty International said.
The damning Amnesty report on Operation Protective Edge, which left at least 18,000 homes reduced to rubble or rendered uninhabitable and killed more than 1,500 Palestinians, was released on Wednesday.
“Israeli forces killed scores of Palestinian civilians in attacks targeting houses full of families, which in some cases have amounted to war crimes,” the report said.
The human rights organization accused Israel of “callous indifference” towards the lives of civilians, adding that the country’s military may be guilty of war crimes.