Report on Gaza conflict

The United Nations Fact Finding Mission on the Conflict in Gaza has released its report. [PDF]

The mission was appointed on April 3 "to investigate all violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law that might have been committed at any time in the context of the military operations that were conducted in Gaza during the period from 27 December 2008 and 18 January 2009, whether before, during or after."

The press release concerning the report states that the mission concluded that there is evidence indicating violations of international human rights and humanitarian law were committed by Israel during the Gaza conflict, and that Israel committed actions amounting to war crimes, and possibly crimes against humanity.

The press release further states that the mission also concluded that there is evidence that Palestinian armed groups committed war crimes, as well as possibly crimes against humanity, in their repeated launching of rockets and mortars into Southern Israel.

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