Amnesty says Palestinians committed Gaza war crimes

A NEW Amnesty International report has accused Palestinians of committing “likely war crimes” during Israel’s offensive in Gaza in August.

In allegations published on Tuesday, the human rights group urged the International Criminal Court to investigate the claims of “unlawful killings” after Israel launched “pre-emptive” military strikes to target Palestinian Islamic Jihad and its armed wing, the Al-Quds Brigades.

The fighting began on August 5 when Israel launched air raids in what it said were pre-emptive attacks targeting Islamic Jihad.

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