The Wanton Destruction of Gaza

A new Amnesty International report about the recent conflict in Gaza concludes that Israel wantonly destroyed civilian infrastructure in Gaza, which could not be justified on grounds of “military necessity”. More than 3,000 homes were destroyed and some 20,000 damaged in Israeli attacks which reduced entire neighbourhoods of Gaza to rubble and left an already dire economic situation in ruins.

Israeli forces killed hundreds of unarmed Palestinian civilians and destroyed thousands of homes in Gaza in attacks which violate international law.

Hamas and other Palestinian armed groups fired hundreds of rockets into southern Israel, killing three Israeli civilians, injuring scores and driving thousands from their homes. These kind of attacks are indiscriminate and are thus clearly in violation of international law.

Another key finding of the report is that there is no evidence that Palestinian armed groups used civilians as “human shields”.

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9 thoughts on “The Wanton Destruction of Gaza

  1. Interesting, it takes AI to publish a report that states the obvious to let peeps know what we already knew…a case of the Emperor and his new clothes?

  2. I think 'wanton destruction *in* Gaza' might have been a slightly better headline?

  3. Interesting, it takes AI to publish a report that states the obvious to let peeps know what we already knew…a case of the Emperor and his new clothes?

  4. I think ‘wanton destruction *in* Gaza’ might have been a slightly better headline?

  5. Thank you Amnesty for your report.Such a report can NOT be outdated — ask the suffering people concerned, for Gaza continues to be targetted, not just Gaza but all who try to breach her continuing blockade, like Cynthia McKinney & the Nobel Prize winner recently arrested along with her & the other crew of a supply boat by israeli piracy in the Mediterranean.

    The report's invalidation of the stereotyped israeli justifications for inflicting their atrocities, such as the "military necessity" excuse or the people being used as "human shields" — Amnesty's invalidation of such excuses makes the report welcome & timely, for ANYTIME an israeli attack is impending, which is ANYTIME by Middle East time, is a good time to be made aware or reminded of such propaganda & its contextual exercises.

    And no — the headline IS accurate — "Wanton destruction OF Gaza",not IN — for israel's aim is to target an unconquered indigenous people's sovereign land which is ruled by the people's chosen sovereign government. Thank you for making that "OF Gaza", Amnesty. We know what Gaza repesents, to her people & to their enemies.

  6. Thank you Amnesty for your report.Such a report can NOT be outdated — ask the suffering people concerned, for Gaza continues to be targetted, not just Gaza but all who try to breach her continuing blockade, like Cynthia McKinney & the Nobel Prize winner recently arrested along with her & the other crew of a supply boat by israeli piracy in the Mediterranean.

    The report’s invalidation of the stereotyped israeli justifications for inflicting their atrocities, such as the “military necessity” excuse or the people being used as “human shields” — Amnesty’s invalidation of such excuses makes the report welcome & timely, for ANYTIME an israeli attack is impending, which is ANYTIME by Middle East time, is a good time to be made aware or reminded of such propaganda & its contextual exercises.

    And no — the headline IS accurate — “Wanton destruction OF Gaza”,not IN — for israel’s aim is to target an unconquered indigenous people’s sovereign land which is ruled by the people’s chosen sovereign government. Thank you for making that “OF Gaza”, Amnesty. We know what Gaza repesents, to her people & to their enemies.

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  8. Thank you for Publishing this touching ideo and report, U.S. Citizens rarely see anything but the Right Wing Network pro Israeli view.

    I do tend to agree that a title like Israeli commits Genocide on largely innocent Gaza Civilians , or Banned bone eating Phosphorous burns alive hundreds of innocent Townsfolk, MAY have been more suitable.Lets hope this time the Jewish money men in U.S.A. can't stop the prosecution of these wicked Criminals – i.d.f. Gunmen.

    David Bond from Merseyside England.

  9. Thank you for Publishing this touching ideo and report, U.S. Citizens rarely see anything but the Right Wing Network pro Israeli view.

    I do tend to agree that a title like Israeli commits Genocide on largely innocent Gaza Civilians , or Banned bone eating Phosphorous burns alive hundreds of innocent Townsfolk, MAY have been more suitable.Lets hope this time the Jewish money men in U.S.A. can’t stop the prosecution of these wicked Criminals – i.d.f. Gunmen.

    David Bond from Merseyside England.