Israel/Occupied Palestinian Territories: Amnesty International’s assessment of Israeli and Palestinian investigations into Gaza conflict

In September 2009, the United Nations issued a report concluding that both Israeli forces and Palestinian armed groups had committed grave violations of international law during the 22-day conflict. This briefing summarizes and assesses the domestic investigations that have taken place following the publication of that report. Amnesty International concludes that both the Israeli government and the relevant authorities in the Gaza Strip have failed to fulfil their obligations to carry out investigations that are credible, independent and in conformity with international law and to demonstrate a commitment to prosecuting perpetrators of crimes under international law.

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