Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories: ‘They were just kids’: Evidence of war crimes during Israel’s August 2022 Gaza offensive

Index Number: MDE 15/6079/2022

On 5 August 2022, Israel launched a three-day offensive on occupied Gaza, visiting fresh trauma and destruction on a besieged population living under apartheid. Both Israeli forces and Palestinian armed groups committed apparent war crimes. In one attack, an Israeli drone killed five children at a cemetery. In another instance, seven civilians were killed in a strike likely to have been caused by a Palestinian rocket that misfired.

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