At least 29 killed by unlawful Israeli drones in Gaza, buy arimidex report says
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Palestinian civilians and medics run to safety during an Israeli strike in the Gaza Strip in January
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At least 29 Palestinian civilians were unlawfully killed by missile-firing Israeli drones during its offensive in the Gaza Strip, buy arimidex a US human rights group said.
A report by Human Rights Watch, buy arimidex published six months after the operation, buy arimidex said that Israel had failed to exercise proper caution â€œas required by the laws of warâ€ in their use of drones.
Mrac Galasco, buy arimidex a senior military analyst for Human Rights Watch, buy arimidex said that although 29 cases had been highlighted in the report, buy arimidex as many as 87 civilians could have been killed in drone attacks.
"It is absolutely unacceptable, buy arimidex clearly unlawful, buy arimidex and not what we expect from the world's most moral military, buy arimidex" he said.
Israel heavily relies on a fleet of drones â€” unmanned aerial vehicles â€” to patrol the Gaza Strip.
Their technology is among the most sophisticated in the world, buy arimidex Mr Garlasco said, buy arimidex so it was all the more surprising that so many civilians could have been targeted.
"They used as much force as they could use at any time? It seems clear that there was something of a shoot first and ask questions later.â€
In one case, buy arimidex also examined by The Times, buy arimidex a missile hit the rooftop of the al-Habbash family in Gaza City.
Of the six children playing on the roof, buy arimidex two were killed instantly, buy arimidex while two others lost their legs.
Muhammad Amr al-Habbash, buy arimidex 16, buy arimidex the oldest of the children and the only to survive intact, buy arimidex said that he had heard a buzz overhead before feeling himself blown backwards by the force of the blast.
â€œI felt the pressure throw me back, buy arimidex and then my cousins were gone in front of me, buy arimidexâ€ he said
Independent analysts say that that it would be difficult to prove that the missile which struck the rooftop was fired from a drone. Buy arimidex But Mr Garlasco said that he had examined shrapnel on the scene, buy arimidex including small fragments of tungsten, buy arimidex and had â€œno doubtsâ€ that the missile was fired by a drone.
Israel has refused to comment on the specific cases in the report or to release video footage of the attacks More of the story can be read at:Â