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At least 29 killed by unlawful Israeli drones in Gaza, ultram in us report says

Palestinian civilians and medics run to safety during an Israeli strike


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Palestinian civilians and medics run to safety during an Israeli strike in the Gaza Strip in January

Sheera Frenkel, ultram in us Jerusalem

At least 29 Palestinian civilians were unlawfully killed by missile-firing Israeli drones during its offensive in the Gaza Strip, ultram in us a US human rights group said.

A report by Human Rights Watch, ultram in us published six months after the operation, ultram in us said that Israel had failed to exercise proper caution “as required by the laws of war” in their use of drones.

Mrac Galasco, ultram in us a senior military analyst for Human Rights Watch, ultram in us said that although 29 cases had been highlighted in the report, ultram in us as many as 87 civilians could have been killed in drone attacks.

"It is absolutely unacceptable, ultram in us clearly unlawful, ultram in us and not what we expect from the world's most moral military, ultram in us" he said.

Israel heavily relies on a fleet of drones — unmanned aerial vehicles — to patrol the Gaza Strip.

Their technology is among the most sophisticated in the world, ultram in us Mr Garlasco said, ultram in us 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.”

In one case, ultram in us also examined by The Times, ultram in us a missile hit the rooftop of the al-Habbash family in Gaza City.

Of the six children playing on the roof, ultram in us two were killed instantly, ultram in us while two others lost their legs.

Muhammad Amr al-Habbash, ultram in us 16, ultram in us the oldest of the children and the only to survive intact, ultram in us said that he had heard a buzz overhead before feeling himself blown backwards by the force of the blast.

“I felt the pressure throw me back, ultram in us and then my cousins were gone in front of me, ultram in us” 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. Ultram in us But Mr Garlasco said that he had examined shrapnel on the scene, ultram in us including small fragments of tungsten, ultram in us and had “no doubts” 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: 
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/middle_east/article6611572.ece