Rights Group Accuses Hizbullah of War Crimes During Lebanon War

[Human Rights Watch] During the 2006 war, Hizbullah fired thousands of rockets indiscriminately and at times deliberately at civilian areas in northern Israel, killing at least 39 civilians and inflicting moderate or serious injuries on 101 more, Human Rights Watch said in a report released Wednesday. The 128-page report presents more than 20 case studies based on extensive field research in northern Israel into rocket attacks that killed or injured civilians in Jewish, Arab and mixed towns and cities. It also draws evidence of Hizbullah's intent behind these rocket attacks from more than 100 Hizbullah communiques and declarations. Statements by leaders in the military chain of command indicating intent to fire indiscriminately toward civilian areas are evidence of war crimes.

2007-08-30 01:00:00

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