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Hamas carried out Gaza killings and torture

Posted by Kate Halliwell on May 27, 2015 at 5:40 AM

GRN correspondents are in the region.

BBC News: Hamas forces in the Gaza Strip committed serious human rights abuses including abductions, torture and extra-judicial killings of Palestinian civilians in 2014, a new report says. Most of the victims were accused of collaborating with Israel, Amnesty International investigators found. The report said no-one has been brought to account for the abuses, suggesting they were officially sanctioned. It occurred during the 50-day war between Israel and militants in Gaza. The report, titled Strangling Necks, says while "Israeli forces were inflicting destruction and death on the people in Gaza, Hamas forces took the opportunity to ruthlessly settle scores". The fighting between Israel and the militants left at least 2,189 Palestinians dead, including more than 1,486 civilians, according to the UN, and 11,000 injured. On the Israeli side, 67 soldiers and six civilians were killed, with scores more wounded. Amnesty has been deeply critical of the actions of both Israel and Palestinian

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