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Al Jazeera English - Middle East - UN: Gaza assault was 'inhumane'

Al Jazeera English - Middle East - UN: Gaza assault was 'inhumane': "The United Nations special rapporteur on human rights in the Palestinian territories has said Israel's military offensive on Gaza 'would seem to constitute a war crime of the greatest magnitude under international law'.

Richard Falk called the 22-day bombardment a 'massive assault on a densely populated urbanised setting', with the civilian population subjected to 'an inhumane form of warfare that kills, maims and inflicts mental harm'."

BBC NEWS | Middle East | Israel troops admit Gaza abuses

BBC NEWS | Middle East | Israel troops admit Gaza abuses
An Israeli military college has printed damning soldiers' accounts of the killing of civilians and vandalism during recent operations in Gaza.One account tells of a sniper killing a mother and children at close range whom troops had told to leave their home. Another speaker at the seminar described what he saw as the "cold blooded murder" of a Palestinian woman.