Israel has frequently accused Hamas fighters of taking cover
Israel has frequently accused Hamas fighters of taking cover among civilians and operating from residential areas, but it has not always been able to present clear evidence of that.
Some journalists in Gaza during the war captured nike air max 90 men footage of rockets being fired from built-up areas, including around Shifa, Gaza's main hospital. Hamas has sought to dismiss those as isolated, one-off incidents or attacks carried out by rogue groups not under its control.
For its part, Israel drops leaflets on residential areas before any attack and makes phone calls to residents telling them to leave the area. On Saturday, the Israeli air force warned residents to leave a 13-storey apartment building before it was destroyed in an air strike. Israel said the building was a Hamas base. No one was killed, 17 were wounded.
The U.N. human rights nike air max 90 women has already appointed a commission to look into the Gaza war, and other investigations will no doubt be conducted once the conflict is over.
Bill Schabas, the head of the U.N. commission, emphasized that even if one side in a conflict is operating outside of international law, that does not relieve the other side of responsibility to act within the law.
"There are some very fundamental nike air max 2014 women in international humanitarian law that have to be respected regardless of whether the other side respects them," he told Reuters last week.
"In short, it's not a defense to a war nike air max 1 women to say that the other side was committing a war crime."