HRW: 'Israel' violated war laws in Gaza
An international human rights group on Tuesday accused Zionist regime of violating the laws of war and killing civilians in recent Gaza offensive. In a new report issued Tuesday, the New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) said that Zionist regime used the most precise weapon in its arsenal-guided missiles fired from unmanned drones- and killed tens of people who were not taking part in hostilities. In the 39-page report titled “Precisely Wrong: Gaza Civilians Killed by Israeli Drone-Launched Missiles,” the organization have reported a total of 42 drone attacks. Israel launched its three-week war against Gaza in late December. Some 1,400 Palestinians, including more than 900 civilians, were murdered, according to Gaza health officials and human rights groups. “Human Rights Watch found that Israeli forces failed to take all feasible precautions to verify that these targets were combatants, as required by the laws of war, or that they failed to distinguish between combatants and civilians,” the group said in a press release. “Drone operators can clearly see their targets on the ground and also divert their missiles after launch,” said Marc Garlasco, HRW senior military analyst and co-author of the report. “Given these capabilities, Israel needs to explain why these civilian deaths took place.” The organization also demanded Zionist regime to release all video recordings taken by the drone planes before and during their strikes into Gaza.