February 7, 2013
by Brandon Gatto
A civilian committee tasked with investigating Israel's 2010 flotilla raid on several Turkish ships headed for the blockaded Gaza Strip concluded on Wednesday that investigations by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) of alleged war crimes violations meet the standards proscribed by international law, ...[read more]
December 7, 2012
by Benjamin Minegar
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Friday accused the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) of war crimes after a November aerial bombing raid killed 12 civilians in Gaza. According to HRW, the IDF planned and authorized the attack in pursuit of Mohamed Jamal al-Dalu, a suspected Hamas "terror operative" and low- ...[read more]
January 15, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
UN Special Rapporteur Richard Falk on Friday alleged that Israeli authorities had committed several illegal acts in the Palestinian territories since the start of the year, making the prospect of a viable Palestinian state unlikely. These events include the killing of four Palestinians by the ...[read more]
July 6, 2010
by Hillary Stemple
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) announced Tuesday that several Israeli soldiers will face disciplinary action for their role in the 2008-2009 Operation Cast Lead in the Gaza strip. The announcement was made following an independent Israeli investigation into the conflict, as well as the ...[read more]
June 15, 2010
by Ann Riley
The Israeli cabinet on Monday unanimously approved plans for an internal probe into the May 31 Israeli raid on several Turkish ships bound for the blockaded Gaza Strip. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed his hope that the probe would show that the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) ...[read more]
June 8, 2010
by Ann Riley
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) on Monday launched an internal investigation of the May 31 Israeli raid on several Turkish ships bound for the blockaded Gaza Strip. Chief of the General Staff Gabi Ashkenazi named Major General Giora Island to head an internal team of experts to investigate the ...[read more]
February 25, 2010
by Daniel Makosky
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay publicly supported the final report of the UN Fact Finding Mission of the Gaza Conflict on Wednesday, calling its conclusions sound. The report, originally adopted by the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in October, accused both Israeli Defense ...[read more]
February 7, 2010
by Steve Czajkowski
Israel has not shown that it will conduct a thorough and impartial investigation of alleged war crimes during the January 2009 Gaza conflict, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Sunday. HRW said that it met with lawyers from the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), but it did not receive information concerning... ...[read more]
February 1, 2010
by Ann Riley
Two high-ranking Israeli military officers have been disciplined for firing shells into a populated area of the Gaza strip during last year's Operation Cast Lead, it was revealed Monday. The information was contained in a 46-page report presented to the UN on Friday describing Israel's role... ...[read more]
January 6, 2010
by Jaclyn Belczyk
Chief of Staff of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Gabi Ashkenazi on Wednesday ordered the military to seek advice from legal advisers during battle, rather than just in the planning stages. Ashkenazi reportedly implemented the new regulations in spite of opposition from several commanders. The ...[read more]

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