Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch, said:
Lobbing rockets blindly into civilian areas is without doubt a war crime. Nothing can justify this assault on the most fundamental standards for sparing civilians the hazards of war.
Human Rights Watch has documented the Israeli militarys persistent use of indiscriminate force, which has killed hundreds of Lebanese civilians. But war crimes by one side in a conflict never justify war crimes by another. Hezbollah must stop using the excuse of Israeli misconduct to justify its own.
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