Israel accused of killing 75 children during day of ‘carnage’ in revenge for the capture of a “soldier”

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Israel accused of killing 75 children during day of ‘carnage’ and war crimes in Gaza war

Lizzie Dearden — The Independent July 29, 2015

The devastation in Gaza in the aftermath of the Israeli operation.

Israeli forces have been accused of carrying out war crimes during a day of “carnage” in the Gaza Strip that has been called Black Friday.

A report by Amnesty International on alleged atrocities in Rafah during last year’s conflict with Hamas claims Israeli forces killed at least 135 Palestinian civilians, including 75 children, following the capture of a soldier.

Lieutenant Hadar Goldin, 23, was with a unit searching for tunnels between Gaza and Israel when a fight started with militants and he disappeared on 1 August 2014.

Philip Luther, director of Amnesty International’s Middle East programme, claimed that the “relentless and massive bombardment” that ensured in residential areas of Rafah was a direct response to the capture and displayed a “shocking disregard for civilian…

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