Human rights groups report from the fieldIsraeli human rights groups have launched a blog supplying ongoing updates about the caused to civilians as part of the fighting in the Gaza Strip and Southern Israel.
Concern over Israel targeting civilian objects in the Gaza StripStatements by officials suggest that Israel is defining anything connected to Hamas as a military target. This approach violates the principle of distinction between civilian objects and military targets that is fundamental to international humanitarian law.
Bombed truck may have carried oxygen canisters, not rocketsThe owner of the truck bombed by the Israeli Air Force on Salah a-Din street in Gaza on Monday claims the truck was carrying oxygen canisters, not Grad rockets. The Israeli army published drone footage of the bombing.
Civilians must be protected from the fightingSince 27 Dec., Israel has been bombing targets in Gaza that it claims are linked to Hamas. Since the assault began, the international media have reported 383 Palestinian casualties, more than 30 of whom are minors. 3 Israeli civilians have been killed by rockets fired from Gaza by Palestinian militant organizations.