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Hamas, Islamic Jihad reject Human Rights Watch report on conduct of war

Palestinian resistance factions dispute charge of "indiscriminate attacks" on Israeli civilians.
Palestinians watch a film during the opening ceremony of the Red Carpet Human Rights Film Festival in Gaza-Karama Palestine, in front of the abandoned Cinema Amer building in Gaza City, Gaza Strip, Dec. 4, 2019.

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — A Human Rights Watch (HRW) report issued Aug. 12 angered the Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip, as it accused them of carrying out “indiscriminate attacks” that killed both Palestinian and Israeli civilians. The report described the indiscriminate firing of rockets as a war crime.

HRW analyzed the attacks of Gaza’s armed factions in the 11-day war in May, during which they fired rockets, killing 12 Israeli civilians and injuring dozens. Meanwhile, 62 Palestinian civilians were killed as a result of three Israeli raids, according to a HRW report issued July 27.

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