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HRW indirectly promotes Israel's colonial narrative and aggression

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25.08.2021

There is a stark difference in the language used by Human Rights Watch (HRW) in its April 2017 report which describes Israel as having committed crimes of apartheid, and its more recent July and August reports on Gaza, which cast doubt on whether Israel committed war crimes in its offensives against the enclave. The latter two reports emphasise that Israel "apparently" committed war crimes in Gaza in May this year, thus turning actual crimes into possibilities.

Among its aggressive actions against the Palestinians in Gaza, Israel destroyed four high-rise structures which housed offices and families, thus breaking international humanitarian law which only allows the targeting of military objectives. The Israeli government has alleged that Hamas used the structures for its weapons, yet no evidence has been produced. HRW also stated that it found "no evidence that members of Palestinian groups involved in military operations had a........

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