Israel and Hamas may have committed war crimes related to hostage rescue, UN warns

Israel and Hamas may have committed war crimes related to hostage rescue, UN warns


The United Nations warned Israeli forces may have committed war crimes during last weekend’s hostage rescue mission, and Hamas may have for where those hostages were held.

Israeli forces rescued four hostages during the raid in the Nuseirat refugee camp in Gaza, but there was a significant, albeit disputed, death toll. Gaza health officials controlled by Hamas estimated the death toll to be more than 270, while the Israel Defense Forces said the total was “less than 100.”

“We are profoundly shocked at the impact on civilians of the Israeli forces’ operation in An Nuseirat at the weekend to secure the release of four hostages,” said Jeremy Laurence, spokesman for the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights. “Hundreds of Palestinians, many of them civilians, were

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