How Human Rights Watch favors Israel

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A neighborhood in Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza, destroyed in Israeli attacks, 21 May 2021. (photo: Mohammed Zaanoun ActiveStills)
There’s no equating Palestinian rocket fire and massacres by warplanes.

By Maureen Clare Murphy | The Electronic Intifada  | Aug 4, 2021

…the group’s equation of alleged war crimes committed by Israel and Palestinian armed groups in Gaza perpetuates the myth of parity between a colonizing state and its subjects.

Israel used weapons made by Chicago-based Boeing to destroy residential towers in Gaza, massacring families in their homes in May, a new report by Human Rights Watch confirms.

The documentation contained in Human Rights Watch’s investigation is valuable and necessary and will serve those seeking to burst Israel’s bubble of impunity to prevent the next bloodbath in Gaza.

But the group’s equation of alleged war crimes committed by Israel and Palestinian armed groups in Gaza perpetuates the myth of parity between a colonizing state and its subjects.

The New York-based group said it “investigated three Israeli strikes that killed 62 Palestinian civilians where there were no evident military targets in the vicinity.”

The testimony of Palestinian survivors and witnesses to these Israeli strikes is harrowing.

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