Israel-Palestine Report Aims To Fix What It Didn't In 2002
A new U.N. report suggests Israel and Palestine committed war crimes in last summer's conflict. It also mirrors a report published 14 years ago.By Matt Patston | June 22, 2015
Israel and Palestine have been accusing each other of war crimes for almost 70 years — or, if you take a wider scope, several thousand years.
That makes Monday's report from the U.N. less than shocking. The organization accused both combatants of human rights violations in last summer's fighting, some of which could amount to war crimes. (Video via United Nations)
The report uses some strong language, but that doesn't mean it wields much power over how the two sides operate. The U.N. wrote a similarly condemning report almost 15 years ago for virtually the same thing — endangering civilian lives.