Israeli military launches investigation into Gaza civilian deaths
Over 2,140 Palestinians were killed during Israel's offensive in the Gaza Strip. (AFP/File)
The Israeli military says it has opened eight new criminal probes in relation to cases involving Palestinian civilian casualties during it summer onslaught on the Gaza Strip.
The announcement which was made on Saturday seems to be Israeli’s latest bid to put off international investigations into its atrocities during the 50-day conflict on the besieged Gaza Strip.
According to Israel, around 100 cases have already been referred for legal examination, 85 of which are currently under different stages of review.
During the latest Israeli war on the Gaza Strip this summer, over 2,140 Palestinians, including more than 570 children, were killed and at least 11,000 others injured. Tens of Israelis were also killed in the war.
According to the UN, the Israeli onslaught destroyed thousands of buildings, including the only power plant of the blocked territory, and hit at least 223 schools in Gaza, including the UN-run schools.
Gaza has been blockaded since 2007, which is a situation that has caused a decline in the standard of living, unprecedented levels of unemployment, and unrelenting poverty.
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