The Islamists must be held to account, too

Israel committed human rights abuses during the December/January war.

And what about Hamas?

A new Humans Right Watch report determined Thursday that Hamas rocket fire on Israel’s south constitutes a war crime.

The 25-page report documents rocket fire from the Gaza Strip towards Israel starting November 2008 – a period when three Israelis were killed and dozens of others injured as a result of projectiles.

The report states that the rocket fire caused extensive damage and forced people out of their homes. Contrary to international law, the fire was aimed at civilian population within a 25-mile radius, endangering some 800,000 Israelis.

During the same time period, several rockets fired at Israel landed on the Palestinian side of the security fence, killing two girls and injuring numerous other Palestinians.

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