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The US government has issued a report indicating potential violations of international humanitarian law by Israel in the ongoing conflict in Gaza, which has reportedly killed over 34,000 people in seven months. 

While the report identifies serious concerns, it does not provide a definitive conclusion of wrongdoing due to an inability to pinpoint specific violations.


The report, made public on Friday, details investigations into Israel’s military actions in Gaza against the Palestinian militant group Hamas. It cites “sufficient reported incidents to raise serious concerns” about the conduct of Israeli forces, including allegations of arbitrary killings, enforced disappearances, and torture.

Officials in the report noted the difficulty in assessing individual incidents due to limited ground presence and incomplete information shared by Israel. This challenge has hindered clear conclusions regarding the use of US-made weapons and their compliance with international standards aimed at minimizing civilian casualties.

The review also highlighted the implications of the US’s involvement through the provision of military equipment to Israel, stating that it is “reasonable to assess” that US military aid may have been used in ways that do not align with international humanitarian law.


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