The Times of Israel is reporting that Israel’s military legal branch is investigating five cases of alleged misconduct among Israeli Defense Forces during the recently halted 50-day Israel-Hamas conflict.
According to the news site, the cases include:
- a July 24 strike on a United Nations Relief and Works Agency school in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, in which 14 people were killed, and
- a July 16 airstrike that killed four children on a beach in Gaza.
Earlier Wednesday, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said the UN was preparing to investigate the targeting of UNRWA schools and deaths of the organization’s workers in Gaza during the conflict, which Israel dubbed Operation Protective Edge.
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That investigation will be separate from the UN Human Rights Council probe looking into possible war crimes committed by Israel, Ban told the Arabic daily Al-Hayat, adding that there was also a need to investigate the discovery of weapons stored in UNRWA facilities in Gaza during the conflict.