Amnesty exposes Israel's war crimes - Green Left Weekly #681, August 30, 2006 *

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On August 23, human rights group Amnesty International accused Israel of committing war crimes. Amnesty said that the pattern and scope of Israel's bombing campaign in Lebanon, statements by Israeli officials and the scale of damage inflicted on civilian infrastructure "indicated that such destruction was deliberate and part of a military strategy, rather than 'collateral damage'".
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