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UN, rights group say Israeli destruction of Palestinian homes in Gaza violates international law

[JURIST] The United Nations and rights watchdog Human Rights Watch have accused Israel of violating international law by destroying Palestinian homes in Gaza. In a report issued Monday, HRW claims that Israel has overstated threats in order to justify the destruction of some 16,000 Palestinian homes in the past four years. The head of the UN agency for Palestinian refugees has similarly called Israel's actions a "gross violation" of international law, Israel claims that it is merely taking steps to thwart arms smuggling operations and rocket-fire attacks on the country. VOA News has more.

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