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At least 29 Palestinian civilians were unlawfully killed by missile-firing Israeli drones during its offensive in the Gaza Strip, a US human rights group said.
A report by Human Rights Watch, published six months after the operation, said that Israel had failed to exercise proper caution “as required by the laws of war” in their use of drones. Mrac Galasco, a senior military analyst for Human Rights Watch, said that although 29 cases had been highlighted in the report, as many as 87 civilians could have been killed in drone attacks.
"It is absolutely unacceptable, clearly unlawful, and not what we expect from the world's most moral military," he said.
Israel heavily relies on a fleet of drones — unmanned aerial vehicles — to patrol the Gaza Strip. Their technology is among the most sophisticated in the world, Mr Garlasco said, so it was all the more surprising that so many civilians could have been targeted.
"They used as much force as they could use at any time… It seems clear that there was something of a shoot first and ask questions later.”
In one case, also examined by The Times, a missile hit the rooftop of the al-Habbash family in Gaza City. Of the six children playing on the roof, two were killed instantly, while two others lost their legs.