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Human rights groups say army endangers civilians

Human rights groups say army endangers civilians

Nine Israeli human rights groups have accused the army of endangering Gazan civilians and are calling for a war crimes investigation.
The groups say in a letter to top Israeli politicians and military officers that Israel's Gaza campaign has left civilians with nowhere to flee, caused the health care system to collapse and deprived many of electricity and running water.
They say the campaign "constitutes a blatant violation of the laws of warfare and raises the suspicion, which we ask be investigated, of the commission of war crimes."
Foreign ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor said of the letter: "Freedom of expression in Israel is just that: Freedom to express any opinion, even if it is not based on any solid evidence and even if it is tainted with political bias."