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Gaza family sues Israel over deaths of relatives

Gaza family sues Israel over deaths of relatives

A Gaza family is suing Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and other Israeli officials over the deaths of relatives during the Israel's offensive in Gaza in January.
The suit was filed by the Samouni family. They charge that the Israeli military ordered them into a warehouse and then attacked it, killing 29 people, including women and children.
Mohammed Fokara, an Arab Israeli lawyer, filed the $200 million criminal negligence lawsuit Tuesday, naming Olmert, the defense minister and military chief of staff.
Israeli government spokesman Mark Regev said Hamas was responsible for the deaths because it used civilians as human shields.
Palestinians say about 1,300 people were killed during the Israeli operation to stop rocket fire at Israel.