🤥 Israel is not committing war crimes because it is not deliberately targeting civilians.

Answer 1

The three main pillars of humanitarian law are the principles of distinction, proportionality and precaution. If any or all of these principles are violated, it could be found that war crime has been committed. So far. Israel has managed to violate all three during its recent military onslaught in Gaza.

Answer 2

It’s simply not enough to state that civilians are not the target of an attack. International humanitarian law requires that parties to a conflict must take all feasible precautions to minimize harm to civilians and civilian objects. The killing of over 34,000 people and the destruction of close to 60% of Gaza’s buildings shows that Israel is taking the least sufficient measures to protect civilians.

Answer 3

If an attack fails to discriminate between combatants and civilians, or is expected to cause disproportionate harm to the civilian population compared to potential military gains, it is prohibited under international law. There is no military gain that can justify the unprecedented level of civilian harm befalling Palestinians in Gaza.