London, ALRAY - Amnesty International has urged the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate possible war crimes committed by the Israeli occupation army during its deadly assault on the besieged Gaza Strip in August.
In a new report released Tuesday, the international human rights group called on the ICC to urgently "investigate unlawful attacks committed during Israel’s August 2022 assault on the Gaza Strip as war crimes."
Amnesty pointed out that 49 Palestinians were killed during the latest Israeli offensive on Gaza that lasted only three days.
The group's research found that an attack in which five Palestinian children were killed at a cemetery "was likely to have been carried out by an Israeli guided missile fired by a drone".
In another incident, an Israeli occupation tank fired a projectile at the al-Amour house in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip, killing a Palestinian girl and injuring her mother and sister.
Amnesty International concluded that Israeli forces appear to have deliberately targeted the al-Amour family’s house.
The attack may amount to a war crime as "Israeli forces appear to have deliberately targeted the al-Amour family’s house," Amnesty International concluded.
Amnesty found that the victims of the Israeli occupation's so-called attacks included a "four-year-old boy, a teenager visiting his mother’s grave, and a 22-year-old student at home with her family."
The ICC has opened an investigation into the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which is expected to focus partly on possible war crimes committed during the 2014 Israeli onslaught on the blockaded Gaza Strip.