Israel Commander Suspected of Shielding Killer

An Israeli commander is suspected of protecting the murderer of a Palestinian woman by intercepting a report on war-time crime, writes an Israeli daily.

A reserve officer discovered the document on a military laptop, giving raise to suspicions of obstruction as it should have been submitted for investigation, The Jerusalem Post reported on Thursday.

The account details an Israeli soldier codenamed "S" committing the murder during Tel Aviv’s December 2008-January 2009 war on the Gaza Strip.

Israel launched an all-out land, naval and aerial attacks on the Gaza Strip, alleging it was a response to rocket attacks. The offensives killed more than 1,400 Palestinians and inflicted more than USD 1.6 billion in damage on the strip’s economy.

The UN fact-finding mission, probing the war, has accused Tel Aviv of committing war crimes and possible crimes against humanity during the war.

The report found Israeli forces guilty of deliberately targeting the civilians and using white phosphorus in built-up areas, notably on the UN Relief and Works Agency compound in Gaza City as well as on two Gaza-based hospitals.

The Israel-imposed restrictions on the importation of construction materials and other necessities into the strip have impeded the resulted restoration of Gaza.

(Press TV)

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