HRW: White Flag Deaths | Israeli troops fired on Gazans waving white flags


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Report: Israeli troops fired on Gazans waving white flags
By Dion Nissenbaum, McClatchy, 13 August 2009

JERUSALEM — Israeli soldiers battling Hamas militants last winter in Gaza opened fire on at least seven groups of Palestinian civilians who were carrying white flags, killing 11 people, according to a Human Rights Watch report released Thursday.

During the three-week conflict, the U.S.-based human rights group says, Israeli soldiers in separate parts of Gaza killed five women, four children and two men as they used white flags to try to escape the battle zone.

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