In a report detailing evidence certainly to be used against members of Hamas during their future ICC trial, Amnesty International has declared multiple actions taken by the terror group during the recent Gaza war were war crimes.
Amnesty's conclusion: The military wing of Hamas committed war crimes, too, by indiscriminately firing unguided rockets and mortar rounds from civilian areas in Gaza at population centers in Israel.
The 70-page report found that rocket and mortar fire from the Palestinian militants also killed 13 Palestinians and six Israeli civilians.
Amnesty investigators report that a Palestinian projectile landed next to a supermarket in a refugee camp on July 28, killing 13 Palestinian civilians, 11 of them children playing in the street during a cease-fire.
In the immediate aftermath of the explosion at the al-Shati camp, Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri blamed Israeli airstrikes. In a text message to journalists, Zuhri called it a “massacre” and vowed that “this crime will not break our will.”
There were certainly posts on this site after the explosion at al-Shati blaming Israel for the attack.
The conclusion reached by Amnesty that Hamas is guilty of war crimes for firing rockets from civilian areas into civilian areas is an obvious one.
It has already been suggested that the ICC will likely target Hamas activities before taking on claims of Israeli transgressions because the evidence is so clear and compelling of Hamas members guilt.
The Amnesty report is evidence of the ease it will be in bringing justice.