to report «iusnews»; An Amnesty International investigation revealed on Tuesday that US-made Joint Direct Attack Munitions (JDAM) were used in two separate air attacks on civilian homes.
The rights watchdog has also called for the attacks that killed 19 children, 14 women, and 10 men to be investigated as war crimes. The two homes were in Wadi Gaza, where the Israeli military had ordered residents of Northern Gaza to evacuate on October 13, Al-Jazeera reported.
“The fact that US-made munitions are being used by the Israeli military in unlawful attacks with deadly consequences for civilians should be an urgent wake-up call to the [Joe] Biden administration. The US-made weapons facilitated the mass killings of extended families,” said Amnesty International’s Secretary General Agnès Callamard.
“Two families have been decimated in these strikes, further proof that the Israeli military is responsible for unlawfully killing and injuring civilians in its bombardment of Gaza,” Callamard added.
Israel has launched relentless air and ground attacks on the Gaza Strip since a cross-border attack by the Palestinian group Hamas on October 7. Thousands of buildings, including hospitals, mosques and churches, have been damaged or destroyed in the Israeli offensive.
The death toll in Gaza from Israeli attacks has reached 15,900, the Palestinian Health Ministry announced.
Of those killed, more than 250 were health workers, Health Minister Mai Al-Kaila said while speaking in Ramallah, occupied West Bank.