Aug 16 2018
Chief Military Advocate General finds no criminal wrongdoing in killing 120 Palestinians, wounding more than 1,000 and demolishing more than 200 homes on Black Friday, Israeli Ynet News reported on Wednesday.
Black Friday was one of the bloodiest days during the 51-day Israeli offensive on the blockaded Gaza Strip in 2014.
Chief Israeli Military Advocate General Major General Sharon Afek has decided to close the case on the killing of Palestinians in revenge of losing an Israeli soldier during the attacks on Palestinian civilians.
“Prosecutors have decided not to file any criminal charges against the Israeli commander involved in the incident,” a statement read.
The aggressive attack began on August 1, 2014, after Israeli Army Lieutenant Hadar Goldin was captured — and two other Israeli soldiers killed — by Palestinian resistance fighters.
Israeli troops deployed in the area initiated the so-called “Hannibal Protocol,” a controversial directive giving field commanders the right to “do anything” to prevent the capture of Israeli soldiers.
Israeli 2014 military onslaught left more than 2,300 Palestinians dead and much of the Gaza Strip’s vital infrastructure in ruins.
More than 11,000 Palestinians were wounded and most of the hospitals, many schools and mosques and tens of thousands of Palestinian homes were destroyed.
It is worth mentioning that a joint report by Amnesty International and Forensic Architecture found evidence proving that Israeli occupation forces carried out war crimes on Black Friday.
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