And Amnesty said “an independent munitions expert who examined the available evidence… concluded that the projectile used in the attack was a Palestinian rocket.”

In a damning report, Amnesty International said Thursday Palestinian rocket fire during the 2014 summer war in Gaza had killed more civilians in the Gaza Strip than in Israel.

Such deadly attacks on civilians constituted “a war crime,” it said.

The report urged armed Palestinian groups to end all direct attacks on Israeli civilians and also ensure everything was done to protect Palestinian civilians in Gaza from the effects of those attacks.

The radical Islamic Jihad movement swiftly denounced the report as biased.

The 50-day war killed some 2,200 people in Gaza, most of them civilians, and 73 on the Israeli side, most of them soldiers.

The report said rocket attacks had killed six civilians in Israel, including a child, but that other rockets aimed at the Jewish state had fallen short and killed at least 13 civilians, 11 of them children, in Gaza.
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Palestinian men gather remove the rubble of a house hit by an airstrike in the al-Shati refugee camp …

“In the deadliest incident believed to have been caused by a Palestinian armed group during the conflict, 13 Palestinian civilians –- 11 of them children –- were killed when a projectile exploded next to a supermarket in the crowded Al-Shati refugee camp,” the report said.

Palestinian witnesses blamed the attack on the beachside camp on an Israeli F-16 warplane, but the army denied that, accusing militants of misfiring their own rockets.

And Amnesty said “an independent munitions expert who examined the available evidence… concluded that the projectile used in the attack was a Palestinian rocket.”

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