The United Nation's is raising questions about the legality of Israeli airstrikes, claiming that they may violate international laws on the targeting of civilians.
The Palestinian death toll in the violence between Hamas and Israel
surpassed 100 on Friday, with dozens more killed overnight in rocket
attacks in Gaza. There have also been reports of additional rockets entering Israel from neighboring Lebanon, likely launched by Palestinian militants and radicals.
"We have received deeply disturbing reports that many of the civilian
casualties, including of children, occurred as a result of strikes on
homes," Navi Pillay, the United Nation's high commissioner for human
rights said on Friday. "Such
reports raise serious doubt about whether the Israeli strikes have been
in accordance with international humanitarian law and international
human rights law," she added.