Israel should allow investigators into Gaza: Amnesty

A lack of resources and continuous air strikes in Gaza will hinder efforts to investigate human rights abuses, says Donatella Rovera, a senior adviser with Amnesty International.

“The expertise, the skills, the resources – such as the ability to carry out DNA tests – none of that is available [in Gaza], and to make matters worse, there is the constant bombardment,” Rovera told Al Jazeera.

“Where there is evidence of a crime committed yesterday, it may be destroyed by a bombardment committed today,” she said.

Furthermore, Rovera noted, human rights investigators have not been allowed inside Gaza for years.

“Something can be done immediately. That is for the Israeli authorities to allow independent investigators in immediately. If they have nothing to hide, they should have no reason in preventing them getting into Gaza,” she added.



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