Palestinians look the damage of a destroyed house where five members of the Ghannam family were killed in an Israeli missile strike early morning in Rafah refugee camp, southern Gaza Strip Friday July 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
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Israel could be violating the laws of war by bombing Palestinian homes in Gaza, the U.N.'s human rights office said Friday, as the death toll from the Israeli strikes rose to 100 .International humanitarian law is U.N.-speak for the laws of war, and Shamdasani said targeting homes was a violation unless the buildings were being used for military purposes.Israel has accused the Islamist movement Hamas and other Palestinian militants who have fired hundreds of rockets at its territory of deliberately placing military installations in densely-populated Gaza in order to use civilians as human shields.
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