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Ovaherero Genocide Foundation

2014 Palestine

In July 2014 fighting broke out between in Gaza between Israel and Hamas. Tensions had risen the previous month after three Israeli teenagers were kidnapped and found dead a few weeks later. Israel had accused Hamas for the crimes but they denied it. Israel arrested many Palestinians within a few days, most of whom which were Hamas. The conflict officially began on July 8, 2014 when Israel started a military launch in response to the Hamas for launching rockets the night the bodies of the teens were found. In less than a month more than 1,000 Palestinians, who were mostly civilians, were killed.