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Saturday, 11 July 2015

The Gaza Platform: Online digital mapping of Gaza assault refutes every Israeli lie, shows evidence of deliberate war crimes

Annie Robbins
Amnesty International (AI) has teamed up with Forensic Architecture of Goldsmiths, University of London, launching The Gaza Platform, a digital mapping tool that can be used to collate, map, explore and analyze patterns in attacks on Gaza during last summer's brutal Israeli military offensive against the tiny blockaded enclave.

AI's press release announcing the launch states the "purpose is to help push for accountability for war crimes and other violations of international humanitarian law." The platform is an extraordinarily ambitious collaboration and is available to anyone, researchers, journalists, and activists alike.  


From AI's press release: Launch of innovative digital tool to help expose patterns of Israeli violations in Gaza The preliminary data currently plotted on the Platform, which will be updated over the coming months, already highlights a number of patterns in the attacks by Israeli forces that indicate that grave and systemic violations were committed.

"The Gaza Platform is the most comprehensive record of attacks during the 2014 conflict to date. It allows us to piece together more than 2,500 individual attacks, illustrating the vast scale of destruction caused by Israel's military operations in Gaza during the 50-day war last summer," said Philip Luther, Director of Amnesty International's Middle East and North Africa Program.

"By revealing patterns rather than just presenting a series of individual attacks, the Gaza Platform has the potential to expose the systematic nature of Israeli violations committed during the conflict. Our aim is for it to become an invaluable resource for human rights investigators pushing for accountability for violations committed during the conflict." 

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