Den israelske avdelingen av Leger for menneskerettigheter, sier den har bevis for at den israelske hæren angrep palestinsk helsepersonell og hindret medisinsk behandling under Gaza-operasjonen i januar.

Leger for menneskerettigheter og en tilsvarende palestinsk organisasjon ber om en internasjonal granskning.

Israeli and Palestinian human rights groups said Monday they have collected evidence that Israeli troops attacked Palestinian medical workers and delayed the evacuation of wounded people during the recent offensive in Gaza.

The Israeli branch of Physicians for Human Rights, along with the Palestinian Medical Relief Society, called for an independent investigation. The groups said they collected evidence from 44 people in Gaza. The testimonies were gathered by five international medical experts commissioned by the groups.

Monday’s report was the latest in a string of allegations by rights groups that Israel violated the laws of war during its offensive in Gaza. Israel launched the three-week operation in December with the goal of ending years of Palestinian rocket attacks and dealing a tough blow to the Islamic Hamas rulers of Gaza.

Rights groups: Israel harmed Gaza medical workers