Human Rights Watch

‘Burned Like Animals’

Gruesome and exhaustive, a new report from Human Rights Watch portrays a U.S. killing program gone terribly awry. Abby Haglage on the 97-page document’s most disturbing findings.

In the wake of Judge Richard Goldstone's landmark op-ed in The Washington Post, Stuart Robinowitz says Human Rights Watch should issue a mea culpa for its allegations that Israel committed war crimes in the deaths of civilians in Gaza—and return to the nonpartisan humanitarian goals for which it was created. In a rebuttal, HRW's Iain Levine writes that Goldstone, far from "retracting" his entire report on the Gaza war, "only reconsidered the report's conclusion that Israel had a policy of deliberately targeting civilians in Gaza—a charge Human Rights Watch never made."