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Netanyahu dismisses "biased" UN report on Gaza

JERUSALEM -- Israel's prime minister says the United Nations report on the 2014 Gaza war is "biased."

Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that the U.N. Human Rights Council that commissioned the inquiry does "everything but worry about human rights."

The report found that both Israel and Palestinian militant groups may have committed war crimes during the conflict last July.

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More than 2,200 Palestinians, including hundreds of civilians, were killed during the fighting, according to U.N. and Palestinian officials, while 73 people, including six civilians, died on the Israeli side.

CBS Radio News correspondent Robert Berger reports Israel's Foreign Ministry said the nation's military sought to avoid civilian casualties during the war, while Hamas used civilians as human shields.

Netanyahu insisted that Israel acted throughout the conflict according to international law.

Hamas also blasted the report, says Berger, claiming their fight against the Israeli occupation was not a war crime.

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