Monday, April 22, 2019

Israel’s reckless use of lethal gunfire

Israeli soldiers shot a Palestinian teenager as he attempted to avoid arrest, despite the fact he was already handcuffed and blindfolded. He was shot in both legs.  His injuries as critical as one bullet had hit a main artery, causing heavy bleeding.

The Israeli human rights group B’Tselem said the incident was the latest in a series of what it called “unjustified” shootings of Palestinian teenagers and young men. The group reported that four Palestinians in their late teens or early 20s have been killed in the West Bank since early March.

“Like the previous four cases we investigated, this is an example of Israel’s reckless use of lethal fire, and the fact that the human lives of Palestinians count very little in the eyes of the army,” said Roy Yellin, a spokesperson for the group.

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