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Title: Atta Mohammad Atta Musa Sabbah Sharaka, 12, was partially paralysed when an Israeli soldier shot him with live ammunition on 20 May 2013 near his school in Jalazun refugee camp close to Ramallah.
Description: The day Atta Sharaka was shot, one of his friends had thrown his school bag over the school wall, towards the nearby Israeli settlement of Beit El, and into an area used by Israeli soldiers. He had been afraid to retrieve it but tried to do so the next day.

Israeli forces have a long record of using excessive force against Palestinian demonstrators in the West Bank. Since the beginning of the first Intifada in 1987,Amnesty International and other local and international human rights organizations have documented a pattern of excessive force by the Israeli army and Border Police against Palestinian civilians,including men,women and children,which has resulted in hundreds of deaths and the wounding of thousands more. Israeli forces perpetrating these human rights violations have enjoyed widespread impunity.
Recent years have seen a mounting toll of deaths and injuries of Palestinians as a result of shooting or other violence by Israeli soldiers outside the context of armed conflict. According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA),27 Palestinians were killed in 2013 by Israeli forces (25 by live ammunition and two by rubber-coated metal bullets). This was 1.5 times the number of those killed in 2011 and 2012 combined; 10 were killed in 2011 (eight by live ammunition,one by a tear gas canister and one following tear gas inhalation) and another eight in 2012 (all by live ammunition),a total of 18.,
Keywords: CONCERN: USE OF EXCESSIVE FORCE, IMPUNITY  
Tags: Trigger Happy Report 2014,
Copyright Type: Private
Copyright Credit: Amnesty International
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For any use in campaigning in line with AI report "Trigger Happy: Israel's use of excessive force in the West Bank" (MDE 15/002/2014).

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Documents: MDE 15/002/2014  [view...]
Date Photo or Video Created: 16/09/2013 17:45

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Size: 2.32MB; 2736 x 3648 pixels; 232 x 309 mm (print at 300 DPI); 724 x 965 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
Embargo Date: 27/02/2014
ID: 188206
Categories: Images