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|Title:||Nariman Tamimi, an activist from Nabi Saleh in the OPT, 2013|
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, FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION, FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION|
|Tags:||Trigger Happy Report 2014,|
|Copyright Type:||Amnesty International|
|Copyright Credit:||Amnesty International|
|Agreement Notes:||- Read more »|
|Date Photo or Video Created:||13/09/2013 11:42|
|Place Created:||ISRAEL/OCCUPIED TERRITORIES|
|Size:||1.64MB; 3648 x 2736 pixels; 309 x 232 mm (print at 300 DPI); 965 x 724 mm (screen at 96 DPI);|