Sunday, January 27, 2013

Israel using deadly force on unarmed protesters, watchdog says

Israel is breaking its own rules of engagement by using deadly force to disperse unarmed Palestinian protesters in the occupied West Bank, the Israeli rights group B'Tselem reported on Monday.

Israeli forces have killed 56 people since 2005 in clashes with rock-throwing Palestinians, said B'Tselem, which accused the military of having "extensively and systematically violated" rules barring deadly retaliation for non-lethal assault.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/28/us-palestinians-israel-rights-idUSBRE90R04620130128