Israeli Israeli forces engage in a systemic policy of willfully killing Palestinians,

Israeli forces engage in a systemic policy of willfully killing Palestinians, backed by the full weight of the Israeli political and military establishments. The program of extrajudicial executions which has now cost the lives of over 170 Palestinians intensified in October and continues to this day, with an increasing array of incidents where witness testimony and documentary evidence show occupation forces acting in clear contravention of international law and internationally recognized standards of human rights.

The video below shows some footage from earlier extrajudicial killings and shootings, including Fadi Alloun, Mahdi Mohtaseb, Basel Sider, Esraa Abed, Tharwat al-Sharawi, Hadeel and Narhan Awad, and many demonstrators critically wounded in protests in Gaza. These were only a few of the first horrific incidents; dozens more have been killed and thousands injured since late September.

These incidents, along with the unrelenting, everyday repression inflicted on the Palestinian population by Israeli military forces and Zionist extremists, points to the need to redouble global efforts to hold Israel accountable for its crimes and to end the occupation.

 

Saturday 20 February 2016