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Amnesty condemns Israel for 'reckless' Nakba Day killings
Published Friday 16/05/2014 (updated) 18/05/2014 10:30
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BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Amnesty International on Thursday condemned Israel's military forces for killing two Palestinian youths during a Nakba Day protest.

"Israeli forces have displayed continuing recklessness in their use of force against Palestinian protesters when they killed a young man and a teenager, and injured others, during a crackdown on demonstrations to commemorate the Nakba in the occupied West Bank today," a statement said.

"Israeli forces have repeatedly resorted to extreme violence to respond to Palestinian protests against Israel’s occupation, discriminatory policies, confiscation of land and construction of unlawful settlements."

The international human rights group said that the use of "unnecessary and excessive force" against Palestinian protesters is unacceptable and must be stopped immediately.

"The Israeli authorities must ensure that their forces act in a manner that respects and upholds human rights. Amnesty International is calling for a prompt, independent, and transparent investigation into these deaths and injuries," said Philip Luther, Director of the Middle East and North Africa Programme at Amnesty International.

In February, Amnesty released a report entitled 'Trigger-happy', which found that Israeli forces display a "callous disregard" for human life, with near total impunity for the killing of Palestinian civilians in cases examined since 2011.

The report said that some killings, including the murder of Samir Awad, 16, in Jan. 2013, could amount to war crimes.
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1 ) JoeFattal / USA
17/05/2014 01:16
When the Palestinians is to do what Israel don't want them to do and they don't do it. That will trigger Israel to do what they were going to do if the Palestinians were going to do it in the first place. So go head do what you all have to do and disregard Israel response which will be exactly as you haven't done nothing but stood around. Killing two boys should have prompt Palestinians to shoot two soldiers. It just my opinion which I don't suggest by any mean.

2 ) Paul / Kenya
17/05/2014 10:50
So its ok for palestinians to riot, throw rocks and act violently towards israeli soldiers....

3 ) Mel / USA
17/05/2014 16:33
One fine thing about been old,wise & fully compos mentis,is being able to recognize polite diplo-speak & call it out for its lack of balls!There's nothing 'reckless' re:Zionism/Israel(controlled by Jabotinsky KKK).Reckless implies naive,innocent &accidental,w/out concept of consequences.No!Zionism/Israel exacts delibarate &pre-meditated death,persecution,on non-Jews,since 1940's.No'reckless' accidents here.It's delibarate ethnic erasure.Was the Nazi holocaust"reckless"? No!Pre-meditated intent!

4 ) @ Joe-1 & Mel-3 / USA too
17/05/2014 22:56
Paul-2 of Kenya is correct, that it is NOT "ok for Palestinians to riot, throw rocks, and act violently towards Israeli soldiers", and 1- Obviously those killed were NOT, as you say "two boys", when an anti-Israel group like Amnesty International says were a "young man and a teenager" (probably 17 an essentially a young man too), and 3- These (NOT "innoceny") young men came at Israel's military forces, instead of the other way around, so they were killed in self-defense !!!
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