Israel’s use of lethal force ‘could amount to war crime’

Israel’s use of lethal force ‘could amount to war crime’

Israel’s use of lethal force against Palestinian protesters along the Gaza Strip border in recent weeks could amount to war crimes, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Wednesday.

The rights group accused Israel of repeatedly using live ammunition “with apparent lethal intent” against Palestinian demonstrators who posed no imminent threat to life.

“Israel’s use of lethal force when there was no imminent threat to life has taken a heavy toll in life and limb,” said Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East director at Human Rights Watch.

“The international community needs to rip up the old playbook, where Israel conducts investigations that mainly whitewash the conduct of its troops and the US blocks international accountability with its Security Coun

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