IDF escalates violence towards protesters:

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In recent weeks, I have witnessed on several occasions a worrying trend in the way the IDF opts to handle popular protests in the West Bank: In addition to tear gas and rubber-coated steel bullets, the army now deploys well-positioned snipers that target protesters with live ammunition, hence the recent sharp rise in injuries (many of them severe) from bullets.

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For more detailed information and analysis, see the following links:
B’Tselem: “Military steps up use of live 0.22 inch bullets against Palestinian stone-throwers“, 18/01/2015.
London Review of Books: “Under Fire in the West Bank“, 28/01/2015.


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