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Israeli forces have carried out a series of unlawful killings of Palestinians using intentional lethal force without justification
The organization has documented in depth at least four incidents in which Palestinians were deliberately shot dead by Israeli forces when they posed no imminent threat to life, in what appear to have been extrajudicial executions.
Unfortunately, Israel’s investigation systems have long served to perpetuate impunity for unlawful killings of Palestinians by Israeli military and police forces. While we urge the Israeli authorities to conduct independent, impartial investigations into all these incidents,wilful killings of Palestinians in the Occupied Palestinian Territories are grave breaches of the Fourth Geneva Convention, over which all states can exercise universal jurisdiction.
Israeli Channel 2 News reported on Wednesday that Israel's Justice Ministry said investigations into the shooting of Israa Abed showed she did not intend to carry out a stabbing attack before she was shot and injured.
Channel 2 also reported that no action will be taken against the Israeli police officers who shot the young woman.
Palestinian MK Yusif al-Jabareen said the decision not to take action against the Israeli officers allows police to shoot Palestinians indiscriminately.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and seven other former and current government officials are at risk of arrest if they step foot on Spanish soil over the Marmara affair after a judge drew up warrants earlier this week, Spanish media reported Friday.
Other officials in the case include former foreign minister Avigdor Liberman; current and former defense minister Moshe Ya'alon and Ehud Barak, respectively; former interior minister Eli Yishai; former minister of intelligence Dan Meridor; minster without portfolio Benny Begin; and former head of the Navy Eliezer Marom.
Just as nobody seriously believes that Israel upholds Palestinians’ basic human rights, it should come as no surprise when it fails to bring to justice those who violate those rights — even if the victim is an American citizen.
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An unnamed Border Police officer on Wednesday was convicted by the Jerusalem Magistrate's Court of beating 15-year-old Palestinian-American Tariq Abu Khdeir on July 3, 2014 and sentenced to one-and-a-half months of community service, according to media reports.
No decision was sent out by the court spokesman and the police officers name is under gag order, but lawyers involved in the case provided the update.
The police officer had been suspended shortly after the incident, but with his name under gag order and the light sentence, there was speculation that he might keep his job.
According to reports, the court gave a sentence with no jail time because the officer confessed and expressed regret.