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News Brief

  1/28/2013, Shevat 17, 5773

IDF: BT'selem Report on Live-Fire Violations is Biased


BT'selem released a report, Monday morning, accusing Israeli soldiers and Border Police officers of systematically violating regulations regarding the use of riot-control measures, in the wake of the recent deaths of Palestinian Authority (PA) Arabs in demonstrations near Israeli security barriers. The leftist organization said 10 PA Arabs have died in the last eight years from riot-control measures.

The Spokesperson's Office of the Israel Defense Forces responded by calling the report "biased", adding that some of the cases were old and some were still under investigation. Furthermore, some of the sources were invalid or irrelevant, and the unusual events cited by B'Tselem do not reflect the routine actions of security personnel.