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  אדר 27, 5774 , 27/02/14

Amnesty Claims Israel is Killing Dozens of Arabs

Amnesty International is claiming in its latest report that Israel has killed dozens of Palestinian Arab civilians in Judea and Samaria over the past three years, and that it is showing a “callous disregard for human life,” according to AFP.

The report, entitled "Trigger-happy: Israel's use of excessive force in the West Bank", documents the killing of 45 Arabs and wounding of thousands "who did not appear to be posing a direct and immediate threat to life."

In response, the IDF told AFP that Amnesty failed to take into account "the substantial increase in Palestinian violence initiated over the past year, "which "saw a sharp increase in rock hurling incidents, gravely jeopardizing the lives of civilians and military personnel."

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