Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Israel's Shoot To Kill Policy

People attend the funeral ceremony of 17-years-old youths Salim Sabah (C-L) and Abdullah Abu Sheyha (C-R), who were killed in Israeli warcraft and howitzer attacks, in Rafah, Gaza on 18 February, 2018 [Mustafa Hassona/Anadolu Agency]

The killing of two Palestinian children in the occupied Gaza Strip last month by Israeli forces was “a demonstration of Israel’s unremitting shoot-to-kill policy”, human rights NGO Al-Haq has stated.

The incident on 17 February left two dead – Salem Muhammad Sabbah, 17, and Abdullah Ayman Ermilat, 15 – and two others injured – Salim Mahmoud Abu Safra, 17, Ahmad Ibrahim Abu Harb, 16.

According to the findings of Al-Haq’s investigation, Israeli occupation forces “shot live ammunition and fired around ten mortar shells” at the four Palestinian children, as they “approached the Gaza Strip’s eastern fence” at around 9.30pm, east of Rafah.

The teens were intending to cross the fence in search of work. When they were 30-50 metres from the fence, “Salim and Ahmad were walking ahead of their two friends Salem and Abdullah when they heard sounds of movement nearby, followed by heavy shooting and explosions”. Full Story Can Be read here.

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