Haaretz, Aug. 28, 2016


Israeli security forces aim their weapons during clashes in the refugee camp of Al-Fawwar, near the West Bank city of Hebron, Aug. 16, 2016. Majdi Mohammed, AP

On Friday, soldiers killed an unarmed, 38-year-old man from the village of Silwad whom they encountered in broad daylight. They claimed he ran away, and that was enough for them to view him suspiciously and kill him.

[...] Both in raids and during the quashing of demonstrations, the IDF immediately opens fire on unarmed civilians. In the last year or two, the IDF has permanently disabled more than 100 people.

Haaretz has obtained testimonies that soldiers also fired at people trying to rescue wounded people and at others who passed on the main road by chance and were not part of the demonstrations.

The IDF claims the raids are, among other things, a means of deterrence. But this “deterrence” is merely a provocation on the army’s part