Israeli Human Rights Group Urges Israeli Troops to Refuse Orders to Shoot Unarmed Palestinians

HeadlineApr 05, 2018

The Israeli human rights group B’Tselem has launched its first-ever campaign to urge Israeli soldiers to refuse orders to shoot at unarmed Palestinian protesters. The group has taken out ads in major Israeli newspapers, stating, “Soldier, the order to use lethal force against civilians who do not pose mortal danger is patently illegal.” The campaign was launched days after Israeli forces shot dead up to 18 Palestinian protesters during a peaceful demonstration in Gaza near the Israeli border. Meanwhile, the head of the Arab League has called on the International Criminal Court in The Hague to investigate Israel’s actions.

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