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Amnesty Report Reveals “Chilling Disregard for Palestinian Lives” as West Bank Killings Soar

HeadlineFeb 06, 2024

A new report by Amnesty International says Israel’s army has been carrying out unlawful killings of civilians in the occupied West Bank and should be investigated for possible war crimes. Amnesty says Israeli forces have displayed “a chilling disregard for Palestinian lives” as a wave of brutal violence in the West Bank has intensified since Israel began its assault on Gaza. Amnesty investigated four separate cases of violence, including an Israeli raid on Nur Shams refugee camp in Tulkarem that began October 19 and went on for at least 30 hours as Israeli forces stormed dozens of homes, cut off water and electricity to the camp, destroyed infrastructure with bulldozers and blocked two ambulances from reaching injured residents. At least 13 people, including six children, were killed in the raid. Since October 7, at least 360 people have been killed by Israeli forces in the West Bank, including 94 children, according to the U.N.

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