Arab Organisation for Human Rights UK (AOHR UK) considers the killing of four Palestinian by Israeli Occupation Forces in one single day a heinous crime that must not go without punishment, stressing the need for an urgent international investigation into these executions.
On Sunday, April 10, 2022, four Palestinians were shot dead by the Israeli Occupation Forces, including a half-blind woman and a minor, in what AOHR UK described as an excessive use of force.
The victims included the Palestinian widow mother of six, Ghada Ibrahim Sabatien, who was shot by Israeli forces near the city of Bethlehem from a close distance despite posing no threat.
Also in Bethlehem, 21-year-old Mohammed Ghunaim was fatally shot by IOF soldiers in Al-Khader town.
Earlier on Sunday, the Palestinian young woman Maha Al-Zaatari, 24, was shot dead near the Ibrahimi Mosque in Hebron.
On Monday morning, 17-year-old Palestinian teen Muhammad Hussein Zakarneh was pronounced dead after beings setiously injured with an Israeli bullet in Jenin City the day before.
AOHR UK has obtained footage and videos confirming that the victims were shot from point-blank range, despite posing no threat, and they were left bleeding to death.
Since the beginning of the year, at least 38 Palestinians were killed by the IOF, including 2 women and 5 children, in the West Bank.
AOHR UK raises alarms over the escalating Israeli executions against Palestinians that followed Israeli Prime Minister Naftali’s decision to grant “all security forces full freedom” to assaults on Palestinians.
AOHR UK also slams this Israeli official incitement as a blatant violation of international law, international humanitarian law and human rights principles.
AOHR UK calls on the international community and the European Union to intervene immediately to stop the Israeli unlawful shoot-to-Kill policy against unarmed civilians.
AOHR UK stresses that these Israeli crimes must not go unpunished, emphasising the importance of prosecuting Israeli military officials as war criminals at the International Criminal Court.