Arab Organisation for Human Rights in the UK (AOHR UK) condemns the Israeli occupation army’s decision to allow troops to shoot at Palestinian stone-throwers as a clear green-light to commit more field executions against unarmed civilians.
AOHR UK underlines that the move reveals the ugly, criminal reality of the occupation army, that only aims to reinforce the Israeli grip of power over the occupied territories.
On Sunday, December 19, 2021, the Israeli state-run Broadcasting Corporation reported that the occupation army has allowed its soldiers to shoot at Palestinians throwing stones and Molotov cocktails.
The broadcaster said the instructions were issued in recent weeks and circulated in a written document to the Israeli army operating in the occupied West Bank.
The decision is not the first of its kind. It came as part of the Israeli systematic execution policy throughout the past decades where thousands of Palestinian stone-throwers were shot killed by Israeli fire.
Since the beginning of the year, 332 Palestinian civilians – including children – were killed in the various Palestinian territories, while 16,157 others were injured.
AOHR UK also slams the decision as a blatant violation of international law, international humanitarian law and human rights principles.
AOHR UK calls on international community, bodies, and institutions to intervene urgently to put an end to this Israeli racist decision that disregards Palestinian lives.
AOHR UK stresses the importance of prosecuting Israeli military officials as war criminals at the International Criminal Court.