Use of firearms

Use of firearms

The open-fire regulations of the Israeli security forces were devised to reduce the number of Palestinian casualties by restricting the circumstances under which live ammunition may be used in the occupied territories. However, these regulations have not eliminated cases of injuries or fatalities of innocent Palestinians. The main reason for this failure is the routine use of lethal fire, even in cases where neither military personnel nor civilians were in mortal danger. In recent years, there have been far fewer Palestinian casualties, mainly as a result of the relative calm on the ground.

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