Israeli sniper fatally shoots Palestinian protester who posed no danger, a-Nabi Saleh, May 2017

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June 2017

On 12 May 2017, during the weekly protest at the village of a-Nabi Saleh, a sniper fatally shot Sabaa ‘Obeid, 22. The young man - who had been throwing stones from 80 meters away and posed no real threat - was shot as he was moving away. He was shot with live ammunition (0.22-inch caliber bullet), which regulations stipulate may only be used in cases of mortal danger. In practice, soldiers operate under other orders, using lethal measures in a variety of circumstances, and senior military authorities have done nothing to prevent the killing or injury of more Palestinians.

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