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Open-Fire Policy

Israel has killed thousands of Palestinians in the Occupied Territories over the years, ostensibly acting in accordance with the limitations the military’s open-fire regulations and international humanitarian law impose on the use of gunfire. But this is no more than a semblance of legality. Gunfire is also used in many other cases, with backing from the government, the courts and the military. This policy reflects deep disregard for Palestinian lives and property and enables the continued use of lethal force, crucial to enabling Israel to retain its violent control over millions of Palestinians.

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Israeli troops train near Palestinian homes in Tayasir, Jordan Valley

On Tuesday, 24 August 2021, Israeli troops trained with heavy machinery close to homes and to the school at the entrance to the village of Tayasir in the northern Jordan Valley. The training, which endangered the residents, provoked protest. Village…
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Words Fail Us.

The horror in the Gaza Strip has been going on for so many years. We have reported on the blockade, the poverty, the wars. We have shared stories of life without water, without electricity, without hope. We have explained what international law…