April 12, 2024

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Israel allows shooting of Palestinians with more impunity

Israel allows shooting of Palestinians with more impunity

Interim Israeli Prime Minister, Yair Lapid, said on Monday that his country’s policemen can shoot Palestinians as soon as they feel threatened, after US President Joe Biden’s visit to the occupied territories.

Lapid expressed his absolute support for the police and security forces in any confrontation with the Palestinians, although he emphasized that the instructions to open fire had not changed, but only redefined.

Escalation of violence and impunity has a long history among the security forces, but in recent months attacks against journalists, international observers and Palestinian youth, who favor victims during closer events, have multiplied.

UN sources reported that as of June, Israeli forces had killed 60 Palestinians, 14 of whom were minors.

This revival of Israeli power comes in line with Biden’s visit to the West Bank, during which he reaffirmed unconditional American support for the Zionist occupation and hegemonic plans.

Over the course of two days, Biden toured part of the occupied West Bank amid ongoing protests and fierce criticism from governments and international organizations.

The Palestinian authorities denounced that the president’s presence in the area led to the revival of building permits for illegal settlements in the occupied territories.

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) revealed that in the first half of the year, the Tel Aviv regime approved the construction of 4,427 housing units in Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, a figure that indicates a strong upward trend.

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