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Israel army allows soldiers to open fire at Palestinian stone throwers

Israeli forces fire at Palestinians, West Bank on 25 November 2021 [Nedal Eshtayah/Anadolu Agency]
Israeli forces fire at Palestinians, West Bank on 25 November 2021 [Nedal Eshtayah/Anadolu Agency]

Israel has released new rules of engagement which allow soldiers to open fire at Palestinians who throw stones and flee, local media reported yesterday.

According to Israeli Public Broadcaster, Kan, the new rules give occupation forces the right to shoot Palestinian stone throwers even as they are fleeing.

Meanwhile, the rules also allow Israeli occupation soldiers to fire at Palestinians stealing live ammunition and weaponry, Walla news website reported.

"This is especially relevant, as 70 per cent of all criminal shootings in Israel are carried out with stolen military weapons," Walla said.

Kan said that the rules also apply at the Egyptian border, which deals with cross-border smuggling.

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