Social media publishes videos and photos about the atrocities and crimes committed by Israeli forces, police officers and settlers against the Palestinian civilians. These incidents have increased lately following the ongoing escalation in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) along with shooting incidents and employment of excessive lethal force in confronting protests.
In some cases, Israeli forces claim that shootings or other practices were carried out in response to the Palestinians’ attempts to stab Israelis. However, the videos and photos showing the employment of excessive force reflect shooting-to-kill policy in violation of the international standards.
PCHR established this section, which includes some videos and photos published in social media mainly by activists or persons that were present in the scenes or even by Israeli police officers, who captured them with their smart phones.
During confrontations in Ramallah, Israeli forces deliberately run over Palestinian young man, attack him and deny him medical treatment.
Israeli soldier pepper-sprays paramedics while on duty in Ramallah
Israeli soldiers open fire at Mahdi al-Mohtaseb in cold blood, on 29 October 2015, in Hebron.
Fadel Mohammed al-Qawasme (18), was killed in cold blood by an Israeli settler in al-Shaikh neighborhood in Hebron, on 17 October 2015, under the pretext that he was holding a knife.
Israeli police officers opened fire at 19-year-old Fadi ‘Aloon from al-Issawiyah village in Jerusalem and killed him in cold blood from a close range while chasing him by settlers under the pretext of stabbing someone.
Video of 13-year-old Ahmed al-Manasrah wounded to the head, lying on the ground and surrounded by Israeli police officers, who did not offer him help, while some Israeli settlers were swearing at him and crying “Die”.
Video showing how Israeli police officers opened fire at 21-year-old Esraa’ ‘Abed from Nazareth and seriously wounded her in a bus station in al-‘Afoulah in Israel under the pretext of trying to stab an Israeli.
Israeli forces willfully killed 13-year-old ‘Abdel Rahman Shadi ‘ObeidAllah from ‘Aidah refugee camp
Israeli forces opened fire at 16-year-old Marah al-Bakri from Jerusalem and wounded her when she was on her way back from school in al-Sheikh Jarah neighborhood under the pretext of attempting to stab a settler.
Israeli forces maltreated the family of a Palestinian civilian in Silwan village in Jerusalem while demolishing the family house.
Israeli forces opened fire at Hadeel Saladin Sadeq al-Hashlamoun (18) and killed her in cold blood at a military checkpoint in Hebron.