Israel: Collective Punishment against Palestinians
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Israeli forces enter the East Jerusalem home of Khayri Alqam, who killed seven civilians in the Israeli settlement of Neve Yaakov on January 27, 2023, to seal and eventually demolish it.
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(Jerusalem) – Israeli authorities’ actions to seal the family homes in the occupied West Bank of two Palestinians suspected of attacks against Israelis amount to collective punishment, a war crime, Human Rights Watch said today.
This punitive measure, which Israeli authorities have said they will follow by demolishing the homes, comes amid a spike in violence that has cost the lives of 35 Palestinians and 6 Israelis since January 1, 2023. The violence has …read more
Source:: Human Rights Watch