In a recent statement from Amnesty International stated “There can be no justification for a spate of deliberate deadly attacks by Palestinians on civilians over the past week in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories which displayed a clear contempt for human life.”
Amnesty International also stated that as tensions continue to skyrocket the world has seen a string of reprehensible attacks by Palestinians on Israeli civilians over the past week. The assailants appear to have sought to kill individuals they presumed to be Israeli Jews.
In the occupied territories, five Palestinians have also been killed by Israeli forces over the past week. Two were shot during protests, and three others were shot during armed clashes with the Israeli Defence Force. Two other Palestinians died of wounds they sustained after being shot by Israeli forces during protests on 11 and 12 November.
Amnesty also mentioned that Israeli forces have a history of using unjustified or excessive force against Palestinian protesters.
Philip Luther, Middle East and North Africa Director at Amnesty International commented “Deliberately attacking civilians is contrary to one of the most fundamental principles of international law and can never be justified.”
In related news a recent post of MEMRI had a Jordanian cleric say it was against the Koran and Islamic teachings to kill a Jew.
After facing backlash from supports, he changed his mind and said that it was a duty of Muslims to commit such acts.