Why has Amnesty International been silent in the last few months when Israel has been killing Palestinian civilians? “Israeli forces and Palestinian armed groups must refrain from indiscriminate and disproportionate attacks harming civ
Amnesty: Israelis, Palestinians must refrain from harming civilians
BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Israeli forces and Palestinian armed groups must refrain from indiscriminate and disproportionate attacks harming civilians, Amnesty International said Friday.
“The civilian deaths and injuries over the last two days in Israel and Gaza are deeply alarming and the escalating attacks underline the need for both sides to the conflict to take all feasible precautions to avoid civilian casualties,” said Malcolm Smart, director of Amnesty’s Mideast program.
“Palestinian armed groups must immediately cease firing indiscriminate rockets into Israel,” said Smart.
“For their part, Israeli forces must comply with the same rules of international humanitarian law, which prohibit attacks on civilians and indiscriminate and disproportionate attacks. All parties must distinguish between civilians and military targets,” Smart said in a statement.