Two weeks after the killing of Mustafa Tamimi during a demonstration in the village, an Israeli sniper shot a protester with live 0.22" caliber ammunition, banned for crowd control purposes.
A Palestinian protester was struck in the calf with a live bullet shot by a sniper in Bil'in. Live ammunition was also used in Ni'ilin and Nabi Saleh.
Military prosecutor said harsh sentence should serve as a deterrent to other protesters. Despite military orders to the contrary, army officer said 0.22" caliber bullets are considered crowd control measures.
As Israel cracks down harshly on unarmed protesters, Donald Macintyre meets one Palestinian family whose teenage son has paid a heavy price.
Report on Israeli violations of the civil and political rights of members the popular struggle movement in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.
Policy Paper. September 2010
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During yesterday's demonstration in Ni'ilin, Hassan Naffe', 21, was illegally shot by a sniper using 0.22” munitions. The 0.22” munitions, often colloquially referred to as “twotwo” were classified as live ammunition and banned as crowd-control measures in 2001, by the then JAG Menachem Finkelstein. Nafe' was shot in the groin and evacuated to the Ramallah hospital.
Protesters claim IDF used live ammunition to disperse a demonstration near the West Bank town of Na'alin.
IDF uses Tutu bullets
Palestinians say 20-year-old protestor injured by 'Tutu bullet' during anti-fence rally in West Bank city. IDF says man lightly wounded by crowd dispersal weapon used in response to stone throwing