Israel/OPT: Continuing patterns of unlawful killings and other crimes further entrench apartheid

Israeli authorities must end unlawful killings, willful injury, arbitrary arrests, torture and other ill-treatment, persecution and collective punishment against Palestinians, including many children, which have been escalating since Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett took office in June 2021. The months of March and April saw the highest number of Palestinians and Israelis killed outside of armed hostilities in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT) in any two months since 2008. As a priority, Israeli authorities must take serious and immediate steps to protect Palestinian children who have been and continue to be victims of unlawful killings, willful injury, arbitrary detention, torture and other ill-treatment, and persecution.

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