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‘Human Rights Watch has accused some senior Israeli officials of openly supporting the excessive use of lethal force against Palestinians, and has condemned Israel’s “shoot-to-kill” policy.

A new HRW report suggests senior Israeli officials have encouraged the Israeli Defense Force and police to “shoot to kill” Palestinians they suspect of attacking Israelis, “even when they are no longer a threat.”

Using statements made since October 2015, including those of the defense minister Avigdor Lieberman, HRW found Israeli officials have encouraged lethal force against Palestinians and also failed to condemn such calls from others.’

Read more: Israeli ‘shoot-to-kill’ policy encouraged by senior officials – Human Rights Watch