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Illegal Israeli bullet claims a Palestinian life

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Al-Akhbar | March 13, 2013

Israeli forces shot dead a young Palestinian protester Tuesday night using bullets prohibited by international law.

Mahmoud Adel Faris al-Teiti, 25, was hit in the head by expanding “dum dum” bullets during clashes at the al-Fawwar refugee camp near Hebron, according to local media.

“Dum dum” bullets, first made by British colonial forces in India’s Calcutta, expand on impact to limit penetration and produce a larger diameter wound. The use of expanding bullets is prohibited by the 1899 Hague Declaration and is listed as a war crime in the Statute of the International Criminal Court (Article 8(2)(b)(xix)).

Witnesses said Israeli soldiers raided Fuwar and opened fire after coming under a barrage of rocks from local Palestinians. Hospital officials said a 25-year-old man died after being shot in the head and two others were wounded by the Israelis.

Two other young men were shot and injured by live ammunition. Another six were hit by rubber-coated bullets.

Israeli forces say they only shoot live fire in ‘life-threatening situations’, but reports of their use in recent weeks have been abundant.

According to Palestinian officials, al-Teiti was the sixth Palestinian killed by Israeli fire in the Israeli-occupied West Bank since the beginning of this year. A seventh was killed on the Gaza border on January 11.

Palestinians have also taken to the streets to protest against Israel’s extrajudicial jailing of thousands of their countrymen. The resulting confrontations, often bloody, have drawn warnings on both sides that a full Palestinian revolt could be brewing.

(Al-Akhbar, Ma’an, Reuters)

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  1. And once again, unproven allegations are used to paint Israel as a demon… The standard IDF arms (M-16, Galil and Tavor) all use the NATO 5.56 mm cartridge…×45mm_NATO

    Though this is a legal, full metal jacket, military cartridge the wounds it causes are similar to wounds which could be misidentified by the uninitiated as having been caused by so called “dumdum” bullets…

    This is not a new issue:


    Comment by ScubaMan | March 13, 2013

    • Palestinians “uninitiated”???



      Comment by aletho | March 13, 2013

      • That’s your idea of an argument?!… Not every Palestinian would be an expert on ballistic damage… And we have no idea on the qualifications of the person who made the “dumdum” determination…

        Furthermore, there’s a Palestinian advantage in representing Israel as using illegal weapons…

        In other words, your “proof” is highly suspect…


        Comment by ScubaMan | March 14, 2013

  2. Isreal dosen’t need help being painted as a demon, it does a great job on its own.


    Comment by Call me Nobody | March 14, 2013

    • On it’s own or as represented by people who have every reason to be less then accurate?!…


      Comment by ScubaMan | March 14, 2013

  3. And what’s new in Israel’s use of prohibited military equipment. Didn’t Israel bomb Palestianians with white phosphorous. See the Goldstone Report


    Comment by Ribeekah | March 18, 2013

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