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Israeli State Terror Crowd Control Weapons

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"First, the wording of the open-fire and safety regulations is ambiguous, and in some cases the regulations cannot be properly followed." 

"Second, when security forces in the field violate the regulations, even systematically, practically no action is taken to put an end to this wrongful conduct."

Investigations rarely address illegal actions. When conducted they're whitewashed. Unaccountability is policy. B'Tselem's report said the following:

Soldiers and border police "systematically violate standing orders."

Tear gas grenades, rubber-coated bullets, and other weapons are fired "directly at demonstrators with the aim of hitting them." Other times they're used "carelessly." Doing so contravenes regulations.

Security forces fire weapons "at a closer range than" permitted. Doing so makes them potentially lethal.

Young children are targeted. Passersby are indiscriminately hit. Everyone nearby is endangered.

Live fire is used. B'Tselem documented its use "in circumstances that were not life-threatening."

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