Amnesty International to US, EU: Suspend all arms transfers to Israel


Tovah Lazaroff
Jerusalem Post
February 27, 2014

IDF unisex Caracal Battalion, which serves in routine security missions.

IDF unisex Caracal Battalion, which serves in routine security missions.

Amnesty International called on the international community to suspend transferring arms to Israel to protest IDF treatment of Palestinians in the West Bank.

“Suspend transfers to Israel of munitions, weapons, and related equipment including crowd control weapons and devices, training and techniques,” Amnesty said in a 74-page report titled “Trigger- Happy: Israel’s use of excessive force in the West Bank” that it issued on Thursday.

Arms transfers by the United States, the European Union and other countries should only be resumed once Israel can ensure that they will not be used to violate international humanitarian law and international human rights law, Amnesty said.

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