Israel's 'Non-lethal' Weapon of Choice Killed Four Palestinians in Two Months

Hagar Shezaf
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Since the beginning of May and the Gaza operation, at least four Palestinians have been shot and killed by IDF soldiers using Ruger semi-automatic rifles, which have seen more frequent use in the West Bank in riot control, although it is live fire.

In 2015, 14 Palestinians were killed in the West Bank by Ruger fire. A security official told Haaretz that the increased use of the Ruger has to do with the rise in the number of protests in the West Bank and the greater severity and frequency of violence. The IDF says there has been no change in the rules of engagement, although it will not say what those rules are.

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