PCATI demands the prompt and impartial investigation of extrajudicial killing of suspects by the Israeli police and army
Since the beginning of the current wave of violence in Israel and Palestine we have been witnessing shocking attacks and executions carried out by civilians. Unfortunately, the Israeli security forces respond to these situations with the worrying trend to excessively use firearms to kill the attackers or anyone suspected of being an attacker. The frightened crowd may be driven by fear and the lack of control. However, it should be the task of the security forces to take proportionate control of such situations and act in a manner consistent with the nature of each incident.
Israeli police officers and soldiers are expected to know when to shoot to kill, and when the attacker poses no more direct threat to the public. It becomes dangerous when security forces lose restraint and shoot to kill indiscriminately. PCATI demands that the Israeli police and army cease the excessive use of force and that extrajudicial killings of suspects by the Israeli forces are investigated promptly and impartially.