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DCIP accuses Israel of deliberately murdering Palestinian children for no reason

Headline: “Defense for Children International - Palestine report: The occupation killed 25 children in the first half of the current year; 21 of them were killed by gunfire, with 11 hit in the head and neck”
       “A Defense for Children International - Palestine report exposed that the occupation forces have killed 25 Palestinian children since the beginning of the current year [2018], 21 of them in the Gaza Strip. The movement explained that 18 children died as Martyrs (Shahids) while they were participating in the non-violent marches (refers to violent “March of Return” riots on the Gaza-Israel border; see note below) in the Gaza Strip this past March 30 [2018]. The movement said that occupation soldiers deliberately killed the children using live ammunition. From its investigations it has become apparent that 21 of the 25 children died as Martyrs when they were directly hit by live ammunition; 11 of them were hit in the head and neck. Defense for Children International - Palestine noticed that the occupation forces are determined in their escalation of the use of deadly force and live ammunition against the Palestinian children who do not constitute any direct threat to them, by deliberately targeting them.”

"The March of Return" refers to massive violent riots in Gaza in which thousands of Palestinians are rioting on the border with Israel and attempting to cut through the security fence, attacking with firebombs, flaming kites, and gunfire. The riots began on March 30, 2018, and were scheduled to last for 6 weeks until Palestinian "Nakba" Day on May 15. On the day the US embassy opened in Jerusalem, May 14, 2018, the Palestinian attacks escalated and 62 Palestinians were killed. A senior official of the terror organization Hamas, Salah Bardawil, stated that 50 of the 62 belonged to Hamas, while Islamic Jihad identified 3 others as belonging to it.
The Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center, an Israeli research institute, published research documenting that from the start of the riots on March 30 until May 15, 93 of the 112 Palestinians killed in the riots (approximately 83%) were members of terrorist organizations.
Petitions against the IDF's use of live fire to combat the rioting submitted by organizations that advocate for Palestinian rights were rejected by Israel's Supreme Court on May 24, 2018. The court accepted the state's argument that the riots were "organized and directed" by Hamas, a terrorist organization, and thereby rejecting the claim that the riots were peaceful and civilian in nature. PMW reports were referred to in the Supreme Court's decision.

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