By Nidal Abu Khdeir – 12/04/2015 09:30:07 Israel’s security services are so committed to the idea of a Palestinian state that they are willing to risk the lives of hundreds of Palestinian youths if it means they get the chance to go to university, a leading Israeli human rights organization said Monday.
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) are known for their tough security policies that have often drawn the ire of Palestinians.
They are known to detain, beat and torture people who are perceived as being supporters of the Palestinian Authority (PA) and to execute suspected Hamas members who are also accused of being supporters.
In recent months, the IDF has also targeted Palestinians, killing at least one Palestinian in Hebron in recent weeks.
The IDF has said it will never kill a Palestinian without fair trial and that those who attack or attack civilians are considered terrorists.
“The IDF has shown it is prepared to risk its own lives to protect the lives and security of its citizens, but we are not convinced that the IDF will have the resources to maintain a military presence in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, for a year,” Adalah said in a statement.
“As a result, we are calling on the Israeli government to urgently take the necessary measures to strengthen the security and prevent further attacks.”
In a statement, Adalahs director-general Hassan Badr condemned the army’s “systematic violations of human rights and the human rights of its civilians,” adding that “the IDF has committed violations of the rule of law by its actions and by the occupation authorities that are undermining the rule and rule of the law in the occupied territories and are putting Palestinian lives at risk.”
Badr added that the “occupation authorities are not respecting international human rights norms by not complying with the UN Human Rights Council resolutions on the state of Palestine and the establishment of a full and independent Palestinian state.”
He called on the international community to pressure Israel to stop the violations and to “ensure that the military police is respected, that there is no further escalation, and that the occupation forces respect the rights of the Palestinians.”
Adalah is a human rights group that campaigns for human rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT).
The group has called on Israel to immediately end its military occupation and to stop all attacks against Palestinians, and to allow Palestinians to return to their homes.
In its statement, the group called on international organizations to pressure Israeli officials to immediately release a group of detained Palestinians and release them without the use of force.
“We are calling for the immediate release of all detained Palestinian detainees in Israel, including those detained for the last three days and those who have not yet been charged,” the statement read.
“Adalahs calls for a swift and thorough investigation into the attacks against civilians in Hebros, including the killing of Ibrahim Abu Khdaifi, a 21-year-old university student, and his brother.
We also demand the release of Ibrahim’s brother, Mohammed Abu Khdadaifi, who was killed in July by an Israeli police officer while holding a knife to his neck.
We demand the immediate, independent and impartial investigation of all cases of the use and use of excessive force against Palestinian civilians by the Israeli military.”
Adelah also said it has raised the alarm over the “possibility that the Israeli army is using excessive force” against Palestinians who “are unarmed, unarmed Palestinian citizens.”
“This is a serious and alarming violation of international law,” Badr said.
“It also puts the lives, security and safety of the residents of the occupied Palestinian territories in danger.
It is clear that the situation in the Israeli-occupied West Bank has become a real and serious danger for the future of the international order and the security of the region.”
The IDF’s military police has also been involved in the killings of Palestinians who are suspected of being members of Hamas, the armed wing of the Muslim Brotherhood.
The army has also attacked Palestinians with knives and batons, including a 21 year old Palestinian who was stabbed to death in a Hebron street in October 2014.
In 2015, the army said it had arrested 50 Palestinian suspects in connection with the killing.
Adalies report said that the investigation revealed that some of those arrested were members of a Hamas cell in Hebrons police station.
“During a routine raid on the police station in Hebrones, two suspects were injured and were treated for stab wounds,” the report said.
A court later found that “members of the terrorist group” had committed the killing, and the two suspects, identified as Hassan al-Rishawi and Muhammad al-Nasr, were sentenced to six years in prison.
Israel’s right-wing Likud party also opposes the idea that Palestinians should have the right to university education.
Last month, the Israeli Supreme Court ordered the government to halt the construction of two high schools in the Palestinian territories because of the military’s military-inspired crackdown on the youth.