In Excessive Use of Force
On Friday, 24 January 2014, Israeli forces killed a Palestinian civilian and wounded five others in two separate incidents in Beit Lahia and Jabalia in the northern Gaza Strip. Israeli forces opened fire at them after they had thrown stones at the Israeli soldiers.
According to investigations conducted by the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (PCHR), at approximately 15:40 on Friday, a group of young men gathered in Bouret Abu Samrah north of Beit Lahia near the border with Israel and approached the border to throw stones at the Israeli forces stationed there. Israeli forces then opened fire at them. As a result, Belal Samir Ahmed ‘Aweidah (20) from Beit Lahia was killed immediately by a bullet to the chest.
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