Israeli army's shoot to kill policy

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7518.699-a (Published 22 September 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:699

Reply from the president of the Israeli Medical Association

  1. Yoram Blachar, president (estish@ima.org.il)
  1. Israeli Medical Association, Ramat Gan 52136, Israel

    EDITOR—Summerfield's letter presents nothing new. No one has ever denied that occasional abuses do take place within the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) due, in part, to the pressure of fearing for your life in an unconventional war, where women and teenagers serve as suicide bombers, and boys as young as 11 are exploited by Palestinian terrorists.1

    As an example, a Palestinian woman, Wafa al-Bas, recently …

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