Amnesty International condemns Israel for 'excessive force'

March 30, 2012 20:20

Amnesty International issued a condemnation of what it termed Israel's "excessive use of force" on Land Day protesters on Friday.

The organization's deputy director of Middle East and North Africa program said in a press statement that the human-rights group was "extremely worried" by reports that the IDF was using live ammunition on protesters, "particularly in the light of frequent and persistent use of excessive force against Palestinian protesters."

Amnesty also condemned the PA for preventing protests and Hamas for beating up protesters, calling on both to respect freedom of assembly.

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