Attacks on Israeli civilians by Palestinians

Attacks on Israeli civilians by Palestinians

Over the years, mainly during the second intifada, Palestinian organizations killed hundreds of Israeli civilians and wounded thousands in attacks that deliberately targeted civilians in Israel and in the occupied territories. B’Tselem strongly objects to attempts to justify these attacks through distorted interpretations of international law. Civilians must be shielded from all hostilities. Attacks against civilians undermine every moral, legal and human standard. The intentional targeting of civilians, under any circumstances whatsoever, is defined as a war crime.