Israel used excessive force on Palestinians in May: HRW

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Human Rights Watch accused Israeli police on Tuesday of using “excessive force” against Palestinian protesters in the city of Lod, also known as Lydda, or Lydd in Arabic, during May unrest, while treating Jewish rioters more favourably. The violence in Lod, a city with a sizeable Palestinian minority in central Israel, came amid an escalation in illegally occupied and annexed East Jerusalem in May. There, Palestinian protesters facing expulsion in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood faced aggression from Israeli security, while Tel Aviv launched a deadly 11-day bombing campaign against the besiege…

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