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Israeli human rights group urges soldiers to say “Sorry Commander, I cannot shoot”

Israeli human rights group urges soldiers to say “Sorry Commander, I cannot shoot”

Tel Aviv: A human rights group B’Tselem called on Israeli soldiers to refuse orders to open fire on Palestinian protesters in the Gaza Strip. The human rights group also published advertisements in Israeli newspapers which read “Sorry Commander, I cannot shoot.”

The Israeli human rights group says Israel has a right to defend its border, but live fire is justified only if there is “tangible and immediate mortal danger” to troops, which was not present in the protest.

B’Tselem’s campaign has jittered Jewish leaders and they have ordered probe against the group for ‘manufacturing’ conflicts.