35 B.U. Int'l L.J. 115 (2017)
Extrajudicial Killing with Near Impunity: Excessive Force by Israeli Law Enforcement against Palestinians

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        EXTRAJUDICIAL KILLING WITH NEAR
     IMPUNITY: EXCESSIVE FORCE BY ISRAELI
              LAW ENFORCEMENT AGAINST
                          PALESTINIANS


                      Emily  Schaeffer Omer-Man*




    1.  INTRODUCTION ............................................     116
    II. RECENT   ALLEGED   EXTRAJUDICIAL KILLINGS IN ISRAEL-
        PALESTINE   ................................................  119
   III. A PATTERN OF EXCESSIVE FORCE AGAINST
        PALESTINIANS  .............................................   135
        A.  Arenas of Excessive  Violence against Palestinians ...... 136
        B.  The Disparity in Law  Enforcement   Responses to
            Palestinians versus Jews       .........................  140


  * The author holds a JD from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law
(Boalt), and is an American-Israeli human rights attorney at the Michael Sfard Law
Office in Tel Aviv, where she currently serves as senior counsel and acting director.
She has been a member of the legal team of Israeli human rights NGO, Yesh Din, for
over a decade, and for the last eight years has served as Legal Director of the
organization's Accountability of Security Personnel project. In that capacity, she has
represented over 500 Palestinian victims of alleged crimes committed against them or
their property by Israeli police, soldiers, and other security personnel. The author is
also a legal advisor to Israeli NGOs Breaking the Silence and Peace Now, among
others, and represents individuals and communities in bringing human rights claims
before the Israeli courts, specializing in International Humanitarian Law and
International Human Rights Law and their application to the territories occupied by
Israel in 1967. The author wishes to express her gratitude to Shelley Cavalieri, Miri
Sharon and Michael Schaeffer Omer-Man for their excellent comments and feedback
on previous drafts of this Article, as well as to the remarkable editors of the Boston
University International Law Journal for their collaboration on this project and their
dedication to bringing this important issue to light. This Article is based on the
author's presentation as part of a panel on March 24, 2016, Police Violence against
Ethnic/Racial Minorities, co-sponsored by Harvard's Black  Law   Students
Association and organized by Roi Bachmutsky, to whom she owes a personal debt of
thanks. The Symposium was co-sponsored by the Boston University International
Law Journal, along with the Dean of Students Grant Fund, the HLS International
Human  Rights Clinic, the Harvard Women's Law Association, and the Harvard Black
Law Students Association. The analysis and opinions expressed in this Article do not
represent those of any organization or institution but rather reflect those of the
author alone.
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