PLO accuses Israel of 'deliberate execution' of teens

Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) executive committee member Hanan Ashrawi speaks at a press conference in the West Bank city of Ramallah, on January 23, 2013A senior Palestinian official on Tuesday accused Israel of the “deliberate execution” of two Palestinian teens shot dead by border policemen in a clash in the West Bank last week. But an Israeli army spokesman told AFP that video footage purporting to show the two being killed without provocation on Thursday had been doctored. “In the strongest possible terms, we condemn the deliberate execution of two Palestinian teenagers who were fatally shot with live ammunition outside Ofer prison last week,” the Palestine Liberation Organisation’s Hanan Ashrawi said in a statement. “Israel’s use of excessive and indiscriminate violence and live ammunition at non-violent Palestinian demonstrations constitutes war crimes and crimes against humanity under international law,” she said.

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