The Month in Pictures: November 2015
A wave of violence originally provoked by Israel’s unchecked assaults and incursions in occupied Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque compound raged on throughout November, bringing the number of Palestinian fatalities since 1 October to 103, including 23 children, according to the United Nations monitoring group OCHA.
Nineteen Israelis, one Palestinian and one American were slain by Palestinians during those same two months, The New York Times reported.
Human rights groups and international monitors have condemned Israel’s routine practice of summary executions of Palestinians, including children, who are alleged to have attempted to carry out attacks on Israelis.
Video of several incidents showed that Israeli forces shot dead Palestinians, including children and an elderly woman, when they posed no immediate danger.
The rights group B’Tselem excoriated Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for “the transformation of police officers, and even of armed civilians, into judges and executioners.”
Throughout the month Palestinians protested Israel’s refusal to transfer the bodies of dozens of Palestinians killed during alleged attacks on Israelis.