According to international law, the security forces of the occupying power, exercising law enforcement functions, are permitted to use lethal force only as a last resort - when there is an imminent threat of serious physical harm or death to the forces. UNRWA has documented and protested to the Israeli authorities 4 out of 7 refugee fatalities in 2017 where it appeared that the use of force by the Israeli Security Forces was disproportional to the threat posed.
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west bank palestine refugee injuries & fatalities 2017 in and around camps
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