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What does FOSNA say about violence?

FOSNA does not condone any form of violence — Israeli, American, Palestinian or other.

Following the teachings of Sabeel, FOSNA maintains that the primary way to discourage violence is to end conditions of injustice. It insists that all people, Israelis and Palestinians, should live in peace and security but that this is brought about by just relationships, not by repression of one people by another, which foments resistance.

FOSNA also notes that in the vast majority of cases, Palestinians are the victims, rather than the agents, of violence. For instance, in Gaza during the attacks from July 8 to August 26, 2014 (Operation Protective Edge), Israeli security forces killed 2,202 Palestinians — at least 1,394 of them were civilians, including 540 children. On the Israeli side, 62 soldiers died, as did five civilians, including one child. For detailed and current information see the website of the Israeli human rights group B'Tselem.