US Eyes Sanctions on More Israeli Military Units for Rights Violations

The United States is contemplating imposing sanctions on more Israeli military and police units accused of human rights abuses against Palestinians, in addition to the Netzah Yehuda Battalion, according to two U.S. sources informed on the matter, reported The Times of Israel.

The investigation by the State Department into alleged human rights violations involving Netzah Yehuda and other units within the Israeli security forces has been ongoing for over a year.

The decision by the Biden administration to designate the Netzah Yehuda Battalion, primarily composed of ultra-Orthodox nationalists, for sanctions this week comes after repeated incidents of misconduct against Palestinians, which went unaddressed by Israeli authorities, a U.S. official said.

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