Just remind me why Western leaders aren’t complicit in countless war crimes?
Israel’s military has been training British troops to fly drones similar to those used in alleged war crimes against Palestinians, Sky News has learned.
Britain is buying 30 Watchtower WK450 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) which are based on the Israeli Elbit Hermes 450 system, in a deal worth close to a £1bn.
But some accuse the Government of purchasing technology that was “field-tested on Palestinians” during the three-week Gaza conflict in 2008-9.
And the revelation that Royal Artillery soldiers undertake drone training in Israel has reignited the debate over Watchkeeper’s purchase – particularly given that their Israeli trainers may have been involved in the Gaza conflict.
Amnesty International UK Campaigns Director Tim Hancock said: “Amnesty International has documented the role of drones in serious human rights violations by the Israel Defence Forces in Gaza.”