Sunday, March 04, 2007

Must Read IMHO

Palestinian being sent into building
ahead of IDF soldiers. (via Balata
RC Community Web Site)

File under: Disgusting.
During the second intifada, the Israeli civil rights group, B'Tselem, has documented four ways in which Israeli soldiers have forced Palestinian civilians to act as human shields for IDF [Israeli Defense Forces] military activity: ...

1. By forcing them to enter buildings ahead of military personnel, in order to check if they are booby-trapped, or to remove the occupants. ...

2. By forcing them to remove suspicious objects from roads used by the army ...

3. By forcing them to stand inside houses where soldiers have set up military positions, so that Palestinians will not fire at the soldiers. ...

4. By forcing them to walk in front of soldiers to shield them from gunfire, while the soldiers hold a gun behind their backs and sometimes fire over their shoulders.

These aren't recent examples, but there's no reason to think these things are not still occurring.

The link has much more with many pix and a video.

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