Israel bans army from using ‘human shields’




 
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October 8th, 2005  
Duty Honor Country
 
 

Topic: Israel bans army from using ‘human shields’


JERUSALEM: Israel’s Supreme Court on Thursday banned the army from using Palestinian civilians as “human shields” during arrest operations aimed at flushing out wanted militants from hiding places.

The ruling that the practice violates international law followed petitions filed three years ago by two human rights groups in Israel. The Supreme Court, the country’s highest court, had already issued a temporary injunction against the practice in August 2002, after the petition was filed in May of that year.

Israeli soldiers, however, have continued to use Palestinian civilians as decoys by forcing them, often at gunpoint, to approach homes or places where wanted militants are hiding so that they can be extracted and arrested...

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October 8th, 2005  
Locke
 
 
wow
im glad to hear they have been ordered to stop, that aint cool
October 9th, 2005  
Warwick
 
Rather messy war they are fighting.
Neither side is giving in much.
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October 9th, 2005  
phoenix80
 
 
Ditto!

Anyways, I was thinking who might stop Palestinians from using their own people as human shields?
October 12th, 2005  
Fox
 
 
Wow. I didn't know that either.
October 12th, 2005  
5.56X45mm
 
 
It's us or them. I'm for using them as human shields. Sorry, it doesn't sound right but I stick by what I said.

If I know that there's some nutjob with a bomb on his chest. I'M GOING TO USE WHATEVER MEANS I CAN TO LIVE. And if that means using one of his own people. Fine with me. The Palestinians aren't Palestinians. They're Jordanian. Palestine was never a nation or people. It was just terroritory. And they never fight by the "rules" anyways.
October 16th, 2005  
Desert fox
 
So can Isreal solider's make human shields out of thier own citizens.
October 16th, 2005  
Grimnar
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by 5.56X45mm
It's us or them. I'm for using them as human shields. Sorry, it doesn't sound right but I stick by what I said.

If I know that there's some nutjob with a bomb on his chest. I'M GOING TO USE WHATEVER MEANS I CAN TO LIVE. And if that means using one of his own people. Fine with me. The Palestinians aren't Palestinians. They're Jordanian. Palestine was never a nation or people. It was just terroritory. And they never fight by the "rules" anyways.
So in a different setting you would send arabs as human shields against insugents in Iraq?
This is to me a total lack of respect for human life!