Israeli Soldiers Used Human Shields

B’Tselem, an Israeli human rights group, has accused the Israeli army of using three Palestinians, three of them children, as human shields in a recent West Bank raid, according to BBC News. Amid Omeira, 15-years-old, says that a group of soldiers forced him at gunpoint to enter several houses ahead of them. His cousin Samah, 24-years-old, had a similar account, as did Jihan Dadush, 11-years-old.

B’Tselem has accused the Israeli military authorities of not adequately informing soldiers of the human rights laws which prohibit using civilians as human shields, but seriously, that’s not the problem. You don’t need to be aware there’s a law against it to know that, if it’s a situation where you want a shield, forcing innocent civilians in ahead of you is not the solution.

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