Thursday, October 06, 2005

Israel bans use of human shields

Israel's supreme court has banned the use of Palestinian human shields in arrest raids, saying the practice violates international law. The court issued a temporary injunction against the practice in 2002 after a teenager was killed when troops made him negotiate with a wanted militant. Human rights groups who brought the case say the Israeli army has repeatedly violated the temporary ban. The army cannot use civilians for its purposes, Israel's chief justice said.

"You cannot exploit the civilian population for the army's military needs, and you cannot force them to collaborate with the army," Aharon Barak said.

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This is a good step by Israel ....

2 Comments:

Blogger G_in_AL said...

Yes... because only the "freedom fighters" can do that. if you are part of a conventional military force, you must not!

October 06, 2005 7:04 pm  
Blogger _H_ said...

Exactly , that is what seperates us from them

A good example of why we are better then them

this act by Israel will bring them more support

the line between the good guys and the bad guys should be very clear

often it is not , this is a good indicator of where we should be going

October 06, 2005 7:14 pm  

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