Friday, March 09, 2007

Israeli soldiers use Palestinian children as human shields

B'Tselem has accused the Israeli army of using Palestinian children as human shields during a recent raid in the West Bank.

The allegations are based on testimony from a 15-year-old boy, his 24-year-old cousin and also an 11-year-old girl. They said that soldiers had forced them to enter houses ahead of the troops during the raid in Nablus.

The use of human shields is illegal under Israeli and international law.

Read the full report here.

Click here to watch a video testimony from the eleven year old girl. (Windows media player required.)

Note: The Image used in this article is from the archive of images that show the use of human shields by the Israeli army. It is not directly related the current accusations.


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