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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Israeli Soldiers Use Palestinians As Human Shields

Many of those who vehemently support the Zionist ideology of Israel like to make claims that the Palestinian people are used as human shields by Hamas.

Interestingly enough, it is true that Palestinians are being used as human shields, but not by the Hamas, but in fact by Israeli soldiers themselves. The "defenders of democracy" and "freedom fighters" for the Israeli goverment, are not all too surprisingly, responsible for the same allegation they use to smear Palestinian resistence.

Here is an excerpt from the article whose link is below:

More than two dozen Israeli soldiers who fought in the Gaza war say the military forced Palestinians to serve as human shields and used reckless firepower that caused needless deaths, according to a report released Wednesday.

The Israeli military scoffed at the report, calling it defamation.

The testimonies of 26 soldiers who participated in the war early this year were collected by Breaking the Silence, an organization of Israeli army reservists critical of their country's policies toward the Palestinians. They describe demolishing homes and using firepower beyond what was necessary given the relatively light resistance they encountered. One said the regulations on when to shoot were vague.

"Sometimes the force would enter while placing rifle barrels on a civilian's shoulder, advancing into a house and using him as a human shield. Commanders said these were the instructions and we had to do it," one soldier said.


"There was no need to use weapons like mortars, like phosphorous. I have a feeling that the IDF was looking for an opportunity to show off its strength," one soldier said.

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