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Date: 07 Jan 2009 13:31:31
From: Wayne
Subject: Amnesty International: Israel using Palestinians as human shields
http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/rwb.nsf/db900SID/CJAL-7N3RDT?OpenDocument

Amnesty International said today that both Israeli soldiers and
Palestinian fighters are endangering the lives of Palestinian
civilians =96 including by using them as human shields.

"Our sources in Gaza report that Israeli soldiers have entered and
taken up positions in a number of Palestinian homes, forcing families
to stay in a ground floor room while they use the rest of their house
as a military base and sniper position," said Malcolm Smart, Amnesty
International's Middle East and North Africa Programme. "This clearly
increases the risk to the Palestinian families concerned and means
they are effectively being used as human shields."

In the past, Israeli soldiers have frequently taken over Palestinian
homes, effectively imprisoning their occupants, to use as military
observation and firing positions. In other cases, they have forced
Palestinian civilians, at gunpoint, to go before them into buildings
from which they feared attack.

The practice by Israeli soldiers of taking over Palestinian civilians'
homes and holding their inhabitants as human shields while using the
house as a shooting position has been very common in the past eight
years both in the Gaza Strip and in the West Bank. In a previous
incursion in the Gaza Strip in March 2008, Israeli soldiers took over
at least three houses in the north and in February 2008 soldiers took
over another house in the village of Beit Ummar, near Hebron, in the
West Bank.




 
Date: 07 Jan 2009 17:03:41
From: Irish Mike
Subject: Re: Amnesty International: Israel using Palestinians as human shields

"Wayne" <waynetv50@yahoo.com > wrote in message
news:6f5cad38-7917-4b5a-bc26-ad1fe6ed369d@35g2000pry.googlegroups.com...
http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/rwb.nsf/db900SID/CJAL-7N3RDT?OpenDocument

Amnesty International said today that both Israeli soldiers and
Palestinian fighters are endangering the lives of Palestinian
civilians including by using them as human shields.

"Our sources in Gaza report that Israeli soldiers have entered and
taken up positions in a number of Palestinian homes, forcing families
to stay in a ground floor room while they use the rest of their house
as a military base and sniper position," said Malcolm Smart, Amnesty
International's Middle East and North Africa Programme. "This clearly
increases the risk to the Palestinian families concerned and means
they are effectively being used as human shields."

In the past, Israeli soldiers have frequently taken over Palestinian
homes, effectively imprisoning their occupants, to use as military
observation and firing positions. In other cases, they have forced
Palestinian civilians, at gunpoint, to go before them into buildings
from which they feared attack.

The practice by Israeli soldiers of taking over Palestinian civilians'
homes and holding their inhabitants as human shields while using the
house as a shooting position has been very common in the past eight
years both in the Gaza Strip and in the West Bank. In a previous
incursion in the Gaza Strip in March 2008, Israeli soldiers took over
at least three houses in the north and in February 2008 soldiers took
over another house in the village of Beit Ummar, near Hebron, in the
West Bank.

The Israeli's take up firing positions in Palestinian houses because that is
where Hamas is hiding and firing from. I'd say the author's knowledge of
military tactics is nearly as good as Homer Simpson's.

Irish Mike





  
Date: 07 Jan 2009 16:31:38
From: Neverchop
Subject: Re: Amnesty International: Israel using Palestinians as human shields

"Irish Mike" <mjostar@ameritech.net > wrote in message
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>
> The Israeli's take up firing positions in Palestinian houses because that
is
> where Hamas is hiding and firing from. I'd say the author's knowledge of
> military tactics is nearly as good as Homer Simpson's.
>

Yeah but Homer never spins his wheels grasping at such flimsy straws.
Homer's da man! Oh, yeah - WAR'S HELL.