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Human Shields

I Support Israel, but Bombing Palestinian Civilians in Gaza Is Morally Reprehensible and Must End

H. A. Goodman | Posted 10.03.2014 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

The morality of an action is never legitimized by saying a less moral individual would do the same or worse.

'But They Use Human Shields!'

Gary M. Burge | Posted 09.30.2014 | World
Gary M. Burge

The argument "But they use human shields!" has now become a hollow justification for innocent casualties and atrocities in warfare (instead of an explanation), and while many of us suspect that Hamas may be guilty of this, Israel's massive bombardments have now crossed some ethical line.

How Dare Israel...

Martin Lewis | Posted 09.25.2014 | World
Martin Lewis

How DARE Israel be upset that the Arab enablers, spinners and propagandists have skillfully exploited images of the human shields that they cynically use as missile fodder to advance their anti-Israel, anti-Jewish fatwa.

The Disgustingly Predictable Death Game of Hamas

Lilac Sigan | Posted 09.19.2014 | World
Lilac Sigan

Hamas is a murderous terror regime which is dedicated to the destruction of Israel, and even worse - cruelly exploits the desperation of its own people, the Palestinians that it's supposed to lead and protect.

LOOK: Protesters Form Human Shield In Tahrir Square

Posted 07.03.2013 | World

As millions await the final showdown between supporters of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi and the opposition movement, reports of violence in Cairo...

Syria: Local Residents Used as Human Shields

Human Rights Watch | Posted 05.26.2012 | World
Human Rights Watch

Reports of Residents Forced to March in Front of Soldiers in Idlib (Antakya, Turkey) – Syrian government forces have endangered local residents...

NATO Says Gaddafi Forces Using Children, Mosques As Shields

AP | By ADAM SCHRECK and DON MELVIN | Posted 08.18.2011 | World

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS -- NATO hit back against Muammar Gaddafi's defiance Saturday, saying the Libyan leader is "brutally attacking" his people and usi...

Al Qaeda Memo Re: Women as Human Shields

John Bobey | Posted 04.30.2012 | Comedy
John Bobey

To clarify once and for all, when it comes to the use of human shields, our official a Qaeda policy says YES, you can use them, but please, NO women.

Iraq To Pay Millions To US 'Human Shields'

AP | By REBECCA SANTANA | Posted 06.30.2011 | World

BAGHDAD -- Iraqi lawmakers approved a controversial $400 million settlement Saturday for Americans who claim they were abused by Saddam Hussein's regi...

Dershowitz Versus Horton on Lawfare: Real Threat or Illusion?

Heather Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Heather Robinson

Rhetorical sparks flew in Manhattan yesterday as Alan Dershowitz, Felix Frankfurter professor of law at Harvard University, and Scott Horton, contribu...

Fatally Flawed UN Goldstone Report Could Come Back to Bite America For Fighting Terrorists

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

Goldstone's report, in effect, equates Israel with Nazis and other tyrants of history by accusing the Jewish State of deliberately targeting civilians.

The Graveyards of Sri Lanka's War Zone

Amnesty International | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amnesty International

New satellite images reveal two new alarming features of an inaccessible Sri Lankan conflict zone: Large gravesites and evidence of mortars used in and around the so-called civilian save zone.

In Sri Lanka: A Poem of Commemoration

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

The 26-year conflict between the Sri Lankan government and terrorist forces known as the Tamil Tigers has just ended ten days ago in Sri Lanka's Northern Province. Already there is art being created about its dramatic conclusion.

In Sri Lanka: Reconciliation and Reconstruction

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Sri Lanka is now focused on the "3 R's:" Rehabilitation, Reconstruction, and Reconciliation. European leaders need to stop lecturing and start helping.

Tamil Tigers Use Civilian Shields For Sri Lankan Army Shelling

Human Rights Watch | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Human Rights Watch

100,000 civilians held hostage by Tamil Tiger rebels on a stretch of land just twice the size of New York's Central Park have come under repeated indiscriminate shelling by the Sri Lankan armed forces.

Operation Human Shield

Daniel Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daniel Kohn

Israel's Gaza operation is not a war in conventional terms. When terrorists use schools to teach hatred and use places of worship to hide and store weapons, it is impossible to keep civilians safe.

Iraq Torture Lawsuits OKed By House, White House Threatens Veto

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Former POWs and civilians who were tortured or held hostage during the 1991 Gulf War could pursue lawsuits against Iraq under legislation the House ha...