Combat has rules too. Shield civilians from the hostilities

Published: 
12 Mar 2012

In light of the recent escalation in violence around the Gaza Strip, the Israeli human rights organization B'Tselem has repeated its demand that all parties to the conflict take all feasible measures to protect civilians from the impact of the fighting.

The rules of war obligate all parties to a conflict to do their utmost to prevent harm to civilians. Deliberate targeting of civilians is expressly prohibited.