Human shields

February 2009

B'Tselem issued a position paper detailing the guidelines of the necessary Israeli investigation of its conduct during the operation in Gaza. B'Tselem's initial survey of the military operation calls into question Israeli statements that the military acted according to International Humanitarian Law and that responsibility for the harm to the civilian population rests exclusively with Hamas.

Use of Palestinian Civilians as Human Shields in Violation of the High Court of Justice Order December 2003
November 2002
Soldiers' Testimonies, Palestinian Testimonies
September 2002