An Israeli human rights group has accused the country’s government of using Palestinians as human shields during its raids on Nablus. The Israeli supreme court banned the practice two years ago.
The claim from B’tselem, a human rights monitor, came after video footage appeared to show Israeli soldiers forcing a man to walk ahead at gunpoint.
Sameh Amira, a 24-year-old
“All the time I was scared, terrorised. I was expecting anything from them. That I would be injured and die in front of them.
“[The Israeli soldiers] said ‘come here’ and they put me ahead of them and took me up to the house. As soon as they were in, they started shooting at the wardrobe,” Amira said.
Nobody said morality and the IDF are a comfortable mix.