Israeli army summarily executed fleeing civilians in southern Gaza

6 August 2014 — The Electronic Intifada

Even before a short-lived ceasefire allowed journalists to enter the besieged southern Gaza Strip town of Khuzaa on 1 August, desperate reports of an Israeli massacre — including execution-style shootings — had emerged from survivors who had escaped to nearby Khan Younis.

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Gaza, Israel and ‘Human Shields’ By Sarah Gillespie

25 July 2014 — Gilad Atzmon

Isr shieldWhat does it mean to use human shields? Employed by the Germans and Japanese in the second word war, the tactic is premised on an underlying trust in your enemy’s humanity. It appeals to the compassion and mercy of the combatant that they not slaughter the innocent in order to avenge their target. The ‘shield’ is not the human bodies surrounding the ‘guilty’ party, the shield is the clemency that mankind instinctively affords the innocent. The shield evaporates only when confronted by an enemy who is not merely a fellow soldier locked in a power battle, but a psychopath unconcerned with the pain of others. Such is the case with the Hamas. They are faced with an enemy who is willing to obliterate pregnant women, babies, kids, handicapped people, schools and crowded hospitals in order to smash their target. The Israelis repeatedly demonstrate a pathological disregard for any life that is not a Jewish life, and it is for this reason alone, that the Hamas are utterly incapable of ever using ‘human shields.’ 

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PCHR_e 22 July 2014: On the 15th Day of the Israeli Offensive: Dozens of Palestinian Civilians Killed or Wounded as Israeli Forces Attack Apartment Buildings, Mosques, Hospitals and Schools; White Phosphorous Bombs and Flechette Shells Fired by Israeli Forces in Border Areas

22 July 2014 — Palestinian Centre for Human Rights

Press Releases

Ref: 93/2014

Date: 22 July 2014

Time: 07:00 GMT

 

On the 15th Day of the Israeli Offensive:

Dozens of Palestinian Civilians Killed or Wounded as Israeli Forces Attack Apartment Buildings, Mosques, Hospitals and Schools;

White Phosphorous Bombs and Flechette Shells Fired by Israeli Forces in Border Areas; 

More Palestinians Forcibly Displaced in Border Areas

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