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Gazans: We were used as 'human shields'

A series of testimonies in a report probing Operation Cast Lead suggest that IDF soldiers used Gazans as human shields.

The report – exclusively obtained by Ynet – was compiled by the Public Committee Against Torture in Israel (PCATI) and Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, and focuses mainly on violation of Palestinian prisoners' rights by the Israeli military during the Gaza war.

The report criticized Israel's use of the "unlawful combatant" clause of the International Law, which effectively strips a detainee of any rights reserved for prisoners of war under International Law. The application, said the report, allowed Israel to essentially ignore International Humanitarian Law directives.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Bush used the same terminology "unlawful combatant" for his "war on terror", and for precisely the same reason.

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