Shoot First and Worry About Consequences Later (consequences? what consequences?)
Israeli soldiers say :Humanity Absent in Gaza
IDF used Gazans as human shields: nothing new there
Despite a 2005 Israeli High Court ruling outlawing the practice
Thursday, 6 October 2005,
JERUSALEM - Israel's army must stop using Palestinian civilians as "human shields" in operations against suspected Palestinian militants, the Israeli Supreme Court ruled on Thursday.
Palestinian and Israeli human-rights watchdog groups had sought the ruling. The court's decision that the practice is illegal under international law hardened a temporary injunction issued in 2002.
"The army has no right to use civilians as human shields ... It is cruel and barbaric," Supreme Court Justice Aharon Barak wrote in a 20-page judgment.