Children as Human Shields

December 2, 2003 15:52 by

From a Jerusalem Post article on IDF actions in Gaza that were captured on tape:

[O]ne film in particular stood out. This was of a recent clash with a Hamas squad spotted as it moved into action near an undisclosed location this past month. An IDF sniper was able to hit one gunman and the others, one toting a heavy machine gun, quickly brought in a cart drawn by a donkey to evacuate him. To prevent further attacks on the squad, they also brought with them two children as human shields.

“It was clear they were terrorists, but we didn’t fire at them because of the two kids,” said a senior officer.

These are the stories that don’t get told in the media – the humanity of IDF restraint, and the moral depravity of Palestinian terrorists’ use of children as human shields.

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