From Haaretz, 2009.03.23:

Israel Defense Forces soldiers used an 11-year-old Palestinian boy as a human shield during the war against Hamas in the Gaza Strip, a group of UN human rights experts said Monday.

IDF troops ordered the boy to walk in front of soldiers being fired on in the Gaza neighborhood of Tel al-Hawa and enter buildings before them, said the UN secretary-general's envoy for protecting children in armed conflict.

( Read more of this story at Haaretz )

So much for the "IDF is more moral than Hamas" argument.

In wartime, even the most moral actors do immoral things. Neither side is immune.

It's time to end this conflict.

( Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] pocketlama for bringing this story to my attention. )
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