human shield


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One or more people strategically placed by a kidnapper, terrorist, or combatant to protect himself/herself from enemy fire

human shield

Forensic medicine A person used to protect a kidnapper, terrorist, or combatant from gunfire
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By attacking Israel from homes, hospitals, schools and mosques, terrorists endanger Gaza's populated areas and turn civilians into human shields," (http://www.
For these reasons, the specter of a loss in the human shield gamble pales in comparison to the chance of a win, however slim.
105) This rationale seems similar to the criminal law principle that a criminal who uses an innocent person as a shield while perpetrating a crime is guilty of murder if that innocent human shield is killed by anyone resisting the crime or attempting to capture the criminal.
Though the human rights group stated it could not find evidence of Hamas using civilians as human shields, it held Hamas and other Palestinian armed organizations responsible for war crimes as well and urged them to stop all rocket attacks on Israel civilian centers.
In April, it published a seven-case study update of its July 2008 report titled: "Hiding Behind Civilians - The Continued Use of Palestinian Civilians as Human Shields by the Israeli Occupation Forces.
Mary, 49, was among thousands of Westerners trapped in the country who were taken hostage and used as human shields in the initial stages of the first Gulf War in 1990.
The Human Shield Movement says Steven Morris joins supporters from 22 countries who have pledged to go on the mission.
He was recovering after being kidnapped at gun point and held as a human shield by the Serbians while serving in the war-torn Balkans.
One such protest, the human shield movement, caught the attention of the world and, although limited in effectiveness, its impact might yet prove significant.
Just got back from a tour of duty as human shield for the Dixie Chicks.
Manager John Paul de Fall confessed: "The human shield plans went all wrong.
And more are still arriving, according to organisers Human Shield Action.

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