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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66) French philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy addressed this attitude in an article critical of Israel's demonization by the global media, in which he denounced the lack of indignation regarding the fact that "Gaza's children have been used as nothing more than a human shield for" Hamas.
The Amnesty report ignores a critical aspect of Operation Cast Lead - Hamas consistently, deliberately and routinely violated International Law, specifically the prohibition against the use of human shields," the Israeli statement insisted.
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.
Coomaraswamy said there also have been allegations that Hamas used human shields or fired from heavily populated areas, and that UN officials were investigating.
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.
Seventeen years ago human shields were held by Saddam Hussein in buildings seen as strategically important during the Gulf war.
A division bench comprising the Commission Chairman, Bilal Nazki, and member, Jang Bahadur, discussed the human shield case with senior counsel, Advocate Zafar Qureshi and Additional Advocate General, M M Khan, and came to a conclusion that the case should be handed over to the High Court.
The use of human shields by the Indian Army in India-held Kashmir has been reported many times.
India Today that he had used Dar as a human shield to get out of a tight situation.
Srinagar -- In occupied Kashmir, a civilian, who was tied to an Indian army jeep as a human shield in Central Kashmir's Budgam district last month, has been diagnosed with a serious mental ailment by doctors at SMHS hospital in Srinagar.
In one such video, a youth can be seen tied to the front of an armoured Indian army vehicle as a human shield against stone pelters on the polling day at Gundipora in Beerwah area of Budgam.

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