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Israel suspends soldier in shield case

The Israeli army said Friday that it was suspending the commander of troops seen using two Palestinian youths as human shields, the latest evidence that its soldiers still protect themselves with civilians in violation of international and Israeli law. A foreign peace activist filmed the youths standing in front of the troops’ jeep to protect it from other Palestinians throwing stones. International law and a 2005 Israeli Supreme Court ruling ban the use of human shields, an issue that came under renewed scrutiny after AP Television News footage in late February showed a Palestinian man forced to lead heavily armed soldiers in house-to-house searches for militants. Full Story

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